Have no opinion about what God wants to do or how He wants to do it in your life. Your opinions can cause what the Spirit is speaking to be misunderstood and if your will is not surrendered you can more easily be misled by deceiving spirits. Pray for wisdom. Speak daily out of your mouth that your steps are ordered by the Lord. Pray that God will bind your desires to His desires and make you of one mind with Him, and then learn to make godly decisions and pad those decisions with your faith in God’s desire and ability to come through for you in the most unlikely ways.
Don’t forget God will work all things for your good when you love Him and are called according to His purpose, even your mistakes.
God is pleased with even your fumbling efforts at obedience. He will give grace to the humble. Make decisions and stand in faith about the decisions you have made. God is looking for people to walk boldly forward.
If you’ve missed it big time, God will redirect your path, block you from moving forward, or bring correction if need be.
‘If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do.’ -James 1:5-8
The enemy tempts us to do what feels good, puts our needs first, fits our own understanding, requires no faith, brings immediate but shallow acceptance, causes the least resistance, or feels most comfortable now and then laughs and jeers when we get hit with the consequences that inevitably come later: guilt, shame, worry, poverty, embarrassment, lack, bondage, emptiness, rejection and isolation.
God gently directs us to do what may be uncomfortable, difficult, selfless, contradicts our own understanding, gets us rejected temporarily, and requires faith and then delights to bless our socks off with the consequences that inevitably lead to highest hearts fulfillment, purpose, freedom, peace, love, joy, and intimacy.
Don’t fall for it! Do today what you are going to be glad you did long term. Follow Christ’s example at all cost and do not grow weary in doing what is right!!!
‘Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, 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, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.’
Whatever you are focused on is going to gain power over you. If you are focused on everything that’s going wrong, you magnify those things until they consume your thoughts and affect your moods and emotions.
It solves nothing to keep rehearsing the problems in your mind and leads to discontent and discouragement.
An even more detrimental downturn can happen when you keep talking about the issues that you want to see transformed, removed or upgraded. Check your spirit. If you’re rehearsing the problem to someone that doesn’t have the power to change things or isn’t going to encourage you and point you to Christ, it is going to do you more harm than good. You may convince someone else to feel sorry for you which will only confirm your fears and feelings of powerlessness.
There is a time to seek godly counsel and encouragement, but daily gab sessions with your mom, spouse or children do not count and turning to the ungodly or the person that caused the problem will only add fuel to the fire of adversity your walking through.
Even if its a problem in relationship that needs to be worked through, use caution about what to say, when to say it, and if it even needs to be said at all. Remember, God is at work, and your words can sabotage what He’s trying to do on your behalf.
Our attitudes and emotions have the ability to create, our words even more so, and what we believe has everything to do with how things turn out. Pray, “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight Lord.’
Don’t fall into the comparison trap. Comparison kills contentment. You are a unique creation of the God of the universe. There is a portion of God’s glory only you can reflect. There are good works God created in advance just for you to do. The enemy wants to keep you focused on what other people do, what they look like, what their gifts are, and what they have that you don’t have or what they don’t have that you do because he understands that when you get ahold of the truth of how much the Lord has blessed you with, realize your gifts, talents and potential, and begin to see yourself as fearfully and wonderfully made, you will begin to blossom into the person He had in mind when He created you.
In Christ you are beautiful, powerful, interesting, and worth being pursued with ardent passion. God loves you and longs for you. Thoughts of you are always before Him. He wants you. He longs for deep intimacy with you. He is planning adventures for the two of you to take together and sprinkling divine connections and appointments at strategic points along your journey to brighten and enrich the enjoyment of your life with Him. He sees you in your peril and loves to come to your rescue. He enjoys making plans for your life that are exclusively designed to fit who He has created you to be. There are desires He has placed in your heart as the starting point on the treasure map of your destiny; seek Him and the hidden jewels of their fulfillment along the path of your life.
Drop your defenses and lay aside what is dead and over; open yourself and make room for the overflow of all that God is and all that He has for you. Remove what is blocking the flow by taking your eyes off of what it is you believe you are lacking. Freely you have been given, freely give. As you shift your focus to the Lord, your desires will shift. When you mindfully seek the Lord with all of your heart you will enter into the Great Romance. Allow yourself to be discovered. Dig into the heart of God to see yourself as He does.
Turn from those empty and broken cisterns that leave your longing unfulfilled and your affections unreturned and turn to the Living Water and the Lover of your soul. He will never compare you to another. You are a prize that is sought after. God longs to be close to your heart and gave all He had to secure a way for you to be bound eternally to Him with nothing separating, nothing coming between or muddying the deep waters of spiritual intimacy He created you to share with Him.
He wants to be your hero and rescue over and over again from your shared enemy. He will never leave you or forsake you. There is no limit to His grace and the power His love has to save. He will not stop chasing you until He fills every chamber of your heart, infuses all of your desires to His, cleanses every memory of its power to defile, transforms your personality into who He has created you to be, and frees your soul from all of the debris of the world, the flesh and the devil. He will not stop and will not hold back. He is pressing in on every side to mold you; searching out every angle to find any opening through which you will allow Him to enter in. His goal is your total surrender and abandonment of yourself to His perfect Love.
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Fear no evil, not because evil does not exist or is not a threat to your life and progress, but because I am. I am good. I am for you. I am sovereign over your circumstances. Trust Me, I am not trembling at the thought of all that you are facing, wondering how in the world we will overcome the mounting obstacles. Do you know that some of the very things that you are freaking out about I have allowed into your life because it pleases Me to see My children trusting Me in the face of the impossible?
