The old you must pass the baton to the new you. The former self must make way for the future self. Yesterday is done and much has transpired: the blessings, the miracles, the pain and the shame all reside in that passing season.
As you move into a new environment, from the old environment, be sure to maintain your momentum. The baton symbolizes the accomplishments, the promise, the hope and the legacy. The goal is to move from yesterday, to today and to tomorrow, without losing stride.
As you run into what is next, make the transitions and the needed adjustments, based on your new assignments. The race depends on speed, timing and strategy, but the baton is equally important and must complete the race.
If the baton is dropped or fails to make it to the finish line, in anyway, you are disqualified. This is the crucial part, to complete your assigns and answer each of life’s calls, in a way, that opens a path into MY rest, being well and done.
2 Corinthians 5:1-5
For we know that when this earthly tent we live in is taken down (that is, when we die and leave this earthly body), we will have a house in heaven, an eternal body made for us by God himself and not by human hands. We grow weary in our present bodies, and we long to put on our heavenly bodies like new clothing. For we will put on heavenly bodies; we will not be spirits without bodies. While we live in these earthly bodies, we groan and sigh, but it’s not that we want to die and get rid of these bodies that clothe us. Rather, we want to put on our new bodies so that these dying bodies will be swallowed up by life. God himself has prepared us for this, and as a guarantee he has given us his Holy Spirit.
You are a reflection of the light, connected to, the true and living light. It was ME that said, let there Be. I Am the source of all illumination and becoming the light is not your role. We are a team, MY dominion is Heaven and your dominion is earth.
Becoming too heavenly minded will lead to an earthly deficit. It is difficult, even impossible to be offended and anointed at the same time. The enemy comes to steal, kill and destroy, through sin, you have taken on the enemy’s identities: becoming a thief, a murderer and a destroyer.
You are replacing your purpose, your calling and your gifting for a sinful disposition. It is time for ownership: things you have said, things you have done and things you are thinking. The results have been disastrous and people have been hurt.
The day of calling wrong, right and right, wrong are over. I need you, to get to a place where the actions and words of men, against you, do not matter. The only thing that matters is what I command you to do and who you are to become.
2 Timothy 2:24-26
Again I say, don’t get involved in foolish, ignorant arguments that only start fights. A servant of the Lord must not quarrel but must be kind to everyone, be able to teach, and be patient with difficult people. Gently instruct those who oppose the truth. Perhaps God will change those people’s hearts, and they will learn the truth. Then they will come to their senses and escape from the devil’s trap. For they have been held captive by him to do whatever he wants.
The opinions of men make fools and enemies of God. Men will celebrate you into a shallow grave, by tolerating your ignobility, without resistance. Compliance does not equal love and resistance is love, in its unconditional form.
Success can be the enemy of purpose and winning a battle can produce a confidence, that loses the war. Watch what you place your hope in. The appearance of better is not equivalent to becoming better.
The unvarnished truth can be shared, except by, hearts knitted in love. The truth is like a surgeon’s scalpel and it can only be wielded with the precision perfected in love and a skill found in discipline.
Affirmations are plentiful when those speaking see a benefit in your behaviors. The integrity of a heart is hidden until stress is applied and under the pressure of conflict its true contents are revealed.￼
A spoken reprimand is better than approval that’s never expressed. The wounds from a lover are worth it; kisses from an enemy do you in. When you’ve stuffed yourself, you refuse dessert; when you’re starved, you could eat a horse.
I surrender my will Father, all that I am and all that I can be, to you Lord. In you is my beginning and my end. I have missed the mark many times and I know, I will miss it again. I am thankful for your grace and your ample supply of forgiveness.
I am a broken vessel before you God. Heal my heart Father, heal me in my secret places. I want to operate from a place of hurt and compensate with ego, no more. Thank you for accepting your prodigal son, time and time again.
God I thank you for making the crooked places straight. Forgive me for speaking death and not life, and for holding your creations to a higher standard, than I hold myself. I repent for my unholy thoughts and for my disobedience.
I desire to see people through your spirit, God. I need a new heart and a new mind, guided by love. Give me a heart of flesh O’ Prince of Peace. I desperately need you to help me, with my true enemy, the enemy residing inside me.
“Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean. Your filth will be washed away, and you will no longer worship idols. And I will give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit in you. I will take out your stony, stubborn heart and give you a tender, responsive heart. And I will put my Spirit in you so that you will follow my decrees and be careful to obey my regulations
You are listening to many opinions and have received much information. Begin to shift now and meditate on ME, because counsel without context is confusion. Find a moment in your day, where you can walk with ME and talk with ME.
The peace you are seeking is in you and requires MY divinity, to be activated. The busyness is a distraction, to impede, on our intimate moments. This intimacy is where and when I infuse MY plans, inside your heart.
Plans, that exclude ME can work, for a time, but if you will conspire with ME. We can create an incorruptible plan and produce an incorruptible result. Together in partnership God and Man can rule righteously forever, both Heaven and Earth.
Like Adam, I want you to create along side ME. I made it and then Adam named it. He was given dominion over life and land, this covenant continues in you. Dominion is yours, all that was made is yet given to Adam’s charge.
