All of the great men and women in the bible were tired at some point while on their assignment. Job, Joseph, Jonah, Moses, David, Mary and even Jesus (his flesh) became tired. There reaches a time and point in our lives in when we feel like giving up or throwing in the towel. Sometimes it feels like we have more working against us, then what’s working for us. Always remember that there are no good reasons, just excuses. Everything has already been planned and prepared for you before the foundations of the world. It is written in Proverbs 8:12: “I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was”.
You were not set up to fail. You are destined for greater. You were born a winner. Winners get tired, but they do not give up. They keep running their race until they get to the finish line. It’s not how you start, but it’s how you finish. Do not get weary of well doing. Don’t canceled out everything that you have worked so hard for, for better is coming. Better is on the way. The best is always yet to come. The rain will pour, but the sun will come out.
Galatians 6:9: says, And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
Are you committing your all or are you giving him just some of you? When serving God, there is no border line or in between. It’s either all or nothing. There is also no such thing as lukewarm. Most people like their beverages either hot or cold. So if people do not even like lukewarm food or beverages, how can God be O.K. with lukewarm? It is written in Revelation 3:15-16: (KJV) “I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth”.
I must admit that there was a point in where I was lukewarm. I believed and I had faith, but I did not surrender my all. I gave him pieces but not all. I write this post today to say, Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established. Do not become a part time/convenient servant. God wants bold, obedient and strong servants that will serve him with their all and more.
Always put in your best and nothing less. Whether it’s your craft, gift or job; put in your best work. Allow nothing to go to waste. Although we are not perfect, it doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t strive for perfection. If we are putting in our best in other areas such as our careers, school or fitness life, then we should always put in our best with our spiritual life. That is the foundation of who we are. Giving him the highest honor of how we live, is part of putting in our best effort. It is written in Numbers 18:29 (KJV): that “Out of all your gifts ye shall offer every heave offering of the LORD, of all the best thereof”. When we give the LORD all that we have which includes our heart, mind, body and soul, we are giving him our best. Put your all into everything you do even when it looks like your fallen. Our job is to not perfect ourselves through our own natural strength, but through JESUS. Give him the glory in everything you do, our strengths and gifts are not for us, but for him. Focus on being the best you can be and leave the rest up to him. Nothing less than 100% 🙂
It is written in John 16:22: (KJV) “And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you”.
We live in a time now in where joy can be easily taken away . It seems like today our joy and peace are fragile, which can easily crumble. But remember, the joy of the LORD shall be your strength. Stop allowing other people or situations to take your joy. You are responsible for your joy, why let someone else rob it because their miserable? There is an old saying that goes, misery loves company. Some times people want to bring you down, because they cannot stand the sight to see someone else happy or joyful. Why dim your light? There’s nothing wrong with being compassionate for others, but discern when someone is intentionally trying to get you out of your character.
Growing in the LORD means not that you are not lead by feelings (flesh). When his presence is in you, no one or nothing can take it. Do not let the enemy to rob you out of your joy. Life can evaporate in a flash, is it truly worth it? No, put on the full armor of God and no attack shall destroy you nor prosper. You cannot buy real joy, only substitutes. The spirit of joy is rich and it has the power to illuminate the room. Let no one take your joy, there is always something to be joyful about.
Tear down the old, make room for the new. Any shaky foundation must go. If we hold on to something long enough, it will fade and eventually fall apart. This year, God wants you to make room for the new. There are some things and people that you have outgrown. Get rid of anything that’s deteriorating you instead of elevating you. Take the weight off your shoulders and cast your cares upon him. God wants to make room for the new in your life. He wants to expand your territory, but you must be willing to go through the process of reconstruction (transformation). There are some things in you that must be rebuild. There are some old ways, thinking and strong holds that must be given to him, in order to go to the next level. We are our greatest enemies if we are resistant to change. Allow God to create in you a new heart, spirit and mind. Tear down the old, make room for the new. Not my will, but thy will be done.
His words are richer than gold and sweeter than honey. This new year shall be a year of difference. He is preparing you for a higher place. Follow the ways of the Lord and not a path of distractions or destruction. Truly focus on what the Lord is saying. There will always be something or someone who tries to distract us from his purpose for our lives. Focus on what matters.
Your attention is too valuable to spend on nonsense.
When entering into this new year, only focus on his will. discard any distractions that are a hindrance to your assignment. Focus on building a stronger and intimate relationship with him. We do not have the luxury of time to dwell on what everyone else is doing nor the current trends or what’s popular. Our minds should be so wrapped into him, that nothing else matters. Remove all distractions and watch him show up in your life with his presence like never before. The best is yet to come. Open your heart, mind, and soul and receive him today.
Your mind is one of the most precious creations from God. It’s important to know what to feed it, just like your spirit.
Don’t lose your mind neither fill it with depression. Keep your mind focus on God’s word of truth and not lies. Fill your mind with peace. Surround yourself with positive things and people. Take things one step at a time, for everything is a process. Enjoy the simple things such as the sun, rain, leaves and air. Sometimes it’s good to turn off the T.V and to remove yourself from distractions. The word of the Lord is the only thing that will sustain your mind, heart, soul and spirit. Allow him to keep you in perfect peace when everything is fallen apart. Peace is priceless and it cannot be brought. Do not allow the world and your personal circumstances to wither away your peace, for it God took you through something, he has to bring you out. There is a purpose for everything, which shall be used for his glory.
It is written in John 14:27, that Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
The voice of the Lord says, you are not your past. You are not what everyone says about you nor are you the status quo. You have been chosen, for you didn’t pick him, he picked you. Be new and different. Don’t conform to this world, for you are a light in a dark place. Don’t lose your salt or flavor. You are set apart. Lift up thy voice and praise him. Worship him and honor him, for he shall do a new thing in you! Glory be the King for he shall live forever and ever.
When waking up this morning, please remember that every day is a gift. You might not be in a place in your life that you preferred to be in however, today is a new day. With new days comes new mercies. Every day is a chance and opportunity to grow and learn something new. What are you going to do differently in the next 24 hours that will impact and change your life for the better. (Even if they are baby steps) Tomorrow is never promised. Please use this new day to grow closer to the Lord. Every day is a gift. Don’t waste it :).
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The hour to call upon him is now. You cannot wait for the perfect conditions. If there was ever a time to hearken and obey his voice, the time is now. There were so many times I made excuses on why I wasn’t fully ready. Although I heard his voice, I wanted to still hold on to some of my sin. I wasn’t fully committed. But God said in this hour that you have to let go of everything for me. You cannot give him half but all. You cannot be lukewarm and fickle in this hour. Do not allow excuses to hinder your future and most of all, your relationship with God. Now is the time to hear his voice and follow his instructions. His sheep knows his voice, for he shall direct you on a narrow path. He is God and there is no man that shall share his glory. Don’t hardened your heart for in this time you should work while it’s day, for at night no man shall work. He is calling you for a higher purpose that man cannot even explain. That’s how powerful and precious the call is upon your life. No longer can you become comfortable with no progression. No longer will years fly by and your still in the same predicament. Repent and bow before him. The kingdom of heaven is near. Jesus is the only way, life and truth. He is worthy to be praise! Worship him in all spirit and truth. He’s been waiting on you, the time is now.
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