Don’t force it…lean back

God uniquely showed me something the other day. He showed me how my life is a living testimony and will speak and show evidence of his power, love and glory. My life, lived out, expressed and demonstrated, before men, will draw them towards the saving grace of God. The thing is, I have to allow God to show forth freely and deal with the hearts of men, how He wants to do it. I just have to be willing to let God direct me and be ready to flow with Him. He knows exactly how to speak through me so that my life will be a mirror that reflects His image.

I realized how, even though we get so excited about moving forward in the things of God and bringing others into the knowledge of Him, we must remember to keep seeking God for His lead and His way of approaching various situations. Every situation or person is not the same, and we have to be sensitive, especially when it comes to dealing with winning souls for Christ. Just because we may have become familiar and comfortable in a particular way of operating, doesn’t mean that particular approach is going to work the same way with the next person, and we must take extra precaution that we aren’t forcing a thing. God is so loving that He doesn’t force anything on us. He lays out the one and only consistent saving grace message before us, but His method or way of delivering it may be different and unique, to His making. He knows each individual personality so well and knows exactly what each person is feeling, much better than the individual himself, and therefore knows how to specifically present The Message to where the person will be receptive to what’s being said and will understand the heart behind it.

So, God just dropped this phrase in my spirit the other day, while engaging in an opportunity to let His glory show, through my testimony of living day to day life, which said simply, “Don’t force it…lean back”. 🙂 In other words, don’t go about it hard hitting to where you run people off, but just speak naturally, from the heart, and My words and presence will come alive and speak LIFE into the individual and meet them right where they are, in the particular stage or season of their life. I kept thinking, “God, I see You”! 🙂 I sensed His presence and how His approach was very different and much better to the situation at hand. Let me tell you, can’t nobody do it better than God!! Lol! He is just AMAZING, and you’ll find He will work wonders when you allow Him to move by His Spirit. He’s just God like that!  🙂

I guess I will take this opportunity to reinforce the nice little hunch God gave to me, when it comes to moving out in acquiring souls or reaching towards the things of God, and please allow me do it with this scripture that says:

“Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything, by prayer and petition (definite requests), with thanksgiving, continue to make your wants known to God” (Philippians‬ ‭4:6‬ ‭AMP‬‬).

Or, again, in the words of the God hunch given to me…”Don’t force it…lean back”. 🙂

Love ya!

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Got Purpose?

Do you know that you have something very meaningful to carry out in this earth?  It’s something that you and you alone can do.  You are here by divine assignment.  God has instilled unique gifts and abilities on the inside of you, and every day you should purpose to go about expressing and living out what He has put on the inside.  Someone needs what you have.  You’re not fully living, until you’re able to walk out what you have been put on this earth to do.  Even if you’re not quite sure and aware of what it is in which you are to function, it doesn’t mean that purpose doesn’t reside on the inside of you.  It’s just lying dormant, waiting to be awakened.  Yes, my friend, you have much to give and offer to the world around you.

Every single day is a day of discovery and unveiling.  When we’re going about life and interacting with people and things, we must ask God to make our purpose clear and continue to unfold what and how He desires for us to walk in it.  We have to keep first things first, and the most important of those firsts is found in Matthew 6:33, “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you”.  All this is saying, is to first remember to pray and seek out God’s way of doing or handling things.  We never want to get our priorities mixed up, because He is the main one orchestrating all of this.  Notice that once we first seek Him and how He wants us to go about living our lives, then, everything else is added or becomes clearer into full manifestation.  In seeking Him, God will reveal, even more, the different gifts He has bestowed upon us and show us how He wants us to use them in helping others.  Yes, our gifts are not for us, but for others, and you’re never more full of life and purpose than when you’re using what you have to serve those, in your sphere of the world.

Once we know what we are called to do on this earth, and we get to the point where we’re fully operating in it, on a daily basis, we begin to feel that life has meaning.  We now have something to live for.  Then, when we are actively and effectively using our gifts, scripture tells us that, “A man’s gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men” (Proverbs 18:16).  However, I like the Message version which says, “A gift gets attention; it buys the attention of eminent people”.  See, when you recognize the importance of discovering your gifts, and begin using them to fulfill your purpose consistently and with passion, God will allow it where prominent individuals are strategically placed near you and they will notice that you have something significant in which to contribute. It really is amazing how God works.  He is responsible for uniquely designing you, instilling gifts and callings that are accompanied by your tailor made personality, and ultimately positioning you in the right place, before the right people,  so you can display and fulfill your purpose in a manner that will bless others and be pleasing to Him.

I want to encourage you today in knowing that you have been gifted to give.  God has put so much treasure within you, and your job is to ask Him to help in discovering all that lies within you and how you can get about flowing in those gifts.  These gifts will, in turn, help encourage, build and strengthen the lives of others. It’s in you! Go ahead and tap into it.  People are waiting!

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning”(James 1:17 KJV).

Love ya!