Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, Hebrews 12:28a
Christians are right in the middle of being shaken. He is making you into a king for His Kingdom. Shaking means everything about us – body, soul, and spirit is being prodded, moved, and rearranged in order to see what is of Him and what is not. What remains ‘stuck’ to us is Him. What falls away is not.
Shaking is a part of His success training.
Shaking is when God says there is too much stuff in our life and it’s time to get rid it.
Shaking is when God says there are too many distractions and it’s time to become single minded.
Shaking is focusing us on what He wants us to do.
Shaking is removing from us the things that we thought were important but He doesn’t.
Shaking is about showing us things that we presumed were from Him but are not.
How do you know if you are being shaken? Have ‘things’ fallen away from you? This includes activities you used to do, beliefs you used to have, friends you used to hang around with, possessions you used to own, or even dreams dreamed? If yes, then you are being shaken.
Shaking is a God thing. Shaking is a good thing. The short term pain is immense but the long term gain is equally immense. He is shaking everything loose that He didn’t put there. We accumulate many things in our journey through life. Some of the things we accumulate we got without ever really realizing it. Other things we intentionally picked up.
The current shaking is violent and prolonged. But rest assured, you will not lose everything. What will not be lost in the shaking are those things that we heard from Him and then did. Everything else if we will let it happen will be removed.
Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. Matthew 7: 24 – 25
What does building on the rock mean? Doing things Jesus asked you to do, nothing else. These are the only things He wants to remain.
I know for myself many things are falling away from me. I feel lighter, more open, transparent. I also feel naked, vulnerable, and a little frightened.
God walks very simply. He walks with great purpose. But He travels lightly. He is getting us to the same place.
Let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, Hebrews 12:1b-2a
Shaking won’t last forever. Eventually you will be left with what He put and wants in your life. At that point the shaking will stop. He is bringing about the prophetic promises on your life and positioning you for inheritance! Let’s run lightly.