J.C. Matthews Ministries Resource Center
Some of the most valuable experience we have in life are the things we have struggle to achieve or overcome with difficulty. These experiences, although unpleasant, uniquely qualify us for a predetermined purpose that God has planned for our lives. The level of ministry that is birthed through our trials cannot be duplicated or imitated. These geniune experiences uniquely qualify to minister to those who are traveling the same road. Therefore, we must see our life a motion picture, not a snapshot. It is alway evolving and progressing towards a predetermined, and prepared destiny. Maintaining the prespective that your situation is not your destination, only preparation prevents you from fainting prematurely and positions you to experience God's best!
What if I were to tell you that all the disappointments, failures, pain, and struggles you’ve experienced were part of a larger plan God has for your life to equip and empower you to fulfill your destiny?
What if every door that was shut in your face was not one of rejection but divine direction?
What if God never intended for your situation to become your destination, but only preparation? Would that change your perspective of your past and present situation?
God intends that our lives should be something that is enjoyed, not simply endured. This does not happen by mistake. It happens on purpose. It starts with our making a decision that we want the best that God and life has to offer us. No matter what the landscape of our lives looks like right now, it can and will change if we don’t give up.
When we understand that our past and present problems serve a particular purpose in our development for our destinies, we avoid the mistake of making temporary situations permanent ones. Until our change manifests itself, we must continually encourage and remind ourselves that our situation is not our destination, but only preparation!
Your Situation is not your destination - only preparation!