My granddaughter, Brooklyn is fast! I mean really fast. She received a gold medal in the 400-meter dash by running it in 1:04…for an 11-year-old, that’s amazing.
We are so proud of her!
It’s interesting to say, though, “We are proud.” You can’t really be proud of a gift or talent; it’s natural to who they are. They were born with it; they had nothing to do with it.
Our pride must come from somewhere else, then. When those we love truly excel at whatever they endeavor, we beam with pride at their achievement. We’re proud because we know that their success came with sacrifice and work. Yes, their was talent; but their hard work made the gift shine.
Simple concept; but more important than we think. No place of divine purpose manifests without our pursuit…not even in the Kingdom of God. Without discipline and great sacrifice, you will not find the fullness of who you were meant to be.
Consider Jesus’ words, “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.” (Matthew 7:7, ESV) Asking, seeking and knocking do not describe a moment, but an ongoing process that never ends. Every place that God makes available to us requires a regular and deliberate action.
May the Holy Spirit encourage you. Give the Lord room to reorder your days to further your advancement in your divine purpose. Whether it’s for your healing, or in the race you’re running, give yourself to it. Engage the process and reconstruct your daily practice to fit what God has shown you.