Faith

Waiting for something in high expectations is one of the most difficult moments in ones life when you feel so tired, drained and helpless.   It gets to the point when you keep asking “when God when?”,  “When would you hear my cry? Is it today, tomorrow, next year or five years from now?”

We are living in a world where the society does not understand the essence of waiting on God.  Everything is processed swiftly and speedily, think about it….  You place your food is the microwave in less than two minutes it is warm enough, the internet is more than hundred times faster than ten years ago, the computers processors processes data faster than before, transactions are processed speedily online to the extent that you don’t need a human being any more to speak to over the counter.

The question is have you waited so long on God for the manifestation of His promises and it seems like its taking ages to come to pass?  I must confess that I have waited so long.  But I know my wait is not in vain.

But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31

I have been waiting on the Lord for the secret petition of my heart for over nine years and it seems like my waiting would never end.  I have decided to change my attitude to waiting on the Lord, I have decided to wait in joy, peace and a sound settled mind knowing in all awareness that the Lord almighty is seriously on my case and He will not rest until the manifestation of His promises comes to pass.

My strength is renewed moment by moment, day in day out, spending time in His presence studying His Word, I cling to Him for trust, wisdom and direction so I will not grow weary, loose focus or faint on the journey ahead.  I might have waited so long but I know that my wait would surely reap rewards of harvest.

Yes I have waited so long, yes I am still waiting but no I not tired of waiting because my wait is not in vain.  Our God is a perfect God and when He starts something He would surely finish it.  The end of a thing is better than its beginning Ecclesiastes 7:8a.  He is the Alpha and Omega, He is a just and righteous God.  He has a perfect package that is being processed waiting for you.  He has not forgotten you because He knows your name.  It might have been so long and you are the point of loosing hope.  You might have waited so long and persevering in waiting on God as I am, don’t give up.  He has a better plan and purpose and allow Him to work through you so that His works would be perfect for your life to be a testimony and His name to be glorified

 

My declaration for you today is where you have sown in tears, pains and sadness, you shall reap in joy, peace and the fullness of all that He has in store for you.  The time of favour is now , not tomorrow but now.  The kairos time of breakthrough is now and I decree that you shall not miss it and you shall embrace it.  It is time to change your attitude from bitterness and anger to longsuffering and peace, from despair to high hopes and faithfulness in Jesus Name.

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Have you ever waited on the God for a long period of time and did you receive your breakthrough or answered prayers? Could it be that you are still waiting on the Lord for the manifestation of His promises if so what is your attitude to waiting on Him?  Your comments would be an encouragement and inspiration to strengthen them they keep persevering 

There are times in life when you feel like giving up, you might have tried every possible solution but there seemed to be no hope.  The Doctors  may have written you off and prepared your death certificate without a glimmer of hope.  You have sought for help but no one is interested or willing to render support.  Could it be that you have a court case where your Lawyer cant defend you in court rather encourages you to plead guilty.  All hope is not lost, put your trust in God the author and finisher of your faith

Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a dream fulfilled is a tree of life. Proverbs 13:12

It is so easy to loose hope when you keep feeding your mind with the negative, discouraging, faithless words rather than discover what the word of God states over the issue and stand firmly on the Word.  Hope deferred makes the heart sick but when you keep dreams alive of His promises that is full of hope, joy and satisfaction in Him, I can guarantee you that you will never fail.  You shall come out of that situation alive and victorious.

Hope is the mother of faith, faith is built from the foundation of hope.  Faith is established in hope.  Faith starts with hope, without hope you cant have faith.  They are like husband and wife, they connect with one another, they understand one another and cant do without each other.  Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen Hebrews 11:1

Hope causes you to be highly expectant like a pregnant woman who is excited and looking forward to the safe delivery of her child.  She speaks to the child in her womb, eats the right food and ensures that she attends every hospital appointment.  Similarly be encouraged to see the Doctors report, court case or any other challenges that you are experiencing from His perspective.  When the Doctor says ‘it is over start preparing for your funeral’, you reject and nullify the Doctors  reports  and decree that by His stripes you are healed, you are alive in Christ for He lives in you the hope of glory.

