Profit, No Loss
Rom.8:28 “And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.” [with emphasis].
God does not cause everything to happen to us, but God says He will cause everything happening to work for our good. I want to challenge you to take a particular area of your life that you think is problematic, speak to that area and say, “I just want to tell you that you are going to work for my good”, and so shall it be in Jesus Name. This is not just positive proclamation, it is the Word of God. Everything will work for our good, even in this nation Nigeria, everything!
So far on perspectives on life as God sees it, we know that God knows and cares for us and all things are working together for our good. The third thing I want you to consider is, God is developing you and building you up. Muscles are developed through resistance. Have you seen people that are building muscles or are you into building muscles? It is a tedious process, a lot of sweating. The weights form resistance and because of the pressure it puts on the muscles, the muscles undergo stretching and tearing, the rebuilding of the muscle cells cause it to get bigger. 2Cor.4:17 “For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever!”
God wants you to know that the trouble you are going through is going to make you stronger. Even though the enemy meant it for evil, God is turning it around for your good. By the time you come out of that challenge, it would have produced something in you that stays with you. Take the gym illustration again; the process of building muscles is really hard and strenuous but when the people leave the gym, their muscles go with them. When you are done, the glory goes with you. It is just like being in a math class with a very tough teacher. You do not just get up and leave, you have to endure the process. After a while, you move on from that class; while the teacher will not follow you around, the math you have learnt stays with you.
The challenge with a lot of us is that when we are in the “math class”, we waste time on picking quarrels with the teacher and giving the teacher a bad attitude. People that do that never really get to learn the math. When heaven checks and does not find math skills in us, Heaven arranges a carryover [a redo]. A lot of people are repeating life’s lessons because they never got it. I pray that you will not have carryovers in Jesus Name.
Prayer: Holy Spirit, please help me learn the lessons for each phase of my life and pass with flying colours. May every gain remain with me and bring God glory, in Jesus Name. Amen!