Life brings a lot of challenges and it's human nature to complain and sometimes want to give up. It's God’s will for us to trust him and stand on his word leaning not unto our own understanding. In those moments of going through whether it be divorce, children acting up, financial problems, sickness, being talked about , lied on, feeling lonely, being cheated on, church folks mistreating you, family have counted you out, whatever it may be, we must realize that what we’re facing IS NECESSARY. Sounds crazy, huh? Well the word of God says in Luke 12:48, to whom much is given much is required. This tells me in order for me to gain the blessings of the Lord there’s a process to it. And in that process we never know what’s going to be required of us. Here is an example. In order to tell someone the Lord is a healer you’re going to have to become sick. You don’t know what sickness is coming until it happens. It may be cancer, high blood pressure, heart failure, or diabetes. That sickness is NECESSARY!!!! I prayed for my God ordained husband and little did I know I was going to have to go through a process in order to get what I prayed for. That prayer caused me to go through two divorces with men I chose. I was lied to, cheated on, and taken for granted. Sometimes I felt unappreciated and neglected. In my going through I didn’t understand it, but once I got in a place with the Lord I soon realized all that I went through was NECESSARY. IT WAS NECESSARY in order to be blessed with what I have asked the Lord for along with even being prepared to be the wife I needed to be. The process showed me myself - the ugliness inside of me that included bitterness, the inability to forgive, hurt, anger, resentment and rejection. Without the process I would not have ever known what my heart harbored and I wouldn’t’ have ever received DELIVERANCE. IT WAS NECESSARY!!!
As a parent I prayed and asked the Lord to teach me how to be a MOTHER to each one of my daughters. Well, I have three Queens and they are all different individuals with three different minds and three different attitudes. Each of us had our own process to go through to get our wanted and much needed blessing. My God!!!! I went through running away, drugs, stealing, lying, boys, teen sex, smart mouth, one being violated and the list goes on and on. As the parent I cried and wanted to give up on them. I fussed, cursed, whooped their behinds, stressed, and stayed depressed. I honestly wanted to throw in the towel some days. Well again once I got in that place with the Lord I soon realized that it was all NECESSARY for me to become that MOTHER and not the momma I had been all those years. So now I know how to listen and communicate with them. I know how to love them the way they need and want me to be as a mother. There’s no more stressing or even thinking of giving up on them. Hallelujah! Yes it’s easier said than done, but all we have to do is have FAITH and know that it’s going to work for your good. Don’t allow the devil to trick your mind into complaining, doubting, being fearful, or wanting to give up. Think back on all that JESUS endured for us. He was beat, spit on, lied on, crucified - IT WAS NECESSARY!!! Daniel being thrown in the lion’s den was NECESSARY. Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego being thrown into the fiery furnace was NECESSARY. Joseph being betrayed by his own brothers, sold, lied on was NECESSARY. We have to understand that our past mistakes were NECESSARY in order to become who the Lord has called us to be.
What you ask the Lord for in your prayer time is going to require something from you. Prepare your minds and hearts to say YES and endure because at the end you’ll see IT’S WAS NECESSARY!!!! I pray this has encouraged you.
Prophetess LeiTiesha Jackson