For surely there is a latter end [a future and a reward], and your hope and expectation shall not be cut off. Proverbs 23:18amp

If you have a  court case that you cant find a Solicitor to defend you because it seemingly looks hopeless and you have reached the dead end.  Present your case before the Lord God, your Chief Advocate who is just and righteous.  “Present your case,” says the Lord“Bring forth your strong reasons,” says the King of Jacob. Isaiah 41:21.  He will never fail you, He is forever faithful and triumphantly victorious.  So what are your strong reasons why the case should be be thrown out of court or turned around to your favour, present it before Heavenly Father in boldness and confidence and watch Him perform His might acts.

All hope is not lost, it is not over until the Lord says so.  He is not asleep, His eyes are wide open, He sees and knows it all.  Why worry when you can pray, seeking Him in spirit and truth. And He will surely answer you because He loves you dearly.  It is time to start changing your mindset to rise above your problems and visualise it from His perspective.   Your testimony is here only if you could see it.  The Lord is about to breakthrough supernaturally for you for His name to be glorified.

 

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Has there ever been a time when you lost hope but the Lord intervened on your behalf?  Comments are encouraged lets keep hope alive and strong

There is so much to think and worry about that leads to excessive processing of information for the best quickest solution.  You think about how you are going to pay your bills, monthly mortgage payments, put food on the table, pay  the children school fees or even yours.  As the day passes by pay the worries escalates,your mind continues to process, analyse till it reaches a point of total confusion and mental depression.  The mind is the battlefield to overcoming every trials and tribulation that the enemy throws at you.

My thoughts during my youth were thoughts of rejection, unforgiveness, bitterness, sadness, hopelessness, helplessness, pains, hurts and so on that lead to depression.  I allowed my past to control my future and would not let go of the past.  I did not have a strong relationship with the Lord and did not know where to start.  My mind was full of confusion, frustration and was close to mental breakdown.

Until I encountered Him in whole new dimension that changed my life for the best.  I began to hunger and thirst for the spiritual food and cleansed my mind through the precious blood of Jesus from every toxic thoughts that oppressed and depressed me.

My thoughts pattern changed from negative to positive, despair to hope, sadness to joy, confusion to sound mind, fear to faith and pains to perfect healing in Christ Jesus.  For as he thinks in his heart, so is he Proverbs 23:7a.  What are you thinking of that God can’t handle?  It all starts with the mind, the mind is the battlefield.

It is time to take control of your mindset not giving the devil an inch of space any more.  Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. Colossians 3:2   It is a process that requires change, change in the way you think, act and react.  This is a spiritual warfare not of the flesh therefore do not set your mind on the physical but the spiritual, meditating on the Word day and night , eat, drink and sleep the Word until it becomes a part of you (Romans 8, Joshua 1:8, 2 Corinthians 5:7).

For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ,and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled. 2 Corinthians 10:3-6

The Word of God is a powerful weapon used to destroy every stronghold, cast down every thoughts that are not in alignment with what the Word says over your life or any circumstance that you facing, bringing them down under submission to the obedience of Christ.  It is time to confess His Word over your life, marriage, that situation that never seems to go away. When you confess with your mouth believe with your heart and so shall it be according to His promises (Romans 10:10, Job 22:28)

Would you start now to make a change?  Change your thought patterns, let the Holy Spirit lead you, fill your heart till it overflows and gradually you shall see your life transformed for the best.  Don’t you give up, do not let circumstances or the challenging storms of life frustrate you to the point of hopelessness and helplessness.  It all starts with the mind, the mind is the battlefield.  Take that big step of faith and trust God to see you through it all.

