When You Can’t!

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Psalm 105:17-19, He sent a man before them—Joseph—who was sold as a slave. They hurt his feet with fetters, he was laid in irons. Until the time that his word came to pass, the word of the Lord tested him.

Have you ever had a word from the Lord given to you? A promise of a future? A hope for a better tomorrow? That was Joseph. He had been given several dreams that projected a great future of rulership over his brothers but then something went horribly wrong, or did it?

There are times in our lives that we have received a promise and everything goes south. We don’t understand it, but it’s like the devil himself has come to steal, kill and destroy every promise we’ve been desperately holding onto. Although it looks like that, it’s not actually like that. You see, you will always go through a test to prepare you for what God has for you. Tests are meant to prove you’ve learned what’s being taught.

If you keep going through the same things over and over again, perhaps you’re not quite getting what God’s trying to teach you. First of all, you can’t do it, only God can. When the Jewish teachers chose a group of students, they accompanied their teacher everywhere he went, listening and learning.  It was required to memorize the books of the law. If you couldn’t do that, you were sent home to your parents to learn the family trade.

You can’t do what God has called you to do if you don’t know His Word. Saturate yourself in His presence. Follow Him daily and learn from Him. Meditate on Him day and night, that is how you make your way prosperous and have great success.  You will be tested! But having confidence in God and His Word until the promise comes to pass, that shows the teacher you’re ready.

Thank You for another wonderful day. A day that I can follow You and trust that everything I’m learning will apply somewhere to my life or it’s something I can share with others.  Thank You for every test, every trial, because it’s what grows me into the woman You created me to be. I love You Lord! Amen


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