Daily Devotional – 3/30/15 “It’s for a reason!”

It’s almost a new month … what have you accomplished so far this year? Are you still in the woe is me slump you were in at the beginning of the month? Are you still claiming this to be your year but you’ve yet to get up? Are you still wandering around in your pit of should haves? Or have you gotten up? Yea, I know you’re in your storm, you’ve seen your share of tribulations, you can’t seem to get anything right, every time you take a few steps forward you get knocked back, each time something good happens there is bad attached to it or every time you get ready to walk through the door it gets shut in your face but listen … God isn’t using these momentary trials to take you out but He is trying to get you to tap into your destiny! Yea! Don’t you know that if God wanted to snatch the life from your body by now, He would have? If God was ready for your number to be called, He could have done it already. Look around you; aren’t you still being blessed in spite of your situations? I already know the answer because you’re reading this; all you have to do now is get out of the test what is being taught! Are you listening? Are you taking notes? Are you ready to be elevated or is fear still running or should I say ruining your life?

Beloved, God is using the areas of your life that are causing you hell to assess the strength of your faith in Him – How strong is it? God is using your trials to test your strength – will you pass? God is allowing storms to show up in your life to see if you’ll still be claiming Him when they are over – who’s set you claiming? I mean; are you a ride or die Saint or you just a wimp who allows the enemy to defeat them? What are you doing? You know the verse that says in Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future,” yet every time the enemy shows up you start to doubt. God is not a man who has to lie and He doesn’t need to make false promises to get you on His side because He said He’ll make rocks cry out for Him yet He gives us chance after chance to get it right. What are you waiting on? It doesn’t matter what you’re facing right now, if you are of God; it isn’t to take you out but if you aren’t doing what you know you should be doing then it maybe to get you to see that your destiny is ahead and you’re missing it. God doesn’t punish us but He will use things to get us to see the potential in our purpose, the depth of our destiny and the cause of our calling IF we are willing to see it. It’s not to hurt, kill or destroy us but it’s all for a reason. Take time to find out what your reason is.

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