I remember as a child, when I used to get sick, my mom would always shake the bottle of medicine before using it. The medicine on the outside would say, “Shake Well Before Using.” In order to get the full effect of the medicine, you would have to shake the bottle. The same principle applies to life as well. The olive has to go through so many different stages before it can produce its pure oil.
As Christians, we have to be shaken in order to ignite the Holy Spirit within us. The Holy Spirit is the only one that can teach us about our anointing. So God allows us to go through storms and tribulation to bring us closer to Him. Being shaken can create new opportunities for us in life. It teaches us about patience, joy, love, but most of all, how to hang on to our faith through pain.
1 Corinthians 10:13 tells us that, “There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.” The next time it seems like your life is being shaken, just remember it’s only making you greater for the future.