Today I believe God is reaching into areas of frustration, bringing comfort and restoring faith.
- Frustration occurs when progress is blocked. It is the feeling we have when something important to us is delayed, or cannot be changed
- It may arise when we feel disempowered, because of circumstances or the actions of others
Frustration can be like a crack in a vessel. Over time, our hope and joyful expectation drains out of us. We can become dry and empty.
If you can relate to this, hear your Father saying,
“I am healing the breach! I am repairing what is broken. I am replenishing you and restoring your joy.”
He wants you to know that His compassion and mercy is abundant towards you.
Sometimes, we appear to be stuck, but God says otherwise!
‘We have escaped like a bird from the fowler’s snare; the snare has been broken, and we have escaped’ (Psalm 124:7 NIV)
God promised Paul he would testify about Jesus in Rome (Acts 23:11). And yet he become stuck in Caesarea, waiting for a decision from the weak-minded governor Felix.
Two years went by.
It took a change of leadership and a dramatic appeal by Paul, in order for him to be sent to Rome. But if Paul hadn’t been sent at that exact time, there are a large number of people in the Acts account, who would not have heard the Gospel (see Acts 26-28).
God is faithful. And He has His perfect timing.
Just as happened to Paul, there may be times when we’re subject in frustration to lawmakers—or educators, bosses or leaders.
- When others are in charge, they can make decisions that directly affect us and our prophetic calling.
A leader may make a decision without our consultation. Instead of being closer to where we believe God is taking us, for a period of time it seems the opposite may be happening.
This can be true in our work life, church or ministry life.
But behind the scenes, God is at work.
That Frustration May be a Clue to Your Freedom
This week, I have been preparing a video lecture from my own life-lessons, on the topic of ‘prophetic expectations in church and ministry life’. One lesson that stood out to me, is this:
Frustration can be a sign that we’re looking for God’s answer in people or circumstances.
When I look back, there’s been many times I have wholeheartedly believed God’s future plan for my life was bound up with a church or organization I was traveling with at that time. I learned to hold on very lightly to those kinds of expectations.
- My role was to faithfully serve the vision of the leaders God gave me at those times. It was God’s role to fulfil His promises and plan for my life.
He is so faithful! As the Bible says, ‘The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it.’ (1 Thess 5:24, NIV)
Your expectation about your calling can be on God alone.
Know that your Father who has created and called you is sovereign. He is faithful to His promises.
That Circumstance Cannot Limit You
A new song is rising within you. ‘This circumstance is not my limitation. You, oh God, are my expectation!’
The Bible tells us that our experience can be like Abraham’s.
- While waiting for God’s prophetic promise to be fulfilled, we can be strengthened in our faith (Rom 4:20-21)
- Instead of becoming dry and weak, we can be filled with faith and growing stronger!
Here is a personal confession you can make from Scripture:
‘I am not wavering at the promise of God. I believe every promise given to me by my Heavenly Father is being fulfilled. I am strengthened in faith; I am giving glory to God! I am fully convinced that what God has promised, He is able to perform.’ (Based on Romans 4:20-21)
Receive a fresh infilling from Heaven today.
More Inspiration on the Enliven Prophetic School
The above lesson was inspired from my latest teaching on the topic of ‘Prophetic Expectations in the Context of Church or Ministry Life’.
I will be building this workshop on the school throughout March and warmly invite you to join me.
View and enroll in the complete video lecture series on the Enliven Prophetic School here. You can choose between a small monthly subscription, or a one-off payment with no expiry date.
Modules on the School currently include: ‘How to hear God’s voice’ ‘How to Begin and Grow in Prophecy’, ‘The Seer Gift: How to Grow in Pictures and Visions’, ‘Discernment and Prophetic Warnings’ and the ‘Prophetic Guidance Master Class’
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