Good evening everyone, I hope you guys are having a wonderful year so far. I realized that I haven’t written in a while but hey sometimes you need to slow down and let God lead you, I am right? The truth is I am in a process of learning so much on my walk with God that sometimes I just cannot post or write until it is the right time or until I am out of the trial. This is a beautiful year so far, and as some of you know it is our year of the supernatural which is amazing and exciting. This means that the lord has excellent plans for you and me this year and that is why I feel like I have been in a fight. It is like I have reached a place where the world, people, and the enemy wants me to settle in different ways but God is challenging me to come up higher and higher in every area of my life to not settle and it has been hard I tell you.
So with that said I won’t write for long but I thought I would share with you this notion and it is this: what if all that you have striving for and longing for has not come because you have been trying to get something that is not worthy of you. You are a daughter and son of the Living God, why should you get the least of what the world has to offer? Or another question is if there’s more in God why not go for it? I am speaking from experience, there have been times when I have tried to get something whether: it’s a person; a job; a promotion or an opportunity and the Lord showed me that there’s more for me and there’s more for you. Let me share with you a few things. It’s a shame that I have to share this but I have tried to settle (well at the time I didn’t know I was giving up and settling); but the funny thing is that I didn’t know that that was the case. I honestly thought that the things I went for were Gods best but they weren’t. It was because I hadn’t fully accepted that the best of the God belong to me, because if I am honest, the best of God is hidden, its take preparation and there’s no compromise or anything missing.
There’s a scripture that has helped me to learn this truth and that is 1 John 4:4 AMP, which reads: “Little children (believers, dear ones), you are of God and you belong to Him and have [already] overcome them [the agents of the antichrist]; because He who is in you is greater than he (Satan) who is in the world [of sinful mankind]. The more I meditated on this scripture the more I realized that God loves me and nothing is greater than that, but also nothing is greater than him. As time when on it suddenly dawned on how much the enemy desires to blind us so that we don’t see God’s best for our lives. Furthermore he might create situations in our lives that threaten us or try to stop us from moving forward in going for Gods best. It is sort of like a warning from the enemy; his way of saying: “hey back off and settle, stop trying to attain this higher life” “it doesn’t exist.” This message has become louder and louder this month and it has been screaming at me in different situations, in what people try to say, in my thoughts, in what people expect of me, in myself, in different situations and in circumstances. I thought something was wrong with me, then I realized there was a battle that’s going on: one that I couldn’t even participate in because I didn’t know what the enemy was up to.
One of the things I love about the word of God is that it starts revealing to you who you really are; you realize that how you have been living is not Gods’ best; and when you stand taking what belongs to you, that is when the enemy tries to fight to keep the ground that he has had in your life. Some of you have been studying the word, speaking the word, doing the word and taking what’s yours or starting to and all of the sudden: things start happening and you don’t understand why. All of the sudden you meet people that might distract you, or you have temptations that you thought you had overcome; people asking you to do things you wouldn’t normally do, meeting people that you never thought would cross your path again. I have been there; I have been tempted in some ways. I have spoken to people that have demanded I settle and abandon Gods plan for my life. Then it hit me, the enemy is fighting me so much, he is sending his biggest blow, arrows because the best is coming to me, because I am close to it. I decide to refuse to settle for less than God’s best and I was going after what God has destined for me, and my life. Maybe you feel worn out, tired, like you should just give up, I am here to tell you no, don’t settle, don’t give up, not stop. It wasn’t until later, I realized how much God loves me because if I am honest I didn’t even know that the things I desired were not Gods best; until God challenged me that there’s more in him and in me. We see this instruction in Romans 12:2 that the more we renew our minds, we are changed to see his will for are lives and there are three, the pleasing, the good and the perfect. I don’t know about you but I am his best, his perfect will and it is not as simple as I thought it was going to be because agents of satan might try to fight against it but we know that all things work out for God to them that love God to them that are the called according to his purpose.
When the situations start fighting you to stop going after God, to give up, that is when you fight even more because it means you are closer to the big thing. The truth is you are a new creature according to 2 Corinthians 5:17 and you have a lot in you that is of God. You are destined for a good life according to Ephesians 2:10 and Jesus came that you may have and enjoy life according to John 10:10 and as we also know we have the victory in life through Christ Jesus. We also know that we are more than conquerors and that’s why the enemy uses mirages and situations to distract and to hurt us so that we look at the situation instead of focusing our God and his plan for our lives. This is where God comes in. The truth is you and I cannot do this alone, we need God because he is the stronger one on the inside of us. He is the eternal one, the mightier one, the one that is all good. God cannot be defeated, he cannot be overcome and he lives in you, so there’s no way you and I can lose if we focus on him.
So I know that things might be hard, but DON’T GIVE UP. Refuse to settle- there’s more for you in life. God has a great plan for your life, he has everything you need. God is a restorer, and he is faithful to you and me. Stick with God, spend time with him; declare and speak his word every day; tell the day what is going to happen, declare your victory every day and reign because you are a king. You are destined for more and I am glad to tell you that as I am working this out with God I believe I am going to be promoted to the next level. I have grown this month in more ways than I would have ever imagined. I have grown as a leader, as a woman, a future spouse, a writer, a preacher. I am growing more and more into myself. I love the woman that I have become and it’s all because of my God who challenges me every day not to give up and not to settle.
So what I still need to work on is speaking the word and meditation so that I can detect it when the enemy tries lies to me. So let’s do this together, let’s study his word, and let’s win. Look out for the sort of attacks that the enemy might try to send your way because the bigger the attempt, the bigger the blessing. I am not saying that you accept the situation because there’s a bigger blessing coming, what I am saying is that the enemy wants to try to stop you from getting that blessing and he will set up as many distractions as possible but we are winners, we triumph over circumstances, we are destined to overcome every situation no matter what. What the enemy intends for your bad God will turn it around for your good. I am sorry if anything that was not supposed to happen has happened to you but know that God is your restorer, your provider and he will be faithful to do what he promised.
I hope this has helped you. As I said it is a short blog- but I hope it has highlighted that to you what a winner you are, a warrior, a champion. So refuse to give up, refuse to settle for safe. Go for more. Go for Gods best.
I love you guys.