I am a big NBA fan. I love watching the games on my big screen or even better yet, sitting courtside in the arena cheering on my local team -the Philadelphia Sixers. Unless you’re a fan of the game itself, the past several years, minus last season, have been brutal for Sixers and their fans to experience as the team has been in what they describe as a building stage…acquiring and assembling the right pieces (players) on the team. During the building stages and season, fans were assured by ownership, coaches and players that despite having the worst record in the NBA, to just… Trust the Process.
Like the Sixers motto, we must trust the process as well. Trust what God is doing and allowing in our life. God’s plan for our life is for good and not evil; to prosper us and give us a future and hope. What the devil means for harm, God will turn it around and use it for our good. In fact, what was meant to be a stumbling block, God will instead make be your footstool.
1 Peter 1: 6-7 (NLT) says, 6 So be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you must endure many trials for a little while. 7 These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold—though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world.
Trusting the process is not easy by any stretch of the imagination but skipping any step is not an option. Skipping and bypassing any part of the process will hinder and inhibit your progression and preparation for the fullness of what God has for you. You must go through the process…through the fire, trials and tribulations…to bring glory to our Lord and Savior and produce a weight of glory on and for us that outweighs these light afflictions.
You can do…Just Trust the Process.
Almighty God, in the name above every name there is – Jesus, thank you Lord for our process. Help us Lord to trust You and to trust our process when it doesn’t feel fair or comfortable and times when I don’t understand just exactly what you’re doing. We know all things work together for the good of those who love You so Father please give me the strength and endurance to finish my race strong for your glory. In Jesus name, Amen!