I will stand upon my watch and station myself on the tower. May the tower be a place of security. May I exercise due diligence to see that my gates are secure.
I will see what the Lord shall say unto me and what I shall answer when I am reproved.
Reproof is not to bring shame or blame. It is to gently adjust or redirect my course in kindness and mercies for the sake of my well being.
For the past two days I took the reproof from the Lord as harsh critical judgement. I was actually judging myself in so doing and being my worst critic, I beat myself up with thoughts that made me start to believe I was less than or not enough to measure up to God’s call on my life. All I could look at is all the baggage still clinging to me from my past and how could that ever could be eroded away, dissolved enough so that God could through me minister his love, grace and mercy and pour into others in their time of need? So all I could focus on for two days was the extent of my half-empty state instead of seeing I was half full of God’s grace, goodness and a candidate for being a vessel that had room to be filled up in the glory of God’s Presence.
So this morning I choose to focus on His goodness in me and where He may like to direct that today and into whom. A much improved outlook. So He shows me what that potentially may look like. I will write that vision and as it seeks to take form I will make it clear and plain as I take the next step. This will not be held in expectation based upon my self imposed expectations, confined and constricted within limitations but rather in the anticipation that expansive potential awaits within the premise that my God is greater than all of collection of points of my weakness that may seem to stand in my way. His strength is made perfect in my weakness.
I will present the vision He gives me within every given opportunity so that the ones who read that vision from the living epistle that my life is to be, shall be able themselves hopefully take from some parts of it and run with it in their own lives.
That awaits an appointed time as all of my days, time and moments are in God’s hand and are kept by Him as in a bottle to be dispensed in times of refreshing which often my eyes cannot foresee.
The vision awaits it’s appointed time and it hastens unto the end. It will not mis-lead. Only my misperceptions take me on detours and away from God’s Presence and then I end up walking in my own vain imaginations. Let’s stay out of that alley.
Progress seems slow, yet I will wait for it. It will surely come and not be delayed in God’s timetable. For I have the need of endurance, so that when I have done the will of God I may receive the promise. (Hebrews 10:36)
“If you turn at my reproof , behold I will pour out my spirit to you; I will make my words known to you.” (Proverbs 1:23)
May I therefore run well and unto the very end. Amen!