Sometimes we can get tested out of NOWHERE and those tests can sometimes bring a fear to our heart. But it’s in those moments that you have to APPLY your quiet time with the Lord, what you’ve learned at conferences, church and the books you read on faith. It’s not enough to simply be fat off of the word of God – at some point, we have to take what we’ve learned and APPLY it to our life. We walk by FAITH and not by SIGHT. Which means, although the circumstances look BAD as you live for Jesus – it doesn’t BOTHER you. It doesn’t bother you because you don’t LIVE by circumstances, you LIVE by FAITH. So, you’re eyes are on the UNSEEN. You know that God has your back & that He is for you! He will restore every hurt, every confusion, every situation, every circumstances! Thank God for the Cross!! He has tore the veil so that we may be ONE with Him so that when we experience hard things, we can have the RIGHT perspective!
Now, Things are going to work out as they ALWAYS do. We must get to the place in our walk where whether things “work out” or don’t “work out” – it doesn’t matter. It doesn’t matter because you know that whatever God has for you cannot be taken away from you. So, if it doesn’t work out – it wasn’t supposed to work out in the first place.
I adore these scriptures because they reiterate what I said above. We walk by faith, we don’t lose heart and faith comes by spending time with God & getting the word in your heart.
So, if you don’t have the RIGHT perspective, most likely – you’ve given your attention to something or someone else. If you feel like you’re not walking by faith.. you’re losing heart THEN you’re most likely not spending time with God, or surrounding yourself with His word. It’s NOT enough to go to church one time a week and hear an hour sermon and expect to be sustained. YOU must do your part! What are you listening to all day? Have you put your technology down for one minute to spend time with God? Technology is a huge blessing and also a curse. It’s a curse if it’s replacing the time you’ve spent with God and created discontentment in your heart as you compare yourself to others online. Staring at peoples Facebook status or periscopes won’t sustain your faith walk! All of hell is fighting against you and you don’t have your armor on!! It’s important to recognize when your “tank” is empty! I always say this – if you need gas, you go to the gas station. If you are hungry, you go to the kitchen. If your spirit man is STARVED, you pick up your phone, call a friend or vent on Facebook about how you hate everything.
You constantly reach out to everyone for prayer but you refuse to pull away and pray to the Father. Now, don’t get me wrong – I’m a fan of prayer and a fan of two or three getting together in prayer. I ENCOURAGE you to pray with your sisters in Christ but I encourage you to not DEPEND on your sisters to sustain your prayer life. At some point, you gotta grow in your walk and stop running to everybody for advice, prayer and whatever else and go sit at the feet of Jesus. YOU need a relationship with Him and it’s going to cost you your entire life.
..Matthew 10:39 “If you cling to your life, you will lose it; but if you give up your life for me, you will find it.”
Yes, it’s hard. Yes, you won’t understand. Yes, you will have moments where you feel like nothing is working out. BUT, who are you clinging too? It’s time to start clinging to God & not man! Not your bank account, not your business, not your degrees, not your whatever else!
So, I pray that this short blog reminds you to trust in the Lord and not in what you see. We must finally start maturing in this walk and stop seeking the “quick way out.” Let’s get to applying and stop coveting everybody else’s walk in the Lord. YOU are as close to God as you want to be.
God loves you like crazy,
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