Acceptance (part 1)
"Then Martha said to Jesus, "Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died." - John 11:21
One of the things I have learnt from Martha so much is that God can handle my honesty. Listen, to those that are familiar with the passage, Mary and Martha actually called on Jesus when the brother was sick but Jesus didn't arrive then, He came in later after Lazarus was dead.
By the time Jesus was arriving she knew very well that her brother was dead. The whole city knew that Lazarus was dead. How the city knew that Lazarus was dead wasn't because they were all watching Lazarus but they had been informed. Mary and Martha mourned and cried for their brother and women from the city came to comfort them.
What I love most is that they looked at their situation and were operating from the position they were currently located at. Listen, even faith needs you to start seeing things not from where you are, but where you want to be. You need to be able to accept the situation you are in right now so that you can go to the next level in your life.
Look at Hannah the moment she truly acknowledged she couldn't have child and went to cry in the presence of God that's when a son was born.
The moment Jesus acknowledged He was weak and cried that's when the Angel came to strengthen Him.
I am not saying you should accept and let it define you. But I am saying you should accept this is where God is with you right now and believe him you will go through everything together. Lazarus was dead and they had accepted it. Even before they would ask God for a miracle that he should be raised they first had to acknowledge that he would have to be raised from the dead. Listen my dear ones, acknowledging what has happened doesn't make you of weak faith, but positions you to a place where you may when be ready to receive something else.
Accepting things that occur in your life especially bad things may be so difficult, but nothing new can happen unless you accept it. You have to acknowledge the season you are in right now;
You lost a Job?
Stop mourning and accept that you aren't going back and start looking for another one.
Lost a loved one?
Stop crying and let go and work on yourself.
You need to accept what is so you can move on to the next phase of your life.