The grain is ground to make bread.
People do not ruin it by crushing it forever.
The farmer separates the wheat from the chaff with his cart,
but he does not let his horses grind it.
Isaiah 28:28 NVC
The Almighty God's love is truly unfailing and His wisdom is infinite. Grain has to be crushed to remove the chaff. The chaff served a purpose during the early stages of the grain. The chaff was present encapsulating the grain from the first budding all the way through to the harvest. But the time comes when the grain matures and the grain has to serve purpose. Whether that purpose is to be a seed or make bread the chaff has to be left behind.
The chaff is dead by the time the grain has matured. It has served it purpose. It has dried up and can no longer grow or be a part of what is ahead for the grain. If the chaff remains and the grain is not released then that which is within the grain will remain dormant; restrictively encapsulated by the chaff and given time the life that lies dormant in the seed will fade to nothing.
It is a hard matter being separated from something that we have grown accustom to being apart of our lives and thought that we just have to have. The Lord allows the crushing process to take place. It can be very painful but it separates us from every dead matter and residue from our past that would otherwise restrict or prevent what He has in mind for our future.
The crushing or threshing process is not supposed to last forever or be too extreme otherwise the grain would be ruined and useless. But it is a process that has to take place. After the threshing then comes the winnowing. The threshed grain and chaff has to be tossed into the air at a time when the wind is blowing with enough force to remove the chaff and leave the grain. The grain and chaff are repeatedly tossed into the wind until nothing is left but grain.
The past events and occurrences that have taken place have been crushing. People and things that we thought would be there are no where to be found. It seems that our lives and everything that concerns us is either up in the air or thrown to the wind because of circumstances beyond our control. The winds of life altering change and constant upheaval has us at a point of disorientation wondering what is happening and when will it end.
These things had to take place. The change had to happen. That door had to be shut. The people that are no longer in your life could not go where the Lord is taking you. All that is behind you is dead and has nothing to offer but memories. Yes, all of it had to be destroyed so the option of returning was no longer available. All of what has taken place is nothing more than just a part of the process and the threshold to your place of purpose and destiny. Your future and destiny is ahead of you and not behind you.
The threshing or crushing released you from the encumbrances that would have other wise held you back and stifled your future. The threshing is past and the winnowing winds of change are about to settle and your season of purpose is about to unfold. Rejoice and magnify the name of the Lord! Amen!
Apostle S. Louis Johnson