Trust the Process

If you were to watch an artist paint a piece from start to finish, I bet there would be many times in the middle of that process where you'd squint your eyes a little and silently wonder, "What is happening here? That looks awful!"
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Now, the artist, she knows what she's doing. She can already see the end result, the masterpiece, in her head. But there, in the in-between, with our limited understanding and narrow vision, most of us might just be wondering if that person with the brush in their hand is the real deal or not.
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Isn't that just like life? When the “middle” appears to make zero sense and we wonder how - HOW - could this possibly be part of a masterpiece?
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When the hundredth prayer goes up.
When the enemy steals.
When your promise hasn't come.
When your own faithfulness just starts to feel mundane and purposeless.
When increase is small.
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Process.
Trust the process, the Masterpiece-Maker says.
Trust Me.
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"Where there is ongoing consistency something can happen that is impossible where there's only short term sporadic intensity." -Levi Lusko
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I have to believe the small decisions we make every day matter so much. And I know that my God doesn't waste a thing or withhold a good one either. Help me, Jesus, to remain steadfast, to legit enjoy the journey, and to trust the process you've got Me in.