Preparing for the Promise

Christine CaineMany people think that just because they are Christians, God is going to drop their destiny out of the sky like fairy dust…but nothing could be further from the truth!

It was during my time as a youth leader in my local youth ministry that I learned the necessity of preparation. During that season of my life, I was using my car to drive young people to youth meetings, setting up the youth auditorium, vacuuming the floor, cleaning the toilets, and doing whatever else needed to be done. My dream and heart’s desire was to preach all over the world, but I knew that God needed to do a deep work in me so He could do a great work through me in the future. Although I found this preparation phase incredibly frustrating, lonely, and sometimes tedious, I know that if I had not stayed committed to the preparation process during those years, I would not be doing what I’m doing today.

Many people are not where they are supposed to be when it comes time for God to promote them simply because they have not been committed to preparation. As a result they miss out on or defer the progress of their destiny. Instead of understanding that it is a vital part of our overall journey, people often look for a shortcut! But preparation is essential if God is going to make us into the women we need to be so we can do all we are called to do.

I want to encourage you that God has such an amazing purpose for your life. Take time to seek Him and ask Him to show you specific things He would like you to do today in order to be prepared for all He has planned for you tomorrow.

Love you and am praying for you,
Chris xx

Comments

  1. 2 years ago
    Shelley Uglow says

    Christine, total God thing. I just read your book “Undaunted”. I was browsing Amazon and the trailer and the price looked good, so I bought it. Did I mention that I knew nothing of your passion to stop human trafficing or that my Pastor’s daughter had spoke in church the day before on hearing a message about human trafficing and how horrible it was. Katie is 17. So I get the book, and start reading. God thing. I read it in 3 days. I am waiting for a packet from A21 to organize something here in little rural Nebraska, where human trafficing exists as well. I have little resources, but lots of zeal. I have started writing letters to the girls in Greece. God bless you and all who help you in your work. And my motto for some time now has been, if you need something, get up and work for it. No ones going to hand you next months rent!

  2. 2 years ago
    Christy says

    Christine – I just left Charlotte Women of Faith and WOW!! Thank you for giving me the courage to face tomorrow – TODAY!! What a gift God has given you – I am so blessed to have been able to hear you speak – THANK YOU!!!

  3. 2 years ago
    Teresa Riggs Dudley says

    Christine- I was at the Charlotte Conference. My head is still spinning. It was awesome, Thank you for the passion you have when you speak. Thank you for sharing your life with us, I am so happy that I heard you speak and look forward to reading your book “Undaunted.”
    My church has been involved in helping make teens aware of human trafficking and sex slavery through the non-profit organization, Youth for Abolition or On Eagles Wings Ministry. I want to help fight against sex slavery and plan to get involved with the A21 Campaign. Thank You!