Walking up steps is not one of my favorite things to do. I'd rather take the escalator or elevator if possible.
I know that sounds lazy.
OK, I admit it is lazy on my part~
I like things to be simple, quick and efficient. When a process becomes long and tedious, there are times I become stressed and frustrated.
My expressions become more of a " Come on already" kinda statement rather than a leisure walk up the steps enjoying the pace.
And when I am stopped at a certain step.......Oh let's just say my frustration can be very apparent.
I see my halted steps as a track jam in my life.
Our Daddy God sees more...............
23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord,
And He delights in his way.
And He delights in his way.
Wait a minute.....The steps, the ones I am taking and trying so hard to climb are actually ordered by you Lord???
But whyyyyyyyyyy????? ( Yes I am now whinning~)
"Lord, you told me and promised me these certain blessings were coming. why won't you just place a beautiful neat bow on them and deliver them to my door now???
I'm tired Lord.......
It's too much.......
The steps are too big.......
I have been climbing these steps forever LORD!!!!
How much further?????
And then in His wonderful, loving way, He shows me.
The steps are a process to my blessings~
He is not preparing the blessing for me, BUT preparing me for my blessing!!
My blessing is already there, signed and sealed. However if I am not prepared I would not be able to handle my blessing~
My daddy God allowed me to see this yesterday through the sermon " Stay on Track " by Bishop TD Jakes.
( I love when my daddy God sends the words I need to hear)
Bishop Jakes states .......
"A blessing given too soon, is not a blessing at all."
" When we get what is ours too soon, we can not handle it. "
We must go through the process, the steps that are ordered by our daddy God!!
I know the process at times can be uncomfortable, the steps can seem to get bigger with each one we take, but once again a blessing given too soon is not a blessing at all~
Why wouldn't it be a blessing? It's mine......
And God is given it to me......
Because we are not prepared...........
( Imagine giving the keys to your car to your 5 year old and having them drive your car)
Are you are waiting as I am on a promised blessing from our daddy God? Do you feel as though you can't go any further?? Is your process becoming heavy??
Maybe it's a financial blessing you are waiting on......
( If you are unable to handle small, you can't can't big)
( If you are holding on to a broken heart, you can't receive a love ordained by God)
( If you are unwillingly to change directions,you can't see the beauty of a new path)
( Are you willing to give up certain lifestyles?)
A restoration within your family...................
( Are you still harbouring unforgiveness and anger?)
I encourage you to continue to walk the steps ordered by Him, and remember He has to process you before you can promote you~
Because in the end, we want to be able to embrace our blessing with joy, the way it is meant to be from our Lord~
* You can watch TD Jakes The Potters House. "Stay on Track " sermon on youtube.com *