It Ain’t Over!

Unfortunately, many want to quit or throw in the towel due to various situations and trials they are facing in their life. However, God wants to bless you and if you don’t quit you will see His promises manifest and come to fruition in your life.

Today, I’m speaking to those who are in a hopeless situation at the moment. Hopeless situation, because of what your circumstances is saying. Let me remind you that a bad day doesn’t equal a bad life and a hopeless situation does not mean that God has left you. Just because things don’t work out exactly how we planned them does not mean that God is not at work in your life. No matter what your situation is saying, I can tell you that God is at work in your life at the moment. It is not over until God says it is over. Ephesians declares, “God is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us.”

Let’s take it back to the OT. The 37th chapter in the book of Ezekiel symbolizes people whose hope had died, and had been dead for a long time. This was a situation where there was no future, just bones, no bodies, just bones, and no signs of life, just bones!! The Lord asked him a question that perhaps God is asking you today about your situation – CAN THESE DRY BONES LIVE?

Ezekiel looks at the bones and saw no possibility of resuscitation. Ezekiel said, “Lord you know”. In other words, he was really saying, “I don’t, but God you do.” Why did he say that? The prophet knew this situation was beyond human application and comprehension. It’s only God that knows if you are going to make it or not. I know you don’t know, but God knows there are some situations we face in which human solutions will not work. The only thing that works is hearing from God!

My brothers and sisters, everyone thought it was over for Daniel when he was thrown into the lion’s den, but God didn’t say so. Nebuchadnezzar thought it would be over for Shedrach, Meshach and Abednego, but God said it wasn’t over. Job’s wife thought it was over and encouraged her husband to curse God and die, but the Lord didn’t say it was over. It Ain’t Over Until God Says It’s Over!

Keep fighting. Keep praying. Keep fasting. Keep progressing. Keep moving. Keep reading…interceding. Keep believing. Keep trusting. Keep trying. Keep travailing. Keep living. Keep giving. Keep fighting until your victory is won!

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#ItAintOver

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Strength and Courage!

There are times in our lives where we are scared, frightened, and distressed about our present circumstances or our future. There are times where we may feel unsure about whether or not we are capable of handling what is to come or if this is the correct pathway to pursue. However, we can gain encouragement from Joshua 1:9. God didn’t fail to meet Joshua’s need. In fact God reminded him that He would be by his side no matter the situation.

Let me ask you this, how many times have God left your side in the heat of life’s many battles?

Undoubtedly, we know that the Lord will always be with us in whatever circumstance that He places us in or pathway that He calls us to pursue. Therefore, we can have peace and move forward with unwavering strength and courage, knowing that no matter what God will never leave our side.

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I Serve!

Now, it’s your turn to complete the sentence below:

I serve a God that ___________!
(add to the comments)

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Let Go!

In Genesis 41:51, Joseph named his firstborn, Manasseh, saying, “For God, said he, hath made me forget all my toil and all my father’s house.”

There are a lot of Bible translations that refer to toil as troubles, and we all know how much Joseph suffered by the hands of his own blood-related family before God blessed him (Genesis 50:20). In spite of it all, Joseph chose to let go of the past, even giving the glory to God, showing that the past can be overcome with the grace of God, which is all we really need to find present moment peace in our lives.

My beloved brothers and sisters, it’s God’s job to hold the future (Matthew 6:34) and it’s our job to let go of the past (Isaiah 43:18). God wants us to remember that He has power over the future and that our past has no power over us. Therefore, we can let go of both because we are incessantly being renewed by His agape love and redeeming grace!

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POWER IN THE BLOOD!

No, I am not worthy; but God in Christ thought enough of me to still save me!
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The Battle Is The Lord!

“He said, “Listen carefully, all [you people of] Judah, and you inhabitants of Jerusalem, and King Jehoshaphat. The Lord says this to you: ‘Be not afraid or dismayed at this great multitude, for the battle is not yours, but God’s.” (2 Chronicles 20:15 AMP)
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A New Thing!

I know I’m not the only person that sometimes find it difficult to let ‘some’ things go! I’ve found that one of the hardest things to do in life is trying to forget about something that didn’t go the way we wanted it to. We often find ourselves up late at night running different scenarios through our mind, the scenarios that we wanted to happen versus what actually happened. We wish that we said something else, we wish we acted differently, or we wish that we weren’t in that situation at all. No matter what the situation is, we dwell on the past because we find it hard to forget about the things we wish we should have done or didn’t do.

The Bible is filled with encouraging scripture that help to combat this native ill willed nature. However, the one scripture that has helped me combat this all too familiar struggle comes out of Isaiah 43:18-19 and the prophet said, “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.”

My beloved brothers and sisters, trusting God by letting go of the things you cannot change will significantly remove unnecessary stress and negativity from your life, and it will help you tackle other situations that you will face because you won’t doubt yourself or your actions. Instead, you will face them with the confidence to know that you can handle it the right way and that there is not a better way you could handle it.

At the end of the day, I’ve learned to accept that ‘some’ things will not always go as planned and I am ok with that because one of the most liberating moments in life is when I found the strength and courage to let go of what I can’t change.

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Best & Worst Days!

“Consider what God has done: Who can straighten what he has made crooked? When times are good [best days], be happy; but when times are bad [worst days], consider this; God has made the one as well as the other. Therefore, no one can discover anything about their future.” (Ecclesiastes 7:13-14)
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Trust In His Timing!

We’ve all gone through seasons in life where we questioned if God really have our best interest in mind? Some seasons are so hard they leave us constantly questioning what is God thinking!?

Fortunately, this a natural response to pain and we shouldn’t beat ourselves up about it. No one likes to face hardship and difficulties. In the midst of hard days, it’s easy to believe the light at the end of the tunnel is a train.

Personally, I’ve gone through seasons in my life where through tear stained faces I’ve wondered why God would ask me to walk through this. I’ve cried my share of tears and felt my share of hopelessness. I’ve suffered heartbreak that I wished God would have spared me from. I have suffered hurt that I wish God would have made disappear. I’ve questioned God and His plans more than I care to admit. I’ve even found myself saying I didn’t care what the purpose was, I just wanted it to end!

But then I heard the Holy Spirit gently whisper, “You don’t understand what I am doing, but someday you will.” (John 13:7)

Of course, I didn’t understand it right then and there, but later it hit me like a ton of bricks…I am not the boss of me!! Undoubtedly, God has a reason for allowing things to happen. I may never understand His wisdom, but I simply have to trust in His timing!

If this message hits home for you today, I invite you to take encouragement in Jesus’ words written in John 13:7. Although you may not understand today, you may not understand tomorrow, one day you will. At the appointed time you will see what He was doing in your life. God’s plans are always greater than our own, so take comfort in that today.

“God will perfect that which concerns you!” (Psalm 138:8)

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Jesus My Everything!

Yes, He is and so much more!

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