Right Where You Should Be.

There is nothing wrong with this season you are in. Though it feel like prison. Though you seem stuck and trapped. Though it feels like a wilderness; dry and fruitless. Though you believe there is no success, no movement…no gain..no covered ground..Oh..if you only knew!

The upside down Kingdom! The subversive way! The… so unlike the world and people around you… indeed the narrow path! Mindest…

If you could now see clearly..what light would you seek? If you could understand like you desire..who’s knowledge would you inquire of..and where would it get you? Where would you turn..if you had it all figured out? Who’s hand would you reach for..Who’s heart would you trust?

In a world full of voices..which one’s do you adhere to? Who’s are the most familiar? Which one’s give peace? Soothe you? Still you? Rock you to sleep..like calm waters…

There is so much purpose in the prison. The wilderness. The storm. The valley. The ugly parts you view so sadly. I make no mistakes..so don’t mistake this for wastefulness…Nothing is wasted…

At times you view things from the world’s standards. You crave their luxuries..their praises..their eyes and ears..attention..You expect their approval to satisfy..to make you matter. But, none of that essentially matters…I matter..You matter..My Kingdom matters…and you start to grow and to know..when you begin to let go..of what don’t really matter..and live in what truly matters.

Pride will keep you..in the wrong prisons. Behind gates for far too long..singing carnal songs…still empty…

But the limitations you call limitations…what the world calls disadvantages….these are what really can change you..this is what my heart is actually after! Subversive…

People will think and say things..not because you always claim and name me…persecution does not always come about so…

But it can be less noticeable… In the form of pitty, other’s feeling superior, spirits causing you to feel like you have to compete, compare, look, sound, dress, perform, act so..this way and that.make this amount of money..drive this kind of car..take these vacations…

Not that any of these things are bad in and of themselves..but the motives behind them..the things feeding the thoughts that say “you’re not there yet…”. They are deceitful.

They can cause you to pursue the wrong things..value the wrong achievements..compare yourself with the wrong hearts..idealise the wrong minds. Depend on self. You’re own visions of what should be…

You see, the prison is seen as repulsive to the secular mind. Oh pitty..they may think.

The wilderness..of poverty..of walking in circles..of not getting anywhere soon enough…can seem like a waste to the world. But they focus on the material..I focus on the spirit…essentially You.

The prison locks you up..yes..but it gives you time and space to listen. It is painful..but it makes you! It gives you space to hear…to cry out to me!! To know Me. It is in the prison you are made..into what the world can’t achieve..by worldly means.Subversive.

In the wilderness you become dependant. You starve for food..but even more..for Manna. You thirst..but even more for Water..that only I can give. You become dry..broken..a vessel that needs remade. But..you see it! And you have no way to patch it up..nothing to distract you from that need….for Me. The world is out of sight..thus out of mind..the city is far off..out of reach..so you reach for Me…and I give you strength.Real strength! I speak…I form you. I lead you..guide you…Broken vessel?…No…Ready vessel.

The prison can keep you longer than you want…but not longer than you need. What might seem like freedom to the world..is captivity..Subversive.

The wilderness can be dry..empty…lifeless. .or so it seems..to the world..looking on. They may mock..they may..laugh..call you destitute…unable..they may pitty you..they may compare themselves to you..they may falsely see your need…but I ultimately see….. I see…what is taking place..shaping you..making you..and they will never get it. But don’t worry….I know…..subversive. Upside down. My Kingdom will never look quite like the world..nor my means of making it’s heirs..but the process..must take place…submit…trust…Subversive.

“For consider your calling, brothers: not many of you were wise according to worldly standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth. But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, so that no human being might boast in the presence of God. And because of him you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, righteousness and sanctification and redemption, so that, as it is written, “Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.”
1 Corinthians 1:26‭-‬31 ESV

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