What’s Next? – Friday, October 18th, 2019

After days of repeated mistakes, a gymnast finally managed to make a correction that led to significant improvement in a skill. She needed to make the mistakes, because each one made her stronger. Finally, she had the strength to make the change. Then I told her to repeat the skill again, keeping her effort and technique the same. She couldn’t, even though she was convinced that her attempts were the same.

For the last few nights, the Holy Spirit and I have been having the same discussion. I am having a hard time hearing Him. I am struggling to distinguish His voice. I keep thinking that everything is the same, but something has changed because I don’t hear Him the same way.

I was frustrated until I read this verse. “I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear” (John 16:12). God is working in me to prepare me for what’s next in my life. Right now, things are unclear. I am not hearing clearly because the Spirit must bring me to the new place. He is making me stronger and teaching me to trust Him even when His words are unclear. He is working in me and preparing me for the things He is going to say. He is getting my heart and mind ready for the lessons that are about to come.

Until then, I must accept what is unclear, because everything will be made plain in God’s timing.

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Denise Larson Cooper has a passion for Christ and sharing His Word. A wife and mother of two daughters, Denise currently works as a gymnastic coach.

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