Bible Study – 6/27/19

Growing from this Place Subject: Growing from an unfamiliar process

In this week’s edition of Growing from this Place Bible Study, Pastor Jonathan McKnight looks into understanding the concept of growing from process that is unfamiliar or doesn’t make sense to you. He prefaces the study with presenting some questions and constructs that come into place when we faced with having to trust God through a peculiar process of deliverance from something or someone. Here are the key points of this week’s study:

  • How do you handle functioning in a process of change that you simply don’t understand?
  • What do you do when you plan something one way, but it didn’t go according to the way you planned it?
  • What do you do when your dreams are slowly fading, and your vision is becoming blinding?
  • Circumstances tend to come and cause you to not see things clearly and your path starts to become grimmer and dimmer.
  • You must understand that you must be able to function in the process by which God allows.
  • How can you make sense of things when you don’t know what God is doing?
  • Sometimes the obscurity of God keeps us unbalanced.
  • God allows the uncertainty of things so that we can’t rely on our own dependency.
  • We must understand and realize in these moments that we can’t make it without Him.
  • How can you grow from an unfamiliar process, especially during the times where you’ve been blind-sided by something to occur in your life?
  • There is a purpose in the unfamiliar.
  • The unfamiliar can bring fear.
  • Oftentimes when you are going through the unfamiliar, it brings in a lot of opinions from people in all corners of your life that try to explain to why, what, how, or who is responsible for you being in your process.
  • Trust the process of God when it seems like you don’t know what to do and your happiness and joy appears to be fading.
  • You must tell yourself often that you are going to grow from this unfamiliar process.
  • Sometimes you can see something, but sometimes you must trust in the process of hearing so that you can see it clearly…faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God.
  • Mark 8: 22-25 Reference of the Jesus leading the blind man away from the people he was surrounded by.
  • Everyone should not see your process of deliverance.
  • The process of something has to be dealt with in the sovereign secrecy and process of God.
  • When it comes to God delivering you from something, He does it in the way that you may not agree with, but it will be for your protection from people who will have a problem with the process of your deliverance.
  • Sometimes He takes us through process to see how bad we really want to see.
  • If you want a miracle, you can’t take God how to do it.
  • Adversity is a part of the process or tool for you to see whether or not you really believe that greatness is still a part of your life. Turn your pain into power.
  • It is the process makes people quit, get offended, feel embarrassed, feel defeated and broken as well as keep people blind.
  • If you are going to progress in life there are some channels you are going to have to go through, there are some things you have to learn, there are some experiences you have to encounter that will make your stronger, wiser, better, and more complete.


  • You got to trust God that He knows what He’s doing.
  • You must trust the process be He knows better than you do.
  • You must not complain about a process that keeps you whole. It’s design to build your faith and to settle what’s not clear.
  • You cannot settle with blurry vision.

Scripture Reference
Mark 8: 22-25