In every course there is a plan. The plan of action is created by the teacher to cultivate learning a subject. You have reading plans that you must follow before you go to class, so that you can understand and discuss certain topics. Every assignment is purposeful, even though the student may not understand why at the moment. It is still purposeful.
"All things work together for the good of them that love God and are called according to His purpose." Romans 8:28
When we decide to take the course of God we have no idea what we have gotten ourselves into. In school, success is based on how well you learn a subject and how good your grades are. In the course of God it is about failure. Your success is based on failure. You see, it is not about how well you perform because your performance can never meet God's standard. So it is in your failure you learn of God. You learn of His wisdom and you find your place in Him.
Failure is painful. We would rather have success doing things our way than surrender our way to know the power of God. The course of God is humiliating. It is unbearable to our ego. No matter how hard we try to get a perfect score we always come up short. There is something amazing that happens through this experience of failure, we get one on one time with God. We get special tutoring and mentoring from God that teaches more than any book or class could ever teach us. We learn of ourselves, as our gifts are revealed in the presence of God. The course of God's purpose is to awaken our spirit that has been dormant and put to sleep our ego that has impersonated our spirit.
The spirit does not desire accolades over service. The spirit is not puffed up but is rooted in love. Its aim is not to prove its power but to use its power. When you have spent time with God you learn to be slow to speak and quick to listen. You know that the teacher (God) is not trying to shame you to quit the course but learn to endure adversity. The teacher wants to see you reach your full potential; When we understand the process, which is we must be broken to see the amazing gifts inside of us. We learn to trust God regardless of how painful it may be. When we do, we find a seed within us that if we hold onto will grow into something beyond our imagination.
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Until next time.