There is a big difference in the process of “waiting for your promise” than the process that comes when the breakthrough is in progress. The time is finally here and you know it! Then suddenly it seems as if chaos breaks out and it makes you question, “what is going on God?” The truth is that God is setting you up right now to be able to receive that promise. You are at the stages of final preparations for what is about to come. He is doing the final touches of setting you up on the stage.
It can feel painful, full of fear and anxiety because it feels like a windstorm! There is a process of letting go. A deeper process of the dying of your flesh. This process purifies the oil, it brings you to be shaped and formed even more into the likeness of God; whose image you were made in.
This process right now is setting the stage for receiving the promise. You have to be “prepared”. Preparation is of the utmost importance. Trust me, you don’t want to receive your promise before it’s time and before you are ready to receive it. If you are not “prepared”, you will not be able to handle or steward the promise in well. “Preparation” is also a transition. It happens when you are near a breakthrough. Preparation can feel like “chaos” or “an enemy attack” if not recognized. Recognizing the season you are in and the prophetic times is crucial so that you respond to God correctly. The sooner you respond to God with the lessons He is trying to teach you, the sooner you will move on in your “obstacle course”.
You saw me before I was born.
Every day of my life was recorded in your book.
Every moment was laid out
before a single day had passed.
It is crucial for you right now to ask God for His wisdom (James 1), increased discernment, and for our Heavenly Father to place His lens over your eyes. You need these to be able to recognize and separate what is and isn’t from God. You need these to be able to separate what is warfare and what is part of your “obstacle course”. You need His lens to be able to see His perspective. God does allow “one on one trainings” as He is the one who is training your hands for war and your fingers for battle (Psalm 144:1).
You are part of the corporate transition that the Body of Christ is currently in. It is very crucial to be extremely intentional about leaning in on the Holy Spirit, lingering in “The Secret Place” at the feet of Jesus, and getting in the Word during this time DAILY! You are being positioned for the birth of your promises. Since the start of the new year 2019, you have been experiencing the “turbulence in the take off”. It seems like chaos (negative) but in reality, it has been the “windstorm from God” (positive) that is causing re-alignment and preparation in many areas of your life.
If you were are cleaning a room, you will first bring everything out and there is a mess. While that mess is there, you will remove everything that you know you do not need anymore and you will put it to the side to get rid of it later. Your intention of “the mess” is to clean out and re-organize. The process of sifting and sorting is not easy and can be stressful for most. Then the stuff that is left after you have sifted through it, you will put all back in a new order. Things will look cleaner, neater, and more organized. The stuff you chose to get rid of, you will gladly go toss it out once and for all. After this process is complete, you feel refreshed and satisfied. So this is the process you have been in.
Imagine the pressure of the turbulence underneath a rocket before take off. This “turbulence” is going to catapult you right into the birth of your God-given promises and your destiny. I see an image of the a rocket pilot buckled in, and he/she is setting up the panel and switches just before taking off. You are in the “COUNTDOWN TO BLAST OFF” Get ready!
Many things have been a long time in the waiting, be encouraged because your time is here. Be patient with yourself and embrace this process with joy for the JOY set before you. You are about to look back and say, “it was all well worth it”. The door of breakthrough is right in front of you. Do not get distracted or sidetracked. Keep your eyes fixed on the author and finisher of your faith! Look how far you have come! You got this!
“No eye has seen, no ear has heard,
and no mind has imagined
what God has prepared
for those who love him.”
-1 Corinthians 2:9