God prepared Noah for 125 years. Abraham had to leave his country and family, waiting and learning through trials and mistakes before his mission was accomplished. Moses was prepared through two forty-year periods before being given his final assignment. David endured years of mistreatment by his employer until God removed him and made way for David. Though their training was not as long as these I have mentioned, Peter, John and Paul all went through intense preparation. NONE OF THEM KNEW AHEAD OF TIME WHAT THEIR FINAL ASSIGNMENT WOULD BE.
Would you be willing to allow God to prepare you over a long period of time for an assignment that was only known to Him? Would you accept every test as God’s way of preparing you for His work? Would disappointment, delays, criticism by others, loss of popularity or possessions, yes, and even your own failure cause you to give up and fall short of God’s planned assignment?
These questions and more, the Spirit has faced me with time and again. There have been times when I entertained the suggestion that it was time to give up. But the Helper in me confronted my mind at these times and brought me back to God’s Plan and Purpose for my life and ministry. As you read this last sentence, Jesus is looking into your hearts and is asking you the question; “ARE YOU WILLING FOR ME TO PREPARE YOU FOR WHAT YOU CANNOT SEE?”