BELIEVE FOR IT
It has been a while since I have written you but felt led to drop a little word of encouragement your way today.
It seems that everywhere you turn whether it is on social media, television, or conversations at work, a continued unrest can be found. Fear and concern over COVID, anger and unrest over vaccinated or unvaccinated, and growing anxiety over shipping delays and political propaganda. It becomes very easy to allow our focus to shift off the things that truly matter amidst all this unrest and so many other DISTRACTIONS.
For some, it may seem as if you are walking in a parallel reality and are struggling to discern which one is the correct pathway. Seemingly trapped within a hall of mirrors, you are struggling to find the way out of this multifaceted maze of fear, anxiety, depression, or fill in the blank with any other word describing what you or someone you know is dealing with.
Today, I do not want to focus on the problem. Instead, I want to encourage us to shift our focus onto the solution. The solution has always been the same and has not changed, despite what is going on in the world, in our church, or in our family right now. Malachi 3:6 says, “For I am the Lord, I do not change; Therefore, you are not consumed, O sons of Jacob.”
I wish I could promise that when you say YES to HIS CALL upon your life, you would be exempt from all of life’s challenges. Although I cannot flagrantly assert that, I can assure you that God will teach you things in some of your lowest moments that will not only bring you through those tumultuous times, but He will incorporate those lessons as you impart to those whom God places in your pathway. And today, I believe God has placed you in my path to encourage you to, “REMEMBER WHO YOU ARE”.
God knows that Satan and his demonic influencers will endeavor to cause you to FORGET WHO YOU ARE. He does not want you to remember the call of God upon your life. He wants to place so many distractions and obstacles in your way that you will take your eyes off the price of the call of God thru Christ Jesus and begin to focus on your situation and will paint an abysmal picture without hope or a future. But that truly is a FALSE REALITY.
Today, I want to encourage you to BELIEVE GOD TO DO WHAT HE SAID HE WOULD DO IN YOUR LIFE AND CALLING. I want to encourage you to change the influencers in your world and begin listing to the plans and purposes God has for you, and allow HIS WORD to give you strength, even if you feel you have nothing else left to give or offer people.
Let us focus on the words penned in Isaiah 41:9-10
“YOU ARE MY SERVANT, I HAVE CHOSEN YOU AND HAVE NOT CAST YOU AWAY: FEAR NOT, FOR I AM WITH YOU; BE NOT DISMAYED, FOR I AM YOUR GOD. I WILL STRENGTHEN YOU, YES, I WILL HELP YOU, I WILL UPHOLD YOU WITH MY RIGHTEOUS RIGHT HAND.”
So, what does that mean?
- God will give you the Support that you need– Even if others do not seem to believe in you, GOD DOES! He has a divine support group that will sustain you when your strength is seemingly depleted.
- God will fight for you– He will give you support against an opponent. Just remember that our war is not with flesh and blood, but with strongholds and principalities, so we must do it GOD’S way to secure the victory.
- God will not let us sink– meaning He will not allow the waves of adversity to overtake us. Remember Peter when he stepped out of the boat? As long as his focus was on Jesus, he walked on the water. But when his focus shifted to his surroundings, he began to sink. Keep your eyes on Jesus and he will keep you elevated above the waves of adversity bearing down upon you.
- God will lift us up– Perhaps you feel down for the count. Maybe you feel that life has dealt a final blow, or perhaps the enemy’s “False Reality” now seems like the real thing, causing you to be immobilized with fear and panic attacks. Remember, God promises to lift us up just like he did Peter when his focus was misplaced, and he began to sink.
WHO ARE YOU?
WHAT HAS GOD CALLED YOU TO?
CeCe Winans wrote a song, “Believe for It”. The lyrics speak of things that the unbelievers and world say cannot happen today. But this song helps us to focus our attention on the fact that if God said it, it shall come to pass. Therefore, I CHOOSE TO BELIEVE FOR IT.
Today, remember who you are. Remember that God has called you with a Holy Calling and a Unique Purpose that no one else on Planet Earth can accomplish. Remember that if God is for you, no one or nothing can be against you. Perhaps it is better stated this way, IF GOD IS FOR YOU, NO ONE OR NOTHING CAN BE SUCCESSFUL AGAINST YOU.
It doesn’t mean we escape challenges and obstacles. It just means that they will NOT BE SUCCESSFUL in our life.
Together, let us remember who we are. Remember the call of God upon our life. Let us shift our focus off social media and refuse to fall prey to the Sin of Comparison. How about today we both agree that we will tune out the frequency of Satan that says we are less than, or we cannot do- or we are not worthy enough to do what we believe God has spoken to our heart? Will you agree with me to say “NO” to the enemy?
I know that you and I have much left to accomplish in the Kingdom of Heaven. Today, let us choose to believe the report of the Lord. Let us choose to say, “Lord, we don’t know how, we don’t know when, or even perhaps we don’t know where. However, we are here, willing to answer your call and will be obedient to walk through every door you open so that we walk into the fulfillment of our purpose and destiny.” AMEN?
Today, BELIEVE FOR IT……for it SHALL COME TO PASS!