birthing dreams and visions
Endure the Process, Enjoy the Birth
from Called to Conquer by Eddie Long
Today’s Scripture Reading: James 1:2–4, 12
Key Verse: : James 1:12
Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.
God, what is happening? Why is everything around me falling apart?” Do you really want to know why you go through so much? James the apostle said trials help us to develop godly character. Life’s struggles test the reality of God’s Word in our lives along with our ability and willingness to hook up with the skills and ability He has given us. They confirm that every word we operated on came to pass.
Trials are part of the preparation process to transform dreams and visions into realities. It is as if you are pregnant with God’s revelatory word for your life, and now you are going through the labor and strain of delivery from the realm of faith to the realm of the physical.
You know that birth is inevitable, so you do not have to manipulate things to speed up the blessings. When God gets ready to bless you, He will bless you because your character and your word represent the kingdom.
The Christian life involves more than merely accumulating “stuff.” When you operate on character and the word of God, He gives you creative ideas so you can start your own business and prosper where others have failed. You do not need earth’s money; all you need is heaven’s idea. If the idea came from God, then He will finance it. True wealth is not the mere accumulation of things; you are wealthy because of who you are.
Trials and tribulations do not mess you up and rob you of blessings; they develop your character—and that is where true wealth lies.
Jesus, I do not always understand why I go through these trials, but I trust You and I will let them develop my character. I will go through the process and enjoy the birth of Your word in my life.