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Nothing’s Stopping You

I must stop making excuses, especially invalid ones.

It’s pretty easy to blame other people for not achieving our goals. It sounds ridiculous when we say it and actually think about it. I mean, they are your goals. But we blame people, things, and circumstances when we don’t do what we want to or should.

So the other day I thought, what has God called me to do? And after answering that, my next thought was, has anything prevented me from walking in that calling?

Ask yourself the same thing. In the grand scheme of things, has anything prevented you from walking in the calling God has placed on your life? Seriously. It’s not like God gives you a calling and says well good luck! He fully equips you for it, right?

So, no was my answer. No one has stopped me from doing anything to glorify God’s Kingdom. Have people and circumstances discouraged me? Yeah! Have plans been deterred? Sure! But prevented? Not hardly.

Nothing has prevented me from my calling, except me. I chose to play instead of work. I chose to escape and flee than to stay and fight. I chose to do what was easiest and to blame. My excuses took the place of work. And I made poor decisions because the rich ones were too costly.

But now, I’m different. I realize that I don’t get to blame anyone or anything for not doing my part. And most importantly, I don’t get to make excuses for not doing it. There are millions of people in the world who’ve got that it. And thousands who want it. But I want to be amongst the ones who use it.

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Let Me Be

Do

God do whatever You want to do

Use me to glorify and honor You.

 

Go

Send me wherever You want me to go

Only to what You don’t want let my answer be no.

 

Say

Tell me what You want me to say

Let no ungodly word fall on my tongue today.

 

Hear

Let me listen to what You want me to hear

Your true words are nothing to fear.

 

Feel

Let me feel Your presence as fully as I can

Let me bow down before Your master plan.

 

Touch

Let me touch lives in honor of Your kingdom

Let me share the beauty of Your freedom.

 

Taste

God let me taste and see how good You are

Let me understand that You are never far.

 

Smell

Let me smell your fragrance oh so sweet

In You I am complete.

 

Be

Let me be

The vision You see.

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You Get No Glory

Satan will not get glory by me complaining. I was under attack and it would have seemed easy to cry and complain. We all know an attack is no joke. It feels continuous and usually is. Who has ever been under attack and witnessed just one blow? No one probably, because when it rains it pours. And as much as I want to cry and complain, I can’t. Why?

First off, I really have no grounds for complaining. God has already won. No matter what doesn’t go my way, God has already taken care of it. Every concern I have, He has already handled. Everything that will take place He has seen and taken care of. As I asked God to show me a verse in the midst of this storm I read this from Isaiah 26:12,

12 Lord, You will establish peace for us, for You have also done all our work for us. 

He has already done the work! He’s already interviewed for that job, He has already sent that promotion, He’s blessing those finances, He has already blessed that ministry. He has done the work! That doesn’t mean that I do nothing, but it does mean that everything is preparing me to meet Him in the work He has already done! Can I get an amen?

Secondly, what am I to complain about? Heaven is my final destination! God has already done the work at Calvary. He has already defeated Satan’s army. He has already saved me! He has already lovingly provided a choice, and I chose Him. I am His. He is my God. And He reigns supreme. And I am His daughter. He is my Savior and my Sacrifice. My Father and my Friend. And His eternal Kingdom is my eternal home. #Winning

Of course there were more reasons, but lastly, I won’t complain because Satan will not get glory from me. No sir, no ma’am. If he wants his kind of praise, he has to try somewhere else. Because God is with me. He knew this storm was coming. He did the work already so that I can come through with Him. And when we get through, Heaven will still await! Hallelujah Thine the Glory!!!!!!!!!

I will see how God is here in the midst with me. He’s in the eye of the storm with me. And if God is glorified by my praise, then who is glorified by my complaining?

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Leap Year

Luke 1:41-45 (NLT)

At the sound of Mary’s greeting, Elizabeth’s child leaped within her, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. Elizabeth gave a glad cry and exclaimed to Mary, “God has blessed you above all women, and your child is blessed. Why am I so honored, that the mother of my Lord should visit me? When I heard your greeting, the baby in my womb jumped for joy. You are blessed because you believed that the Lord would do what he said.

The passage above is one of my favorites. I mean, think about it. An unborn baby (the baby is alive in the womb) jumped for joy the instance Elizabeth heard the voice of Mary. Mary didn’t lay hands on her. She didn’t do anything for her. She spoke.

Isn’t that amazing? Is that not outstanding that Mary was so filled with the Holy Spirit that the very sound of her voice filled the baby within someone else with joy?

And the more I think about it, that’s a glowing example of how we are supposed to be as Christians. Something within people should cause them to leap with joy because of our Spirit-filled lives. And unfortunately, that hasn’t been happening.

When a Christian enters a room, other Christians should feel strengthened and empowered and anything that isn’t of God should feel threatened. If you aren’t a threat to Satan, chances are you’re not much of a thrill in your Kingdom work right now. Demons shouldn’t feel comfortable in your company.

I want people to leap when I enter. They should leap for joy of being empowered, or leap because the ungodly Spirit can’t stand to be around the godly Spirit in me. Where Christians are empowered, demons should be uncomfortable. And I don’t want it because of me, but because of what’s in me, the Holy Spirit.

Now that’s a true Leap Year.

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Kingdom Work Takes Kingdom Strength

Sometimes we want things with all the sincerity in the world. I truly believe that. I want to make more money so I can give more. I want to be encouraged so I can encourage others. I want to be better so I can be a blessing. We want to be good for others, we want to be good for God’s Kingdom, and we want to be good a little bit for ourselves too. But sometimes, as time goes by we miss the point of making God’s work first all the time.

Kingdom work is first and foremost. It is supposed to be that way. And every now and then I know I get too caught up in wanting for others or myself that I get sidetracked. Somehow, Kingdom work gets put on the back burner in the midst of all the work I’m doing. The very thing that I should be working for I stop working on. And that very thing is what makes everything else work at all.

Kingdom work has a wonderful trickle down effect. If you’re doing work for God you can’t help but bless others. You can’t miss a blessing when you’re working for God. And oftentimes we battle with whether we have enough strength to do all that it takes and forget it’s never about us being strong enough. Paul said it best. “When I am weak then I am strong.” (2 Corinthians 12:10) Proof that it has never and will never be about you having the strength to power through.

Kingdom work takes Kingdom strength. And as long as it stays in the forefront of all that we do, we’ll be only so amazed at how much strength we have to do those things in the background too.

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The Key

He gave me

Something no one ever had

The key…

Now what do I do?

It’s officially official

When he gives that to you.

I knew we were serious

But the reality of it

Now makes me kind of delirious

Only one guy

That, I can’t say I’ve ever had

Never have I had just one apple of my eye…

Yet here I am

With his key

In my hand…

So now if this thing ends

It won’t be because he didn’t try his best to blend

It will likely be on my end.

See, his line in the sand

Was drawn behind mine on purpose

Because wherever I was, he wanted to be, hand in hand.

So if it doesn’t work

It won’t be because he didn’t try

He just tried with a jerk.

So what I’m going to do

Is stick to this relationship like glue

I will not be like I used to…

This key is not just for some door

Giving me a door would be way to easy

So he took the hard road and gave me much more.

This is his invitation to home

And I’m not just talking about a building of his own.

He has welcomed me into his dome.

The castle of his mind.

The palace of his heart.

These are the places he wants us intertwined.

So with my all, I accept this key.

I even accept all that is new to me.

For it is with this key

That he has just unlocked all of me.

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