You may find yourself in a season where only your needs—and none of your desires—are being met. In other words, you are getting your daily bread, but not much else. You might begin to lose hope when things don’t materialize according to your plan and timeline. Here are 3 key insights that will help you make it through these times.
Here are 3 key insights to enduring a daily bread season:
- All seasons are purposeful. This even extends to the ones that seem difficult to endure. God may be answering your prayers, but just not in the way you envisioned. When you are living in the season of only getting your daily bread, know that God is sustaining you. This should be your confirmation that you are not alone, and that you are in this season for a reason.
- Embrace your process. Sometimes you might think that things are the way they are because of something you did or didn’t do. Subsequently, you may become confused about the next action you should take. In other words, you may think you are not where you are supposed to be. In reality, however, you are exactly where God wants you to be. God will always give you what you need, when you need it. Your job is to hold on until you get there.
- Keep your one-dimensional prayer requests in the proper perspective. Sometimes when we are in a season of only having our needs met, we become razor-focused on praying to God for some form of relief. We pray to God saying, “Father, please create a way for me to pay this month’s rent and tuition,” or, “Father, please heal me.” However, we must remind ourselves that we are praying to a sovereign God who has the power to respond to our one-dimensional prayer requests in a multi-dimensional way. God can use your current season to teach you, to strengthen you, to prepare you for the next season, or to bring you closer to Him. Remember that you have a tendency to focus on your prayer requests, but God has a tendency to focus on you.
This Lenten season, turn your blues to blessings by choosing to serve God despite the season or harvest.
“I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.” Philippians 4:11 (NIV)
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