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Do Not Become Numb: Embrace your Emotions

Numbness is dangerous in the natural as well as in the spiritual. In the natural, if numbness is not treated, that part of the body can become infected. So many people are spiritually paralyzed. The ability to feel is a powerful experience and blessing. God has given us emotions not to be led by them but to worship him. Emotions are blessing and not a curse. Emotions can be sometimes be interpreted as being weak. So many people run from their emotions and become numb. Some people have shut themselves off completely and hardened their hearts. This makes it difficult to not receive or enact on what God is saying to your spirit. This can create a sense of pride and block your healing and deliverance. Numbness can rob you of the experience of joy, love, happiness and peace. (Fruits of the spirit). The ability to feel is a wonderful thing because your able to process what’s going on in your mind and heart. Emotions can develop encouragement that will not allow the past experience of pain to keep you numb. Don’t allow people to steal your joy, glow, energy and colorful personality. You are not a robot. Another great thing about the ability to feel is the reminder that your conscience has not left you. Your conscience is a valuable treasure from God which protects you.

The worst thing that God can do to anyone is to take away their conscience. Repentance is a gift from God. When you do not have the desire to repent or feel any conviction, you are a dead man walking. 

Numbness blocks off your conscience and your ability to “see” clearly. Keeping your guard up can prohibit discernment and prevent you from enjoying the fullness of life. Numbness can prevent covenant relationships that could enter into your life. While it’s important to guard your heart’s affections do not allow anyone or anything to turn you into something you’re not. (cold or mean-spirited) God can fix any broken heart and sometimes he will test you to see if you truly believe him. Whether it’s a hostile work, school or home environment, do not give anyone or anything no form of power. Dust it off. Why dim your light? You are more than a conqueror. The sun will always rise again. Joy shall cometh in the morning. Do not shut your feelings off, it allows you to be human and effective for the kingdom of God. Embrace your emotions.

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The Illusion of Ideas

Everything Is not what it appears or seems. Do not fall into the trap of illusions. It’s going to take more than feelings and the idea of a situation in order to sustain through the tough times. If you make a life decision based on the artificial or idea, it will crumble a part. It’s so much more work, dedication, focus, and commitment than what it appears on the outside. The intensity and urgency of a situation will take much more than just the illusion of feelings and ideas. It will also take more than the desire. Use the eyes of the spirit and not the eyes of the natural. Some times God is protecting you, when you don’t get your way.

Find it not a strange thing when God does not give you what you want when you want it. Don’t follow the trend of what everyone is doing. Don’t allow what others are doing to cloud your judgement. This is your path. Trends eventually fades. You must remain faithful to who you are until the end. What’s for everyone may not be for you at the moment. God has a special plan your life. He always saves the best for last. Focus on his word and his voice. Not the other voices in the background nor illusions.

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His Grace is Sufficient

It is written in 2 Corinthians 12:19 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. 

We don’t deserve his grace or mercy yet, he still gives us another chance to get back up. There are times when we feel unworthy or even inadequate when walking in his calling. We look at all the reasons why we can’t. Allow God to lead each step of the way even when you must demonstrate the blind faith of Abraham.

Stop thinking about how you may not have the qualifications, experience, time, money and resources to do his will. He will always provide a way out of no way. Remember that you have everything you need, just allow him to guide the way. It is written in Proverbs 24:16, For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again. No matter what sins you have committed in the past, present, and future, please know that his grace is sufficient.

There is no sin that is too great that can separate you from his love. (Although we should not take his grace for granted, because there is time when grace runs out) It is written in Isaiah 1:18 Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

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Can You Handle The Hate?

When God has place a special calling upon your life and when he has blessed you with the crown of favor, can you handle the opposition that will come with it? With every opportunity comes with opposition. There are challenges that comes with being chosen. Some people will do anything to tear you down. (Sometimes even the people closest to you, take Joseph for exampleIt is an indication that God has selected and hand-picked you as his own. It is an honor from God. Hate, envy, and bitterness are spiritual cancers that has the power destroy blessings. Are you strong enough to deal with the conflict and challenges of being hated  for no reason? Are you able to brush off the dust of betrayal, rejection, lies and deceit?  It takes the spirit, strength & wisdom of God to stand in the midst of the battle that’s not yours. Everything does not deserve your attention, time and energy. Do not give them any power. You are on another level. When the hand of God is upon your life, a response is not necessary. It will all be taken care of in due time. Real discipline is not giving into your feelings. Allow God to be your vindicator over ALL situations. He will show you what to do in the midst of pressure. Trust in him who will never fail or forsake you. Through trails and persecutions, he shall always be there even until the end of time.

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Do you Have Power Over Your Emotions?

A part of becoming a great leader is to have control of your emotions. Do you master your emotions? Whatever you don’t have control of is what will control you. Do not allow your emotions to dictate your actions , behavior, or words. Mastering your emotions is a skill of controlling your flesh. Mastering your emotions also takes discipline. It takes time and practice. Following your emotions and heart will lead you astray. It can cause you to make the wrong decisions. Emotions can blind you from the truth as well as from wisdom. It is written in Proverbs 3:5 to Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. Follow the voice of the Lord who will not lead you astray. Do not put things into your own hand. Allow God to handle everything his way, his time and on his terms.

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Restoration

God can always fix what’s been broken. He is the ultimate restorer and healer. He can restore everything that you lost. Your experience will never be wasted. Everything will come together for the good. That means every mistake, wrong doing and trial will be used for your advantage to glorify his kingdom. It is written in Joel 2:25 that I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpillar, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you. He can restore back your joy, health, dreams, relationships and finances. He can restore the years of drought into the years of plenty. Your experiences are never about you. It’s about helping someone else to become set free from the same challenges that you endured. God will always use what you been through as a testimony to others. Open your mind, heart and spirit to receive him today. He shall give you double for the trouble. He shall give you beauty for your ashes.

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Let it Flow: Don’t Try to Figure it All Out

Before the foundations of the world, God had already planned out your life. Do not stress the details or the minor things that do not matter. When the appropriate time comes, your gift will make room for you. Hard work and pressure will come along the way, but do not see it as a “job”. Envision it as an assignment. Envision it as purpose. Envision it as a mission. He will not withhold any good thing from you, for what’s for you, is for you. Don’t over think and analyze things. Just allow your gift to flow. Don’t taint your gift through the feeling of worry. The Bible says Worry Not. Faith and worry cannot reside in the same place. Allow your gift to flow from your spirit, not by what other people want. If you stay true to who you are, you are saying to yourself that you will allow God to take control. Allow him to be your guide and direction in the midst of frustration and confusion. You were not meant to figure everything out. God has you right where he wants you. He is all-knowing and omniscient. He knows what to add and take away in your life. He knows where to place you as well the timing. Allow your gift to flow from the seeds of God’s love, righteousness, purity and faith. Let God be in full control and watch him move in your life.

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