So This is an interesting one – Day 13 brings with it an intense feeling of overwhelming emotion. You see God has been working on me these past few days. He’s speaking about this thing that I’ve been writing about and He’s beginning to answer and clarify and the answer is a big scary audacious one. I don’t know where He’s taking me for sure but I’m beginning to hear a whisper in the wind and it’s an overwhelming place that He wants to lead me into.
I have the option to cower down and back out of this thing or to embrace it as I have been preaching to you these past days, weeks, months and years, and trust that He knows the plans He has for me. Plans for good and not for evil to give me a future and a hope. Plans to bring me to an expected end. (Jeremiah 29:11)
And then I stumbled upon a sermon I preached a few months ago. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tjbo8caz4I8) And in it I was talking about how courage dictates that you go forward and you trust God and you do what He asks of you and you don’t question because He is God and He is sovereign. I talked about how purpose requires that you have courage through the situation even when you don’t understand the reason behind the purpose or the assignment. It dictates that you go anyway because His grace is sufficient and that grace will give you the courage. Nobody chosen by God ever went willingly and happily because the vision was always larger than life and bigger than them. Also, Nothing comes instantly. You may have to pray for days, weeks, months and even years. Sometimes a seed is sown today and doesn’t shoot out of the ground for eight years and then when it finally does, it grows eight feet in a few months (queue the Bamboo tree).
So I am extremely encouraged. You see before I preached that sermon I was so broken. I didn’t have the energy, the emotional will or the desire to do it. It was a month after I had been retrenched and my first impulse was to say no when they asked me and to continue hiding out in my cave of boohoo – woe-is-me and self pity. But I didn’t and I’m glad I didn’t because God had already pre-ordained it because He knew I would need to hear this message in a few months and get myself off my behind and move into the new season with the new instructions despite the magnitude of the assignement.
So today, I want to encourage someone out there. If this is for sure your God given and heaven sent assignment, the only formula that is going to work in the incubation season is to TRUST GOD!
Today is day 13. Pick up your journal. Write down that vision and make it plain (Habakuk 2:2-3) – outline it as clearly as you humanly can. Then close it, pray over it and ask Him for the strength to Trust Him!
I am Beverly Chahonyo and I love you and I am wishing you a Trust Filled Day!
You are Beautiful, Empowered and Visionary!