Many of us have had amazing prophetic words and we haven’t seen them come to pass yet. Getting to our promise is often a process. Today’s reminder is to not hate the process.
Jacob loved Rachel and got Leah first. He was promised Rachel, but Leah became the process. The Bible says he hated Leah. “When the Lord saw that Leah was unloved, He enabled her to have children, but Rachel could not conceive (Genesis 29:31, NLT).” In other words, when God saw that Leah was hated, he made Rachel barren. When we hate the process God has us in, the promise remains barren.
Leah conceived and bore Jacob 4 boys. Here are the names and what they mean:
1. Ruben – The Lord has looked on my affiction
2. Simeon – The Lord has heard that I am unloved.
3. Levi – Now my husband will become one with me
4. Judah – Now I will praise the Lord
Interesting to note that the lineage to Jesus was carried through Judah.
We might not like the process God has us on while we wait for a word to come forth. But we might try to tolerate the process. It is in the process that we…
1. Learn to see Him
2. Learn to hear Him
3. Learn to be at one with Him
4. Learn to praise Him
When we learn to love our process, God develops our character to see Him, hear Him, be at one with Him and praise Him.
Sometimes the promise isn’t what we thought it would be (Rachel,) and we realize that the lineage (promise of generations) came through the process (Leah.)
This year many prophets are saying there will be fulfillment of God’s promises. Hopefully we learned the lessons to see Him, hear Him, be at one with Him, and praise Him. It is in the fullness of character development that the promise is fulfilled.
May this year bring the fulfillment of God’s promises to you as we appreciate, and grow to love the process. May we never forget what how we learned to see Him, hear Him, be one with Him and praise Him.