I thank God for you.
You've survived a lot.
You and I have survived two of the craziest years known to human history.
But for what? What did God have us survive for?
COVID-19 was a perfect scenario for using the phrase, "It's not my season.".
The timing was perfect.
But now, as we are collectively catch our breath, now what is it time for? Your season to move into purpose may not have come in 2020, but is your time today?
The pitstops to purpose don't always look like what we expect. They may not always be convenient or match our calendar. And yet, God still requires us to embrace those moments of disruption.
On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, “They have no more wine.” “Woman, why do you involve me?” Jesus replied. “My hour has not yet come.” ~John 2:1-4 New International Version
So how do we know when something is a divine disruption or the devil's detour?
GOD USES INVESTED PEOPLE TO PROVOKE YOU
His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” ~John 2:5 NIV
Mary was fully vested in Jesus. From the womb to this very moment, she had proven herself to be a champion of Christ and his future. Many times, those who have demonstrated their commitment to your calling can see you doing great things before you can.
Jesus knew Mary not only as his mother, not only as his protector as a child, but as a woman "favored by God." Even if he didn't see the her request as a point of purpose, he knew God had a track record of using Mary to usher in divine appointments. Is God using someone you trust to provoke you into forward movement? Is the favor on their life obvious? Do they have a track record with Heaven? Then don't dismiss the moment. Divine doesn't have to follow your schedule.
GOD USES UNCONVENTIONAL PROVISION
Nearby stood six stone water jars, the kind used by the Jews for ceremonial washing, each holding from twenty to thirty gallons. Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water”; so they filled them to the brim. ~John 2:6-7 NIV
The enormous jars Jesus used to turn water into wine weren't for drinking water. They were to hold water for ceremonial washing (washing of feet, etc...). This water made what was once filthy from walking in the hot, desert climate clean. Only Jesus would choose to make what cleans us up on the outside to renew and refresh us on the inside.
You may not have what makes sense to you in order to move forward, but you do have what makes sense to God. So, use what you've got. The Bible tells us that "Jesus makes all things new." He did it with water in a bunch of stone jars, and he will do it for you.
God's timing is perfect. Embrace whatever pitstop God has placed you in. Don't despise small beginnings.
Jesus turned cleaning water into the best wine in the house.
What is crazy, wonderful thing is he waiting to do for you?
I thank God for you. You've survived a lot.
Now show us why.
Thanks for hangin' with me today!
Now, get to work! We've got Kingdom to build.
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