Hi friends! Last time we were talking about success and creating results. The journey to creating results can seem so smooth until a pit fall comes your way. A pit fall is something that must change in you first in order to move forward and create the life you truly desire. Lets take a look and see which one of these pit falls best describes you and how you will overcome it.
The first pit fall is false pride and ego. False pride and ego is over-estimating and compensating your abilities. When you size up your competition to match their credentials, when you obsess to be better than everyone else and strive to achieve results, when the results and success that you have aren’t good enough, when you think you are already better than everyone else and don’t need any more skills and training because you already know it; these are all classic signs of false pride and ego. Just remember one thing, pride always comes before a fall.
No matter your situation and what you are facing…it is not a matter of ‘if’, it is only a matter of ‘when’ by God’s gift of grace to you that you ‘will’ be victorious! Maintain your joy today, your victory is coming…it may not be this second, but His timing is perfect!!! Keep going and doing what you are doing, it is not for nothing. Now in your situation is the greatest moment of learning that counts the most. Keep doing and receive His grace. The moment is coming that all you do now will come a season of reaping and all that you have done will be received to you in great abundance. Until next time…
Another short, sweet, word of encouragement to you this week…we all go through things in life. Sometimes these things last for seasons. Sometimes these seasons seem as though they will never end. Some seasons feel like everything around them is crumbling and falling apart. Whatever you do, stay the course and be willing to press in and ask God with faith that does not waiver for what has been laid on your heart. Trust that He is listening and teaching you steps, lessons, and giving you tools that are preparing you for that next level and breakthrough. When God NOT man decides it is your time and turn for breakthrough, watch out!!!!! You are on the cornerstone and brink of a massive shift of breakthrough. Keep asking without ceasing and believe that Gods timing for you is perfect! Until next time….
Just recently, I really stepped out in faith. I recently felt it laid on my heart to serve a particular community. One thing our family our family has wanted to do more of this year is to give back more of our time and our gifts to the local community. I filled out an application first. Normally I would have submitted it promptly, but instead something told me to sit back and pray on it for a couple of weeks. My flesh did not like this idea because I see it and want to dive in, but I chose to submit my heart to God and prayed for strategic wisdom. God laid it on my heart to pray for a heart change so I did. The funny thing is the original area I thought we should serve in has completely transformed and changed into something completely different. My heart was so tender as I became open to receiving His direction. I am so glad I did, otherwise I would completely be missing the opportunity and the ability for God to use me and our family in building and impacting lives around us as He saw fit. It is much more than just about me, it is about what He purposes us to do!
Just recently, my husband and I began to feel uncomfortable about living here on the eastern side of Pennsylvania. We had been praying for some time about where God wanted us. I had begun to feel a quickening to begin to go through the items in our attic and to begin purging items we were no longer using. At first, I thought that it was a normal spring cleaning process that we go through yearly. After awhile, I began to realize that there was more to it than this purging process. I had recently had a heart change and decided to discuss it with my husband. I never imagined that the Lord would be talking to each of us about returning home.
Surely I had thought being here in Pennsylvania was both influence and positioning for what God had been asking of us, but now to move home? Was He really finished with what He was doing out here through us? What will our next journey look like? These were all questions we were asking. In discussing our hearts with one another, we noticed that the Lord had been speaking to us about the Midwest and carefully searching our options and remain open to what He wants. Everything must be considered with supplication and with prayer. No decision should ever be made on pure emotion and without thinking it through and committing it to prayer. What we think may not be the same as God’s plan. Quickening of the heart can only mean one thing, going into a time of meditation and prayer. It also means to prepare oneself. This is a time of preparation for our family.