SHIFT YOUR FOCUS!!

I don’t know about you, but there are times in my life where I find myself thinking back on my life journey and having regrets.

It would be so great if everything I have done and everything I have said was perfect. It would be so great to have no regrets…to not have a burden for things that highlight what an imperfect, flawed, and weak vessel that I was and continue to be.

I am not perfect. But, I know One who is! Jesus Christ, my beloved Lord and Savior, is perfect in all that He says and does!

I am so humbled and thankful that He loves me in spite of all of my weaknesses and flaws. I am so humbled that He still can use me for His glory in spite of all of the things that I do wrong.

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. (2 Corinthians 12:9)

And I am comforted in knowing that He has used all of my mistakes and “regrets” to help mold and shape me into who He is calling me to be!

And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. (Romans 8:28)

Brothers and Sisters, if you are going through a time of regret, don’t let it stop you from forging ahead and answering the call of God on your life!  God doesn’t focus on what we lack…He focuses on who we are to become in and through Him!  And we are not to focus on what we lack…but we are to focus on all that we have through His abundance!

So!  Today I choose to shift my focus away from myself and all of what I am not…and I choose to align myself with God and shift my focus onto all that I am through His amazing grace and through the empowerment of the Holy Spirit!!

Will you join me?  One, two, three…..SHIFT!!

You Are Not Alone!

God’s Word to you today:

YOU ARE NOT ALONE IN YOUR BATTLE! I AM WITH YOU AND I WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU. NOTHING WILL BE ABLE TO DESTROY YOU FOR I AM SURROUNDING YOU WITH MY STRENGTH AND LOVE.

DON’T LOOK TO YOUR OWN STRENGTH-FOCUS ON MY STRENGTH! DON’T RELY ON YOUR OWN PLAN OF ACTION-RELY ON MY PLAN!

I LOVE YOU! TRUST THAT MY LOVE FOR YOU IS GREATER THAN ANY LOVE THAT HAS FAILED YOU. LEAN INTO ME! I WILL HOLD YOU AND YOU WILL GET THROUGH THIS!!

TRUST ME!

 

“The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid;  do not be discouraged.” Deuteronomy‬ ‭31:8‬ ‭NIV‬‬

“No one will be able to stand against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you.” Joshua‬ ‭1:5‬ ‭NIV‬‬

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Draw Near!

As I was speaking before a room of Lay Servants and Pastors a  week ago, I found myself declaring, “God is calling us back to the prayer closet!”

It was a moment of feeling the heart of God and His desire to connect with us on a more intimate level…His desire to have one-on-one time with us without interruptions.

It is important not to forget the times of drawing near to God away from the crowd. Our public prayers are an overflow of our private prayers…..our public ministry is an overflow of our ministry unto the Lord. 

All effective ministry flows out of our relationship with God.  It’s time to be more proactive and committed to strengthening our relationship with Almighty God!!

“Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you…”.        James 4:8 ESV

STEP OVER!

[vision]    I saw many approaching a door that the Lord had placed in front of them…doors of opportunity; doors of increase; doors of advancement; doors of leadership…

In the vision as they approached the door, the threshold was so big it was as a wall within the door.

As I looked, I saw the threshold begin to decrease in size quickly…to the point that it was easy to step over and go through the door!

Threshold= a strip of wood, metal, or stone forming the bottom of a doorway and crossed in entering a house or room.

A threshold is what you step across when you enter a room. A threshold takes you from one place into another, and when you’re about to start something new, you’re also on a threshold. 

synonyms:  doorway, entrance, entry, door, gate, gateway, portal…

[interpretation]     As our faith rises to the point of taking that step forward and leaving behind those things that are holding us back – we will see that wall that is obstructing our ability to cross the threshold into our New Season begin to decrease.

As we draw closer and closer to the Lord and closer and closer to our destiny in the Kingdom – we will come to the place of being able to step over the threshold and crossover into a place of New Beginning.  I see the threshold becoming smaller as we continue forward and not look back.  Our commitment to KEEP GOING in spite of opposition is what will bring us to the door.  The armor of God in place and His praise upon our lips is the key to entering in.

Beloved of God – put on the HELMET OF SALVATION, the BELT OF TRUTH, the BREASTPLATE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS, and SHOES READY WITH THE GOSPEL OF PEACE!

Take up the SHIELD OF FAITH, and the SWORD OF THE SPIRIT!

PRAY AT ALL TIMES IN THE SPIRIT!

KEEP ALERT and GET READY to STEP OVER THE THRESHOLD!!

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