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You have to go THROUGH what you’re going through….

..In order to get to where you’re going

2 Corinthians 4:18

So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

Did you ever notice that wherever you are going, you always have to get there?  You’re probably laughing because it’s a ridiculous thing to even have to say 🙂 – In order to get to where you want to be, you’ve got to go through what you’re going through.  Well, first off, it’s not where YOU want to be, but it’s where GOD wants you to be.  You see, it’s not about us.  It’s not about riches, and fortune, and success.  It’s about God.  The infamous first three words to Rick Warren’s ‘Purpose Driven Life’ “It’s Not About You”.  Yes… God wants the BEST for us in our lives.  Think about it.  Do you want the BEST for your children?  I was telling Brianna, and Braidyn tonight during our prayer/devotional time that learning about Christ was the SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT thing that they could learn in their lives.  I want the BEST for my girls, and I know that  following Christ is going to bring it to them.  The ‘World’ tells us that we need all of these nice things, and that we need this and that, and to be successful, and it’s O.K. to think about OUR NEEDS, and OUR HAPPINESS etc. etc.  It’s no wonder 90% of America is either mad, sad, or depressed.

Now.. what about going through what we’ve got to go through in order to get to where we’re going?  I’m laughing as I type this because last night I was in Daytona Beach looking for a motel to stay at.  Debbie, myself and the girls searched for 2.5 hours, and we couldn’t find anything until we ran into a Resort/Motel that had the WORST customer service I ever encountered.  The girls were tired, and God was just telling me, we weren’t going to stay there.  I knew that everyone was tired, and when I got in the car and started to drive off, Brianna said, “Where are we going, why are we not staying here daddy”?  I told her that we weren’t supposed to stay here, and that God was saying to MOVE ON.  We drove up I-95 for another 1.5 hours, and God gave us a place that was 60% cheaper, and 75% cleaner!  You see, I had to go through what I went through in order to get to where I was supposed to go!

O.K., whatever you’re going through… you’ve just got to go through it!  It’s because God wants the ABSOLUTE BEST for you!  What the Holy Spirit brings to mind here are two verses about what you may be going through.

1st – 1 Corinthians 4:18 – It’s what you can’t see… that’s the prize.  What you’re going through is TEMPORARY, what you can’t see is ETERNAL!

2nd – 23rd Psalm – You’re only going to go THROUGH the valley of death.  You’re not going to sit there in the middle of it!

So… just remember whatever you’re going through, you’ve got to go through it in order to get to where you’re going.  Stay focused on God and know that He is God, and He IS in control – Not You!

Remember… the Israelites spent 40 years in the desert before they could feast their eyes on the Promised Land!

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