The uncomfortable PUSH.

I found myself asking God to push me forward into my destiny and in an instant, I’m talking about not even a second after I asked Him this, He said, “That’s what I’ve been doing.” Wheeew… if y’all only knew… good God. Isn’t it funny how God can say something that seems so simple but it gives you so much insight and clarity? You see, I’ve been uncomfortable for about four years now. I had a couple plans or more… they failed. I even had a plan that was sure to work, and it did for a while… but it failed. I became frustrated. In July of 2018, I went through depression. I came out though. I know you’re thinking, how can someone who’s calling is to uplift, and inspire people through Christ, go through depression? Listen, because… I’m human just like you. Many people of God go through it, but only a handful will speak on it, because they care more about perfection rather than being perfected! Whew, I hope somebody caught that, because I’m talking about the work of God. This is not about you, or me. Anyway, back to the push. I realized something. God has been pushing me into my destiny. I don’t know why I thought a push would always feel good, but I didn’t think that through obviously. When someone pushes you, it throws your balance off, unless your feet is planted on the solid rock. Whew chile! I hope y’all getting this! When your foundation is solid you may get pushed to the right, left, forward and backwards. That push may hurt sometimes… your ego, your feelings, your bank account… Then, sometimes it may feel like a pat on the back for encouragement. Sometimes, the push may feel like you’re forced into an uncomfortable situation that you’re not prepared for. Basically that push can feel good or bad, but most often if you’re being pushed, it’s unexpected. You don’t normally see a push coming. I mean the whole point of a push is to move something or someone that can’t or won’t push him or herself to get the results they desire… at least not on their own… You see, God doesn’t think like us. He said in His Word, Isaiah 55:8-9, “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the LORD. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” His Word also says, in Proverbs 16:9, “We can make our plans, but the LORD determines our steps.” Lord, the mercy! You see, we may think we have it all figured out, and it may not be anything wrong with our plans, but we have to make room for God’s redirection. You see, I didn’t make plans without God, but I didn’t allow room for redirection either… until I was pushed! When we say, “Your Will be done.” We need to say it like Jesus meant it! Meaning, even though I want this really bad God, I want what you have planned for me even more! Even if it’s hard or I don’t always understand. Redirection is like this: Let’s say that you normally take the route that works best for you to work, and then one day someone catches a ride with you to work. On the way there, they spot an accident and major traffic ahead. You can’t see it from where you’re seated but they can. So, they tell you to take a detour that will get you safely to your destination. You think the detour is too much because you have to go through many red lights and even drive across town, just to get to work. You think, “But the job is ten minutes up the street. You want me to drive thirty minutes out the way?” Little do you know, if you would’ve kept going your way, you would not only still be sitting in traffic, but you would’ve missed an important client or meeting. You may have arrived thirty minutes late, but it could’ve been three hours if you had not listened. That’s how it is with God. He sees things we can’t and often tells us to make detours that seems ridiculous to us. In our minds, we think, had I done it this way, I would have arrived faster… when fast is not what we should be focused on… We should be obedient which has a lot to do with our trust in God, and we should focus on endurance. The Word of God tells us, in Ecclesiastes 9:11, “I have seen something else under the sun: The race is not to the swift or the battle to the strong, nor does food come to the wise or wealth to the brilliant or favor to the learned; but time and chance happen to them all.” The Word also says, Matthew 24:13, “But the one who endures to the end will be saved.” So, I’ve learned to deal with being pushed into my destiny, because I trust God even in my uncomfortableness. His push is gentle and loving, even when it doesn’t feel like it. I won’t fall because I’m rooted in Him. I may get tired, but He’s pushing me out of my own way and into greatness. Not the greatness in which or how the world perceives greatness, but He’s doing a great work within me that will last for eternity. He’s building my endurance for a Kingdom that will never end, and He’s doing the same for you! I just thank God for perspective and knowing our needs before we even ask! I also thank Him for the wisdom and understanding He’s given me to embrace the uncomfortable PUSH.

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