“For the Lord your God has blessed you in all the work of your hand. He knows your trudging through this great wilderness. These forty years the Lord your God has been with you; you have lacked nothing.” ~ DEUT. 2:7
Over the past month, we have journeyed through the concept and truths of our pursuits of passion. By the Grace of God, we have learned where our passions come from, what it means to pursue, and with what posture we need to pursue with Christ always at the center and head of it all.
But even with all of this, there will still be times in our journey that we face discouragement and even find ourselves questioning if our efforts and even our pursuit was worth it.
There are several reasons why we may ever get to these places; maybe our pursuit seems fruitless after an extended time. Maybe there was once life but now it seems the fruits of our labors have shriveled up into laughable dried stumps of lost potential.
Maybe we question if we were ever really pursuing the right thing at all.
The Children of Israel can certainly relate to these feelings. Their journey in the wilderness as they pursued the passion of the Promised Land gave them much reason to doubt if their wanderings were ever really worth it.
Praise be to God that He gives the answer to that with a resounding YES!
Whatever stage of your pursuit that you may find yourself in, know that the Lord is with you through it all. If He is leading you then He is enabling you to succeed even if your promise and point of pursuit look intangible.
Remember, that His Word never returns to Him void (ISA. 55:8-13 ). If He sent you out, He will bring you in.
He is not surprised by your circumstances and will actually use them to do greater things than you can imagine if you allow Him to by surrendering your faith completely to Him despite what you may see with your eyes or feel at present.
“The hand of the Lord was on me, and he brought me out by the Spirit of the Lord and set me in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones. He led me back and forth among them, and I saw a great many bones on the floor of the valley, bones that were very dry. He asked me, “Son of man, can these bones live?”
I said, “Sovereign Lord, you alone know.”
Then he said to me, “Prophesy to these bones and say to them, ‘Dry bones, hear the word of the Lord! This is what the Sovereign Lord says to these bones: I will make breath enter you, and you will come to life. I will attach tendons to you and make flesh come upon you and cover you with skin; I will put breath in you, and you will come to life. Then you will know that I am the Lord.’”
So I prophesied as I was commanded. And as I was prophesying, there was a noise, a rattling sound, and the bones came together, bone to bone. I looked, and tendons and flesh appeared on them and skin covered them, but there was no breath in them.
Then he said to me, “Prophesy to the breath; prophesy, son of man, and say to it, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: Come, breath, from the four winds and breathe into these slain, that they may live.’” So I prophesied as he commanded me, and breath entered them; they came to life and stood up on their feet—a vast army.
Then he said to me: “Son of man, these bones are the people of Israel. They say, ‘Our bones are dried up and our hope is gone; we are cut off.’ Therefore prophesy and say to them: ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: My people, I am going to open your graves and bring you up from them; I will bring you back to the land of Israel. Then you, my people, will know that I am the Lord, when I open your graves and bring you up from them. I will put my Spirit in you and you will live, and I will settle you in your own land. Then you will know that I the Lord have spoken, and I have done it, declares the Lord.’”
Just like with Ezekiel and the Valley of Dry Bones, the Lord knows where our pursuits of passion may be in their current state. He also knows what it is going to take to revive them if they have seemingly died or to strengthen them if they have grown week and are losing their stamina.
What is our job in the meantime? Our job is to believe Him and speak life! Our job is to rest in Him and His faithfulness and allow Him to breathe into us as well.
Remember, the pursuit of your passion is and has always been a gift from God. Whatever He gives He will maintain. Whatever He has spoken He will do.
Keep pursuing your God-given passion. Keep trusting Him along the way. And always, always, allow Him to breathe into you to sustain you even as He sustains your promise!
Take a listen to this anointed song called, OXYGEN, and rest in Him, even in your pursuit. He will sustain you in your every movement so breathe Him in!
~Dream. Imagine. Believe. Do. CONQUER!