Remember …..It’s A Process!
“Despise not the day of small beginnings……” Zechariah 4:10
One vital piece of information that we must remember is that mighty oak trees are birthed from tiny acorns; and an apple orchard was produced from one apple seed. In other words, remember…it’s a process!
The embryotic stages of any living creature must be carefully guarded and protected. This will assure the fact that its ability to reproduce once it reaches the stage of maturity, has been protected and that it will then successfully reproduce. Each stage of development is vital.
Sometimes we tend to forget that ministry also has its stages of development. We also forget that our spiritual walk has stages of development. So don’t permit the spirit of abortion to have victory in your life or ministry. Remember: Every one of us is unique – therefore our journey will not be a carbon copy of anyone else’s. We must learn the art of being confident in whom we are in the Lord; using only His plumb line as our guide. Far too often we feel as though because our ministry or our spiritual walk is progressing too slowly or not even showing any outward signs of progress – that we should just give up. However, growth initiates from the inside out……. And… It’s a process.
When I was a school teacher, in our science class the children would plant seeds. Sometimes they would want to throw the containers away when they didn’t see anything happening. However, as they continued to care for the seeds, they would eventually see a tiny sprout coming out of the soil…. And the excitement would begin! They would then be able to see the evidence of the work that was already taking place under the surface. We as adults, many times seem to forget those simplistic lessons that we’ve learned as children. We tend to forget that the visible manifestation of anything is secondary…. And that everything in life that is accomplished is manifested gradually …. EVERYTHING involves stages….. Life is a process.
Another important fact is that we must learn not to “self-sabotage” the manifestation of our progress. Our words do have power. Death and life are in the power of our tongue (Proverbs 18:21).
Life is also a waiting game. However, when we have ENDURED as a good soldier (2 Timothy 2:3) – we will reap the harvest. God has promised that we will reap in DUE season - however, only if we don’t permit that spirit of abortion to be victorious (Galatians 6:9). God CAN’T lie (Numbers 23:19). Therefore learn to wait on the Lord (Psalm 27:14; Isaiah 40:31).
Remember… again I reiterate …. “It’s a Process”! You must go THROUGH each stage of your process….because tomorrow’s success will stand tall on today’s perseverance!
“And let us not be weary in well doing, for in DUE SEASON we will reap, IF we faint not”. Galatians 6:9