It is for discipline–all that you are learning is for discipline of the life that is to come.
You are not waiting to ‘live’ then; you are living now in practice, much as an actor rehearses a script to get his lines ‘just right.’ He practices where to stand, inflections in his voice, body movement, pauses, all to convey what he wishes to express to the world.
“If the iron is blunt, and one does not whet the edge, he must put forth more strength; but wisdom helps one to succeed.” Ecclesiastes 10:10
No, you are not an actor, you are genuine, but you are learning to ‘act’ on what you know. And what you are learning from My Word, you are developing the storyline of your life.
We are co-directors, you and I…
We consult, we command together, and together we produce your future.
As you practice what you learn, you are studying to show yourself approved. You are laboring to enter into My rest and you will find your delight in Me.
“Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.” II Timothy 2:15
For I AM
Come, see your future on the big screen. Often your thinking is too small–for I have big plans for you.
You will be successful in all you do. I’ve put my trust in you, will you then trust Me, to do what I’ve called you to?
Trust and Do!
“Therefore, since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have obtained access to this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in our hope of sharing the glory of God. More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit which has been given to us.” Hebrews 5:1-5
“Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:29-30
“Trust in the Lord, and do good; so you will dwell in the land, and enjoy security. Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” Psalms 37:3-4
The end of this was challenging. I don’t feel successful most of the time. But what is success? Though I lack outward markers of success, the Lord tells me to keep walking with Him, doing what He’s called me to do, & trusting Him. He is trying to teach me that if I keep walking & trusting then that is success.
I see markers of your success right there in your picture Mr. Teague. Those two little ones tell me you are a successful and blessed man!
In your follow you have impressed me as a man with a passionate heart for God. He reigns success in your life and as you rein with Him I am excited for your future!
Stay tuned for my next message. The Lord just spoke it to me this morning and I think you will find it insightful.
Be blessed Mr. T. and thank you for your comments and following along with me.
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