Yeah though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death….
When God has invested greatness in you, the challenges of life will come against you. The foremost means by which God secures you is to “PRESERVE” you until the appointed time. I see Preservation as the period in a person’s life where God shields you from the overtness of your gift or calling. (Click here and tweet this). It is the silent yet the most beneficial period in a person’s life. He does this to prevent the early death of a vision, dream or a purpose.
When you lack understanding of God's plan for your life, immaturity about issues at hand is the first by-product. (Click here and tweet this). As a result, many lose the desire and tenacity to pursue the best that life brings. David was sent to the desert with the few sheep though the youngest of Jesse’s children. Because he had been destined for something greater, he was left in the desert as if no one cared. It was God’s decoy; a way to preserve his life. God and the desert eventually became his teachers. The skills he learnt from the desert became invaluable in his success as a King.
The challenges of life are sometimes daunting and demanding. I don’t know about you, but I sometimes question if God is truly with me. (Click here and tweet this). The negatives we encounter in life are not all meant to kill you I can emphatically say by now. After being around a few years and walking with God, I see it sometimes as God’s own way of PRESERVING you. Sadly many of us give up even before the preservation period ends. As a little boy, God took upon Himself to preserve Jesus from harm’s way. He commanded them to take Jesus to Egypt until the death of Herod. At twelve years He challenged the teachers of the law which was a premature launching of His ministry yet God used His parents to PRESERVE him until he was ready to launch him out.
If you allow God to preserve you, you will certainly be secured. On a personal basis, the preservation period I am experiencing has afforded me the privilege of ministering to my talents, skills, abilities and other areas of studies. I am quite careful not to waste so much time with the dogs and swine of this life. God’s preservation is the best times for anyone who believes in achieving their destiny. The whole purpose of preservation is to create confidence in the Lord alone in order not to be afraid of what is waiting for you outside. (Click here and tweet this).
Questions: What does preservation mean to you? Have you experienced any period of preservation in your life before? Have you questioned God Sometimes?
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Yours In His Service
Joe Akuoko II