While in Dallas I went to my online church in person and heard from T.D. Jakes son n law Toure Roberts. His message was called “Hidden Glory”. There were so many great nuggets in his message that I do not have enough space to highlight them all but I want to pass this part to those struggling.
The Bible is full of scriptures regarding we are over-comers. Just like animals, we can overcome obstacles. Obstacles that keep us worrying, stressing, depressed, and hurting. Those challenges are there to prove that you are an overcomer.
If a teacher teaches, the singer sings, the painter paints then the overcomer overcomes and it’s for God’s glory. Your struggle is not because you have sinned, it’s not because you are being punished, it’s to prove that you are an overcomer. It’s to prove that it is within you and to practice the faith that you will overcome it.
Faith is so important because it is the force that gives life, to every concept that we store in our mind. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz
As I frequently say, suffering is necessary to obtain the awakening, the prize, and to practice faith so that we will overcome. But because we lack faith, belief, and patience we want instant gratification. Instant gratification dilutes the process. Processes give the glory! Even Jesus had a process. The process of being crucified gave God the glory.
The process is producing an outcome.
Sometimes the process will temporarily take you low so it can take you permanently high.
I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. Romans 8:18
During the process, the glory is trapped by distractions, fear, ego, and trauma. But when we let go of distractions, fear, ego, and surrender to “I will do whatever and anything” to find the glory within us that’s when we find it.
I’m encouraging everyone suffering from whatever you are battling today to hang on and keep the faith. You are going through the process to test your faith, to reveal the glory in you to do what you were born to do and that’s to overcome because you are an overcomer.