Friday, January 8, 2010

Time To Make Room For Manifestation....

One of my favorite things to do is to shop, everyone knows that. So, I'm always in the stores, looking, searching, trying to figure out what my next conquest is going to be. Of course everything is always on sale. With that being the case, I always buy 2 or 3 of everything, so when I get home I'm like, "Where is all of this going to go?". Before I can even bring my lovely new things home, I have to move some things around, get rid of some things and even give up things that meant something to me at some point.

Now, this is where is gets deep. In our lives, we are constantly asking for things from God with nowhere to put them. We go through life, piling up all the things we have been afforded and we begin to "hoard" them in a sense. In order to receive anything new, we must be willing to give up what we have that no longer have optimal usage. This is in regards to something as minuscule as an old t-shirt to toxic relationships.

We need to rearrange some things internally, in order for God to truly fulfill us.

That means, we have to re-prioritize, change some of our ideals, and even adapt totally new ways of thinking. What we think we know or what we are comfortable with might of been fine for when we were a freshman in college or when we just turned 21, but know its time for an upgrade mentally. We may have to change how things are being done.

God wants to give us all of our heart's desires. Truly He does. But, because we have not been obedient in getting rid of the former, to receive the greater, He cannot move. It's like waiting for your luggage at the airport. You rush off the plane, to make it to the conveyor belt, only to realize there is a back up in the baggage area. The flight before you is taking up the entire belt. The new bags cannot be received until the old ones have been taken away. So you have to wait. You ever wonder why some prayers seem to go unanswered and you seem to be stagnant in one area? Maybe God commanded you to purge that area and you have simply been dragging your feet.

You have to make a conscious decision to prepare for your harvest. You ever wonder why they say "Spring Cleaning"? That is the time where most people clean out their closest, re-energize their new year's resolution and try to get things back on track. The Spring time brings the most rain, which nourishes your harvest. And the Summer immediately follows, which brings the sun. So when your harvest times arrives, you've had more than enough time to prepare for what God has in store.

Many of us are still experiencing the Winters of our lives, or so we think. Winter is thought to be the most cold, brutal, and trying season. This is the season where your faith is truly tested. What God is showing you that is once you've been through your trial (Winter), begin a purging process (Spring), prepare for the cultivation of your harvest (Summer) and begin to rejoice in your victory (Autumn/Fall).

God is so incredible that He allows us to choose what we want to get rid of and focus on. But sometimes, we move a little too slow and He has to do it for us. If you just be patient and see the bigger picture, you will see that He has had your best interest in mind the entire time.

I don't know who is going through a major decision regarding a relationship, a job, or a major situation, but I charge you today to place it on the alter and leave it there. Have enough courage to know that God has you in the palm of his hand. If God takes that job, relationship, or situation from you, don't fret, know that He has an upgrade waiting in the wings. You have to let go of those former things, so you can begin your kingdom living. It might be that one more thing that's holding up your breakthrough. When you have the courage to let God do His thing, you will be amazed at his glory.

God is a god of restoration. Whatever it is that you have lost along the way or have gotten rid of, He sees your obedience and your sacrifice. You may not see it now, but if you just keep pressing your way and believing God for your manifestation, it will soon come.

Philippians 3:12-15

Pressing on Toward the Goal

12Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. 13Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.

Be still and know that as clean out your closet, God is already shipping out your breakthrough!

Making room for my next level!

Just Let Go and Let God do what He needs to do.

There is simply no greater love like the one God has for you & me. Here is a sweet worship song by Fred Hammond "No Greater". Begin to worship God for what He is taking out of you, so He can fill you will all His glory.

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