When I think about process, I think about being uncomfortable, uneasy, and hurt. The idea includes pain, discomfort, disappointment, and misunderstanding. All of these things and more come in process. What is on the other end of process? Change. During the process, you have to be careful not to let things or people blur your vision, stop your hearing, or hinder your progress. A common reason people shun process and just want the finale is due to a lack of understanding. Once there is an understanding of the process needed, its necessity is accepted. During the process, things are revealed about yourself that need change or improvement. Process moves you toward maturity.
Seven Vital Elements of Process:
Prayer: As it is stated in the word of God, we must pray without ceasing (I Thessalonians 5:17). Prayer is communication with our Father (God) through His Son (Jesus Christ), who is referred to in the Bible as Word. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (John 1:1).
Reverence: We must acknowledge that God is God and respect Him. Each season process should bring us closer to God. It is in Him that we live, move, and have our being. (Acts 17:28) Our life begins and ends in Him.
Obedience: This is a necessary element in the fulfillment of process. If you do not submit and obey to what God is requiring of you, you prolong your time in the process. (Philippians 2:8)
Commitment: No matter the circumstances that surround you, you have to stay committed unto God. Faithfulness is required; no exceptions. Be faithful unto death. (Revelation 2:10)
Endurance: You must be able to endure during the process. To endure means to experience something without murmuring or complaining. (2 Timothy 2:3)
Submission: There is One greater than us and we must be careful to remain submitted unto His power and authority. (Job 22:21)
Strength: In the presence of God is the fullness of joy; the joy of the Lord is our strength. As we stay in the face of God during the process, we connect to the strength of God. (Psalm 16:11, Nehemiah 8:10)
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