Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree, and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree: and it shall be to the LORD for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off. (Iss 55:13). That led them by the right hand of Moses with his glorious arm, dividing the water before them, to make himself an everlasting name? (Iss 63:12).
God is always willing to show every believer seeking His face His thoughts and His ways. When He shows up, we get what we seek. In showing up, He gives us practical steps on how to get things done. Results follow and then we move from where we are, to where we ought to be. In effect, our lives become living testimonies embedded in the hearts of men that hear the good news (our testimonies). We also become everlasting signs that cannot be cut off- the same way the miracle of parting of the red sea remains indelible in our hearts today. God’s deeds are indelible and will continually be referred to as proofs of His integrity. From the above Scripture, we understand that God will produce results in our lives that will not only be the talk of town but will be referred to by generations to come. The truth is that you do not have to pray to get a job, food or clothing. A heart of gratitude towards God for the times you never asked yet He provided will make lack cease in these areas of your life. Praise alone can get you results that people will forever marvel at.
You need to understand that saviours of the world emerge from the waters of gratitude. For instance, record has it that Albert Einstein gave thanks a hundred times a day and realised He brought about more discoveries when He was in the praise mood. The Bible says, “…when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.”(Romans 1:21). Therefore, be grateful for those things in your life you tag little and so ignore because they will open the door to more of God’s blessings your life.
Once the blessing begins to manifest in your life, no one will doubt the hand of God on you. For this to happen however, you have to make God’s thought for your life your own thoughts and His ways, your own way. This is because your desires and requests must be located in God’s Word. God has promised to fulfil His own Words and not yours, so you need to know His Word concerning every issue in your life. This will produce fast and effective results. Get a thought from God via His Word. When you do, you can access the blessing especially when you feel grieved in your spirit, rejected, downtrodden or forsaken. Such odd times only show it’s time to enter into something new in your life. You must understand your time of visitation and the power of that moment. When those unpleasant seasons come, hold on to them. They are rare seasons and you must learn not only to seize them but also to make the best out of them. In just a moment, a man can find the key to greatness and fulfilment. For example, look at footballers. They become great when they seize a moment. Just one moment…in one match and one day! The result of their dedication is then registered in the consciousness of the audience (people in their environment) and the facilitator of that victory becomes very distinguished. This is how greatness comes!
Never forget that challenges come packed with power. When they come, do not go on as though every time or phase in your life is the same. Understand that every time is the same in your chronometer but not the same in the carious(season) and it always birth purpose. This means that once purpose is about to be born in your life, a season different from the one you know and are comfortable with will arise. God expects you to seize it as another favourable opportunity. If you let it go, you disrupt the order and may have to start all over again.
Be grateful for the blessings of God in your life (this includes those ‘stuff’ you have tagged unpleasant). Realise that challenges and struggles you face are seasons you must seize and make the best of. In them, you will find your next phase.