“Just because it hasn’t happened yet, doesn’t mean it wont.”
When was the last time you really believed for something great to happen? Was it yesterday? Today? Or maybe it was a long time ago. Are you still believing? Has it happened yet? If not, don’t lose hope, keep believing because God is working even when you don’t quite see the full fruit of what you are believing for. In my blog post last week, I talked about the importance of celebrating the small wins in your daily life. Learning to celebrate the small wins will encourage you to continue to move forward as you progress throughout the different seasons of life.
On yesterday, I finished the week celebrating a major win that i’ve been believing to see happen for a long time. My oldest daughter who is four years old, has been experiencing muscle weakness in her legs since she was about two years old. We’ve seen so many doctors, specialist, therapist over the years that it’s sometimes overwhelming to keep up with the many appointments on top of the daily task. There hasn’t yet been a diagnosis but i’m truly believing and praying for her healing everyday. Six months ago, she received leg braces to help improve her walking and it has been a struggle getting her to actually walk in them. Usually when I put them on she would have a fit, and most of the time refuse to walk. But yesterday was different. She willingly put them on and wanted to take a walk outside in her gait trainer which is also hard to get her to walk in.
The fact that she willingly did this, brought so much joy to my heart. What seemed like an impossible situation was all of a sudden possible. Although it took some time, constant pushing and encouragement we never stop believing and putting the braces on her. This is only a small part of the story, but through this small victory I learned the importance of three things.
- Don’t ever stop believing just because you can’t see it yet
Just because you don’t see something happening right now, doesn’t mean it won’t happen. You never know how things are aligning and working for your good through the situations and experiences you are going through. Although my daughter was often fussy and refused to walk, I kept believing that one day she would be able to walk in her leg braces and that her walking would improve. Seeing her actually walk in them willingly, gave me so much hope that this is only the beginning of the great things to come.
2. Keep speaking life until you see it happen
It’s not always easy to speak life and be positive when you don’t see results but you can’t allow what you currently see to dictate what you believe. Keep speaking life! Even on days when she refused to walk I would always encourage her and let her know that i’m so proud of her, she’s doing a great job, she’s so brave, and one day she is going to be one of the fastest runners. That constant encouragement gives life to seemingly hopeless situations.
3. Surround yourself with people who will believe and fight with you
One of the biggest things that has helped my family and I the most throughout this process is the constant support of our family and friends. It’s so important to have a support system that will believe and fight with you. There are times when things are hard and just having a person to talk with that can encourage you and support you in any way is huge. It’s so important to be connected to people who have the same heart and vision, that will help you reach the results you want to see.
Whatever you are believing for, I want to encourage you to, “NEVER STOP BELIEVING.” I hope this encouraged you today. Thanks for reading. Comment below and share some of the wins you are celebrating or if this has encouraged you please share.
John 20:29 “Then Jesus told him, “You believe because you have seen me. Blessed are those who believe without seeing me.