Did you know that when you pray for change—God oftentimes meets that prayer request with disruption? *Disruption is defined as a disturbance or problems which interrupt an event, activity, or process. This disruption opens a door to opportunities and development in areas you would never know, if you pivot towards your destiny; instead of being distracted and discouraged. You have to get up out of your comfort zone. (Deut. 1:6-8 NKJV) In order to go somewhere you’ve never been you have to do something you’ve never done. Here you must use your eyes of faith. Your trust in God has to go up to the next level. Three things to remember when you step onto this level:
- Whatever you allow yourself to think will either break you or build you up. Your thoughts become a reflection of who you truly are. (Proverbs 23:7 NKJV)
- Fear is a by-product of your sensual perception. (2 Timothy 1:7 NKJV)
- When it’s God’s plan the enemy cannot stop it. (Romans 8:31 NKJV)
You have to be like Noah.
In this dry season you must remain faithful. The ground under your feet my be so dry and cracked it hasn’t been watered for years. “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled” (Matthew 5:6 NKJV) You have to be like Noah. You may look foolish while you are building your boat of faith on this dry land or desert. It can prove to be a difficult task— but gratefulness for where you are is paramount. If you remain faithful you will discover gifts and talents you never knew existed. Use this waiting time as a period of preparation—not frustration. On this level your decisions can be life-altering. You have to maintain your focus by fighting fear with faith to find your purpose and destiny. You must choose to focus on God and not your circumstances. By keeping God pre-eminent, your priority, it gives your faith deeper roots to be established in you as they grow stronger, thus strengthening you. (1 Peter 5:10 ESV)
When He begins raising the shroud of mysterion (Sacred mysteries of Christianity), your destiny rain will start falling. In other words, your destiny will catch up with your faith. At this juncture knowing who you are and standing in the purpose God defined in you is the objective. You have to do a David and say to your situation,“You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the LORD Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. This day the LORD will hand you over to me, and I’ll strike you down and cut off your head.” (1 Samuel 17:45-46 NKJV) Here is where you take your stand against the wiles of the devil. Your discernment has to kick in because, although they may mean well, don’t allow people’s opinion to categorize or marginalize who you are. I believe it was Lincoln who said “You can please some of the people all of the time, you can please all of the people some of the time, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time.” Your concern is making sure God is pleased with you or you will miss His purpose for your life. And you’ll start walking another forty years in the desert!
Looking at this from a new perspective instead of focusing on the hardship you should ask yourself, “From this vast array of trials what have I learned?” And if you can do that—not only were you victorious in cutting off the enemy’s head, but you’ve grown leaps and bounds in the things of the LORD. Now your armor does fit!
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