Journey 2018 – Sometimes, It Just Keeps Coming

Sometimes, haven’t you ever felt like that little drop of dew hanging on that branch for dear life!

Well…it’s been a few days since my last post, and I have been reminded that real life happens.

That’s just it, isn’t it?  We can’t always control what’s coming at us.  No matter how much we plan, the unpredictable always exists.

All that unpredictability sure doesn’t help, when we’re trying to work hard at becoming all God has intended us to be!  This “art of becoming” takes a lot of focus and effort, and we sure don’t need the distractions of everyday life to tear us down.  It’s easy to think in these moments, “How can God expect me to handle everything thrown at me, AND do everything He has called me to accomplish…all at the same time?”

It seems like it never ends, does it?  Wave after wave of nagging interruptions.  They just keep coming.

Be encouraged; this is true for all of us.  The Word says, “No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.” (1 Corinthians 10:13, ESV)

God has given us exactly what we need, not only to escape our current issues, but to cross the boundaries into our “Promised Land.”  Any place that you currently have to endure is always on your way toward God’s greater purposes.  You need to believe that, right now!  In fact, as I write these words, I hear the Holy Spirit emphasizing the words, “Right now!”

Sometimes the endurance race can seem too long; but that’s how races always feel.  We get winded and fatigued.  Our muscles want to give out.  But, stand strong, my friend!  That is your choice.  We can wish it to be different, but life has been given to us to shape us into the perfect image God has foreseen.

As I shared Sunday morning, it’s not until we cross the line that says, “I can’t go any further,” that we actually become a fuller version of who God says we are.  You were made for a new land.  Endure the season.  Step into the place given to you.  And God will show Himself faithful.

Love you all!

7 thoughts on “Journey 2018 – Sometimes, It Just Keeps Coming

  1. Diamonds in the rough, we are; knowing that EVERY single thing which hadhazardly seems to appear in our lives is nothing other than the very events He uses to shape, smooth, and brighten our deepest places of His beauty within us. No different than the grocery store check out line; but probably more costly and heart felt. I feel your pain (literally, figuratively, and in like manner). We will be of good cheer; because He HAS overcome the world! 😂

  2. joyfullyhis1

    A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver. This meditation is “fitly” spoken to me this morning as the trials I’m in just keep coming. I found the way of “escape” for me is not the end to the trials but in casting the care of them on Him. It’s in learning to let go and trust Him no matter what. Thank you Pastor for the meditation! Have a really great day! ❤️

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