Encouragement Devotional for Cutting Times

Encouragement Devotional for Cutting Times

This Christian encouragement devotional for cutting times is part of our Free Daily Devotionals series.
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I have this beautiful black skirt which has been hanging in the back of my closet for a long time. I have never worn it because it is too long. I have always loved the material and liked the design but have never worn it because it was just too long.

The other day I decided to do something about it. I did some measuring then begun cutting. As I was cutting, I received the following revelation about cutting times. 

Cutting times are the times when things are just being cut from our lives. Finances are being trimmed. Career advancement cut short. Relationships severed abruptly.

I came to understand that God allows these difficult cutting times to come into our lives so that we can be made useful so as to fulfill the purpose that we were created for. You see the skirt without my trimming was useless. It was just a piece of beautiful cloth filling my closet. But, with the cutting, it became useful and was able to fulfill the purpose for which it was designed which is to be worn.

So take heart even if you don't understand why all the chopping changes are taking place in life. God could be cutting away and removing things from your life so that you can fulfill the purpose that He designed you for. 

You see, you have a lot of potential because You are God's masterpiece created in Christ Jesus to do good works which He prepared in advance for you. (Ephesians 2:10) However, before His skillful trimming, you are not very useful as you are just filling your church's pews the way the beautiful but useless skirt was filling my closet.

Therefore, be encouraged by knowing that once this painful process is over, He will heal the hurting jagged edges just as I hemmed my skirt's raw edges. You will them be a perfect fit for that specific purpose He created to fulfill the way my skirt is right now as I am wearing it while I write this blog post and using it for the purpose it was designed.


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