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James, a bond-servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes who are dispersed abroad: Greetings. Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
JAMES 1:1-4 NASB
I am still wrestling with this scripture. I ‘get it’ in my head but struggle to ‘get it’ in my heart. When trouble comes, it usually comes from several angles at the same time.
I want God to rescue me from trouble instead of taking me through it.
I want blessing without any pain. I want my cup to overflow but without being in the presence of my enemies.
What about you?
And He said to them, “But now, whoever has a money belt is to take it along, likewise also a bag, and whoever has no sword is to sell his coat and buy one. For I tell you that this which is written must be fulfilled in Me, ‘And He was numbered with transgressors ‘; for that which refers to Me has its fulfillment.” They said, “Lord, look, here are two swords.” And He said to them, “It is enough.”
LUKE 22:36-38 NASB
Mom asks Naomi if she has been charging extra snacks & breakfast at school.
She says “No.”
Mom says she will get a print out of every meal charged.
Naomi: “Wait, that isn’t my FINAL ANSWER!”
Sometimes we have go backwards. Sometimes we have to backtrack. Sometimes we have to reinvent ourselves. Sometimes.
An arrow cannot slip forward until it has been pulled back. A bullet cannot rush forward until the trigger goes back.
If God pulls you back, don’t be dismayed. He will always launch you so much further!