I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of working and walking in vain. I’m tired of walking circles around my purpose instead of walking IN my purpose. Purpose comes from prayer. For Samuel, he was the result of a prayer of his mother during her time of barrenness, and part of her prayer was that she would be able to give her son over to the Lord. When she received Samuel, she held up her part of the bargain. As Samuel grew in the house of Eli, the Lord called to him and spoke through him and he began to grow.
There’s something powerful about growing before the Lord. This scripture reminded me that God expects us to GROW before Him. Too often, we begin to think that we can establish ourselves and then get to God. We are deceived in thinking that we can walk in our own words or works and then arrive at where God wants us to be. The word says in Ephesians 2:10 that we are created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. God is desiring that we walk in the works He has already established for our lives so that we can not only grow but that what we speak and what we do won’t FALL.
God doesn’t want you to fall or fail. He’s chosen you and appointed you that should bear fruit that will REMAIN (John 15:16). What is it that God is calling for you to speak or produce? Is it to write something, to start something, to create a space for something? Whatever God has called for us to do, know that He is patient with us in our growing stages. He expects us to push past our doubt into our doing so that HE can lift us up and be our strength.