Irritation Brings Elevation

Matthew 13:45-46 New King James Version (NKJV)

45 “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking beautiful pearls, 46 who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had and bought it.

How much time have you spent in your prayer life praying for God to remove irritations? It is funny how much time we spend trying to pray ourself out of what we prayed ourselves into. Not long ago my wife and I were having a pretty decent conversation in the kitchen and she said one of the most profound things that she has ever said to me, “It shouldn’t be shocking that those who are called to the front lines get shot at. What good does it do to figure out the reason and intention behind every bullet that buzzes by?” She went on to say, “It will get bloody… and not only will we be shot at… we will be shot… with a high likelihood of being killed. This was our calling. It is our purpose. It is our destiny. Lick our wounds or charge the hill. There is no in between.” TRUTH baby. I love you Brook. LORD HELP US LIVE THIS BETTER!

You can sit around, you can pout, you can cry, you can whine, you can doubt God, you can wonder if He is on the throne, or you can begin to understand the promise that is found in Matthew 13:45-46. Our God is the Merchant… you are the pearl… but do not fear because irritation brings elevation.

Romans 8:17 says, “that we are joint heirs with Christ” and “if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.” Therefore, let us, “consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us” (Romans 8.18).

Irritation brings elevation. So stop licking your wounds and CHARGE THE HILL.

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