A few weeks ago, I worked on a research paper. I was confident that I would receive a good grade. After I submitted the paper, I had a very detailed dream. The dream ended when I received back my research paper and I got a B+ (89%). Instead of focusing on what the dream entailed, I just woke up and remarked, “What a nightmare! I can’t believe I got a B+ in my research paper”. I was so fixated on my grade; I just forgot the rest of the dream.
So yesterday, during HALLOWEEN of all days 😂 , the teacher handed back the papers to the class. I was really scared to look at my grade. After mustering the courage, I looked at my paper, and alas, …it was a B+! I thought, “Goodness! My nightmare is a reality”. I was in shock. Then I heard the Holy Spirit say, “You missed the point!” I responded, “No kidding!” 😂 Then then he firmly repeated, “YOU ARE MISSING THE POINT!” Then I sat in silence.
During my drive back home, I got convicted in a great way. How small-minded could I possibly be to think that my purpose for school is just my grades? I am not in school just to get A’s. As a child of God, I have been strategically placed for more. If I don’t open my eyes and choose to remain fixated on grades, I miss the point. I was cautioned against being one dimensional and choosing to focus on the physical reason of why I am in school that I forget the spiritual one. I just kept hearing in my Spirit that if I open my spiritual eyes, it will blow my mind 🤯if I see how God is positioning me in this season.
The children of Israel thoroughly missed the point of their season in the wilderness. They were supposed to be there for days but instead stayed there for years as they wandered in the desert🌵 . They were so one dimensional. They couldn’t fathom the purpose of the season. Instead, they nagged and complained 😡😰😭. Let me insert a hilarious portion of scripture:
Israelites themselves began moaning, “We don’t have any meat! 5 In Egypt we could eat all the fish we wanted, and there were cucumbers, melons, onions, and garlic. 6 But we’re starving out here, and the only food we have is this manna.” Numbers 11:4 CEV
In as much as it is hilarious, it also sad because the Israelites were complaining about the manna, and for me, I was complaining about my grades (mind you they are not even bad grades 😔). How blinded could we be that we miss that this very season would lead us to what God has promised?
Truly, we are not just wrestling flesh and blood… (Ephesians 6). Don’t believe that lie! Ask God what you are supposed to learn in the season you are in. Be careful not to see things in the physical alone. God may be strategically placing you to network, minister, acquire intricate skills for kingdom work, etc. 🤩
33 thoughts on “Missing the Point”
I read your post inbox earlier. Our careers and connections are means to an end which is to reveal God’s love. Great post sister! ♥️
Amen! I agree. Thank you for taking the time to read and comment!
My pleasure! ❤️
Thank you so much ♥️ The Holy Spirit really convicted me on this one. Hehe
We have to work with the spirit.
I enjoyed your post. I found you at Brenda’s blog party. Praying for you to see the opportunities as He leads you to them in this season and the seasons that follow.
Amen! Thank you so much for the prayer!!!
I am nominating you for the Mystery Blogger Award in my post Tuesday Nov 5th.
I am so humbled. Thank you so much, this means so much to me.
Be blessed 🌸
You’re welcome 🙂
I love it when God opens our eyes to His purposes and reminds us that we were created for His purpose. God bless you as you serve Him!
Amen!! I totally agree, we are created for his purpose! 🌸Thank you so much for stopping by and reflecting with me!
You’re welcome. 🍂
Meaningful post! B+ is really good but it’s to good to have the mindset that you want all A’s.
But the most important thing is that as long as your learning so u can apply what you learned in the real word.
Good Grades are good but the lesson and privilege of being in college is the real blessing
I agree!!! I know people who got all A’s but couldn’t apply anything they learned. Thanks for this reminder.
This was very good! Yes, we do miss the point when we get our eyes off of God and off of his purposes for having us here on this earth and when we get distracted with the things of this world and we make them our focus, instead.
On a side note, when I was in my 50’s I went back to college, and I did get straight A’s (all glory to God), but what I was there for, and what I learned from my time there, was that I could learn. For, I graduated high school with a 1.4 GPA, and I quit college the first time around with a 2.5 GPA, so I was not particularly scholastic nor did I believe I could learn much. So, the Lord sent me back to school to teach me that I could learn what he wanted me to learn in his power and strength within me, so that when he called me to my present ministry I would not be afraid to learn whatever he wanted me to learn. So, all glory to Him!
So, yes, we need to be willing to hear from the Lord and to learn whatever it is he has to teach us in whatever season of life we are in. So, thank you!
This is so powerful 💥. Thanks for stopping by! I agree we do miss the point when we get our eyes off God ❤️
Glory to God for sending you back to supernaturally show you all is possible!!! Glad you got all A’s in that season. I love that God customizes his messages for us. All of us feel special and loved in this manner 💕
I remember God sending me to this job a while back where I never rose to leadership position. But later when my daughter was diagnosed as being on the Autism Spectrum, it made so much sense. That job gave me all the tools that I needed for my journey. I would not have acquired all those intricate skills if I was in leadership and not in the ground working 🎊
Glory to God ♥️🥳
Great message,,,, I like all the emojis!!
Hahaha! Thank you 🙏🏾
Hi. Your posts are encouraging and uplifting so I nominated you for the Sunshine Award. The link is below
Awww this is so sweet and humbling 💕💕💕I appreciate this so much. I am happy to pay this forward as soon as finish my exams at the end of this week.
Be blessed 🌹
Sure..Be blessed too♥️
Sorry..All the best in your exams
Thank you for the best wishes ♥️
You are also blessed♥️.. Okay all the best in your exams.
Good one. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you for your comment 🎉I appreciate the kindness
Amen! We need to remember that God has a purpose in everything and He orders our steps. May we see His perspective in all we do! Thank you!! 😊
Amen! This was a great post and definitely spoke to my heart today! Thanks for writing it!
Thank you for passing by and for reading ❤️
Super sweet of you!