Do not gloat over me, my enemy! Though I have fallen, I will rise. Though I sit in darkness, the Lord will be my light. Because I have sinned against him, I will bear the Lord’s wrath, until he pleads my case and establishes my right. He will bring me out into the light;I will see his righteousness.
— Micah 7:8-9
“If your not careful you shift your identity to what He’s bringing to the surface
instead of where He is taking you, and why He is bringing it to the surface so He can get you to where He wants you”
Corrective Vision. — we must continually be walking not only in the light of correction, but also in the light of who we are in Christ. Far too often in the midst of failings, we only focus on the now, the current, the hurt. We can, without realizing, begin to identify with that sin or that trait we wish not to have, to such a degree that we cannot seem to get away from it. The Proverbial mountain we feel we must encircle again and again. How many times must we camp at its base, awaiting our next venture and attempt to escape… only to find that we have once again set up camp on familiar grounds. What in fact does it take to leave these worn paths?
A new way. The old strongholds of our own understanding have failed repeatedly, and we cannot think it wise to try once again. There is a new path, one we’ve not seen, and one we cannot see on our own. It is a path of broken ground made level. It a the path through the mountain peak. It is a path uncreatable by our own hands. Only made reality by He, the One who is the way maker.
There is a great tempest brewing in these days to dishearten the soldiers. Threats of life’s fullness missed forever, call out as sirens. Taunting voices from doors past shut, enticing once again. Angry shouts of failure glaring as bright reflections. Words of discouragement from trusted mouths. Blinded eyes to current whereabouts.
He is bringing about in these days a swift awareness to needed change. With this awareness comes the tools, the faith, and the strength to change. WE CANNOT become discouraged by what is coming to the surface, but TRAMPLE it beneath as we run out the race that has been set before us.
So be aware, revelation is at our doors. Discouragement by its side. We must give full reign to revelation, bypassing reason that would scream of failure and missed opportunity. Those things we can no longer change. Yes, there must be an awareness of miss that stirs us towards a greater perfecting in Christ, but, it cannot in the slightest birth discouragement. Discouragement will not be a deal-breaker in this season, but it will impede.
Run out the race.