There is Pain in the Process!

Many times our biggest failures lead to our greatest success. We can learn what did not work and keep trying until we find what does work. Don’t stop because it doesn’t look good. Some of the most amazing things come from the most painful processes. When a woman gives birth to a baby, it doesn’t look pretty at all. There is fluid, blood, screaming, crying, all sorts of chaos. When it is all over, there is a beautiful baby. Announcements are made. Congratulations is in store. There is so much love after a long, hard, painful process. So, whatever you find yourself going through, might be painful right now, it might seem long, and even hard, but don’t stop. Push through the mess. There will be a testimony on the other side. There will be an announcement and a congratulations in store for you. The most beautiful things can be birthed from the most ugly situations. Let your faith keep you focused. Let the joy of the Lord fill your heart. Do not give up! It will be worth it all!

Be encouraged,

T Brown

Faith!

Faith is the ability to push past what you see an obtain what you cannot see. So, how do you know if what you are reaching for is even there? You don’t know. That is the power behind faith. You reach and reach and keep reaching. If it is not there, you reach until it shows up. Faith never gives up! Have a faith filled day!

Be encouraged,

T Brown

***WARNING! IT’S A DISTRACTION***

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We hear it over and over again, that you must be extremely careful with distractions. The minute you make up your mind to start walking out the plans God has for you is the moment people will start to pull on you. You are thinking God sent them for you to minister to or pour into and they were sent to suck the life out of you. You have to know the difference between God sent and some just went. Only God can save. Only God can heal. Only God can deliver. He may use us as vessels, but if he is not in the midst of what you are doing, all parties will suffer. Do not get ahead of God by trying to save somebody that God has not called out of their sin. The Bible specifically let’s us know that if he is calling them out, they will come out!

John 6:37 All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.

There is an appointed time for everything. You have to let people make up their mind on their own terms. God assigns some to plant, some to water, and eventually he will do the increasing. Don’t burn yourself out with people who have no intentions of changing their life. You have to always remember what you were like when you were in the world. When you were ready to give it up, you did. But as long as you were doing what you did, you weren’t thinking about church, the preacher, or even the scriptures you once heard. Use wisdom when ministering to people. Make sure you are advancing the kingdom and not hindering your own personal walk.

John 10:28-29 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand.

Once again, he is letting us know, his children belong to him. They will not be plucked out of his hand. He will give them life that will last  an eternity. Start leading people to Christ and stop trying to be their Savior. Believe me, if he is calling them, they will answer. Continue to love, pray, fast, and be an example of Christ. It will not only save you time and heartache, but it will make ministering more effective when it is time. Be led! Be love! But don’t be distracted!

Be encouraged,

T Brown