God promised to complete the work that he started in you. “And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns” Philippians 1:6 (NLT).
Even though this is a great promise do you know you can delay and hinder the process. God is perfect, all knowing, wise and then some. Most definitely he knows what is best for you, but are you giving him a hard time not letting go of the past, not submitting to his will, or obeying him?
You cannot want your life to become great by skipping the process. In order to be the best, look the best, and carry great value you must be processed.
If you want to be the best gold you have to be go through the refining fire. To be the best sculptured piece you must be placed in the hand of the sculpturer. To build a good life you must be connected to a great builder. To become a beautiful flower in the garden you need to be planted and groomed by a good gardener.
What I’m saying is you must be willing to go on God’s operating table and be cut by his tools. “God means what he says. What he says goes. His powerful Word is sharp as a surgeon's scalpel, cutting through everything, whether doubt or defense, laying us open to listen and obey. Nothing and no one is impervious to God's Word. We can't get away from it—no matter what”. Hebrews 4:12,13 (The Message)
The surgeon’s knife is used to cut and heal. God knows that the process hurts, but he won’t waste your hurt. Your hurt will be someone’s relief, benefit, or pleasure. Remember Jesus crucifixion, I’m sure you enjoyed benefiting from that right?.
The more you resist, rebel, misbehave, the longer the process. This can also result in you have to do it over. “20But who are you, O man, to talk back to God? "Shall what is formed say to him who formed it, 'Why did you make me like this?' "21Does not the potter have the right to make out of the same lump of clay some pottery for noble purposes and some for common use?” Rom 9:20-21 (NIV)
Who says when the operation is over? The surgeon
Who says when the test is over? The teacher
Who says when the construction is over? The builder
Who says when the sculpting is over? The sculpturer
Who says when the movie is over? The producer
GOD HAS THE LAST SAY.
God says when your process is over.
God says when your race is over.
God says when your test is over.
God says when it’s time for your promotion.
God says when it’s time for you to be blessed.
Don’t allow anyone to change God’s plan for you. You will get you rewards quicker when you allow God to have his way. You cannot fight against God and win.
Take care until…......and God Bless ya
Are you ready to face eternity? If you have not accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour of your life and desire to make that commitment now please repeat the following prayer:
Lord Jesus be merciful to me a sinner. I realize that I have sinned against you and come short of your glory. I confess that Jesus Christ is Lord and I believe in my heart that God has raised him from the dead. I pray for your forgiveness and ask that you save me now and accept me into your kingdom. Give me eternal life today.
In Jesus Name, Amen.