04. September 2017 · Comments Off on THE LORD ENJOYS SEEING HOW YOU START‏ · Categories: God's Plan, Jesus Christ, Patience, Perseverance, Spiritual Growth, Trusting God

Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin… (Zechariah 4.10 NLT)

Beloved, do you know that the very thing that we tend to despise and get so frustrated about is the very thing that the Lord rejoices to see? He loves to see our attitude and how we appreciate what He’s started in our lives but we are always in such a hurry and at times we’ve got to stop and think… is this about God or is it about me? If it’s about God then, why don’t we move at His pace? Surely, the Lord knows we would face obstacles but He says don’t worry about that… “Zerubbabel is the one who laid the foundation of this Temple, and he will complete it… ‎(Zechariah 4.9 NLT)‎

So why does the Lord rejoice over our small beginnings? That’s where a solid foundation that would sustain us is built. That’s when He instils His godly values in us that’s if we give Him the chance to do so‎. At every step of the ways, I’ve come to realise that the Lord’s process is a much-needed process and I now tend to agree with Him that yes… this area and this area and that area needs to be worked on so please don’t give it to me yet because I agree that I’m not ready or fully mature to handle it.

Beloved, you have got to go through the maturing stage and when you’ve been faithful with little that’s when you would hear the Lord say… ‎” ‘Well done, my good and faithful servant. You have been faithful in handling this small amount, so now I will give you many more responsibilities. Let’s celebrate together!’‎ (Mathew 25:23 NLT)

The Lord isn’t against your enlargement. He definitely…. bestows favor and honor; no good thing does He withhold from those whose walk is blameless (Psalms 84:11 NIV). ‎However, this is the problem… when you have become full and prosperous and have built fine homes to live in, and when your flocks and herds have become very large and your silver and gold have multiplied along with everything else, be careful! Do not become proud at that time and forget the Lord your God… never say to yourself, ‘I have achieved this wealth with my own strength and energy.’ Remember the Lord your God. He is the one who gives you power to be successful… (Deuteronomy 8.12-18 NLT).

Beloved, this is the reason why He sometimes takes us through a process of breaking so we aren’t carried away and so we become humble enough to know that if not for You Lord, I would be nothing.

Are you getting frustrated about your small beginnings? Perhaps you need to start to look at it from the Lord’s point of view and stop depriving Him of what He rejoices over… He has made everything beautiful in its time (Ecclesiastes 3:11 NIV).

God bless you in Jesus Christ name
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