This life that we live is so fast paced. Everything is instant…. instant messaging, texting, news updates are always available from everywhere in the world on every subject at every moment of the day and night, cell phones, e-mail, drive thru’s…. We don’t have to wait for anything anymore. But is all of this instant life good for us? I don’t think it is. It seems like we have lost the value of time, patience and waiting.
God is in the process of developing our character to match our calling. When we read the scriptures and learn about the characters of the bible, it is so easy for us to skip over the large segments of time in-between events. We don’t seem to realize that the Lord took time to develop his chosen servant’s character between the time they were called and when he brought them to the fulfillment of the call. It takes time for us to mature and to grow in our relationship with the Lord. Are you willing to trust him with whatever time he needs to develop your character?
What has the Lord been saying to you about the plans and purposes that he has for your life. What has he told you about how he wants to use you? Are you willing to allow him to mold you into the person he needs you to be so that your character can stand up to pressures of your assignments. Henry Blackaby says that there is nothing more pathetic than a person with weak character in a high position. I think that Bill Clinton was one such person. The choices that he made caused harm to the office of the Presidency of The United States of America. If only his character had matched his calling.
What are the areas of your life where the Lord is asking you to allow him to mold your character? Are you willing to make the changes he is asking you to make so that he can use you in a mighty way to impact his kingdom? When the Lord reveals his plan to you, he is revealing himself, his purpose and his ways and he is inviting you to join him. Take time and ask him to reveal the areas in your life that need to be molded… and then obey him. He is inviting you to join him, but he needs you to be strong in character to do so. How will you get there? One step of obedience at a time. Trust him, he won’t let you down.