In order to experience the mountaintop view, you’ve got to first climb the mountain. In order to say, ‘It was hard being in that valley but I got out,’ you’ve got to first get out. In order to give your testimony, you’ve got to first experience your test. And in order to appreciate the people or things you do have, you have to sometimes experience losing them or it or get this … sometimes you have to experience the thought of losing them or it.
What’s my point? Well, it’s not going to always be easy. Baby, if it was as easy as being dropped off on top of the mountain, why would we need the struggle in the climb? If we didn’t need to experience the valley, every now and then, God wouldn’t allow us to go there. If we didn’t need a test, every once in a while, to test our spirit; God surely wouldn’t let it come in our vicinity. And if the enemy wasn’t required to shake our faith, every so often, God wouldn’t have him on contract. What’s my point? You’re going to be tried, toughen up! What’s my point? You’re going to be tested, study more! What’s my point? You’re going to be shaken sometimes, store up some prayers. What’s my point? Exactly what the bible says in James 1:2-4, “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” Don’t give up in whatever it is you’re going through because in order to get through it, you have to go through it. This is the 9th month and biblically, 9 is divine completion so whatever it is … It shall be done!
P.S. Today is the 4th anniversary of this blog!! Isn’t God amazing??