Apostle Grace Lubega
1 Peter 5:10(AMP); And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace [Who imparts all blessing and favor], Who has called you to His [own] eternal glory in Christ Jesus, will Himself complete and make you what you ought to be, establish and ground you securely, and strengthen, and settle you.
God, by nature, is a God of increase and progress. The Bible says that “of the increase of His government and peace, there shall be no end.” (Isaiah 9:7).
Because He is a God of increase, it has never been and shall never be His desire for you to spend years stuck in a vicious cycle of misery, pain and affliction.
The Spirit of God loathes stagnation.
When the children of Israel seemed to have rooted themselves around Mount Seir with no apparent plans of onward progress, God, in his divine ire, sternly commanded, “Move!”(Deuteronomy 2:3).
How about the man at the pool of Bethesda? When Christ met this man and asked Him if he wanted to be healed, the man replied, “Sir, I have no man to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up; but while I am coming, another steps down before me.” He did not say, “yes I want to be healed.” He quickly jumped to the excuse of why he was not healed. Christ did not bother with explanations of why the man needed faith, He simply said, “Rise, take up your bed and walk.”(John 5:1-8).
What should this tell you about delay? Delay is irksome to the Spirit of God: it irritates Him and He cannot abide it.
If this is God’s attitude towards delay, then it should be yours too.
Never resign yourself to a delay! God’s mind is that any delay in answered prayer is for a short while.
If you ever find yourself at the mercy of an affliction, disease or any other form of demonic oppression for years, adopt God’s attitude. Diligently seek His mind about what it is that you are missing. The answer will come because victory is your portion. Hallelujah!
FURTHER STUDY: Deuteronomy 2:3, John 5:1-8
GOLDEN NUGGET: Delay is irksome to the spirit of God: it irritates Him and He cannot abide it. If this is God’s attitude towards delay, then it should be yours too. Never resign yourself to a delay! God’s mind is that any delay in answered prayer is for a short while.
PRAYER: Father, I thank You for this Word. Thank you for the constant increase in my life. It is the testimony of the Spirit that my star shines brighter and brighter and that the longer I live, the brighter I shine. I refuse delay in any area of my life. I see daily progress in my ministry, career, business, studies, and personal growth. Revelation floods my spirit and causes me to move forward. To the glory of your name, Amen.