The Other Side of Through
I am determined to pass the test. Sometimes we say Why me???? God says Why NOT You??? James 1:12 says, “Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love Him.” Don't be discouraged during the process. The Promise is still the same. The Promise is victory. The Promise is Yes and Amen. However, we have to go THROUGH something to get TO something. Remember, The race is not given to the swift or to the strong, but to him who endures to the end. You have a Starting place, Journey, and Ending place. What happens during the journey is called the process. Remember, the process/journey will have sun and rain, curves and straightaways, hills and valleys. Sometimes the mountain seems so high and so wide that you're thinking it's impossible to conquer. Nobody said this "trip" would be easy. But I can tell you this... it's worth it. The end justifies the means. The end is glorious! So when you find yourself "stuck" in the process, the journey.... and you feel like giving up or you feel frustrated that you have to go through, just remember this is only temporary. The ending place is coming. The light at the end of the tunnel is not a freight train waiting to run you over. The enemy is doing his job by messing with your mind, casting doubt and fear. Now you have to do your job and Claim the Victory in Jesus' Name. The rainbow is illuminating and promising you that everything is going to be okay. Keep your head up. Surround yourself with prayerful, positive people. Look yourself in the mirror and be reminded that this too shall pass. When you're going through Hell, Don't Stop! Your heavenly place (here on earth) is prepared for you on the other side of through. God's promise and plan ALWAYS works at His appointed time. Our ways are not His ways; Our thoughts are not His thoughts. So, just Trust Him to deliver and He will do so... right on time! When you maintain a right attitude, every struggle you go through, every disappointment, every delay is making you stronger. He is developing your character, helping you to grow. Let's pass these tests together. Trials come to make us strong. There's a Blessing on the other side of through. Hold Fast. Don't let go. You can have all of the blessings stored up for you. Praise God for the journey. Praise Him for the process. Rejoice in anticipation of the Promise. Thank you Lord.