I know the beginning from the end. Change your perspective and change your life. Look at everything, every single thing, that is allowed in your life from My perspective. Take a stand against the forces of evil that are coming against all that I have promised you by bold and steadfast confidence in prayer. Relinquish your need to control other people and your tendency to try and have it all figured out, which is just another way to give yourself the illusion of being in control. Let it be enough for you to know that I am in control; trust that I have your best interests in mind.
Free yourself from the prison of your sentiment that imagines the way things are coming together, or falling apart as you often believe, are some random series of events that are leading to failure and more heartbreak.
Lighten up My precious child. In this world you will have trouble and suffering, but take courage- I have overcome the world. What does this mean for you in the here and now? It means that you are to believe wholeheartedly that I am working ALL things for your good if you love Me. Focus on loving Me and let Me work all things for your good and My glory. Your happiness should not hinge on specific outcomes or certain people. Do not set yourself up as a sitting duck for the enemy by allowing anything to become an idol in your life.
You may not believe yourself to be practicing idolatry but if you are unable to experience My love, peace and joy when things are not going the way your opinions says they ought to, you are showing Me that you have placed your trust and hope in something or someone other than Me. Renounce your idols and come boldly to the throne of grace asking Me to give you fresh eyes to see the abundant life I died for you to have already in your lap, today, not tomorrow, not in the sweet by and by, not when your desired outcomes have been realized, but right this very moment.
Pause and breath in the breathe of life. Release your need to understand every detail of how I am moving on your behalf. Trust Me and obey Me. Keep your eyes fixed on My Words and My face. Take My hand and step out boldly into the day eager to do My will in all things. Leave your preconceived ideas and opinions of what My goodness should look like behind. Hold everything and everyone loosely. Nothing else is needed for your fulfillment but to know Me. I do not tire of reminding you to seek first My Kingdom and My righteousness and all of these things will be added to you as well.
I am a generous Father. I am not holding out on you.
I have given you power. Within you resides the power to have an abundant life. What you choose to focus your attention on will be magnified in its power over you. Focus your attention on Me, the only safe option. Anything else that you allow to control you will destroy you. When you fix your eyes on the unseen realm, instead of staring at the painful circumstances or lack that you are experiencing in the natural realm, you will find that abundance is the truth.
I understand the way you feel when you are in agonizing pain at the hands of those that do not recognize who you are or understand what they do, struggle against temptation and wonder where I am in the midst of it all. I do. I will show you the way if you will follow Me.
Yes, there is a time to mourn, but there is also a time to dance. Rise up by putting a song of praise in your heart and My Words in your mouth. Stand firm in the liberty I give you by setting your mind on My Spirit; it will bring life and peace to you. Train your mind not to settle around the issues in your life that you are believing Me to change.
As a foreman studies the construction plans and gathers the building materials to prepare for creating what has been given to him in blue prints, so should you dig into My Word and apply it to your life. Why stand beside the half-finished project wailing that you do not have all that you need to finish? Did you not consider the cost of following Me, as I instructed, before you set to work? It will cost you everything. If you have lack, it is not on My end. What are you holding back from Me? I am the One that created the blue print for your life and it is I that have promised to be the Author and the Finisher. I have given you everything you need to complete the project I designed. I will provide every tool, every material and every helper that is needed.
If you are focusing your attention on point A, instead of on Me, you can miss hearing Me say what you need is at point B. Keep moving forward towards Me in love and trust.
Many of you are unable to receive what you need for the next step of the project because your hands are full of the stuff of life I have told you to take your hands off of. Let it go in order to receive from Me. I assure you, none of the lack you are experiencing is from My hands. I give life and life abundant and everything that is needed to accomplish all that I have commissioned you to do.
Check the blue print, make sure it is My Word. Check the foundation, make sure it is My life. Check your life, make sure you are holding nothing back. Your pain does not come from Me.
No more waiting for the fulfillment of that which was promised to you. Today is the day of your salvation. What the enemy has toiled and maneuvered and manipulated to thwart in your life is not being held back by My hand. Reach out with your arms of faith and take hold of that which is already yours. Not tomorrow, not a week from now, but today. This very day what has been stored up for you is being poured out in abundance over your life. The scales from your eyes are falling off. Your preconceived ideas as to how I would answer the deepest cries of your heart are being removed so that you can perceive My goodness that is already in your midst.
Don’t look back. Yesterday is gone. The pain of yesterday is over. Feel it no more. Root out any false belief that you owe those things that are now dead your mourning. You owe nothing to anyone except a continued debt of love. Love on. Live on. Move on.
Love endures all things, this is your day to believe that the death you have endured, was to build your faith to believe, that what I have put in your lap is the beginning of the fulfillment of My promises to you.
I am proud of you and pleased with you. You have learned to follow the signs that I have placed along your path and My Spirit that I have placed within your hearts with less hesitation. The thoughts that contradict what I have shown you don’t hold the power to create fear in you as they once did. Now you are able to walk by faith! Open your eyes of faith wide and take in the scene before you. Do you see what I see? The possibilities unfolding before you, the path straightening beneath your feet, your provision in full view of those beautiful eyes of faith that you now see by, unimpeded by the fear of death?
Feel the bubbling brook of joy and the waves of peace. These are the indicators that what you are believing for you’re are receiving. Follow joy. Follow peace. Let the dead bury their own dead. No more mourning for those things that were brought into your life only to prepare you for this day. Again I say, NOW is the day of salvation. Do not pray, ‘Come quickly Lord.’ I am here with you already. Pray, “Your Kingdom come, Your will be done’ and open your eyes and see the truth of My Kingdom and My will being made manifest in your life.