Hello Beautiful people
Thank you for stopping by, I believe we will both learn one or two things today. Let me begin by asking you this question Whose time are you working with? God’s time or your time? Let’s see what the Bible has to say in
Ecclesiastes 3 : 11
He has made everything beautiful and appropriate in its time. He has also planted eternity [a sense of divine purpose] in the human heart [a mysterious longing which nothing under the sun can satisfy, except God]—yet man cannot find out (comprehend, grasp) what God has done (His overall plan) from the beginning to the end. (Amplified Version)
While reading this scripture the first thing that caught my attention was the first part “he has made” meaning God isn’t trying to make something happen he has already put everything needed for the journey in place. He knows the end from the beginning . Ok so, if God knows the end from the beginning and has everything all planned out why am I still stuck? Why haven’t I accomplished the goal? Here is the thing whatever goal you have set will only be accomplished in its time (God’s time) not your time. The question is are you willing and patient enough to go through the making process ? Are you willing to trust God enough and just abandon yourself in Him knowing that He wants to build and groom you so that when the dream or vision is finally actualized you are already well equipped. We know the end will be Beautiful but that which makes the end even more beautiful is the process.
Let us look at the butterfly 🦋
Everyone admires the butterfly it is definitely a very beautiful creature but did you know for the butterfly to become this beautiful it had to go through a making process? Four stages actually.
Every stage has a significance
- The egg stage: One of the most amazing things about this stage is the fact that the adult female doesn’t just lay her eggs anywhere she lays it at a specific place that when the egg eventually hatches and it becomes a caterpillar 🐛, it has a food source. (She usually lays on leaves).
- The larva a.k.a caterpillar stage: Without this stage there will be no pupa stage, the larva feeds so well so it can mature into a pupa.
- The pupa stage: A hard outer skin is formed, within this covering is a butterfly in the making, all that is needed for the butterfly to be able to thrive and bloom in the outside world goes on within the pupa.
- The Adult stage: A butterfly is born.
Just imagine for a second if the butterfly decided to skip a step, guess what, there will be no butterfly. Every stage is very much dependent on the other.
Jesus did not come into the world as a fully grown man, he came as a child born through earthly parents, went through all of the things we as humans encounter in our day to day life. Yes the goal was for us to be liberated through his death and resurrection but the process had so much significance it taught us and is still teaching us love, patience, endurance, kindness, forgiveness, peace….the list goes on. Looking back at the account of the children of Israel and the Egyptians I have asked myself several times why God didn’t touch Pharaoh’s heart once and for all, he had to perform so much wonders before the Israelites were finally freed. Praise God no step was skipped because we can look back now, read our bibles and see just how powerful, awesome and how amazing our God is.
Every time I try to do things my own way and work by my time, God always has His way of letting me know the way He thinks isn’t how I think, His ways are not my ways so I am constantly learning to trust Him. We don’t follow God blindly, we walk by faith we just know at the end of the day all things are working together for our Good. The making process is really important to God because it is during this process he gets to groom us and prepare us for the beautiful end.
Every stage comes with its responsibilities and my prayer is that God will teach us to trust his timing, to learn and enjoy our making process weather it is the egg stage, the larva stage, the pupa stage or the adult stage. His grace is sufficient.
Have an amazing week….