Whatever it is you are facing today, know that Jesus cares. He’s concerned about everything going on in your life. Nothing escapes Him. You may be in what some would call a Wilderness. Maybe you feel that you will never reach your promised land.
The wilderness was never meant to be your destination. What you must ask yourself is, “Have I learned the lesson God is trying to teach me in the wilderness? Have I developed the character that will be necessary in the promised land?”
God prepares us for that promised land. There are lessons to learn in the wilderness – but if you still have an Egypt mentality, you will grumble and complain, and because of that God will keep you in the wilderness. The number one lesson we must learn while in the wilderness is that God is our sole provider. We only have “anything” because of the Lord. God will show you His power, love, protection and provision while in the wilderness.
It’s time we cut away the dead places from our heart. The question we must ask the Lord is, “What are You trying to teach me? Show me Lord what it is You’re trying to teach me.” The wilderness is the place where you will truly meet God.
In the wilderness we must get closer to the Lord. Difficulties are always sent to teach us lessons. The wilderness molds you, toughens you, and strengthens you so you can enjoy the promised land.
God has provided everything you will need in the wilderness. You have amazing blessings from the Lord but do you thank him? Do you keep wanting something new? Something different because you’re unhappy or you’re bored with what you currently have? God wants to fix you, not keep giving you the “next best thing” because you will never be satisfied. The wilderness is used to fix you and to make you into what the Lord wants you to be.
God doesn’t pour great blessings into broken vessels.
Susan Bolinger - Bloom Ladies Ministry