In order to submit to the process, you have to sacrifice the idol of your dreams—and it hurts. That’s the real problem with the carpenter shop. We can get so zealous about our prophetic destiny that when God speaks about something else or points us in a direction that we deem contrary to what we have seen in the spirit, we feel robbed. But God is no thief; we know that the real reason He brings us into the dark room is not to lock us away, but to better develop the full picture of who He has made us to be. So the real question we need to ask ourselves is: Why do I feel like God is robbing me? While this question deserves a number of different answers and angles, I believe they would all boil down to three major components:
What happens when we neglect the importance of our heart because of an unbalanced drive to "do something great" for God? In this video, Brad explores how Jesus was "busy about his Fathers business" even when he was hidden from the public eye as a carpenter. It is in "the carpenter shop" where we learn to become healthy sons and daughters of God.
destiny trap: the confusion, hurt, and betrayal that arises in the heart of a believer, usually one new to the faith, when they realize that though the progression of their individual success pre-Jesus seemed both incontrovertible and destined, the progression of their success in Christ is measured by an entirely different standard.
Let’s unpack this.