Don’t Get in a Hurry…
because with God timing is everything!
We must remember that as Christians, at the time of our rebirth, we each were admitted into the School of the Holy Spirit; and this path (this pilgrimage) that we now have entered into is not an event, but rather it is a process.
We must learn both patience and perseverance on this path, and most importantly we must learn to walk by faith and not by what we see and feel.
As Christians we have entered into an entirely new paradigm (a new way of thinking and living).
In God’s Kingdom we are to put on the mind of Christ and allow the Holy Spirit to begin to rewrite the corrupt code (programming) of this world, which we ALL have been trained under, and replace this old corrupt and obsolete programming with that of the Holy Spirit.
All of this takes time and even though it may not be happening as fast as we would like, nevertheless the promise of God (in Phi 1:6) is that He will compete the work which He has begun.
Just don’t be discouraged when things seem to be happening slower than you like, because the fact is if God were to move us along as fast as we would like it would probably destroy us.
It’s God’s timing and God’s process that is being implemented in our lives, and we must remember that we are but one building block in this Church He is building, and that there are many other building blocks, besides us, that God is fitting together.
However the faster we are conforming in obedience to His Word and are pressing forward in faith, the faster we will start seeing the results we want to see; and all of this will require us learning to let go and let God in our lives.
_______________________________________From KCM – Faith to Faith (June 25, 2013)
Don’t Get in a Hurryby Kenneth Copeland
And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt…talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. …and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes.
One of the reasons Gloria and I have seen the results we have in our lives and in our ministry is because when we realized what the Word of God would do, we literally immersed ourselves in it. We turned off the radio and television, we put down the newspaper, and spent nearly every waking moment of the time available either reading the Word, listening to tapes on the Word, or thinking about the Word.All that time in the Word eventually had a powerful effect on us. It began to revolutionize everything about us. It began to turn failure into success.
All that didn’t happen overnight, however. It took time. A great many believers don’t realize that. They start out devoting themselves to the Word, but they make the mistake of expecting instant, miraculous results, and when they don’t see them, they get disappointed and fall away.
Don’t do that. Be patient. Give the Word time to do its work.
Jesus once said, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God” (Matt. 4:4).
The Word of God feeds the spirit man just as bread feeds the body. Food has to be built into your body.
The vitamins and minerals it contains have a cumulative effect on it, don’t they? In fact, almost anything that affects your body instantaneously is considered dangerous.
Much the same thing is true with the Word of God. It has a cumulative effect. Yes, at times God will act instantly and perform a miracle, but only to get things back on track.
What He really intends is for you to feed on His Word to grow in strength and in faith and to bear fruit in due season.
So don’t get in such an all-fired hurry. Stay in the Word. Be patient. The results will come!
So enjoy this adventure called the rest of your life and have a wonderful day!