All too often, many of us focus our efforts on things that have little or nothing to do with our divine destiny. In fact, to a large degree, much of what we chase in life is nothing but a distraction that delays our journey towards our purpose and God’s true plans for our lives. Writer and philanthropist, Lolly Daskal said, “When you stop chasing the WRONG things, you then, give the RIGHT things a chance to catch you!” This is a brilliant statement that should challenge each of us to make wiser choices and better decisions regarding how we spend our time, with whom we spend our time and what we “chase after in life!” In Jeremiah 29:11, the prophet wisely states what the Lord, God has to say about our future and what we should aspire after. God says, “I know the plans that I have for you. Plans to prosper us; not to harm us; But to provide a FUTURE full of HOPE….!” In essence, God has big plans for us and He knows what He wants us to have. In other words,“Leave the planning up to God and allow Him to design your path!” Stop worrying about the WRONG things!
Don’t worry about getting the house right now. God wants you to serve Him in the apartment that you’re in currently! Why are you concerned with marriage right now? God is cultivating you in the “Single Season” of your life! So, what you don’t have the car you want, the career that you hoped for and the cash-flow that you dreamed you would have? Maybe you are the only “Bread-winner” in your home. Do you stop trusting God in the process? I think not!! God wants to see if He can trust you in “seasons of lack and want,” before He will send you the blessings of “Abundance and Overflow!” Instead of worrying and complaining about what you don’t have, try thanking God for what you do have!! Once again… “You’re worried about the wrong thing!”
Here’s a spiritual tip: Cease from being too impatient; Stop being so worried and anxious. (You don’t have to know everything before it happens!!) Allow God the opportunity to direct your path and to develop you during this journey called, “Life.” If you would begin to listen to the voice of God, study your bible regularly, incorporate prayer before any decision and walk according to His will as best you can, then you would begin to see your life’s divine destiny unfold right before your very eyes.
Now, think on these things…
Love you lots,
“Impacting Lives for the Cause of Christ!”
"IT CAN'T HURT YOU NOW
August 12, 2015
Greetings Family of God!
Perhaps you are reading this and saying to yourself, “I wonder if there is a relevant Word for me today?” Guess what?? You’re in the right place at the right time. Today’s WORD for the Week is focused on all of us that have problems with letting go of the past and moving forward towards the future. A great poet wisely stated, “You can’t start the next CHAPTER of your LIFE if you keep RE-READING the last one!” It’s very unfortunate that past hurts, hindrances and things that seemingly harmed us still plague many of us today. But, I’m finding out daily that it’s only when you make up your mind that your past issues or circumstances will no longer hold you hostage that you can truly move forward.
All too often, we as believers saturate our minds with the memories of dark and dismal events that once caused us to stumble or set us back greatly. Many of us, including myself, have sometimes been held temporarily captive by thoughts that cause moments of depression, anxiety, anxiousness, worry, fatigue, anger, resentment and a host of other unpleasant feelings and emotions. But, today I am making a declaration to everyone who has ever been frustrated because of failures, mad because of mess, lonely because of lack of love, withdrawn because of worry and angry because of abandonment! If this describes your situation or someone else that you know and love, then simply shout out this DECLARATION, “IT CAN’T HURT ME NOW!”
For those of you that were inappropriately touched as a child, “IT CAN’T HURT YOU NOW!”
If they left you, walked out on you or abandoned you, guess what??.. “THEY CAN’T HURT YOU NOW!”
If they abused you, demeaned you, discouraged you or depressed you, “THEY CAN’T HURT YOU NOW!”
If the situation caused you pain, pressure, tears and stimulated fears, “IT CAN’T HURT YOU NOW!”
If it caused you sleepless nights, dismal days and months of mourning…”IT CAN’T HURT YOU NOW!”
I Declare the WORD OF GOD over the lives of every believer, every Saint and every person that is in need of healing…”GREATER IS HE THAT IS IN YOU, than he that is in the WORLD!” (1 John 4:4) He, who is the Spirit of the Most HIGH GOD is able to wage war against any evil, wicked and depressed spirit of the enemy! He is able to tame, defeat and conquer any demoniac stronghold that has you bound. And when you get through it…and YOU will, you can stand with power and boldly say what the Apostle Paul stated in Philippians 3:13-14, “Forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth to those things which are before, I press towards the mark of the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus!” In other words, KEEP PRESSING AND IT CAN’T HURT YOU!!
Be encouraged by the WORD over your life, the WORD within your life and the WORD that guides your life!!!
Now, think on these things…
Love you lots,
Impacting Lives for the Cause of Christ!
WHAT ARE YOU WAITING ON?
Salutations to the Saints of God!
Today’s “WORD” on Wednesday focuses on everyone who is plagued by procrastination and at a virtual “stand-still” of stagnation! There is a question that is simplistic, yet thought provoking. The question is: “What are you waiting on?” Famous author and writer, Napoleon Hill shared these powerful words: “Don’t Wait. The Time will NEVER be just right!” Certainly, one would agree that life is filled with uncertainties, twists and turns. But, if you’re a person that is waiting on every single thing to line up perfectly and for the stars to align with the stratosphere and for the moon to move in conjunction with your mindset, then guess what?...You’re sadly mistaken.
Let me help you today. Many people spend their entire lives waiting on just that perfect moment to “launch” their lives. Unfortunately, they quickly find out that by waiting too long, time has passed them by. If you’re reading this message and you’re a year older than the last time you said you would start your business, “What are you waiting on?” How long have you talked about cleaning that room, starting that project, updating your resume’, looking for a better job, joining church, living for the Lord, quitting smoking, losing weight, starting a relationship, buying a house, getting your credit repaired and a host of other things that have apparently collected dust and have become a distant memory?
Listen, there is no time like the present! King Solomon, who is the writer of Ecclesiastes profoundly states that there are seasons for everything. In essence, you’re in a season right now! But, here’s the good news. Whatever season you’re in, God desires for us to make the most of our season. This means, we can no longer wait on someone else to do it for us. We can no longer sit at the crossroads of procrastination in hopes that one day things will get better. We can no longer afford to settle for a stagnated way of life. Mediocrity is no longer acceptable and the “Status-Quo,” is not an option! We must raise the standard!
I challenge each us today to soar to higher heights. Get up and do something you’ve never done before! Take a leap of faith and learn how to launch into the depth of your destiny! (Don’t miss this)…In Luke Chapter 5, Peter was complaining that he had been finishing all night and had not caught anything. Jesus said to Peter, “Launch out into deeper water, then let down your nets and you will catch more fish than you can handle!” Guess what, Peter did as the Lord, Christ instructed him and he had more fish than he could handle!”
Saints of God, what I’m simply sharing with you is that many of you have been fishing in “shallow water!” You will not get the promotion sitting on the “banks of your life.” You will not gain what you want if you’re not ready to stretch further than you are. We will not be a great church on accident, we will become GREAT on Purpose! If you want more from God. If you desire more in your life, then start today by launching into the deep waters of life. Now, brothers and sisters, I ask you again, “What are you waiting on?” Now, think on these things…..
Love you lots,
“IMPACTING LIVES FOR THE CAUSE OF CHRIST!”
Kedric L. McKnight
Rev. Kedric L. McKnight is the founder and Senior Pastor of the New Life Bible Fellowship Church. Weekly he shares motivational articles and insights with members and friends,