Happy Wednesday! This week’s weekly inspiration comes from Proverbs 24:27-
“Put your outdoor work in order and get your fields ready; after that build your house.”
I literally opened my bible this week & this verse just popped out at me. It was highlighted, but I have no clue when. I’m assuming a while ago, but I’m not sure. Anyways, I read this verse and was literally like WOW! Whew, such a strong message packed in 16 words. Broken down, two words come to mind- persistence & patience.
Persistence is defined as “firm or obstinate continuance in a course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition”. Easily put, persistence is doing something, even when you feel as if you are tired, don’t want to, or see no point in doing what you’ve been told. Being persist in what God tells you to do is so so important (& often sometimes difficult)! Many times, what we’re told to do makes no sense at all. I, for one, can speak to this! The reason that some things we do make no sense is because we are only seeing a piece of the huge puzzle that God has planned for our lives. Things don’t make sense because we don’t know the full plans of our lives, but God does. This verse reminds us to “put your work in first..after that build your house.” Do the work God has planned for you in order to receive your blessings, not the other way around.
Patience can be defined as “the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry or upset.” In my mind, the definition of this word should be clearly be “the undesirable feeling of waiting for something you feel is never going to happen.” Needless to say, I was not born with the gift of patience. I hate waiting for anything (as I have said many times before) and I know I’m not the only one that feels this way! The truth is, patience is something that we all need to have in order to receive our blessings. In order to achieve great things, great works must be done. This “work” might seem pointless, long, difficult, and even unnecessary. But it’s not. God plan for your life is anything but pointless, but some work has to be done in order to understand the final product. In the meantime, trust the process!
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Until Next Time!