The Process Of Development

The Process Of Development

I received the following prophetic word, “The Process Of Development” by Elaine Tavolacci this morning via my subscription to her website, http://www.awordinseason.info.

I believe is a timely word for many, and as such, am re-blogging it with her permission.

The Process Of Development

When I was a young girl we didn’t have mobile phones, computers or any type of digital devices. We used cameras to take pictures which had to go through a process of development. A negative was taken through several steps before a photograph was formed. The film was first taken into a dark room. It was then soaked in water, then converted into a metallic silver. It was then rinsed in clean water, and it was finally perfected by light. As the photograph was being developed it was handled carefully to avoid any damage, discoloration, or fading. 

We live in a generation who has been spoiled with modern technology. We are able to take pictures instantly from just about any place in the world with a cell phone or other digital device. In the same way, so many of us resist the process that God brings us through, because we are looking for an instant “modern technology” transformation. Every one of us have been taken from a negative situation but so many of us are undeveloped because we haven’t allowed Him to continue with the process in our lives.

It is imperative that we spend time cultivating our relationship with Jesus in the dark room. We need to allow Him to take us through the process of development. This dark room is where our character is developed as our fleshly desires are crucified. This is the place of heartfelt repentance. This is the place where He trains us to hear His voice and know His ways. This is where our gifts are cultivated and dreams are birth. This is where new ideas are developed and new assignments are released. This Is where we place our prayer requests and receive answers to our prayers. This is where the Word of God becomes alive with revelation and vision is established.

The Lord says; allow Me to transform your life in this place. Allow Me to work in you and through you to bring every negative situation into a positive. Do not rebel and do not resist the process. Some say, it is too difficult but others understand that I am walking with them through it all. The process is necessary to be conformed and developed into My image. This is the place where all impurities and defilement will be destroyed and all bruises and blemishes will be erased. This is the place where the rough edges will be smooth out, broken hearts will be restored and wounds from the past will be removed. 

The memories of the afflictions and traumas will be wiped away. This is the place where your mind will be renewed and you will learn to walk in integrity and grow in maturity. This place is necessary for your spiritual growth and fruit that will remain. Just as there is a process of maturation in the natural life, there is also a process in your spiritual life. Trust Me when you feel that the process is too challenging. My plans will be established through this process of development. This is where transformation will take place. This is where you will learn to walk, This is the place where you will receive healing and learn to grow into the person that you were created to be, says the Lord.

“Now I’ll listen carefully for your voice and wait to hear whatever you say. Let me hear your promise of peace – the message every one of your godly lovers longs to hear. Don’t let us in our ignorance turn back from following you.” 

Psalm 85:8 (The Passion Translation)

“When you sit enthroned under the shadow of Shaddai, you are hidden in the strength of God Most High.”

Psalm 91:1 (The Passion Translation)

“Arise, my dearest. Hurry, my darling. Come away with me! I have come as you have asked to draw you to my heart and lead you out.”

Song of Solomon 2:10 (The Passion Translation)

By Elaine Tavolacci

I hope the word was a blessing to you...it was for me.

Be encouraged!

Kim

Copyright © 2019 by Kim Sweeting, Author of “Unwalled Words” Blog, All rights reserved.

“The Process of Development” – Copyright © 2019 by Elaine Tavolacci, Author of “A Word In Season”

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Life Got Busy

Life Got Busy

“We can make our plans, but the LORD determines our steps.”

– Proverbs 16:9 NLT –

When I started Unwalled Words my intention was to write and post a minimum of once per week.

Things started out okay…then in June, life got busy.

Life Got Busy

Notice I did not say that I got busy…I said then in June, life got busy.

And, what do I mean by life got busy?

What I mean is that a cascade of extraordinary circumstances and difficult situations happened to people close to me and these persons reached out to me for support and help in various ways…it was like the old adage, “when it rains, it pours”.

As each situation presented itself, I knew within my spirit that I needed to help, and as such had no inherent problem doing so, but it did not come without a price.

The Price When Life Gets Busy

What was the price?

Helping them cost me lots of time, energy (mental, emotional, spiritual and physical), and focus, and this in turn, and most significantly, cost me the laying aside of the pursuit of some key personal goals and plans.

You may think, “So, what’s the big deal with that?…it happens to me lots of times…you sound selfish”.

And you’re right… on the surface.

It’s normally not a big deal for me to help in this way, in fact, as a person called to help others, it’s something that’s quite common in my life, but in this instance, what was different was the timing.

You see, at the beginning of the year, God told me that it’s time to re-build and pursue certain goals and plans that He had previously instructed me to place on hold, and I’ve steadily worked in that regard, but as June approached, I sensed an urgency in my spirit to bear down and push harder because an extra grace to move things forward would be present during the month.

This was confirmed when my pastor announced that the theme for the month of June was, “We’ve Got to Make a Move” and shared with us that He believed that God was saying that it was time to lay aside all previous hinderances and procrastination and move forward in the things that He has been speaking to us about both corporately and individually and as such, we need to make a move.

