8/30/11 7:00am –
The journey from reading or hearing a word from God to actual manifestation of that word can be daunting at times.
Example: God has called me to be a writer, but he has also called me to clean my house—I don’t mean straighten up—I mean clean out closets, under couch and bed—unpack completely after living in my apartment for a year and a half.
Saturday: I start—Pulling things out and vacuuming carpeted closet floors. My apartment by Sunday was a disaster area.
Sunday: I actually had to stop because I was so overwhelmed and didn’t know where to begin—My apartment, full of stuff that I had pulled from cracks and corners—Wanting to complete the right now tasks, but being so overwhelmed by the clutter that I was frozen.
Monday: I was blessed with another day off and didn’t want to miss the opportunity. So I started to clean again. Then I got the word to stop spreading myself thinly throughout the apartment and focus in on one area at a time. The area I chose to complete was one that could seem small or even go unnoticed by someone entering the apartment, but I know the work it took to move furniture and bind wires and dust and wash.
Tuesday: I woke up to an apartment that isn’t finished, but when I looked at the focal point from the day before, it gave me hope that the tasks I began would be completed.
I know that faith is present—By faith my apartment is already clean. That’s what pushed me to start. The hope gained by accomplishing the day to day—The step by step that leads me to the ultimate finish line is what pushes me not to stop—
Hope that what God promised in His word written and spoken will come to pass—No matter what things look like or how people perceive what I do or have done. It’s up to me to remain focused and to never quit until I see full manifestation of what I know in my heart to be true.
“Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations, according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be.” Romans 4:18