1 Peter 5: 10 – But the God of all grace who has called us into eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that you have suffered awhile, make you perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you.
Ecclesiastes 3: 1 – To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.
One thing I want you to understand this morning is that God is not a talkative. Why? Because once God has spoken twice have I heard that power belong to God. Believe God you shall be established, believe His prophet you shall prosper. Your prosperity in life is tied with your belief of His prophet (2 chronicles 20: 20).
The turning point in the life of any Christian or believer is when their awhile comes. It is not a matter of if; it’s a matter of when.
Say after me, my challenges has passed their time allowed, my awhile is now.
The awhile of Moses came when he saw the burning bush (Exodus 3). Joseph awhile came when the king had a dream (Genesis 41: 1-44). Hannah’s awhile came when God heard her prayer at Shiloh (1 Samuel 1: 9-20). That of Elisha was when he saw Elijah departed as a result received a double portion of his anointing (2 king 2: 9-15).
God is interested in your welfare not only your soul, spirit and body. He is also interested in your increase. Psalm 105: 24 – And He increased His people greatly and made them stronger than their enemy. Proverbs 4: 18 – But the path of the just is as a shining light that shines more and more into a perfect day.
For your awhile to come, there are things God has to cut off from your life:
1.THINGS THAT HAVE SERVED THEIR TIME PURPOSE IN YOUR LIFE
Some things have past their time in your life and you need to allow them to go, such things could be your job, a relationship or a house, and many others.
2.THINGS THAT REFUSED TO CHANGE IN YOUR LIFE
Fundamental problems, a besetting sin, little foxes that spoil the vine, sickness that will not go away, pride etc.
3.THINGS THAT WILL GIVE TROUBLE IN FUTURE
Moses had a problem with anger. A problem you don’t deal with when you are young/small when you become adult/old will definitely expose you.
4.GOOD THINGS THAT ARE STANDING IN THE WAY OF THE BETTER ONES
How long will you allow the grace of God to be wasted? It is “too risky” not to take a risk. You cannot get to the next level of your life without adjustments. Until you let go of a queen Vashti, your Esther cannot come. You cannot change the things you accept.
5.THINGS THAT ARE HOLDING YOU BACK
Sleep could be a problem, too much food, inability to fast, stinginess, greediness, love of money, prayerlessness or procrastination. Procrastination is a steal of time
6.THINGS GOD HAS NOT CHOOSEN FOR YOU
Could be a career, a job or a relationship.
Don’t think that God cannot set you free from these things, if you make a move God will make a room.