A Place of Preparation


No training, correction, or discipline seems pleasant at the time it is being administered to us, but afterwards we come to appreciate it. (Hebrews 12:11)


Have you ever found yourself in a place where you didn’t necessarily want to be?

Often times when God wants to take us from where we are, to where He wants us to be, He’ll place us in certain situations that will truly test our faith. He rarely takes us to where He wants us to be without training, correcting and disciplining us. He takes the good and the bad, the ups and downs, and He uses trials that we may learn valuable lessons, while He prepares us for something greater.

If you were to ask Moses how he became a great leader, he would probably remind you of his trials with Pharaoh, and the times of testing in the wilderness. If you were to ask Joseph how he rose to the position of prime minister, he would most likely refer back to his years of slavery, and the years of wrongful accusations and betrayals. What if you could talk to David and inquire about how he was elevated to becoming King of Israel?   He could point you back to a rejected shepherd boy.  And God eventually guided him through many years of battle and gave him the courage to endure a jealous King Saul.

Yes, you are where you are today for a greater purpose.  You may not like it, but this is where God wants you to be.   The more you fight against it, the longer the process will take . . . So, yield to God’s plan; find peace where you are, while on the way to where you’re going.


      Carolyn Crow