Learning From Hannah’s Painful Transition Process Part 2

“Provoked as We Wait for the Breakthrough”

“And her rival also provoked her severely, to make her miserable, because the Lord had closed her womb. So it was, year by year, when she went up to the house of the Lord, that she provoked her; therefore she wept and did not eat.” (I Samuel 1:6-7)

What was Hannah’s issue? What was the big deal? Hannah wanted to have a baby; that was the reason for her misery. The misery of not having what we desire in terms of ministry, gets even more painful before we begin to see doors opening up. Perhaps you desire to minister to a particular nation; perhaps you desire to sing to the Lord, to write a book, to pastor, etc. Whatever the situation may be; in the process of going after our dreams, you will always find a season of great irritation.

God is always in the business of taking us from glory to glory, from level to level and from revelation to revelation. He is always in the business of preparing us for something greater, to take us higher and to take us deeper. But the reality is that if we are comfortable where we are at, it is human nature for us to want to stay in that same place.

Hannah had a rival whose job was to irritate her. We will never embrace change until we are fed up with our condition. What is irritating you right now? Whatever it is, thank God for it; it is the very thing He will use to move you higher in your transition process!


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