Don't Be So Quick To Move
2 Corinthians 4:16-18
16 That is why we never give up. Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are[a] being renewed every day. 17 For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever! 18 So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever.
Has God given you an assignment? An assignment that you are grateful for, and excited about. Maybe it is on your job, at your school, dealing with a friend or family member, or at your church. Everything is going great where you are at, and then everything goes wrong suddenly. You throw up your hands and say “I want out.” I think we forget that our assignments are not always going to be easy. When things get hard we are so quick to flee! Telling God I can’t do this anymore. The mistake I made was asking God do I stay at this school or do I go? When He already told me why I was there in 2015. Needless to say I didn’t get an answer, and I had no peace about leaving Bowie.
Let’s back track shall we……. When I first started at Bowie I was seeing a lot of young girls doing dumb things. Missing class, doing drugs, drinking, having sex, and not doing their work. I wanted so desperately to talk to these girls. I mean everyday I wanted to go up to them after class and talk to them. One day I went home and asked God was I overstepping. I asked Him was I in order with Him, or was I just being the old lady in class wanting to preach. He told me “I put you there for that reason.” I cried like a baby in my closet! To know He placed me somewhere for a reason. But, I did not follow through. After that I got annoyed with those girls, and did not talk to them. Things went wrong in the Education department, and I wanted OUT of Bowie.
I looked at other schools, and felt no peace. What God told me was stuck in my head all of the time. I felt like I was letting Him down by wanting out. This Sunday my pastor preached on not giving up on assignments. Yes, things get tough but, God is with us all of the way. I know that my assignment at Bowie State is not finished so, I can not give up. Same for you. Is your assignment finished? If it’s not make up your mind to do something! Change your attitude, and proclaim that you are a winner. The devil does not want us to win, or finish our assignments. People draw near to God through us, and our ways. How can they see God if we flee? One night I was thinking if I transfer out of Bowie, how am I going to pay for another school that cost more. Last week I logged on to Bowie State’s student portal, and found out that I received grants and scholarships! This whole year is paid for… Look at God! You see I wanted to move so quickly but, God was telling me NO. Stay where you, and watch the miracles unfold. I know it’s hard! your job is crazy, the people are crazy, the school is crazy, you are tired, and you are angry. But, if God did not tell you to move then stay put, and finish!
10 “Be still, and know that I am God!
I will be honored by every nation.
I will be honored throughout the world.”