The Blessing of Delayed Gratification

The Blessing of Delayed Gratification

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hey god bless you my friend this is sister sharon and today we are discussing the power the anointing the strength the blessing of delayed gratification beloved i have learned in my 54 years of journeying on this earth that when you are delayed in gratification seeing a dream that you may have in your heart
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seeing a desire come to pass seeing god position you for something he has promised you and in the meantime you are delayed it builds our character it builds inner strength it builds faith and we know faith without works is dead i want us to
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consider the amazing exodus of the children of israel and god bought them out and they began to murmur and complain to moses because god was not allowing at the time for israel to indulge in the same delicacies that they had when they were in
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captivity in bondage or in our case in the world god will take us through seasons throughout our lives where your gratification or your um desire is delayed not that you're denied but you're delayed to build trust and character and for many to learn the voice of our god
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it is so important friend when you feel like you're not gaining momentum that you don't allow frustration to set into your heart because this is the time to glean to learn to discern the voice of our god israel became so upset that they began to murmur and complain and and for for their punishment part of
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it was they had to eat the same food over and over and over again and we know what it was it was manna and he gave them quail and listen friends listen you might be in a season where it seems like you only can afford the minimal things that your life is like you feel confined
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and restrained you feel you can't move too far to the left or to the right this is a time that he builds our character and friends i tell you if you will hold on if you will see the benefit of delayed gratification it can even be in the area of food choices friends when you are trying to become healthy and you force your flesh to submit to your will that you're going to eat fresh food every single day you're going to turn down your plate whether it's through fasting
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whether it is through a time and season friends where you do not socialize much you are shut in your heart with the father you delay you push back uh gratification of the flesh friends whether it's food weight loss seeking the father whether it is learning a skill a trade you are delayed gratification of confidence because while you're learning you're making mistakes you're going to make mistakes
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while you're learning so this is good because it lets you know that you are trying that's why you keep coming up short because you are perfecting that skill that gift it's like taking a new job you don't know the culture you don't know uh their database you don't really know much of anything but the more you stay at it the more proficient you will become if you will just hold your peace friends will power is what really gives
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us the strength to deny the flesh so that we can walk in our determination to see the thing that we desire come to pass i want to say this friends i remember a season where god took me through a i i call it a time of being sequestered where i was not uh allowed to do much socializing at all this went on for a long time but this is
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how god was able to download and give me much of the understanding and the wisdom from his word from his thoughts how to navigate things that i am actually doing right now i remember things he would speak to my heart and it is now that i see why god had put me in a season of serious wilderness my friends because his thoughts his wisdom his his ways cannot
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be taught unless the flesh is put down so you can get in your quiet zone to hear to meditate to ponder the word of the lord so friends whatever you do even if you here's a good example that just came to my heart you might be going through a separation with your spouse where the two of you have separated for a season so that you can uh kind of re-look and revamp your your marriage and your vows and you may be denied so to speak or delayed in
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gratification of your union but if you would be determined to to look at what you can do better by the time you come back together it will be a time of gratitude and an adjustment of both of your attitudes which brings you into a new season of gratefulness for one another but you may be in a season where you are delayed
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the gratification of that type of interpersonal communication and love and kindness with one another day to day because you needed to take a break so friends sometimes to close this exhortation it is vitally important that we understand that just like israel god had chastened them he wanted them to trust him he wanted them to know that he
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was god he was the elohim he was the god of abraham isaac and jace jacob he was their provider he was their jehovah jireh he was jehovah shema he was the god present with them and he wanted them to learn to trust him so beloved i encourage you today if you are being delayed gratification whether it's financial social spiritual your job your your your um
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marriage whatever it is dig in and get the lesson so that this this season will truly become a blessing god bless you my friends enough said till next time god bless

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