If you feel like your prayers are not being answered, here is something that God revealed to me. Answers to our prayers may be hindered by unseen obstacles. Don’t expect God’s answer to always come easily or quickly. Sometimes prayer may be challenged by evil forces, so pray fervently and pray earnestly. If you really want it, if you really believe in it…fight for it on your knees. Then expect God to answer in HIS good timing.
My reading was in Daniel 10:1-13 – check it out and see what you get!
For the month of April, I have challenged our Facebook and Twitter followers to ‘Just Speak Life’. In other words, every day I want people to be mindful of the words that are coming out of their mouth. Instead of speaking death, “this will never work”, “I’m never going to get it right”, “I’m broke”, “I hate my job”, etc. change your words and speak positive. Our words have so much power and we do not use that power nearly as much as we should.
Satan is the prince of the airways. His job is to kill, steal and destroy. That’s his job period and he’s going to do his job any way that he can. Good news however, is that God already defeated satan. Your victory is found in Christ Jesus so therefore your lifestyle should be in line as such. Your lifestyle should be a lifestyle of faith, trusting and believing in God always. Why is it that people find it so hard to believe the word of God, but every time the devil has something to say your ears are wide open and you are ready to receive any and everything, no matter how bad it is? Your life should be a lifestyle of faith, even when all hell is breaking loose around you. You walk by faith and not by sight. Quit letting the enemy speak all that negativity into your life. Flip things up a bit and speak right back at him and put him in his place, declaring the word of the Lord.
The bible says that if we decree a thing, it shall be established. Whether that thing is good or bad, it shall be established. Here’s the last piece of this puzzle, which has been a huge revelation for me recently… you must also believe it. Believe what you say. The power is not just found in the words, you can say that you are the head and not the tail, but if you don’t believe what you are saying, those words can never fully manifest. Since you know you have the victory, through Christ Jesus, now it’s time for you to walk in that victory, talk in that victory, live in that victory, and believe that victory.
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Finding purpose in life can sometimes take a while but once you do, things seem to be so much more purposeful. When you figure out what you are supposed to be doing, it gives you an opportunity to have clear and succinct goals and the more beautiful thing about it is that it gives you something to believe in. Now you can have dreams and a vision for your life. Today I want to encourage you to believe.
The same time you find your purpose and set goals for yourself, you better believe the enemy is ready to do everything he can to shut you down and prevent you from being successful. That’s his job, so expect it. But instead of allowing his tactics to prevent you from being triumphant, reverse things up a little and use it as fuel to ignite a fire inside of you that will thrust you towards what you believe in.
When the enemy comes to attack let it be a sense of confirmation so you know that you are headed in the right direction. This is the point of view I try to take when dealing with the journey of life. It can hurt at first, mostly because it catches you off guard but once you fully dissect the situation for what it is, you will quickly find the root of the issue. You see, satan already knows the wonderful and great things that God created you for. He is going to do everything in his power to stop that from happening. It’s up to you however, to not let him. You have to make up in your mind that come hell or high water, you are not going to allow the enemy to defeat you.
So I end with these final thoughts. God uses people and so does the devil. Never let someone who gave up on their dreams talk you out of going after yours. Never let negative comments or quick judgments discourage you. Things may get tough and at times may be a bit crazy but stay committed. Matter fact, before you even get started make a covenant with God that as long as He sustains you will be committed to Him in whatever it is He has for you to do. Don’t expect to do it on your own. You will need the strength of God to endure, I promise you. Hang in there, keep the faith and most importantly never stop believing. You got this, cause God’s got you! #iDeclare #DontStopBelieving
Father God in the name of Jesus, thank you for the deams and vision you have given me for my life. Help me Lord to fulfill these things, for I can do nothing without you. I decree and declare in the name of Jesus that I will never give up. I will not quit and I most certainly will not stop believing. In Jesus Name, Amen.
Philippians 4:12-13 NASB “I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and suffering need. I can do all things through Him who strengthens me…”