This entry is just as much for me as it is for you. I’ve decided to let you all in on the weekly pep talks I must give myself to keep pushing despite what everything looks like! Yes, I talk to myself on the regular so if that makes me crazy then I’ll have to claim it.
How many times do you think if only this would happen I’d be set? Or, if only that person would help me I wouldn’t have to worry about anything. Did you ever think that maybe the big hold up is you? We can make up so many hurdles that stand in our own way. If you are a believer, you should also believe in the promises that come along with being a believer. If we truly understood our power, we wouldn’t look at anything other than what God tells us we can do. Last time I checked, it’s written that we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us.
Phil 4:13 I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me; I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency].
Many of us can repeat that verbatim and even provide scripture reference but the moment we are tested with acting it out… we come up with excuses. Well that’s me… it’s a battle I fight everyday. I see my student loans, my mortgage, my car note, my lack of finances, my working class lifestyle and I get discouraged. I can’t understand how I can make it happen. That’s where I go wrong every time… and I’m sure some of you do too! We let ourselves get in the way of God’s plans for us. His plan is so much bigger than our own plan for our lives that it can be scary. We can blame everything on the planet as to why we aren’t further along in making our dreams realities but the real hold up is YOU!! (me included)
When are we going to really walk out this faith instead of talking about it all day and night? Let it be clear that the enemy has no power over you unless you give it authority. Let me repeat, he has NO authority in your life so stop handing it over! Every thought of unworthiness or defeat is an attack from the enemy, which is why you have to become familiar with the Word of God and speak against those thoughts. We must take responsibility for our own happiness and our own success in life. So stop waiting for everything to line up before you move forward. It’s not going to happen. God gives provision wherever there is vision… but you have to be walking in it. You have to be making strides to see that vision come to pass. If you never leave the mark then what provisions do you need really? You aren’t doing anything!
I’m not putting you down. Remember this is my own pep talk that I’m letting you guys in on. I need this just as much as you do. I’m a firm believer that when you know better you do better. So for any of you that have never heard this boldness before in regards to faith and what you deserve, I hope this lights a spark under you. In the words of my Pastor, “Stop thinking that something is too good for you. Nothing is too good for you!!” So when God speaks to you and gives you a vision of your future, don’t count yourself out because you can’t see it coming to pass. God has other people in mind other than you when he gives you a vision. Your disobedience could be holding up the progress of someone else. It’s not about YOU! SO GET OUT THE WAY!!