Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered;
Are you taking full advantage of your daily training experiences?
Do you ever reflect on the things you have gone through? If you don’t, how can you learn? If you do, can you talk about the experience you gained? Do you sometimes feel, “Why me or what’s going on?”. The reality is, every single day of your life, you are in training. You might also think, “What am I in training for? What is my purpose? What has God called me to do? Here are a few scriptures to help you understand what you are in training to do:
Romans 12:1-2 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God (KJV)
1 Thessalonians 5:15-18 Make sure no one returns evil for evil, but always pursue what is good as it affects one another in the church but also all people. 16 Celebrate always, 17 pray constantly, and 18 give thanks to God no matter what circumstances you find yourself in. (This is God’s will for all of you in Jesus the Anointed.) (The Voice)
1 Peter 2:13-16 In order to honor the Lord, you must respect and defer to the authority of every human institution, whether it be the highest ruler 14 or the governors he puts in place to punish lawbreakers and to praise those who do what’s right. 15 For it is God’s will for you to silence the ignorance of foolish people by doing what is right. 16 As God’s loving servants, you should live in complete freedom, but never use your freedom as a cover-up for evil. (The Passion Translation)
Before you look for your call to be the next T. D. Jakes, are you able to say you have mastered these 3 passages? You are learning to be obedient to the will of God so you can fulfill His divine purpose for your life.
Children learn what not to do by getting a tap; a spanking; or for the 20th and 21st century parents, put in timeout. You are God’s child. Because He loves you, He chastens you. Have you gotten a tap, a spanking, or are you in time out? He is teaching you to be obedient. Reflecting on the things you have already gone through, both good and bad, helps to point you in the right direction and shines light on your ultimate purpose.
Please agree with me as I pray:
Father, I did not understand the need before, I also was not sure that I could, but today I thank You for every trial and every experience I have gone through. I now see them as a training exercise with You. With each experience, I get a new level of understanding. I know you are getting me ready for the task ahead. Thank You for calling, anointing, and appointing me for the assignment of Your choosing, not mine. I stand ready to go through what I must go through in order to become, in the natural, what You ordained for me to be in the Spirit. I never thought about it before. I think about it now and I’m grateful for my training…