Deep down something says “You’re built for more than this!”
Day after day you have to reprogram your mind to see good, think good, feel good and be good. God is always making a way when you can’t even see a way. Thoughts of faith should outweight thoughts of fear. Thoughts of prosperity should outweight thoughts of poverty. Thoughts of striving should outweight thoughts of struggling. You’re not made to crawl, you’re made to walk, run and fly.
Experts may have told you how impossible things may be but they are not God. Who said you can’t be all that you can be? I can assure you it didn’t come from God.
God is the author and creator of your life. What did HE say?
God will never lie to you. Whatever HE says IS!!!
My feet are moving but my rate of speed is alarming!
Have you ever been stuck, not felt stuck, but actually been stuck in something that you knew was better to just let go? But instead, you try manipulating the situation to where you’re not all in but still somewhat intertwined. You make yourself believe if you do things in moderation it just may work out. You even go so far as trying to compromise with God. Oh, maybe that’s just me 🙂 So now, you try moving forward with your plans for a better tomorrow but find yourself stuck somewhere from yesterday. You got all the necessary tools to move full speed but something is stuck and causing you to drag. You go round and round with what could possibly be wrong, even start singing ‘woe is me’ but never investigate the reason you’re stuck. You pray, you wait, you pray, you cry, you wait, and then you pray some more but you still haven’t investigated the reason you’re stuck. You try different approaches figuring it will bring about different results, and it does, but there’s hardly any movement. Finally, your heart screams – ‘God I trust you, tell me what to do?’
“It’s so simple, just let go and fall on ME. I got you! I have all you need, just fall. Your landing looks questionable but I promise it’s secure. I know you, I love you, I will never harm you. Trust me, let go, now fall!”
Don’t be fooled, you can not reach your future dragging your past. Eventually your past will get stuck in yesterday’s traps!
Don’t fight your valley, walk into your blessing!
The valley always seem like it’s the most dreadful place to be. It can be full of misery, struggle, darkness and despair. Or it can be full of revelations, beauty, teachings and light. It’s all about how you choose to see and name your valley.
I used to see my valley as pain and experienced the same but one day one word changed everything. I began seeing my valley experience as what it was/is, an experience, an awakening, a lesson and greater relationship with God. My valley’s name became ‘refresher’.
I believe everything happens for a reason. What you’re facing today will definitely help you later. The valley is necessary. If the set back or disappointment was not going to work in your favor later, God would not have allowed it. This is the time for you to learn what you need to learn, gain what you need to gain, and see what you need to see. It’s funny how we’re quick to say “I’m a work in progress” but despise the process of doing the work. The truth is we’re all going to go through valleys because trouble is inevitable but misery is a choice. I’m not saying the valley doesn’t have it’s pains and pressure but I am saying to understand that God is I AM and there’s no limit to Him. There’s no place that God can not reach or go to get you. The same God you praise on the mountaintops will also lead and protect you in the valley. Your valley will change you if you’re willing to change your valley.
Thank God for taking the tears from my ‘refresher valley’ to water the seeds of my harvesting future!
I will take refuge under the shadow of Your wings until the disaster has passed!
I finished reading the passage of Psalms and began praying. I started praying for folk I didn’t even wish to forgive. I didn’t know I didn’t want to forgive them until I started praying for them. So I stopped praying because I realized God had to reveal the enigma.
“Ok God, reveal what I need to know to grow. How can I forgive sincerely when I can’t forget the offense? My true prayer is that You hurt them for hurting me. You know what’s in my heart so why lie. However, I need to forgive? I need freedom from the chain of grudges, the quicksand of envy and the poison of self-pity. I’m listening.”
“It’s so simple Tracy. I gave you the answer before you even prayed. I know all things. To take refuge under My wings indicates you’re covered in a secret place that not even hell can reach. I understand your heart. It still has unforgiveness and everything else of yesterday but I got you covered today and forever. I’m working on you while you’re covered. I’m loving on you while you’re covered. I’m feeding you spiritual food while you’re covered. I’m teaching you while you’re covered. I’m blessing you while you’re covered. It’s only heavy because you’re holding on to something I’ve let go. Just fall, I’ve got you covered. “
Take a deep breath. Inhale victor, exhale victim. Now forgive and be free!
You have to know who you are!
If you were not a threat to anyone then they wouldn’t bother putting you down. If you were not on the right track then they wouldn’t work so hard to throw you off. If you were not beautiful then they wouldn’t bother convincing you you’re ugly. If you were not all that then why waste energy or time talking to a non factor? Somebody’s lying and I know it’s not you. So since you and I know ‘they’ lie then let’s stop listening to ‘they’ and listen to self. You are not like anyone else out here. You’re truly one of a kind, so much so, once God created you He said ‘It is finished and wonderfully made!’
Don’t allow the opinions of others to become your reality of self. You got it going on!!
Let’s just enjoy ourselves!
Take time to pat yourself on the back. It’s ok to compliment yourself with good job, bravo, kudos and keep up the good work encouragements. We are masterpieces in progress!!
I love y’all!!