“Your Now is Not Your Then, and Your Then is Not Your Now”
Genesis 41: 9-14 II Kings 7:1&2
What God is about to do in your life now, will look nothing like your “then.” Everything that the Lord has been saying to you, speaks directly to your “now.”
If you do not accept this, you will treat your now like your then, which will cause you to miss out on what the Lord is trying to do in your life now.
Here is a biblical example: (St. John 5:1-9) The impotent man had to realize his “now” was not his “then,” and it took him knowing this to rise up and walk. If he treated his now like his then, he would have waited for the troubling of the water, and probably would never have walked, because he would have needed someone to put him in.
What God is doing in your life right now, has nothing to do with your “then,” because your “now” is not your “then,” and your “then” is not your “now.”
Then- that particular time in your life, or in those days.
Now- this present time or moment; currently.
What happened at that particular time in your life, has nothing to do with this present moment in your life. They represent two different times in your life. The Lord will not be able to really do what He wants to do until you learn to separate the two.
In II Kings 7, they went from not having enough to survive, to a state of prosperity, or more than enough.
Joseph went from prison clothes, which was his “then,” to royalty, which was his “now.” (Genesis 41:9-14)
The children of Israel went from the wilderness, to the promised land. Esther went from a maiden, which was her “then,” to a queen, which was her “now.” Do not miss out on your “now” focusing on your “then,” because your “now” is not your “then,” and your “then” is not your “now.”