Sometimes we cry out to God to do something about our situation. Well, get a revelation, folks—sometimes He won’t! Sometimes it’s you that has to do something first. You may have to forgive someone; you may have to have mercy or show affection and warmth. It might be that you have to start some daily prayer and Bible reading; or have to start going to church. You have to start doing what He has told you to do and stop dragging your feet in getting out of a certain sin. Maybe you have to start tithing and supporting your church and its ministries; or start telling your family and friends about Jesus; or decide not to leave a failing marriage but rather do all you can to make it succeed. The list could go on and on!
Maybe, just maybe, you are not going anywhere spiritually because you are still living in the natural. Be careful you don’t expect God to feed you manna, when He is telling you to make the bread! Remember, the manna ceased in the wilderness and they had to make the bread once they arrived at the promised destination. Make sure you are not standing in a closed bread line when you should be out working in the field! Endure the fire…it’s producing pure gold!