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As it is most times, I was lying in bed early one Friday morning, even before I had finished last week’s blog post and I was wondering how long Holy Ghost Downloads blog would last. I must admit that I tend to grow tired of ideas and to be honest, especially when they don’t get the response that I expect, but we’ve talked about that before. So, pray for me… But then, I began to say, in my mind, I’m beginning to become weary, the Holy Spirit said very clearly, “Do not become weary in welldoing”, thus this week’s blog post, “Do Not Grow Weary in the Wilderness!”
So, what are you saying to yourself? What decisions are you making in your mind? What are others saying about what you should do? Are you in a place of uncertainty? Are you growing weary in your efforts to keep moving? As we said last week, you may be in the wilderness. Unfortunately, it is in these times, that we may seek the advice of others and yes, it is possible to get ungodly counsel from godly people. So, we must know what advice to listen to. Many times, our advancement, our ability to move is determined by the advice we don’t take. If you are like me, your thoughts will wear you out, especially when you’re in the wilderness.
For the children of Israel, the wilderness was the place between Egypt, the place of slavery, and the Promised Land. ** So, listen very carefully, there is someone, including myself, that needs to hear that the Lord has delivered us from our own place of bondage, the prison of our mind and although the wilderness may feel like a place of stagnation, maybe even boring and non-productive, it’s a place of the Lord’s provision and protection until we are ready for where He needs us to go, to the place that He has promised us.
Recently I read a quote from Laynie Travis that says, “The Lord does not call qualified people; He qualifies those that He calls”. It is for that reason that He does not expect us to have our act together. But at times, we may really believe that we are on the right track and things are moving full speed ahead. But then things seem to get a little blurry and we find ourselves stubbornly holding on to our plan and trying to get the Lord to follow our ideas on how things should work. Then we begin to wonder, why have we stop moving? We feel like we’re stuck… It is then that the Lord may be taking us the long way around because we are not ready to fight what may be ahead of us. So, although it takes longer than we had hoped, we cannot grow weary in the wilderness. The Bible says if we seek His will in all [we] do, He will show [us] which path to take. The Lord knows what’s best for us and His timing is always perfect!
So, as I ponder my original questions, how long will Holy Ghost Downloads podcast last? What if the His downloads stop? The Holy Spirit said to me that as long as I am a willing vessel the oil of anointing will continue to flow …and that goes for you too. I’m sure that that will be a future episode.