GOD IS MOLDING US FOR HIS PURPOSE IN THE MIDST OF TRAGEDY
LEARNING PATIENCE IS THE FRUIT OF THE MYSTERY
WRITTEN BY SHIRLEY RHODES
Calming our wondering minds and thoughts aligns us and brings us into remembrance that God thought of us before we existed and gave us life so that we are able to live productive and dedicated to that purpose. We must constantly remind our-selves to be Patient; God is Molding Us for His Purpose. Along the way we will experience love, joy, and happiness, as well as trials, tribulations and times of uncertainty, knowledge of the Source helps us to win the victory, if we don’t lose focus of our eternal destination.
We are sure to encounter presence of evil along this journey, so much so that we surrender when pressured, we fall but we get up, we move on because there is a promise we must honor and keep, God is Molding Us for His Purpose.
Trust in God’s timing not your own, when we are being molded we may experience moments when it seems as if God doesn’t hear our prayers, or the answer to our request takes a long time to materialize. That’s when we must trust God to come through, to do so, focus through spiritual eyes instead of carnal eyes. He instructs us to set our affections on heavenly things. What joy waits when we are able to endure and reap the benefits of patience. What we see from a worldly sense is all that surrounds us, behavior and attitudes, we therefore seek and expect instant gratification, and we don’t like to wait.
Expecting to share in God’s blessings for our lives requires patience and when completion is evident we “know” that we are a product of “Patience” Because God is Molding us for His Purpose,” not our own, the anticipation experienced can be one of peace and joy knowing that he always keeps his promise.
Understanding the message and how Jesus worked the pattern for life gives each of us an opportunity to become perfected through the molding process. Jesus shared leisure conversation; built intimate personal relationships; he was compassionate in response and prayer and even endured a sacrificial death so that we may know.
Patience; God is Molding us for His Purpose, even making the first step in becoming more like Jesus we must remember that we will go through plenty of hard times, by enduring it all in patience the end results is eternal beauty and joy, as spoken by some, “Joy unspeakable.”
What does all of this mean? Jesus is the means to forgiveness of our sins, he lives and breathes in those who believe and accept him into their lives. In him we find love, healing, mercy, grace, light anything about us that is broken is fixed especially if we remember these words in faith, “Patience; God is Molding Us for His Purpose.” The sacrificed Jesus made us fit for God; we are redeemed, molded and shaped with a purpose.