EXCERPT FROM Chapter 8: Who In The World Do You Think You Are By Cheryl Eastman
1 Samuel 16:12-13; 2 Samuel 5:1-5
In the middle of everyone's life there is a source of madness and that madness has a name. It's called process. We want things to flow in our lives, and we want our lives to be wonderful and prosperous but somehow, we forget about one little thing: There is a process.
David the shepherd, the warrior, the undercover lover, the praiser, the apple of God's eye, and the king of Israel had to go through a process. You see, the process was the bridge that carried David from the pasture to the palace, from killing lions and bears to defeating giants. It took a process to make the Taj Mahal, it took a process to build the London Bridge, and it took a process to paint the Mona Lisa. What we see as madness, God sees as a process.
There is a saying that says: "Into each life some rain must fall." Rain is the natural process whereby growth takes place. One thing to keep in mind is that each person's process is different and that your process is connected to your call and your call is connected to the reason you were born.
I know that the circumstances you are dealing with right here in the middle of your life may seem like complete and total madness but hold on tight. God is taking you through the process which will ultimately usher you into the promise.