That's right, put God on the phone!
Trust, Rest, & Allow...These are words I often hear God say to me on many occasions or words such as flow, or go with it... Often times we get so set with expectations about appointments, commitments, or time frames, but when it suddenly changes or delays...
all the wrong things seems to rise to the surface; such as anger, confusion, frustration, self-pity, offense, and distrust. Hmmm... I think that's a good list to start with? But what is God up to in the midst of sudden changes or delays? We believe He is always good! And that He is love, right? And that He knows the desires of our heart. Ok then, God will never take away, delay, or disrupt something, without giving you something better. This is our TRUST and SURRENDER TEST. We have to once again lift up the kettle bell of surrender and work our spirit man muscles! And what an oxymoron, because at the same time we're working this muscle out we are also having to practice peace and rest. It's a win win for God and us, if we'll choose his way to trust, rest, and allow.
What I have found, and I'm sure you have too on this journey with the Lord, is that whenever these delays happen, they are actually transforming into a springboard to take you to an even higher place and better result. I mean, come on, who hasn't either experienced or heard of someone receiving upgrades on an airplane, or vacation package moving from the back of the line to the front, etc... Remember, that's where God hides himself. God is always into upgrades or divine appointments somewhere in that moment if we will lean in, buckle our flesh down, and trust, rest, & allow. Don't expect it to make sense! That will take away from the surprise! And how many of us all know, we serve and love a God of surprises. Oh my goodness!!
So, I am attaching a short Papa's Living Room entry that God shared in regards to this subject. Love you all!! Let's keep remembering to trust, rest, & allow!! oxox -Amy
Delays are Laced With Purpose and Possibilities
Entry #41 Papa's Living Room Vol.2
My delays always have a purpose. Look at the story about the raising of Lazarus. What was the possibility? Was it not for an even greater work and demonstration? Not just to heal, but to raise him from the dead! And not just his death, but to raise to life the hearts of all who saw and heard, going from unbelief to belief. Wouldn't you say that this delay was a far better choice, with a far greater result?
You can trust My wisdom in the delays and rest in the fact that I have an even greater plan. Know that I can always raise from the dead possibilities for you! This is key for you! Always remember the Lazarus story. Be obedient and follow My instructions despite what people and your circumstances say, despite what your emotions are telling you. You can do this. I believe we have a good track record together now for you to know that My ways always work out the best for you. Trust, rest, & allow. I love you.
Is.26:3 You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on you: because he trusts in you.
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