The notes below are from www.thewhiteboardsessions.com and a message shared there:
We must embrace the season of pain in our lives as God will work through it. When we do that, we will see and experience the blessing of God. We will see Jesus in a unique way. Just like Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, the furnace had to be seven times hotter before they could see Jesus.
It comes. It is just the way it is. Surround yourself with people who love Jesus and love you, but love you enough to tell you the truth. Listen to your coach and not the fat guy in the stands yelling at you. Don't focus on what you don't have. Focus on what you do have and what God is doing.
You must have FUN. What do you do for fun? When was the last time went on a date with your wife? Build your FAMILY. The church will turn its back on you but your family won't. Take care of your family. Check your FOCUS. Psalm 46:10 - be still (cease striving) and know that I am God. If you don't stay healthy, your church can't be healthy. Not taking care of ourselves is disobedience to God.
You are getting ready to see Jesus. That is why it is hot.
(Read more from Perry Noble here http://www.perrynoble.com/)