Process – Pain – Purpose

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The candle flickered in the darkness, casting shadows upon the wall. The vibration of my cell phone startled me. I answered it quietly, “Hello?” Her voice on the other end was welcoming. My sweet Cousin and friend Shentel. I took a deep breath and embrace the sound of her voice.

“Hey, I felt the lord pressing me to call you, I want to read you something the Lord laid on my heart for you.”

As she spoke she began to remind me of this past year and all the lord has taken me through. I followed her words as she captured my journey, it seemed to bring comfort to my weary soul.

The Lord painted a clear picture through her words about my purpose.

Through the struggles there are times I am fixed on the process. The painful process of following hard after God. The fear. The doubt. The accusations of friends and family who believe you have lost your senses. The places of solitude. The struggle of full surrender and the tug of selfish pride. The enemy comes in and blurs my vision.

The tears slowly  made their way down my face.

Her call was not the usual just checking in to say hi.

It was God ordered.

I had lost my way. I had become stuck in the process. My eyes that once saw the things that God had for me, were clouded and I couldn’t see it anymore. It felt as if my dreams began to die. What I once longed for was out of reach as I faced the day in and day out of daily living.

The enemy had come in during the process, to steal the vision of God’s purpose for me. My heart that felt so alive seemed to barely beat with  joy.

The word of God pierced through the darkness as she continued to speak. There God stood on my behalf. “Come to me all you who are weary and carry heavy burdens and I will give you rest.” ( Matthew 11:28)

Do you ever feel like you want to give up? The process is more than you think you can bear. Jesus knew just what we would need as we journey on, and He sends us help.

The Holy spirit is our faithful comforter. God is our strength. Jesus is our redeemer. No dream is lost because we are weary. God sees the purpose and his plan is to fulfill it.

Lift up your weary heart my sweet friend. Take your eyes off of the process and remember God’s purpose for your life.  ” I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.” ( Philippians 1:6)

Father God,

Help us to fix our eyes on you. Give us your courage to wake up everyday and follow your plan. You are the God who sees everything we go through. Help us to remember your purpose for our lives and allow the process to take place, keeping our eyes fixed on you. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

His Word Is Alive,

~ Jamie ©2015

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