I feel like a wanderer. I know my purpose, I have clear directions, but I’ve been in the wilderness for way too long and my soul needs to step foot in the promised land. Seeing it from a distance isn’t enough. I know that I’m going the right way, but it seems like I’m just going in circles. It’s not that I’m discontent, with your provision, I’m grateful! I just know in my heart that where I am, is not my end. I’m traveling through, but truth is I’m tired, Jesus. How long, God? I’ve thought about giving up, but your Spirit won’t let me. Thank you for your grace, Father. The fact that you won’t allow me to stop believing in my dreams, let’s me know the vision comes from you. I’ve become anxious though, Lord, because I’m not seeing the results I’d like to see. Many of my plans have failed and time waits for no man. I need to know what to do. I can see evidence of growth and progression in some areas of my life, but I feel as though I’ve hit a brick wall in other areas. These areas aren’t the most important, but they are important to me, but at the same time I don’t want to be selfish God. I want your will to be done in my life, more than anything. Your Word says, in Philippians 1:6, “Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.” So, Lord, I know you’ll never give anyone a vision without the intention of fulfilling it. I know that I can’t rush your plan for my life, but I don’t want to be idle either. Is there something else that I should be doing on my end, or should I just be still and wait on you? Give me the wisdom to differentiate between anxiety, and when your Spirit is saying it’s time to move. In Jesus name.
Listen. An apple tree, starts off as a seed, and overtime it grows and progresses into what it was meant to be. It doesn’t go from a seed to an apple tree in a blink of an eye; it progresses over time. There’s a process. The apple tree doesn’t look at the birds in the sky and compare itself to a bird, because it is not a bird. The bird has a specific purpose and so does the tree, and just because it takes the bird a minute to fly thirty feet in the air, and it takes the tree 10 years to reach thirty feet, doesn’t mean that the tree is less important or isn’t doing exactly what it was intended to do. The tree must remain planted. The tree can’t stop harsh weather from coming, it can’t stop bugs from eating away at it, it can’t stop weeds from trying to kill it. It can’t fly down south like a bird, when the temperatures gets too cold. It can’t stop it’s leaves from dying or falling off… It can’t stop it’s owner from pruning it or cutting certain parts of it off, but as long as it stays in the owner’s care, it will thrive, and become what it was created to be. All it has to do is stay planted. The owner is the one who makes sure it becomes what He intended for the tree to be.
Proverbs 16:1, 16:3
New Century Version (NCV)
“People may make plans in their minds, but only the Lord can make them come true.”
“Depend on the Lord in whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.”
Ephesians 6:13-18 New International Version (NIV)
13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.