Today, I experienced some very typical behavior where an individual was more concerned with their flesh needs than fulfilling God’s assignment. I understand that we are human, but the word declares that “our natural, earthly lives don’t in themselves lead us into the kingdom of God.” (1 Cor 15:50 MSG) We should not be driven by our flesh and heart needs but constantly yielding to the Holy Spirit for guidance.
When an opportunity presents itself that may serve as a distraction, utilize these tools:
Keep your flesh under subjection – “So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever you want” (Galatians 5:16-17)
Resist the devil – “Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” (James 4:7)
Watch and Pray – “For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world.” (1 John 2:16)
Know who you are as a child of God – “For if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live. For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God.”
Accept that God is the Strength of your heart – “My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” (Psalm 73:6)
In this season, obedience to God must take precedence over any emotion or inclination to fulfill our flesh needs, as our flesh and heart may fail. In this season, embrace the plan of God for your life and let Him be your strength and portion forever.
Happy New Year! Of course, it’s not New Year’s Day to the world but it is to me!
Romans 12:2 reads, “Don’t become like the people of this world. Instead, change the way you think. Then you will always be able to determine what God really wants-what is good, pleasing, and perfect.'(GWT) I changed my mind! Prophet Karena Hadden Calhoun posted this on FB a few weeks and it spoke so loudly to what I was feeling, “Beware of MANY of these people coming to prophesy regarding your upcoming new year – new season. Many of you will not be in a new season just because it’s a new year. For many; your new year has already begun and for others, your new season will not begin because you have not faithfully completed your current/past season………”
How many of you are making plans for a “new” anything yet you’ve not completed what’s currently before you nor have you planned regarding what that “new” actually is? Are you one of those dreamers who thinks that just because it crossed your mind that it will manifest without action? This evenings discussion is designed to fuel a fire in you to change your mind, see the vision, write the vision and put the plan into action!
Everyone won’t understand or appreciate your newness and guess what, that’s a really good thing! BE EMPOWERED!
How long do you walk around feeling ill before seeking a solution? I’ve encountered a lot of people lately that are walking around poisoning people with their emotional turmoil – and seemingly refusing to acknowledge that they need help. Is it pride that keeps you in that place of bondage? Are you so afraid of your own truth and vulnerability that you can’t face it?
Lately, I’m taking a closer daily inventory of my life to ensure that if there is misalignment, I get it straight quickly! I empathize for those who can’t reflect but choose to deflect their stuff onto others. Don’t you realize that HELP IS AVAILABLE?
The longer you move about misguided and toxic, the harder things become. Misalignment brings with it the “afflictions” that we read about Psalm 34:19, concerning the righteous; and then there is the “but God”! That’s HELP!
Let me empower you today with these words of wisdom from my life experience:
Forgive yourself and forgive others; this is usually one of the greatest hindrances of life
Seek the Holy Spirit for your purpose and pursue it with everything you’ve got
Find yourself a circle of influence that is where you desire to be, not where you’ve been
Find a trusted counselor
Let’s begin a new journey today. A journey towards wholeness, nothing missing and nothing lacking. Let’s seek resolve for whatever challenges we’re facing – accepting the HELP that is available.
Our broadcast this week shared regarding the topic of rejection. What we fail to realize is that rejection and failure are often mindsets of the world imposed upon you to conform to their idea of right. I’m going to stand on God’s word and move according to His plan and dismiss the foolishness. There is a place that God is trying to get us too and we’ve got to recognize that what we are currently facing is the vessel that will be used to move us forward!