Zechariah 13:9 “I will put this third through the fire; I will refine them as silver is refined and test them as gold is tested. They will call on my name and I will answer them. I will say: They are my people, and they will say: The Lord is our God.” ~CSB
Do we find ourselves at a stand still as we walk in our callings? We have received our vision and direction from God, in what He has commanded of us. We feel that we are walking in obedience, yet we are becoming frustrated because it seems like things aren’t going according to how we were called.
Let us step back and take a look at this from another perspective. Remember the world has taught us to be impatient. Because of that we have taken that vision God had given us, and we may be trying to do multiple things at once. We must understand that our God is a ‘step by step’ God. We must listen for His direction and move in the steps He has given us.
In other words, there may be some things we must experience in one step, that will allow us to move a little more gracefully in a step to come. Look at Abraham. God told him in Genesis 12:1, “...Go out from your land, your relatives, and your father’s house to the land that I will show you.” ~CSB
God told Abraham to leave home! That would be a pretty hard move for most of us. But this scripture shows us that some of the steps God gives us, may not be the easiest. May not be comfortable, and may not be convenient. But they must be taken. Why? Because each step allows us to become stronger for the next step.
Each step allows you to learn, grow, heal, and endure. Strong Christians will experience patience. Experienced Christians will practice patience while enduring the trials of the step. We will find that as we endure each step, God will birth a miracle in us with a blessing so great, not only will we benefit from it, but others around us will also benefit.
Allow God to ‘...refine us as silver is refined…’ Allow God to ‘...test us as gold is tested…’ So that when we call on His name, He will answer us. He will say, “...They are my people.” And we will confirm, with enthusiasm and faith “The Lord is our God.”
May God continue to bless you in His protection of peace, healing and love in Jesus’ name.
Authors Billy & Yolanda
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