I came across this in folder that I store random scribblings in; it seems worth sharing.
“As I review the years of my life, I see many seasons.
In each season, I felt ignorant and unaware of the purpose of that specific season. I would wonder, “How could God get any glory out of this situation?” Looking back, I see His Divine intervention.
He taught me so much.
Your Heavenly Father knows what He is doing with your life. “But He knoweth the way that I take: when He hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold,” (Job 23:10).
It takes a great deal of Strength to be a person of who walks by Faith. Much energy is expended in the advancing of the purposes of God. Some believers, after expending much strength in previous moves, would rather rest and enjoy the benefits of what they have already achieved. They have a hard time pressing into new battles in order to conquer new territory.
I believe anyone who does anything significant must first overcome the fear of criticism. We simply cannot follow God and keep all the people happy all the time.
To do great things, we must accept that a certain percentage of people won’t agree with us— and we can’t let that stop us.
So fully embrace and have expectation of the present season God has scheduled in your life. Extract every possible benefit.
“Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees,” (Heb. 12:12). You are being perfected for your Assignment. “The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me,” (Psm. 138:8).”