The FOUR letter word that comes to ALL! No man is exempted from this experience…
No matter how lofty and high a man has attained, he can never claim to be pain free. At one time or point of the other, we experienced it.
I am not exempt from it, not even Jesus was on earth! Sometimes your PAIN is so PLAIN for all to see and most of the times, people tease, make jest and mockery of your painful situation. But one thing is most eminent.. ALL MUST PASS THROUGH THE TUNNEL OF PAIN.
I may not know the line of pain you are going through right now but I DO KNOW you are going through at least ONE! This could be the PAIN OF DASHED HOPES, the PAIN OF BROKEN MARRIAGE, the PAIN OF BROKEN RELATIONSHIP, the PAIN OF LOOSING SOMEONE SO DEAR; whatsoever kind of PAIN it is, PAIN is PAIN and it comes to all with a MASKED FACE.
Note that, PAIN is not a sign that God has abandoned you. In fact, it proves that He is with you STILL HOLDING THE PIECES OF YOU TOGETHER IN ONE PIECE! We are most times tempted to believe that such experience is a sign of God departing from us but NO! Job was in pains, his friends, families and even his wife left him because they feel nothing good can come out of him again..
Joseph went through his experience, thrown into a dungeon and eventually sold to slavery… To Joseph, his PAIN was his TRANSPORTER TO HIS DESTINY!
Every man’s WARFARE or PAIN is determined by WHAT HE CARRIES, perhaps your prolonged pain is a result of what you carry inside of you!
Paul the apostle had pains – a THORN..
Jesus our Lord felt God had departed and thus cried, ‘MY FATHER WHY HAST THOU FORSAKEN ME.. When people do not identify with you in your painful moments is brings about loneliness…
There have been so much times in my life when this unexpected visitor knocks and I try sending it away. I didn’t call for it, it just came to see my smiling face..
Oh such awful moments… But as I travel memory lane, I realized that during my PAINS was when I see His FACE and feel His presence around me. Beneath my ribs into the region of my heart are multiple SCARS OF PAIN.
My PAIN has so PAINTED my whole afresh. My PAIN is my PAINT!
My PAIN has made me grow in so many ways and in so many ways shown me WHO I REALLY AM!
Jesus was a good master because He was a good learner.. “HE LEARNT OBEDIENCE THROUGH THE THINGS (PAINS) HE SUFFERED!” Your PAINFUL moments are your MATURATION moments use it rightly! I will never pray that you be exempted from PAIN. No never!
But I will pray that through these PAINS, you EVOLVE into WHOM you are DESTINED TO BE! Your PAINFUL moment is your GAIN – FULL moment!
~ by Mark Cyril
|Author, teacher, motivational and conference speaker, Pastor Mark Cyril is the international President of CYRIL MARK WORLD EVANGELISM – an independent ministry taking the message of the cross across the Nations turning many in their numbers to salvation through Jesus Christ. He is also the Senior Pastor of Revelation Apostolic Community; an apostolic and Prophetic Word based ministry in Abuja the capital city of Nigeria – West Africa.|