To fully materialize, your dreams and projects require tremendous patience. You have to be faithful in prayer and endure through the tough waiting seasons. If you don’t, you might come to a point where, even though you started with great enthusiasm and excitement, you become your own enemy. At that point, fear, doubts and depression become your companions.
“They preached the good news in that city and won a large number of disciples. Then they returned to Lystra, Iconium and Antioch, strengthening the disciples and encouraging them to remain in true to the faith. ‘We must go through many hardships to enter the kingdom of God,’ they said.”
Apostle Paul understood that we must go through hardships to get into the kingdom of God. So, tough seasons are part of the deal. Hardship will inevitably come, it’s part of the terrain.
However, if you’re prayerful, in that instant that you jam the rock, you will find peace; you will find tremendous strength; your perspective will be shifted; and then you will be enabled from within to move forward. Ultimately you will press through the rock; you will surmount the mountains; and overcome the challenges.
In some cases, the strength that you get from the presence of God through prayer becomes so awesome that the mountains begin to melt; the hills begins to skip like lambs; the rivers begin to part in front of you; and suddenly you find ways that you never thought about, and you are able to continue to your glory land.
“Why was it, O sea, that you fled, O Jordan, that you turned back, you mountains, that you skipped like rams, you hills, like lambs? Tremble, O earth, at the presence of the God of Jacob, who turned the rock into a pool, the hard rock into springs of water.”
Romans 12: 12
“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”
Lord, thank you that when I commune with you through prayer, the mountains of obstacles in my life skip like lambs and the rocks turn into springs of water in Jesus’ name.