Monday, October 13, 2014

Getting ripped...in more ways than one!


Romans 8:18
“I consider that what we suffer at this present time cannot be compared at all with the glory that is going to be revealed to us.”


Being broke can make you richer.
(Now don’t be running to check your account balance…it’s still the same.)

But richer in insight.
It causes you to look around and notice more things.
Things you flew by before, on the way to your next vacation…
not noticing.

Although you’re lacking in the “funds” department…
you are wealthy in the “letting go”. (of all the perks of what having $ in the bank can allow.)
Instead of just being comfortable – be expectant.

The security you thought came from a secure paycheck --
actually comes from a secure God.
More reliable than a paycheck.
More consistent.

Now I’m not against making $ and providing a great lifestyle for your family --
but what I wish more for you is the “opportunity” to struggle.

To stretch.
To question.
To feel ripped apart.

Just as in working out your muscles, you actually rip the muscle before it builds…
the feeling ‘ripped apart’ is a necessary step in building your faith muscle.

That’s when real growth happens.
Results.

The pain involved is a sign that actual growth is happening.

So don’t look at the pain of your circumstances as a sign of failure,
but a hint that there’s real progress happening. (Even though the muscle isn’t quite to the surface yet.)

It’s cominggggg.

Wait…
(The infamous 4 letter word…W.A.I.T.)


Is there something you have been waiting for?  Do you feel God is absent?  Or could He possibly be working behind the scenes without allowing you to see the actual growth happening...for a reason?


 

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