Too Often, when we don't adhere to the Spirit of God, we find ourselves off track. We find ourselves in the mist of trouble, indulging in what we know is no good for us, and entangling ourselves deep into our fleshly desires. The more we ignore God, the less we hear his voice. The more we disregard God, the stronger the enemy's tricks and schemes become. Before we know it, we find ourselves caught up, and feeling stuck in emotional despair with physical and mental drain.
When we are broken, torn from the inside out, it can seem there is no hope. When our pain and suffering seems that it will last forever, and situations will never get better, we more times than not, begin to become discouraged. Coming from this place of brokenness can be an excruciating task, but it is that pain and hurt that will draw you closer. The pain and the hurt will build your faith deeper. If you have been here before, you know it was only God, in his faithfulness that brought you through it. It was God who restored you, and built you, from the ground, back up. And if you are here right now, know it was God who said,
"My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect weakness". (2 Corinthians 12:9, NIV).
So that is your hope, a perfect hope, with no flaws, and no imperfections. Christ who gives you rest in your period of despair, gives you the strength you need to overcome any situation, any obstacle, and will lead you to be victorious. The living God, in his faithfulness who is dedicated to you said,
"Be confident in this, He who started a good work in you, will carry it on to completion until the day if Christ Jesus" (Philippines 1:6, NIV).
This is the kind of love given by the Creator, perfect and pure, just and true. So it does not matter what you have done, or where you have gone, or how long you were there. Once you allow God to take control, He will take control. He will not stop your work until your work is complete.
All the days, months, and years you feel you wasted in your own foolish capacity, will be restored. God, in His supernatural strength has the power to expedite your time. Your process to get you to where Christ needs you, is not in vain. The struggles and the pain you face, is all apart of the plan. The time it takes you to move out of your storm is all worked into your destiny.
All the time you feel that you wasted, or the time it took for you to move forward, will be given back to you 10 fold. [Joel 2:25, NIV] declares,
"I will restore to you the years the swarming locust has eaten".
Today, The locust can be equated to your hardship, your pain, your trouble, and your heartbreak that has consumed your time. These adversities you faced, can and will be used for greater. Joel 2:26, NIV goes on to declare,
"You will have plenty to eat until you are full, and will praise the name of the LORD your God, who has worked wonders for you, never again will my people be shamed".
God will bless you. When Christ speaks of being full, he speaks of your provision he provides. You will be full of life, full of vision, and filled with purpose. Your life will be brand new, and his grace will be evident in your world.
God in his perfectness awaits you to be what he has called you to be, through him; and the best part about it. . . It Is Already Done. Don't let the enemy deceive you to believe any less than what God has already declared over your life.
Carla Marcelle is a regular Breath Of Life Daily contributor. She is a Life and Purpose Coach, and recent University graduate receiving her Master's degree. For more inspirational posts from Coach Carla Stay tuned to her "Wake Up Wednesdays" segment here on BOLD Journal every Wednesday. Wake-up Wednesday will feature a weekly prayer line and devotional. Follow @BOLDJournal on Twitter and Instagram for the latest updates.