"Don't get upset when there's a distance between your anointing and your announcement, because the distance between your anointing and your announcement is the process."
|Microwave / Walmart
We live in a "microwave" society. We want instant gratification, instant validation, instant success, instant income, instant everything. Patience has become a lost art. We don't know how to wait anymore--actually, if we're being honest, we know how to wait--we just don't want to. We see what we want, and we want it--whatever "it" is--right NOW.
Newsflash: We might live in a "microwave" society, but we don't serve a "microwave" God. Have you ever noticed that when you cook something in the microwave, its cooking time is shorter, but it doesn't taste quite as good as it would've if you'd cooked it in the oven? The same applies to your process. In an excerpt from Luke 12:48, Jesus says, "From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked" (NIV). If God anointed you for something, He will announce you...in His timing. Don't rush Him. I think we hold on too tightly to the idea that God will take us where we need to be. He will, but here's the thing: The promise is not just in future tense. It's in the present, too--present in your process. The fact of the matter is, you're already exactly where you need to be. Right now, this very moment, is an integral part of your process. It may be difficult, but it's a necessary step closer to purpose. Your process has already started even if you can't see it yet.
A word to the wise: If God's taking you through your process slowly, it's because He's preparing you for higher elevation. Before you level up, God needs to make sure you can handle the altitude of your anointing! If you try to get out of this chapter too soon, chances are you'll struggle more in the next one. Skipping the struggle now may cause you to take success for granted later. The next time you're tempted to ask God for a microwave breakthrough, consider that the oven-baked blessing is well worth the wait. Give yourself grace to be seasoned in this season. Go through your process and finish this phase strong. You've got this! 💪🏾 #WednesdayWisdom