Achieving Our Throne
Sometimes I become impatient with God’s promises. He has designed each of us for a specific purpose; and if we listen intently enough, we will come to understand that purpose. But why doesn’t God bring that purpose to fruition right away? Why must we obediently wait on the path to that purpose forging our way through circumstances, people and situations that seem wholly unrelated?
When I ask these questions in frustration, I think of King David. God promised King David in his youth that he would be king of all Israel, but David had to wait many years and endure many challenges before his throne was realized. Why didn’t God immediately serve the throne to David on a silver platter? David had not yet earned the throne. David’s character was not yet ready to bare the burden of responsibilities that came with the throne.
We all have our own throne (purpose) promised to us by God, but the process of preparation takes time. Our character needs to be ready to bare the weight of the responsibilities that come with our promised destiny. I have not yet reached my throne, but I know that I’m on the right path. I have realized that the difficult circumstances God has allowed on my path have been preparing me for the mighty work He has for me.
So instead of complaining to God with impatience, I pray to God that I may learn, grow and change during the uncomfortable and difficult situations, so that some day I may fulfill my purpose in a way that is pleasing to Him. When I do come to my own personal throne, I will rejoice and dance as David, and I will not take that purpose for granted.
“O Lord my God, you have performed many wonders for us.
Your plans for us are too numerous to list.
You have no equal.
If I tried to recite all your wonderful deeds,
I would never come to the end of them.”
– Psalm 40.5 (NLT)
“Lord, help me to be content on the path to my throne. I want to be always mindful of Your presence so that You can cultivate my character that I may be able to achieve the purpose You have for my life. Reveal to me steps that I can make in the right direction that lead along the path You designed for me.”