As I was reading and studying this morning, this message was delivered to me. May it accomplish what the Lord intends.
There are some of you who have felt like you’re having a hard time moving forward. You started the New Year with great hopes, great vision and great faith. But you have felt like you can’t get the traction you were hoping to have by now. I want to encourage you:
THE PACE IS ABOUT TO PICK UP
A supernatural energy is about to come…like a refreshing wind. It will fill your lungs with “oxygen“. You will feel it and know.
“Therefore prepare yourself and arise…” (Jeremiah 1:17a NKJV)
Meaning gird your loins; arrange your clothing for activity.
Dust yourself off and put your running shoes on.
Now is not the time to change your strategy. The strategy the Lord gave you was good and right. But it was for an APPOINTED TIME. And when this fresh wind comes, it is going to infuse you with a new level of energy and strength. You will be able to do more than what you even thought before.
Go before your work afresh. Lay out the plans before the Lord once again. Spread them out before Him. Pray over them again with words of joy and excitement. And with a heart of belief.
No doubting. And ask what you will in faith,
“…with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. (James 1:6 NKJV)
Now is not the time for double-mindedness.
It is the time to silence the voices – both from within and without – the voices that have tried to come against you and say you’re not good enough. You’re not qualified enough. No one will support you. No one will care. What you do won’t make a difference.
Oh least unlikely. He is going to be greatly glorified in and through you. So turn and see. TURN AND SEE!
The Lord watches over His word to perform it and what He said to you will NOT RETURN VOID.
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. Hebrews 12:1 NLT
-Linda G Riddle