Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Purpose in Pressure

When we are no longer able to change a situation, 
we are challenged to change ourselves.”

There are those times where it is 
completely obvious that we are 
flat-out outta control.
We cannot change a thing no matter how hard we try.
We are in some sort of chaortic swirl and
all we know is that God is in control.
He is moving us to another place, 
a higher place, a place of growth.
Perhaps it feels like this to an unborn child.  
They lay totally secure, 
all needs met, in a place of peace and protection.  
Then the birthing moment arrives and the child 
emerges into the light of a brand new world. 
After a whole lot of pressure.
Sometimes, the only way to get to a new place
is to go through a time of pressure. 
There is no other way to get to the other side.  
If we endure, we emerge into a place of maturity 
and greater insight into the nature 
and purposes God has for us.  
The pain will have been worth it all.
You know that under pressure, 
your faith-life is forced into the open 
and shows its true colors. 
So don't try to get out of anything prematurely. 
Let it do its work so you become 
mature and well-developed, 
not deficient in any way.
James 1:3
Lord, You are sovereign and are always in control.
I look to You and will not give in to anxiety
or that sense of being overwhelmed 
with the cares of life.
Once again, I choose to go up.
To see from Your perspective.
To trust Your goodness.
You work all things together for good.



3 comments:

  1. Beautifully written sis!!! I'm going through a season of 'pressure' and I needed some encouragement. Thank you!! :)

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  2. Jennifer, Just prayed for you:) Love that we are never alone when facing challenges and that God meets us all in such personal ways. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you God's beloved! May the Lord bless and keep you. *hugs*

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