“I am a master over nothing — but I desire to master all good things.”
I was contemplating new circumstances in my life at present, and I asked The Holy Spirit what He was showing me with these Words.
Changes come to us all and new seasons can feel strange, and yet, we know they are to be grasped and agreed to, as this is where new growth comes.
Beloved, be brave just as Joshua, even in the mundane.
We are encouraged to master everything we do and this isn’t to strive, it is a call to master joy, patience, our tongues and thoughts as we go into a season of fine tuning. It is only when we believe we are a master over something that we then fail.
God is fine tuning us where we haven’t yet put our feet. These are not necessarily big things but the mundane! This is the place of true bravery and battle training.
Can we care for someone who finds fault with us at times? Or doesn’t say thank you enough?
Can we spend quality time contemplating God instead of doing? God wants Mary’s to sit at his feet and be fed, rather than be the Martha’s who believed Jesus needed feeding!
Can we exhort ourselves to be joyful by transforming our minds in all circumstances?
We cannot do these things by ourselves yet, with God, we can do all things!
This is a season to deliberately walk in the mundane of the world, with a heavenly perspective. It is an examining time with God and he desires we examine ourselves in how we relate with others and deal with unexpected trials.
It is a season to allow The LORD to sharpen his arrows to hit the mark of His standard over us as the bride of Christ!
It is a battle of the mind and will and we must remember that our God only desires what is good for us!
“For I know the plans I have for you,” says The LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11.
“Do your best and let God do the rest!” Proverbs 16:3 ESV.
“And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to The LORD and not to men, knowing that from The LORD you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve The LORD Christ.” Colossians 3:23-24 ESV.
~ Yvonne Coombs