God Is Setting You Up For Something Great
I wonder if I'm talking to someone who is tired of fighting. You've been fighting all of your life – for years and months. Every time something gets better another thing just shows up then another and another and another. You're wondering when will things be at peace. You've been praying, fasting, anointing yourself with oil, declaring things in Jesus' name and nothing seems to be changing for you –you're still fighting. People always come to you for godly advice, words of encouragement and prayer and in return you receive nothing. It's hard to be relational when you don't feel appreciative. It’s hard to be sociable when you don't feel wanted. It’s hard to be affectionate when you don't feel compassion. You begin to wonder, "Does anybody care about me... Will anybody ever encourage me or pray for me... I pour out so much for others while I'm fighting through battles from every side. When will things better!"
The bible tells us, “No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.” (1 Corinthians 10:13) God wouldn't allow test and trials to happen if He knew you couldn't handle them. Obviously, He has a greater goal, a greater purpose, a greater role, a greater position and assignment for all the hell you've been through and all He wants is an 'anyway praiser'. Lost your job but I'm going to praise Him anyway. I'm sick in my body but I'm going to praise Him anyway. Lost friends and family but I'm going to praise Him anyway. Broke and disgusted but I'm going to praise Him anyway. Family is dysfunctional but I'm going to praise Him anyway.
Everything you lost God is saying, "I will do it again." So when people start looking at you funny wondering why you're praising God through your mess/struggle it's because you see your breakthrough. You should've been dead, could've been dead, would've been dead but you're still here. Because God has a greater purpose for your pain. Things are going to start turning around for your good. Everything will make sense soon. Your steps are order!