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God Is Getting You Ready

God Is Getting You Ready

Before God gives you more, He observes what you have done with what you have. Furthermore, when He speaks a word over your life it’s like a seed; it needs time to take root and sprout. If God has planned it for you, don’t get impatient and start hurrying. “Wait for it; because it will surely come.” (Habakkuk 2:3)

Patience develops in us the ability to stand up to the pressures that accompany blessing. Look back: aren’t some of the things you’ve been through, the very things that have equipped you to handle what you have now?

Had God given them to you sooner you couldn’t have handled them, and He loves you too much to let that happen. Think: if you’re having difficulty handling criticism from a few people in school, how would you do if God made you pastor or company president later on?

Are you ready to pay the price?

And more importantly, are you able to pay it?

The more God gives you, the more He holds you responsible for. Jesus said: “No man builds without counting the cost.”
Sometimes we want things because others have them. You say you want a husband and children, but are you ready to start living sacrificially?

You say you need a wife, but are you ready to “give yourself for her?” (See Ephesians 5:25)

Whatever you’re going through today, there’s great peace in knowing that nothing the enemy does can pre-empt God’s plan. So, “Don’t be impatient for the Lord to act! Keep travelling steadily along his pathway and in due season he will honor you with every blessing” (Psalm 37:34 TLB). Rejoice; God is getting you ready.

“No man builds without counting the cost.” Luke 14:28

Bob Gass

May 15th, 2016

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