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.
What do you have to gain by giving up? There is always a time when quitting looks good. In my personal life, there were times when I thought about quitting college, jobs and other personal achievements and endeavors. Finishing makes it worth it. There is nothing like finishing. The obstacles makes the success greater to enjoy. Pain and process can create some impressive results for God ways are mysterious.
Stay committed until the end. Put your all into everything you do. (Even when your all seems to fall short). Mediocrity does run in your DNA. You are held to a higher standard. You live in the world but are not of the world. Stop waiting on the approval and validation from other people to tell you that you’re great. You must encourage yourself. Go forth and rise up! It’s important to run your race. No one else’s. You have a different calling and assignment. He has set you a part. Commitment should not be driven by feelings. Commitment is showing up when you don’t feel like it. It runs deeper than loyalty. It requires discipline, honor and obligation. It requires getting back up when you’re fallen down. It takes a spirit of courage and wisdom. It’s take more than dedication and determination. It takes the spirit of a true champion and over comer. There are a few people in this world who have the spirit of commitment. Commitment displays your character and how far you can go. Don’t quit. The best is yet to come. Your best days are in front of you and not behind you. Put God over all that you do. Stay true and faithful to him. His word shall never return void. He shall honor your commitment, for he will reward you openly for what you do in secret. Can he trust you drop it all for his sake? Commit yourself unto him. He will protect you through it all. He will always preserve his best. Remain faithful even until the end.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Sometimes God puts you in certain situations to prepare you for where your going. Sometimes he puts you in particular situations to measure your growth. Trials also brings you closer to God, for it is a blessing to suffer for him. Have you measured your personal and spiritual progress? Everyone has imperfections but it does not mean we should not strive for perfection because it is written in 1 Peter 1:16 (KJV): Be Holy for I am Holy. How far have you come along? You may not be where you want to be, but you are not where you used to be. Not giving into the flesh takes discipline and power. Delayed gratification is better than instant gratification. Do not give into the impurities of your heart. Do not give into any sins of the flesh or spirit. There is a reason that God chose you, for it is written in Luke 12:48: For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required. When you are called and chosen by God, the path you walk will be narrow. Everything you have endured will pay off in due time. Think about the next time when you are in a tempting situation, Is it Worth it? Is it worth losing your temper, honor, virtue and dignity over something or someone who isn’t worth it? The price of sin is too high to pay for. God will honor and reward you for doing his will. He is not a man that shall lie. His love is unmeasurable and he will lead you on the right path. Do not allow anyone to sacrifice your honor. It is better to suffer for the sake of righteousness than for the sake of doing wrong. When looking in the mirror in the depths of your soul, ask yourself, is it worth it?
You do not the need other people’s approval or affirmation. If God spoke it, then it shall come to pass. You have everything you need to succeed. You are already a winner. There’s no need to add anything more or less to who you are. God does not make mistakes. Embrace who you are because God has chosen you. Know who you truly are. Extraordinary people go through extraordinary things. Remember that it’s an honor to suffer for God. Trust him who has made you for he will never leave you or forsake you. You are enough. You are important and you are favored.
Stop worrying and concentrating on things that do not matter. It’s a waste of time and energy. Allow things to fall in place during its proper timing, for timing is everything. Anything or anyone who does not have anything to do with purpose, is insignificant. It is nothing more than a distraction. That’s why it’s important to guard your heart’s affections. Focus on your progress and growth. Great things take time and not overnight. Focus on what really matters. Be not alarmed by what hasn’t come to pass yet. You are on schedule. Don’t focus on anything that is not going where your going, for everything does not deserve your attention. Remember to focus on what matters. Heaven and earth shall pass away, but his word shall not.