Endure is defined as to suffer (something painful or difficult) patiently; to remain firm under suffering or misfortune without yielding.
Process is defined as a series of actions or steps taken in order to achieve a particular end.
I don’t know about you all, but I have been in a season where God has been processing me, and this process hasn’t been feeling good, matter of fact I gave up so many times mentally because I didn’t know if I could take anymore. So many times, I wanted to return to comfort, familiarity, and Egypt. However, I choose daily to continue the process because I know the end will be worth it. So, I call this season my wilderness season.
During this season, there has been much pruning and it doesn’t feel good. To prune means to cut off or cut back parts for better shape or more fruitful growth. Sometimes we want the growth, the fruit, and the increase, but we don’t want the cutting, the uprooting, or the CHANGE. In order to go to your NEXT, you must ENDURE THE PROCESS!! Sometimes that process doesn’t look like what you want but God knows what you need.
Many people in this world have abandoned their process and never got to experience God’s deepness and His plan for their life because they stayed on the shallow end. See when you want to go deeper into Him, it requires paying a price. Are you willing to pay the price? What I love about the church and older saints is they travailed in prayer, and they have a Master’s Degree in Kneeology LOL. That means they were going to do whatever it took until God answered those prayers. Even if that meant praying alllll day and sacrificing time or sleep.
See this generation wants everything quick and easy but some levels in Christ require time, patience, work, and most importantly OBEDIENCE. When the Israelites were in the wilderness, God didn’t want their sacrifices, He wanted their obedience, their hearts. Whatever season you are in I encourage you to keep going and think about the end. Know that this is just temporary, and this season should pass but you want to go through this season with grace and learn whatever God is trying to teach you. We know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, and to those who are called according to His purpose. (Romans 8:28)
“Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.” Romans 5:3-5