As long as you are alive, you will go through things in life. Sometimes you’ll go through difficult things, sometimes, not so difficult. How you respond in those times is a very telling testament to who you truly are inside.
I’m learning to see these times that God has allowed in my life as times of opportunity for growth and development. God can and does use everything to help us to grow in Him so that He can trust us with the destiny and calling He has placed on our lives. Graham Cooke says God allows us to go through tests, and He never fails us. He just allows us to take the test again and again until we pass. 0_o Yikes!!
I am allowing myself during the trial I am in now, to grieve as needed and do what I need to do along that vein, but I don’t just stop there and wallow. Oftentimes, when we go through difficult times, we feel alone. Part of the reason is because we shut ourselves off from the rest of the world and God. We tend to put all our energy and focus into ourselves- feeling bad, feeling sorry, feeling betrayed, hurt, or whatever other negative aspects we can focus on. The truth is, even then, we are not alone. We are always surrounded. I challenge you to look for God during trials. He is not hiding at all. It’s amazing. It has become fun to look for and find Him and His handwork over and over and over, even as I cry.
When I consider my losses, especially the last 5 I have endured since August, I allow myself to get excited for 3 reasons. 1. When I get to Heaven, this won’t matter. 2. When I get to Heaven, I will never be a part from these children ever again. 3. I get to have them all!! These were pregnancies that overlapped. Outside of being pregnant with quintuplets, I could never have had all 5 of them here on Earth but in Heaven, I get them all!! Whoo hoo!!!
A key for me during these times has been to keep going. I keep right on loving, serving, giving and helping others. When someone sends me a message asking for prayer for something, I don’t turn it into something about me and what I’m going through, I just pray for them as I would for myself and keep moving. It has become a wonderful habit. I love how I am now allowing the attacks of the enemy to push me right into the arms of my Abba. I am worshiping Him and abiding in Him like never before and it is so good!! I see God all over the whole situation as He pours into me during our quiet times and He uses people to shower me with a love that I had never known possible. I have gotten prophetic words for strangers as I am out in the midst of this trial. I’ve gotten word that some of my recent words of prophecy are coming to pass right now! I’ve gotten flowers, money, a free painting session with my artist friend, free dinner and such an outpouring of love and support that I would be flat out lying to say that I feel like I am alone. I am surrounded!! As I freely receive all this love, I can’t help but continue to give it out. I am excited to see what’s next!
So keep moving, keep going, don’t just sit and wallow when you go through trials in life. If you feel like you don’t have people supporting or loving you, go out of your way and do what you would want, for someone else. I guarantee, you will see a return on it in more ways than one. Don’t make everything all about you. Get up and do something for someone else. You aren’t the only one going through something. We need each other and while so many are waiting for God to do something, He is just waiting for us to move. So, move!! Go though this trial and pass that test! You can do it! You have the entire Hosts of Heaven rooting for you!