Guest Post: Disciplined by the Lord

Guest Post Written by Leaticia Ngeleka

For sometime now I’ve felt such a tug in my heart to write about God’s faithfulness in my life. He has always shown me his love, but during this season he has shown me how profound and unfailing it truly is.

My heart is full when I think about it.

My story starts some time ago. I felt the Lord speak to me, a word that has never left my heart. You know those times when God speaks to you and you don’t understand what He means or the purpose behind it? Well, that’s exactly what happened.  He was preparing me for what was ahead and knew that I would need it for such a time as this.

God told me “I’m going to take you through a process of humility and total surrender.” As time went by, I often thought about what He meant, but never really understood it until now.

He first began by having me examine my heart, and showed me things that weren’t pleasing to Him. This is a process that still continues, I don’t think this will ever stop as long as we’re living on earth and following His purpose. God calls us to live from glory to glory and to be a representative of His love.

 

Some of the things He showed me were pride, jealousy, envy, fears and other sins that I thought I could get away with, or didn’t think were a big deal. He was asking me to change, to allow Him to take me where the old would be removed and replaced with the new.

During that time, I began to RESIST Him and didn’t want to move forward because I found it difficult and hard to embrace this new change. One morning He gave me a scripture that changed my perspective:

“My child, don’t reject the LORD’s discipline, and don’t be upset when he corrects you. For the LORD corrects those he loves, just as a father corrects a child in whom he delights.”

Proverbs ‪3:11-12 NLT

This scripture echoed in my heart. I knew that I had to fully surrender and by doing this, God gave me a peace that can only come from Him.

I have accepted this process and am allowing Him to do what He needs to do in my heart, so that I can be all that He created me to be. Even those times when I disobey, He remains FAITHFUL to me.

I realize that God is for me and not against me. I am going through this because He indeed loves me, and wants me to discover Him in a new, intimate way.

I now thank God for this journey and the transformation He is doing in me, I have been completely humbled by it.  Had it not been for this growth process I wouldn’t have discovered how deep and consistent His love for me is.

Written by Leaticia Ngeleka

Leaticia

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