From story to glory – Part 1
And the Lord visited Hannah, so that she conceived, and bare three sons and two daughters. And the child Samuel grew before the Lord” 1st Samuel 2:21.History has recoded that most great men and women were challenged with a number of problems.
Most of them went through story upon story without an indication that they would succeed someday.Hannah went through her strong experience before she encountered a prophetic visitation. In Africa, if after six months or one year of marriage, there is no sign of pregnancy, the man’s family will become anxious and shift the whole blame on the woman, even if the man is at fault.
This was Hannah’s situation. I can just imagine the kind of humiliation and rejection she must have experienced. Beloved, without a story experience, you may not ascend to glory experience. If you’re presently passing through hardship, do not be terrified, believed God for a way out.
All the heroes in the Bible were men that experienced nakedness, hunger, humiliation and other terrible things. People want to be identified with successful men and women. I’ve a message for you: your hour of manifestation is at the door. When your story changes to glory, your contemporaries will succumb to you in all areas. When your hour comes, people will locate you. Success attracts people.Son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.
Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good solider of Jesus Christ” II Timothy 2:1,3.Hardship is part of Christian experience. Christ suffered and left us example. Thank God, Jesus was glorified. The same way Jesus was glorified, you will be glorified if you endure till the end.
The condition to entering the realm of glorification is to be strong, as a good soldier of Christ. No soldier is honoured until the battle is over. The fact that you are still struggling means the battle is not over. Keep going with optimism.
A lot of Christians give up at the point of miracle. Tough time is not forever. David went from pain and frustration to laughter. In another score, the Bible recorded that David (a man of valour) wept and became confused, I1st Samuel 30:4. Perhaps David asked, why me, why me, why me?
Have you cried before? What is the thing that made you cry? How do you feel when your hope is turned down, when a member of the family is taken captive, when a friend of yours mocks you and stigmatises you as a failure?
How do you feel when your business is not growing? David wept. My joy is that he encouraged himself. He didn’t wait for his parents to comfort him. He foresaw his destiny, and refused to be discouraged, 1st Samuel 30:6. It is a big slap for discouragement to jeopardise your glorious destiny.
Joseph went from prison to palace. I know he was enthusiastic in the sense that he couldn’t abandon his people. Friend, what is the message in your mouth? Is it the message of story or glory? Persistence will always propel you to the next level of honour. When persistence is out of the battle, failure becomes inevitable.
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