Don’t run from the process, instead trust the process (well trust God) easier said than done right????? Well I would know, because I ran for so long, that i didn’t even know i was running until i realized i was going through the same cycle/cycles for years. What exactly does process mean “the series of actions taken in order to achieve a particular end” during the course of our lives God takes us through different seasons and steps that would eventually make us like him, Gods desire is for us to be and to look like Christ as we are created in his image, so everyone has to go through this process which is not always going to be fun but it gets easier i promise you.The first thing i had to do was to admit that i was indeed running, overtime everything began to make sense because i stopped making excuses for why i was still in the same place after how many years of my life SMH(Girl wake up). Have i been through things that i would consider awful and possibly life damaging well erm YES,but there comes a time in life where you have to stop looking back at what has happened and stop blaming past events for the way your life has turned out, i mean yes past experiences play a vital role in our lives but at the end of the day you have to wake up and say to yourself yes this happened but i would not let this define me or i want to be or what i want to achieve.
I would share my experiences overtime lets not get too deep its my first official post lol, but i assure you running from the process only makes the process longer, i always used to think “oh i dont want to deal with this yet because i am not ready or sometimes i would act like my attitude was not a problem well i thought that was the best way to deal with it but suppression or pretending only made it worse. Lets take a look at the Israelites, Exodus 13 vs 17-18,
Now when Pharaoh had let the people go, God did not lead them by the way of the land of the Philistines, even though it was near; for God said, “The people might change their minds when they see war, and return to Egypt.”18Hence God led the people around by the way of the wilderness to the Red Sea; and the sons of Israel went up in martial array from the land of Egypt.
This baffles me all the time so the journey should have taken them 11 days, but because of their mindset it took them 40 years and guess what? Not everybody made it to the final destination, God wanted to take them through the longer way so that they would not run back easily, they had a very bad attitude, they complained and murmured a lot, even i get irritated when i read Exodus, they frustrated Moses with their murmuring countless of times, but hold on one second isn’t that what we do as well, i am not here to condemn anybody but check/ask yourself i s this you????????? I must admit i struggle with this as well i know i do, i murmur a lot in my heart when one thing goes wrong i moan and complain, but i constantly ask God to change my heart, but we must also renew our minds daily by reading his word so many distractions it is so easy to get sucked into everything and forget why we are even here, and what our purpose is in life. But one of the the reasons why we go through “the process” is explained to us in Romans 5 vs 3-4.
More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope,
Romas 8 vs 18
Yet what we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory he will reveal to us later.
Do i need to say more about these verses, no i think not!!!! Having a good attitude during your process, actually rejoicing is the best way forward trust me and am sure you know when you have a bad attitude it is depressing and very painful and it takes way longer and you are wasting time. What awaits us is nothing compared to what we suffer now, i look back at some bad experiences i have had over the years and i am eternally grateful because now i see why i had to go through them, i have to constantly remind myself that God has the best planned for me to stay sane or to not get overwhelmed.
Jeremiah 29 vs 11
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
It is hard to accept this especially when you cant see the way out or when you cannot see how it ends, i guess this is what happens when you take your eyes of Him and focus on the situation, you forget that HE is ALPHA and OMEGA your beginning and your end, he already knows how it is going to end, you worrying about it changes nothing, and guess what you choosing not to go through the process not only makes it longer but eventually you become resentful and you cannot grow in Christ without tests and trials (where they do that at????). God is not a liar neither is he a man that he should lie ohhhhh, he never promised that it would be super easy, he never said you would not go through tests and trials, take a look;
Isaiah 43 vs 2
But now, thus says the LORD, your Creator, O Jacob, And He who formed you, O Israel, “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are Mine! 2“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they will not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be scorched, Nor will the flame burn you. 3“For I am the LORD your God, The Holy One of Israel, your Savior; I have given Egypt as your ransom, Cush and Seba in your place.
You would pass through waters and he would be there with you, you would walk through fire you will not be scorched or burnt , i mean i get why sometimes people get angry when they go through the fire (it might be because you never hexperred it LOOL) because some of us do not fully grasp what being Christ like is, BREAKING NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!! just because you gave your life does not mean that everything is going to always work out NOOOOOOO some of you have been fed lies it does not work like that. Even Jesus had to go through stuff, the cross wasn’t easy for him to bear but he endured it, not once did he moan or complain for our sake. All he said was this;
Luke 22 vs 42-43
“Father, if You are willing, remove this cup from Me; yet not My will, but Yours be done.” 43Now an angel from heaven appeared to Him, strengthening Him
But even while he was in pain he still wanted Gods will to be done, he had the right attitude. This is still something that i am praying about, because i know what needs to be done and i know why, but am i going to still seek Gods face when times get so hard that its hard to breathe, am i still going to say let your will be done. I think about eternity all the time and all i really want is to hear God say WELLDONE JEN, honestly that is my earnest prayer so if i have to go through fire to hear Him say that to me then i am ready to stop running from the process, are you ready??
Thank you for taking time to read this, i hope you have been blessed feel free to share, comment or send me a message, ask questions. Have a blessed week…….