Delays Bringing About Death To Your Own Strength

Neil Vermillion —  June 21, 2019 —  Comments

At times your path seems delayed. It seems there are many twists and turns. It seems you are lost, without guidance or direction. At times it seems you have no hope or plan. In these moments reach out to me, and you will see me reach back to you. I will be there to comfort, guide, and encourage you. Even though the delays are real, and they seem so long, in the big scheme of eternity, they are not. This life is but a vapor, here today and gone tomorrow, and the sufferings, though painful, are only temporary. While this is a bitter truth to understand, knowing this will liberate you to see things from a long term perspective, with greater appreciation and anticipation of what is still yet to come. (1)

In these delays, you will experience a death to your own thoughts, desires, goals, and emotions. There is a death to your own ideas, timing, and perceived ability to make your own way in this world. Even though this death is painful, it will set you free from the deception currently obfuscating your vision, thus your understanding. This will free you from the deception of your idols, pride, and faith in your own strength. (2)

From the outside some of these things will not seem so bad. They will not seem to be completely terrible. But from my perspective these things will lead you to your own death and destruction. So in the place of delay, in the times you experience death to key aspects of yourself in many ways, you will become free to understand me better, and to see things more closely to the way I see them. You will become free to trust in me, and come to know me by the stripping away of presumptions, false hopes, and delusional facades. (3)

Though they may be painful, the times of delay will help you so very much and will prove themselves to be valuable to you. While the delays seem so big, and seem so frequent, in reality they are not. They are not big. They are not many. They will not cause you to lose out. They will not cause you to miss the mark. My ability to redeem all that has been lost will be displayed as I allow you to make up for all that has been lost. (4)

My plans for you are so much greater than any little delays you may encounter along the way. So as you experience delays, do not let your heart be troubled, but rejoice. Rejoice you are dying to aspects of yourself, and rejoice that patience is working in you so you will be mature and complete, not lacking anything. (5)

(1) Isaiah 41:10, Luke 19:10, James 4:14
(2) Romans 6:4, Galatians 5:1, Galatians 3:28
(3) Romans 6:23, John 10:10, Philippians 3:19
(4) Romans 3:24-26, Ephesians 1:7, 2 Corinthians 4:17
(5) 1 Peter 4:13, John 14:1, James 1:4

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