That confirmation placed a sense of urgency in me, and just as I was about to focusedly barrel down and push forward…life got busy.

Something Came Up Each Day

Each day, seemingly out of nowhere, something inevitably arose that necessitated my attention in some way resulting in the laying aside of what I’d purposed to do relative to pursuing my goals and plans.

Has that ever happened to you?

Has life ever gotten busy for you…at the “wrong” time?

Have you ever been in a season where there’s an urgency in your spirit to really push forward and focus on certain goals and plans and just as you are about to thrust forward, life got busy and unanticipated demands were placed on you that necessitated a shift away from your intended focus onto the needs of others, and you found yourself getting everywhere with everyone else’s plans, but nowhere with your own?

As the days passed, on one hand I felt good in my spirit because I believe the Lord wanted me available to help as I did and I could see Him at work in the various situations, but on the other hand, I felt frustration threatening to brew inside because June, the month of divine acceleration to move forward with my goals and plans, was quickly running out and my progress in that regard was zero.

Frustration Arose

One morning last week, frustration was no longer a threat, but had become a reality, so I began to talk with the Lord about what was transpiring.

Not far in, He reminded me of a powerful reality that I knew, but embarrassingly had allowed circumstances to cloud.

The essence of what He said was:

Do you not make yourself available to Me and ask Me to order your steps each day?…And do you not place everything including your plans before Me each morning and ask that My will be done?

Yes Lord.

So, what’s the problem?

Why are you frustrated?

Have I not answered your prayers?

He was right.

What was the problem?

Why was I frustrated?

In light of my prayers, and the fact that God is God and He knows best, there was no real reason at all.

God’s Manifested Will Trumps All

Since I’d already asked the Lord to order my steps each day and had committed everything including my plans to Him each morning, and asked for His will to be done, by faith I needed to accept that each of the extraordinary situations and circumstances that arose where others needed my help and I could sense the Lord wanting me to help, were a part of His manifested will, and as such submitting to the same was more important than sticking to previously authorized and approved plans so there was no problem nor need for frustration.

With that simple shift in perspective and alignment with spiritual reality, my frustration evaporated.

Instead of seeing June as a frustrating, “wasted” month because of a lack of progress in my goals and plans, I saw it as a month of service to others and faithful submission to the Lord’s manifested will.

When life gets busy, as we submit to God’s manifested will, what a difference a shift in perspective and alignment with spiritual reality can make!

And, not only that, because of my pliable posture and obedience to His will, the Lord has promised to redeem the divine acceleration what I “missed” in June…what a blessing!

Today if you find yourself in a similar season and/or situation to the one I was in, I pray that this post is a source of encouragement and help that leads to spiritual alignment, breakthrough and peace for you.

Blessings,

Kim

Copyright © 2019 by Kim Sweeting, Author of “Unwalled Words” Blog, All rights reserved.

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Distraction or Divine Assignment?

Distraction or Divine Assignment?

Remember…it’s about Divine Flow

Good afternoon all,

Yesterday morning, among a few other things, “my plan” was to write and share a post.

I had everything nicely scheduled when one of my sons asked if I could assist him with a matter that would take a significant amount of time and I immediately knew in my spirit that I needed to lay aside “my plan” and help him instead.

As I shifted “my plan”, the Lord reminded me that as Women of God, it is important for us to be dedicated to our goals, plans and commitments, but not to the extent where when presented with an “interruption” we doggedly hang on to them instead of pausing and seeking His wisdom and direction.

When “interrupted”, before saying or doing anything, it is critical that we pause and seek direction from the Lord with an open spirit, recognizing that there may be times when He tells us to deny the request and continue on with our plan because the request is actually a diabolical plan of distraction in disguise, or times when He tells us to temporarily lay aside our plan because the request is a divine assignment that He needs us to attend to.

The bottom line in all of this is that life in the Spirit is not about allegiance to our goals, plans, or commitments no matter how good, noble, or lofty they may be, but it’s about our allegiance to the Lord, about discerning His Will, and following His Lead in each situation…it’s about Divine Flow.

Even as I write, I recognize that His Flow for this post has changed direction. There’s been a definite shift away from what I originally intended to share. That word has become a “then word”, and this word has become a “now word”, fresh manna for someone’s soul today…it’s all about discerning and going with His Flow.

Women of God, God wants us to be mindful of flowing with His Spirit in every situation and circumstance, even if it means temporarily or even permanently interrupting our goals, plans or commitments because on this journey, it’s not about us, it’s about Him…His Word, His Will, His Plans. His Purposes…not ours.

So, moving forward, I challenge you to make a conscious, intentional decision to place each “interruption” you encounter before the Lord to determine if it is a diabolical distraction or a divine assignment.

Discern His will then follow His lead because it’s all Him and being in His Divine Flow.

Be encouraged!

Kim

Copyright © 2019 by Kim Sweeting, Author of “Unwalled Words” Blog, All rights reserved.

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