LIFE LESSONS FROM THE BOOK OF 2 COR 4:17 (Amp)
"For our light, momentary affliction (this slight distress of the passing hour) is ever more and more abundantly preparing and producing and achieving for us an everlasting weight of glory [beyond all measure, excessively surpassing all comparisons and all calculations, a vast and transcendent glory and blessedness never to cease!],"
10 KEYS THAT WILL HELP YOU TO KNOW "THIS AFFLICTION" IS ONLY FOR A MOMENT.
1..your faith in Christ -Faith grows , is never static .Know this key , the more your faith grows the more
convinced you are that this affliction will end .But this is the secret , you have to be willing to endure the process .Isaiah 28:10 (NLT)"He tells us everything over and over--one line at a time, one line at a time, a little here, and a little there!"
2.Knowledge- My people perish for lack of knowledge not the "issue" . your knowledge of how to use the weapons of the word of God to unlock the mystery behind the affliction . What you need to do spiritually to solve the earthly problem .Knowledge according to scripture brings deliverance (Prov 11:9b "but through knowledge shall the just be delivered.) .So the more knowledge of scripture you have with the right understanding , the more convinced you become , that it will end . so the key is don't get discouraged , keep at it and keep knowing , when it is the set time , you would be amazed how it will disappear or give way . Amen.1 Tim 4:16 "Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee."
3. Study and deep meditation - Take time off your busy schedule , to sit with God . staying even one hour won't work it , depends on the severity of your issue . spend I mean quality time . relax in His presence , let Him talk to you like a father . Note and write down scripture He quickens in your spirit , meditate on them with joy . The deeper you go , the more assurance you get and know God is not a liar . It will surely come to an end . Amen. Deu 4:7 (Amp)"For what great nation is there who has a god so near to them as the Lord our God is to us in all things for which we call upon Him?"
4.your "issue" is only waiting for you to grow spiritually , so you can command it and it will simply obey you .psalm 18:44 "As soon as they hear of me, they shall obey me: the strangers shall submit themselves unto me."
5. Remember what Jesus said to peter in the book Matt 14:31(NIV)"Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. "You of little faith," he said, "why did you doubt?" peter doubted because his faith was still small . Learn from this story , anytime , you are in doubt if your issue is going to end , rather than get discouraged about it , simply tell yourself "I need to work on my faith " to match this situation at hand " Mark 11:23""Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, 'Go, throw yourself into the sea,' and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them."
6.Jer 1:11 says what seest thou" .God is more interested in what you are seeing in the midst of your storm and not the very storm itself . What are you seeing ? Now ,here is the key , don't be discouraged now , but see it this way , the more matured you become spiritually , the more you are able to discern sharply and see the end of that thing . Children struggle with what they see , eagles don't . There is a difference . Keep working on what you see .Mark 8:24,25(Amp)"And he looked up and said, I see people, but [they look] like trees, walking.Then He put His hands on his eyes again; and the man looked intently [that is, fixed his eyes on definite objects], and he was restored and saw everything distinctly [even what was at a distance].
7.Learn this key - the situation never changes , you do . Is like a child , when he is still young he cannot change your flat tyre in your car , but when he is grown , he can do it with even one hand and be talking to daddy . So it is spiritually. Things that use to be a problem is no longer a problem , because you have grown to meet that challenge in your life spiritually . you can easily give a command and it will obey you .Matt 17:20(NIV)"He replied, "Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you."
8.The deeper the prayer , the deeper the conviction about its end . That was the reason Elijah never gave up , when he heard the sound of rain , he was convinced in his spirit that it was coming .so what did he do ? key "he persisted" . persist in prayer and don't relent . It works !Luke 18:1(Amp)" Also [Jesus] told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not to turn coward (faint, lose heart, and give up)." For in the place of prayer ,revelation comes of its end !Amen.
8.Divine utterance from the Man of God - now this is the secret here - we all say most times , "but I have being receiving it all these years , but the situation still remains the same" .lol. no , no , no .here is the key - don't give up , everything is a seed. keep sowing your seed of faith and keep receiving with expectation of its manifestation in your life . Listen when your cloud of faith is full , your rain of blessing will come down all of a sudden beyond your wildest imagination . 1 Kings 18:45 (Msg)"Things happened fast. The sky grew black with wind-driven clouds, and then a huge cloudburst of rain, with Ahab hightailing it in his chariot for Jezreel."
9.God renews his promises everyday in our heart . So as long as you enter into a new day . Is another day of hope and expectation . That this is going to be the day this matter will end . so you enter the new day with hope and expectation . For God promised it will be "today".Heb 4:7(Msg)" God keeps renewing the promise and setting the date as today, just as he did in David’s psalm, centuries later than the original invitation:Today, please listen, don’t turn a deaf ear . . ."
10. Finally - this one will convince you .He took an oath with himself to deliver you .Heb 6:18 (Amp)"This was so that, by two unchangeable things [His promise and His oath] in which it is impossible for God ever to prove false or deceive us, we who have fled [to Him] for refuge might have mighty indwelling strength and strong encouragement to grasp and hold fast the hope appointed for us and set before [us]."
I pray for you , you will surely see the end of that problem before the end of this year in Jesus name , amen,
you are blessed!