All day long everyday I walk through whatever comes my way while trusting in Jesus to guide me. And he does guide me. But some days he has to guide me through some uncomfortable things. Now I know that I’m in school and he is teaching me as I walk. I’ve learned that his purpose is that I might learn how to rest in his comforts at all times, whatever is happening. I struggle mostly with my own inexperience as I seek to learn a more godly response to each experience. When hearts go into territory where they’ve never been things we’ve never realized were there will surface. These things have to be uprooted.
I’m sure now that He is always for me and never against me. I do give it my all and do as well I’m able while dealing with things that are way beyond my ability to understand. Or enjoy. My flesh tries to trouble me but my God is reassuring me that his refining processes are for my good. I think my fears and insecurities are proof that my flesh is weak. Yet I’ve learned where my help comes from and I run quickly to seek it. I find new proof daily of his excellent perfections over my imperfections. My fear of messing up sometimes keeps me quiet and I find that silence really is golden at times. Some communications often take me down emotional trails I don’t need to travel. Yet He calms me as I suffer through and my doubts and fears are purged and a new and stronger me emerges. I’m thankful that He is faithful to bring course corrections when there is a need to. Self control is a fruit of the spirit that grows gradually and we have to learn to cultivate it and keep it healthy. Just as we would a house plant.
If you go through times like this, know that you are not alone. We are in a process of going through to come through. And as we go we are being refined for our ministry of advancing his kingdom and prosperity for our future. We are being stretched and we are growing. Walk in the spirit and we will not obey the lusts of the flesh.
“As we behold the glory of the Lord we are changed into the same image from glory to glory even as by the Spirit of the Lord” Jude 24