The Surge: Accomplishing Much With Patience
1 Corinthians 9:24 â€ś.. in a race all the runners compete, but only one
receives the prize? Run that you may obtain it.â€ť
Rev. Ong Sek Leang prophesied that over
the next few months, God will bring about a surge of new people stepping into
the services as a sign to us that He is cleaning the slate for a beginning of
all things new for Calvary.
While this is a sign for us to advance, we
need to be patient in seeing His agenda come to pass. Patience is often thought
of as something taken slowly and at times, a contradiction to â€śstriking while
the iron is hotâ€ť. However, the patience that is required of us during this
surge is more of an endurance rather than a slow wait.
We will strike while Godâ€™s iron (so to
speak) is hot, but at the same time, endure different challenges that will
arise in the midst of advancing. The â€śsurgeâ€ť that God will send is a signpost
that we are on the right track.
We need to adopt a marathonerâ€™s mindset
and realise that it is not a short dash where we sprint our fastest to get the
prize. We must be prepared to dig in for the long haul. We will still need to
work out issues, limitations, mindsets, weaknesses, iron out the kinks, etc.,
but all the time, we need to keep our eyes on the prize.
Donâ€™t fizzle out, keep it burning!