Tough times are actually catalysts for growth. I know this may sound strange to most people reading this devotional this morning. But this is the reality and it stems from natural wisdom.
If you took a seed and placed that seed on a glass table with all beautiful flowers around it, that seed will not grow despite the beauty of the table and the decorations around it.
But if you took a seed, dug a hold in the earth, placed that seed in that dark hole and covered the seed with dirty soil, in a few days, that seed will burst out of the ground into a beautiful plant.
This is God’s wisdom, it teaches us that when we are at our darkest moments in life, He prepares something beautiful to come out of our lives. Your dark days are beautiful days.
Your days of being treated as dirt are days that God was preparing you for the throne.
There is an ancient story of a man called Daniel. He was betrayed and falsely accused. The king ordered that he should be cast into the lions’ den. But the following morning, they found Daniel standing and praying and the lions couldn’t come close to him.
Daniel 6:19-22 “At the first light of dawn, the king got up and hurried to the lions’ den. When he came near the den, he called to Daniel in an anguished voice, “Daniel, servant of the living God, has your God, whom you serve continually, been able to rescue you from the lions?” Daniel answered, “May the king live forever! My God sent his angel, and he shut the mouths of the lions. They have not hurt me, because I was found innocent in his sight. Nor have I ever done any wrong before you, Your Majesty.”
You may be facing a tough time financially or you might be going through rough times right now, I encourage you to look beyond your present condition. Just like Daniel, you are destined for something great.
When they imprisoned Nelson Mandela, the enemies thought that it was over. History taught us that while in prison for 27 years, Nelson Mandela and other freedom fighters carved out programs and Nelson Mandela prepared himself to become the President of the greatest nation in Africa. The prison was the darkest days of Nelson Mandela’s life, but it produced the sweetest fruits if his life.
Sometimes you may just be close to glory but shrouded in darkness.
I would rather go through the night and wake up on my throne than enjoy temporal pleasures and spend the rest of my life in hell.
I see you going places this Easter season in the mighty name of Jesus.
Fathers, I thank you for giving me the wisdom of promotion. Jesus died for me and I am forever grateful that His life was exchanged for mine. I don’t see trials. I don’t see failure. I see promotion in the horizon. I see better days ahead of me in the mighty name of Jesus.
Be promoted this season,
By Pastor Ran