Our ability to figure out what’s next on most occasions has always been an exciting sensation, especially by those who are used to calling the shots like Moses once did as a prince in Egypt. But when we know not what’s next in a given season of life; our feelings get invaded with a sense of frustration and imprisonment and the true temperature or state of our souls gets exposed! Rather than fall back to our cerebral strength or our carnal minds which remains at enmity with God; we should acknowledge that God is up to something unplanned – that should lead to the healing of our soul. (Rom. 8:7)
- Job. 23:9-10 On the left hand, where He (God) doth work, but I cannot behold him: he hideth himself on the right hand, that I cannot see him: But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.
- Isa. 13:12 I will make a man more precious than fine gold; even a man than the golden wedge of Ophir.
During Moses first forty years wilderness-making experience where he served his father in-law, he hardly ever knew what’s next, but that was the secret of his making and greatness. While we have many alternatives to the actual faith that was unveiled by Christ today, Moses had none, and so God could successfully culture him.
Old faithful like Father Abraham, Joseph and Elisha, all attained their strength of character through seasons when they had no clear interpretation of the end of their long custom-made trials! Unlike many today, they found grace to respond accurately. Amongst other virtues, they added patience to their faith and repossessed their souls (2Pet. 1:5-6/Jam. 1:3-4/Lk. 21:19). On the contrary today, believers would rather HUSTLE like unbelievers do and justify their actions with the letters of the scriptures (2Cor. 3:6d/Jn. 6:63b), than LEARN OF THE WAYS OF GOD in such season. (Ps 103:7/Isa. 55:8)
This generation of believers is without excuse! Old faithful, without a bible, without the Holy Spirit resident on earth, without gifts of the spirit, all kept faith with their future – God! Through their lives, we clearly see that, “one of the most potent seasons when faith actually flourishes is when we don’t know what’s next”. This is primarily when God has an opportunity to hedge us (Job 3:23/Lam. 3:7), and deal a good blow to our carnal minds, so we can end up becoming glorious prisoners of Christ (Eph. 3:1)
Beloved, we have been called to obtain the very glory that our Lord Jesus Christ inherited (2Thes. 2:14), and we must also learn how to harness opportunities that abound when they don’t know what’s next!
Thereby would we truly appreciate in God’s righteousness, have our minds stayed on God and begin to do things perhaps 80% differently! (Rev. 14:3e/Isa. 26:3)
Fresh streams of grace are kissing the earth like never before! The intensity of the preaching/unveiling of Christ by chosen vessels is heightening!! Saints are renouncing hidden things of dishonestly like self-confidence and the fear of tomorrow, because God is making plain His secrets that would empower us to trust Him – even when we seem not to be able to trace him, Amen. (Job 13:15).
Nothing that happens AROUND US should be compared with what should be happening WITHIN US!