Then God said, “Let us make human beingsb in our image, to be like us. They will reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, the livestock, all the wild animals on the earth, and the small animals that scurry along the ground.”So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. Then God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and multiply. Fill the earth and govern it. Reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, and all the animals that scurry along the ground.” Then God said, “Look! I have given you every seed-bearing plant throughout the earth and all the fruit trees for your food. And I have given every green plant as food for all the wild animals, the birds in the sky, and the small animals that scurry along the ground—everything that has life.”
In the moments of turmoil are where you will find the most sincere peace. Discovering faith in the chaos makes it all worthwhile and these times of testing, ensure a knowing of what a faith is made.
Growth is when you can see the victory and vanquishment in the same light, being aware that both are working together for your good. It is a shift in your prayers from deliverance and to becoming decisive.
Being fully persuaded, that the trouble in your world can be seen as a problem or the process, I Am using, to shape and mold you. It is your decision whether to lament or to be MY life of lamentation.
You are not a victim of circumstances, but are a preselected victor. The obstacles before you are no longer seen as predicaments of punishment, but are the processes of promotion asked for in prayer.
Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations, just as he had been told, “So shall your offspring be.” Without weakening in his faith, he acknowledged the decrepitness of his body (since he was about a hundred years old) and the lifelessness of Sarah’s womb. Yet he did not waver through disbelief in the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God was able to do what He had promised. This is why “it was credited to him as righteousness
Do not waste a precious moment being or becoming someone else’s expectation, you are an original. Measuring up to outside standards is a hard thing to do. Trust and acknowledge the instincts, I have hardwired inside you.
MY burden is easy and MY yoke is light. I have given you the authority to say NO and to say WHOA, when you have had, enough. Every opportunity is not for you and the tribe can be be both a liberating and a limiting influence.
Solve what I set before you and not what man or society, says to solve. I Am more than the source of your strength, I Am your strength. The more you yield to ME will reveal deeper dimensions of MY person and MY Glory.
This is MY rest and resting in ME is not weakness, but is the embodiment of strength. Your strengths are finite, but MINE are omnipotent, because MY word is spoken from eternity, it is simultaneously true in your past, present and future.
Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”
There is a future in the spirit realm, that I Am giving you access to. A demand must be made to pull it into your now. The person you aspire to be is real. Call out to your better self in the infinite and move under the auspices of that wisdom.
Because you have seen the perfected image of yourself, I Am obligated to perform and it is a binding covenant. A vision is a promise, that I will fulfill, when you conspire with ME. A hope is an oath, that I will insure, when you trust ME.
Focus not on performance or perfection, focus on MY voice. Momentary failures are a part of your perfecting. Your circumstances are not too big for ME, the opinions of men are not too big for ME and your self-doubt is not too big for ME.
I Am the infinite ultimate power standing in your past with forgiveness, I Am the infinite ever present power standing in your present with guidance and I Am the infinite all-knowing power standing in your future with hope.
‘Ah, Lord God! It is you who have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and by your outstretched arm! Nothing is too hard for you. You show steadfast love to thousands, but you repay the guilt of fathers to their children after them, O great and mighty God, whose name is the Lord of hosts, great in counsel and mighty in deed, whose eyes are open to all the ways of the children of man, rewarding each one according to his ways and according to the fruit of his deeds.
Beloved you are secretly addicted to a behavior and a need for escapism. The addiction has become a god and you are living from one high to the next high. The behaviors of bingeing and purging have become far too common.
The addictive behavior is the fruit and trauma is the root. Until the layers of the traumatic events are exposed and allowed to heal, the need for escapism, will be the outcome. The craving could be a physical, mental or an emotional over reliance .
The real you is hidden between the exhaustion and the escaping. Who you are outside of the behavior is a mystery. When you say yes to the escapism, you are also saying, yes to the pain and yes to trauma. You are giving it the control.
Yes to one thought process, becomes no to another thought. As the escapism is further exercised, you are saying no, to your purpose, no to your calling and no to your gifting. The answer to the addiction is a healed heart.
Yet it was our weaknesses he carried; it was our sorrows that weighed him down. And we thought his troubles were a punishment from God, a punishment for his own sins! But he was pierced for our rebellion, crushed for our sins. He was beaten so we could be whole. He was whipped so we could be healed. All of us, like sheep, have strayed away. We have left God’s paths to follow our own. Yet the LORD laid on him the sins of us all.
A spirit of gratefulness will change your countenance and attract positivity from those around you. Be rejuvenated and experience a reset, a renewal in your spirit man. Your circumstances may be bleak and the shadow of frustrations are at hand.
However, you are not obligated to look like, what you are going through. A smile in the day of trouble confuses the enemy. There will always be naysayers, doubters and people that do not believe the God, inside of you.
You have to move anyway. The assignment yet persists. The lame man was told, ‘Take up your bed and walk’, the 10 lepers were told, ‘go show yourself to the priest’ and Peter was told, ‘take courage and come’ outside the boat.
Each of these miracles required: first a right believing, second a right hearing and third a right receiving. Like Peter, it is time to get out of the boat, because it is time to walk on water. It is time to tread upon the things, that you fear.
When the disciples saw him walking on the water, they were terrified. In their fear, they cried out, “It’s a ghost!”But Jesus spoke to them at once. “Don’t be afraid,” he said. “Take courage. I am here!” Then Peter called to him, “Lord, if it’s really you, tell me to come to you, walking on the water.” “Yes, come,” Jesus said. So Peter went over the side of the boat and walked on the water toward Jesus.