  

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While at work listening to music, the song that drew my attention was Through it all by Andrae Crouch .  I took time out to reflect on the words of the song.  Asking myself questions of if I have been able to trust Jesus through all the trials and tribulations, ups and downs of life, when all around you are not working according to your intentional plans.  Could I really say through it all I have learnt to trust Him all the way?

Trusting God  during challenging times can be so difficult and frustrating because your mind cant seem to comprehend why you dont have a job yet when you are highly experienced in your field of  job application.  Or why your marriage is breaking down and the Lord says trust Me I can and will work it out.  Could it be that you have found yourself in a difficult dilemma that you cant seem to get out off.

With your mind you know what the Word of God states and with your heart you believe.   In my opinion trust has so much to do with the heart than the mind.  Because sometimes you might have a deeper understanding of the Word but do you believe without a doubt, beyond reasonable doubt that He is able and willing to see you through it all.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him,  and He shall direct your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6

God allows you to pass through lonely hours of trials and tribulations so you can learn to trust Jesus Christ all the way through till you receive your breakthrough and triumphant victory in Him.

It is time to thank God for those mountains and valleys that you have been passing through in the past and present.   Appreciate Him for walking with you through those mountains and teaching you to trust in Jesus.  As He teaches you through the power of the Holy Spirit, you learn to depend completely on His Word.

He never fails, He will never fail you so through it all can you learn to trust and believe in God ?  His Word remains the same yersterday, today and forever.   When He speaks it comes to pass.  Will you be patient through it all to see the end of the matter, for the end is better than the beginning.

 

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When challenges tries to weigh you down or you are  being overwhelmed by  problems at work, in your marriage or  financial difficulties.  You have tried every tricks in the book but nothing ever seems to work out rather it gets worse.  You have various choices either to forget there is God and accept it as a norm or take a stand not giving up regardless of what you are passing through and remain faithful to the Lord God till the end.  For the best is yet to come and this is only temporary, for it is not over until the Lord says so.  You know what, you can overcome them all

When you experience challenges or hurdles in life, He is there to walk with you through the fire and you will not get burnt, when you pass through the waters it shall not overflow you and He is with you always (Isaiah 43:2).  The fact is you will experience problems that could range from your inability to pay your bills, rent to worse scenarios of facing eviction, repossession of your property, terminal illness and so on.

No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it 1 Corinthian 10:13

But how you deal with them all knowing that God would not allow you to pass through trials or temptations that would be too much for you to handle.  He knows your limitations and knows that you can overcome them all, from the little day to day problems to the worse discouraging frustrating problems.

He is faithful to see you through it all.  Don’t ever give up on God because He won’t give up on you.  He is able and willing to deliver and see you through your traumatic depressing pains of the present, past and future circumstances.  He wants you to walk with Him and He would work it out, for His yoke is easy and His burdens are light.  Take His yoke and find rest in Him

Whatever you are going through is only temporary and it all shall be over very soon.  You are an overcomer in the Lord Jesus Christ.  When it feels like you are about to have a pity party; why me, when God when, this is not fair, why do You hate me so much, I can’t move on any longer, I tired of waiting, why don’t I just die or kill myself because this is too much and much more.

Take your authority in Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit, begin to decree and declare , for God has given you power and authority to pull down and destroy everything that is not of God, build and establish His word and promises over your life as it is in heaven.  Whatever you bind in your environment, life  is bound in heaven, whatever you break loose in your environment, life is  loosed in heaven.

 Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you Luke 10:19

 “Assuredly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven Matthew 18:18

MY PRAYER FOR YOU

Father I pray that You come and give Your children perfect peace, soundness of mind and love.  Bring them to the place of understanding who you are in their lives so they can begin to decree and declare a thing and it shall be established, bind and loose as it is in heaven, open and shut doors with your power and authority as Royalties, Chosen Ones, and Royal Priesthoods in You.  Heal their broken hearts, give them Your yoke for it is easy to carry and bring them to a place of rest and restoration.  Whatever they have lost may they pursue and recover all in abundance in Jesus Name Amen.

 

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