“Comparison will undermine your value.”
I could hear the Lord say it clearly and resolutely… I could hear the roar of breakthrough as if the fiery voice of the Lion of Judah released began to burn the stubble of man pleasing, insecurity and a false humility that grieved the heart of God. I could hear His call. Step up to bold, Godly confidence. The season of stripping and humbling yourself has done its work but now step into the call of God on your life with Bold Confidence. Then I could hear the rustle of movement in the crowd; the congregation, as individuals walked to the front of the crowd to volunteer for the assignment saying, “Here I am Lord. Send me”.
“Just be resolute!”
One of the capacities of man-pleasing to create its ungodly fruit is the ability to change someone’s mind once they have already submitted to God. I could hear the phrase “be resolute” as the answer to the man-pleasing attacks that had come to wage war on those who received their assignments. For some the primary assignment was to walk in sexual purity… for others the assignment was to take a stand and lead into new territory for all it was courageous obedience in spite of the many voices of confusion lingering in the air. The current of offence, and disapproval from the past was still ringing loudly in the ears of many having them question their call. To some the call looked like it didn’t make sense in the terms of human wisdom, finances, planning or preparation, they just knew to obey… The intimidation of the enemy still in the air…
I feel like many of you are in this place. The calling to stay and stand in your calling, regardless of the confusing voices around you. If this is for you then I call you to sit in quiet and KNOW who you are… The ability to stand in the fray will be determined by your ability to hear from Heaven and embrace the identity the Father has placed on you. The calling is not always to do, but it is always to BE. This identity will keep you standing when the arrows of fear are flying around you on the battlefield. For many of you it is the call to stand and see the salvation of the Lord. Ex 14:13
For others it’s the sacrifice of time in prayer, in the secret place, waiting to see that hand of God move on your behalf... Do not look to man for your salvation for the salvation you need comes from the Lord... He knows and He sees. He sees where the hearts and minds need to change, where financial doors and strategies need to open up, where the wounded need to be healed and relationships restored or severed. He sees and He wants to answer your heart in the secret place.
For others there is a pounding sound of marching feet ready for battle and you know you’re called to step up and join the troops for war at a level you’ve never seen before. Your yes here too is very important.. You need to step into formation and start marching…
The call to listen and learn is another call I hear distinctly... new prophets are being trained in the quiet of the secret place, in the wrestle of the stillness. Don’t rush the process- stay still and receive the lessons from His heart… the wrestle is the lesson. Embrace it- don’t run from it.. Let it teach you the deep things of the Spirit... You can’t be delivered from the journey God has called you on to grow under. There will be new doors and freedom, but the journey is essential to the process of becoming…
Standing Your Ground In The Transition
During days of great transition there can be great wrestling… The birthing process was never called easy. Many of you are in a season of birthing again... the visionary in you is in the middle of the wrestle and the fight has been difficult. The warfare tiring and the temptation to give up and run to hiding has been clear. But God has been speaking... slow and steady like a stream of water into your life… ‘Stand your ground”
“Be faithful to stand your ground” 1 Thess. 5:14
The enemy loves to speak over our futures in hopes we will partner our doubt with His lies, but God is saying that you can do this. I trust you. You are more than a conqueror in Christ Jesus.
I encourage you by faith, write the vision down. Begin to share it with trusted friends who will pray into it with you. Guard your heart... not everyone will understand or comprehend the bigness of what God has placed inside of you but hold onto encouragement…
“Faithful is He who has called you! He also will do it!” 1 Thess. 5:24
Remember the vision is not yours..
You are called to step out in faith and hold your ground but God is there to bring to pass all the things that need to fall into place for His big plan to unfold in your life. What God is doing is bigger than you and its not all on your shoulders.
Step out of striving and into rest.
Yes you are to take action but not from an orphan mindset. Put your faith mindset on in Christ Jesus. What God wants to birth will not come out of striving…
I remember being in labour for the first time ..It took 42 hrs of labour because my body wasn’t able to relax due to a lack of magnesium…
When they gave me an epidural and my body could finally relax the baby was born shortly after that… Why? Because sometimes in the place of striving we are actually fighting ourselves, and fighting God with our fear, accusations and anxiety. Make a point to choose to live and push from a place of rest, not fear. God will take care of everything in His timing..