Ever feel overwhelmed with life?
Ever feel like everything is too much and you just want to tap out?
I was reflecting on my life this week (I have been doing a lot of
that lately). A lot has happened already this year good and bad.
Its easy to get discouraged these days. It’s easy to think God has
abandoned you! It’s easy to give up. I say that because as I was
reflecting on my life and the plans I had for this year, things I
want to do, places I want to go to, eveything felt so overwhelming!!
I cried out to God in that time. I asked Him to help me! I looked
to God for some sort of answer to the craziness I was feeling…..
Then it came, the answer,
I realised God is in control, He knows exactly where I am. Not sort
of or a bit confused but He knows EXACTLY where I am!
Then another thought came to me,
God intentionally allowed me to be here because He knew the
next opportunity, the next door will only open when I am here! No
matter how hard it is, how hopeless it seems this is the place that
will make it possible for the other door to open!
I need to be in this space if I am to walk in the next amazing door
God has for me! This place is preparing me for the next place where
ever that “place” is!
Think about Jabez:
Jabez was honorable above his brothers; but his mother named him Jabez [sorrow maker], saying, Because I bore him in pain. Jabez cried to the God of Israel, saying, Oh, that You would bless me and enlarge my border, and that Your hand might be with me, and You would keep me from evil so it might not hurt me! And God granted his request. (1 Chronicles 4:9-10 AMP)
He was in a difficult situation. His story is not just about being named
Jabez. From the day he was born he was called Jabez. Who knows
the ridicule he went through as a teen. All we know it got to a point
that he had enough! He cried out to the Lord!
He needed to be there for God to move on his life!
He needed to be in that place for the next door to open!
Did he enjoy being ridiculed and the struggle?
Did he feel helpless and hopeless?
I would like to think so but dispite all that,
GOD HAD A PLAN FOR HIM!
What about Joseph?!!!
He had a dream but he was sold into slavery! After things seemed
to turn around he was then thrown into prison!
And Joseph’s master took him and put him in the prison, a place where the state prisoners were confined; so he was there in the prison. (Genesis 39:20 AMP)
But as we all know, Joseph had to be in Egypt!! Joseph didn’t
understand at first but he needed to be there! Yes it seemed like
God abandoned him, yes it seemed like God was cruel and heartless
but the truth is, God was with him every step of his way!
For the next door to open Joseph had to be in Egypt! For
Joseph to accomplish God’s call on his life he had to go to
What does all that mean you might be thinking?
You might be in a place that is hard, a place where nothing
seems to be happening, a place that seems like a dead end but
that’s not true! That “dead-end” is where the next door is going
to open! It’s where that next big promotion will come through!
It’s where you will get to know God more!
It’s where breakthrough will come through!
Don’t quit, don’t tap out, but trust in the Lord.
Your promotion is around the corner, amazing things are in store
in that hard, frustrating place!
Things may seem dead and inactive but that’s not true! There is a lot
happening in the background! God is busy, He has gone ahead
of you to prepare the way!
So to end my story, after realizing all this I realized I don’t need
to worry! My life is in God’s hands. He knows everything I am
He has an amazing plan for my life.
I just need to trust Him consistently!
Where I am is exactly where He needs me to be because
the next door will open here and no where else!
And that is the same for you if you will trust Him!
He has only good things in store for you! Amen 😄