Its Motivation Monday- Session 1
I felt today was a great day to post something encouraging. You never know what your words can do to help someone through something. A wise man shares what he knows. One of my greatest gifts is helping others. Hopefully this helps you or someone you know.
23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
“Do not complicate what’s simple.” -Kissxd
It’s simply a matter of opening your mouth, asking, declaring and praising God for it being done. If you want something just ask. Do be silent ,after all even you want to hear from God.
Dealing with the Yes, No, Or Not Right Now
God promised if you would seek His face you will find Him. His promises are never broken and never return void. The yes answer generally is not one people struggle with. The yes, is not the one thing people ask me about, seek advice about or vent about because its a yes. It’s what you wanted, it’s what you were believing God for and you got it. The yes is usually a praise report, a testimony. Everyone hears about the goodness of the Lord! Your expectations are exceeded!
How could you ever be unhappy about a yes ?
……..that yes you may have wished was a no! I say for this be very careful when asking for things because you may just get what you are asking for, exactly how you asked for it.
My short story: The Yes…
There was a company I wanted to work for so bad (I will leave them unnamed). I filled out application, after application and just knew that if I got that job, I would be happy, excited and more importantly PAID . LOL I applied for years. I was excising faith, declaring and claiming that job before I even knew the revelation behind any of it.
I finally got the call back. It was unexpected and I was so excited, I immediately called my mother. She too was excited for me.
I put on my best interview face and outfit. I entered the office with confidence, my speech was articulate and my presence was known. I knew when I left it was already mine. Shortly I received the call back telling me when to come in for orientation. There was a class of about 20- 30 people.
We received lunch, a care package and all the benefits of working for an awesome company. They told us how thousands of people applied and we were the elite few. I felt on top of the world.
After a long day of orientation we received our schedule for training. At that time, I was also working a warehouse job and if you every worked at a warehouse you know how much “fun” that was.
So anyway, I was pumped, I arrived to training early and I was ready to get to work. I was not quite sure what to expect, but I did not expect after two days that I would absolutely HATE THE JOB. Can you believe it !?
Don’t forget to enjoy what you have trying to get to what you don’t. The ending of one problem is the beginning of a new one….
All I could think was not this job, the job I asked for over and over and over again. The one that took years to even get, not the very job I asked God to say yes for.
Yes I ABSOLUTELY HATED IT. To add insult to injury, I was also sick during training.
Unfortunately, one of the issues was I quit my other job to take that one. I did not have to quit that job, the overnight manager actually wanted me to stay and just switch my shifts, I declined.
I was walking in complete blindness, I could not see, I could not hear I just knew I got what I thought wanted.
This had a domino effect on my entire life. I did not keep that job- the one I wanted so bad. I still had responsibilities though, rent, utilities, insurance, etc.
Eventually, because I could not find steady income I moved in with a close friend. I lost all of my stuff.
Now (deep breath) at this time the job was not the only factor I was blind to, it was just A factor.
I say this to say that yes, I received that thing you keep asking for , seeking for and believing for, however the expectation of seeking happiness in that job was not fulfilled. What I was looking for was satisfaction and the answer to all my issues. I was looking in the wrong spot.
God is not deaf he heard you the first time. That no you received in God’s will it’s the best no you will receive in your life. He gives the best no’s. He has some better for you in mind.
I once heard this “rejection is God’s protection.” God sees outside of time and we only experience our present moment in time. You have no idea the effect your decision making will have in the future, but God does.
The no may have been to save you from stress, heartbreak or just the “un-necessaries” of life.
Leave Perfect Timing To The Professional
You remember as a child how your parents held you hand, you stood waiting to get the ok to cross the street. They told you to wait for all the cars to pass, so your would not get hit. God is the same He doesn’t want you running in traffic when the path is not clear yet. He can see miles and miles away what you probably can not. So just relax. It’s ok. Not right now – wait till you get the ok and the traffic is clear.
Patience is required for the not right now. Be still and wait. As Olivia Pope says, ” It’s handled.”
2 Peter 3:8 But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day
Relax and Enjoy The Moment of Just Being Grateful ….
Join me next Monday for Motivation Monday – Session 2………..
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