Training Exercises For Great Stability

Neil Vermillion —  November 18, 2019 —  Comments

I want to remind you, times of hardship, struggle, and even failure can be used to remove weakness within you. I see the desire within your heart to be set on a solid foundation. I see the desire to be led to, and follow, the path of righteousness. These things require my strength. It will require your submission to my will, my spirit, and my timing. So know, I have given you the skills you need to make the right choices. I am preparing you to succeed in the path I am calling you to follow. (1)

This path will not always come easily. This path will not always come quickly. In fact, it will be slow going, and at times, will be difficult. This path will be costly, requiring much sacrifice on your part. Even though I know you desire the end result, I also know you do not want to endure the process. Though you want the fruit, you want to bypass the process of gradual growth to develop it. (2)

I see these things, and I am working on your behalf in spite of your resistance, reluctance, and rebellion. I am working for your benefit in spite of your ignorance, and moving you to, and through, the paths of preparation. Though these paths of preparation will be good for you, they will not be entirely pleasant. Though they are not always pleasant, they will serve you well in the days ahead, so do not hold back, nor hesitate. Do not fear these paths of preparation for they will be a blessing to you. They will be a gift and will set you up to overcome if you will remain faithful and not lose heart. If you will not become distracted, nor give up or weary you will see the fruition of my purposes and plans for you. (3)

In your times of hardship and delay, continue to draw yourself to me and quicken your spirit, for in doing so you will save previous time. In doing so, you will learn the lessons you need to learn so you can advance, and not waste time repeating lessons you have already learned. Be sharp. Be alert. Be aware! All these things are working together for your good, if you will remain focused and intent, if you will not veer to the right, nor to the left, but pursue what I have given you to pursue, forsaking all others. (4)

These times are but training exercises for you. Though you will sweat and be pushed to your limits, at times it will feel you have been pushed past them, you will see their value when you come through to the other side. When you are skilled and excellent in the areas I have called you to pursue you will appreciate the times of preparation, and all I have given you to experience in order to prepare you. (5)

These are but training exercises preparing you for the days ahead – the days of your destiny and the great call upon your life. These days of preparation are significant. It is for this reason I want you to succeed, for I want you to be prepared. I want you to be skilled, equipped, excellent, and competent for I see the end, and I know how to get you where I need you to be. So trust in my leadership, and in my process, though it will not always be to your liking. Though there will be times of unrest and discomfort, know I am working all this out, and it will be good. (6)

All these exercises will work together to set you in the place of great stability, for the days ahead will surely require those whose feet will not slip. They will require those who will not stumble, nor be easily distracted. All the stability built on the foundations of man, on the institutions of man, the ideas and ways of man, will surely fail you in the days ahead, but as you take time to build your foundation upon me, my word, and my ways, surely you will have the great stability you will most certainly need. (7)

(1) 2 Corinthians 12:9, Matthew 7:24, Psalm 5:8, Psalm 119:105
(2) 1 Peter 4:12, 2 Corinthians 4:8-9, James 1:12
(3) Hebrews 7:25, John 14:3, Galatians 6:9
(4) John 12:32, James 4:8, 1 Peter 5:8, Ephesians 6:18, Proverbs 4:27
(5) 1 Corinthians 2:9, Proverbs 22:29, Exodus 35:31
(6) Hebrews 13:17, Romans 8:28
(7) Proverbs 10:9, Psalm 40:2, James 1:8, Matthew 21:42

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