Have you ever notice that when God is trying to convey something to His people that you will hear multiple ministers speak from the same subject? Well there is a lot being said about forgiveness these days and I believe because it is the key to inner healing and wholeness in God. Yet in still it is a struggle for many of us to forgive those who wrong us. We often like living in a place of offense because we somehow feel empowered by those feelings when in fact we are powerless. Think about it we waste a lot of energy and thought on people or persons who have moved on in life and some are not even aware that they have offended you.
My husband has been teaching on this subject as well. He titled it, who offended you and stop you from your miracle? The truth unforgiveness has blocked us from receiving from God and stops us from moving forward in our destinies. If we are to be followers of Jesus did he not set the example? As He was being the sacrifice for my sins and yours He said in Luke 23:34 “Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.” This He asked of the Father for those who had beaten Him and nailed Him to a cross. I know that some of you have been abused physically, emotionally and spiritually. Seek to forgive those who have wronged you. Colossians 3:13 admonishes us to “Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. Lastly, forgive yourself don‘t allow guilt or shame paralyze you experiencing all God has for you. Some guilt and shame that we carry is often false, because we have blamed ourselves for what happen to us and it was not our fault. For those of us who know Christ as our savior it Romans 8:1 says, “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
For those of you who do not know Christ but want to know and His forgiveness read this passage and accept Christ today that you may know the ultimate power of forgiveness. Romans 10:9-10 states 9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
What is stilling your peace? You know during this soul fast that (I am in my fourth week by the way) there was section where peace of was the characteristic. It made me think about what disturbs my peace. I have the tendency at night when I lay down to rehash the whole day over in my mind as if I can change anything that happened at that point. I did discover, however that there were some common themes.
What is disturbing your peace is it a child, spouse, your job and for those who are willing to admit it, let’s face it ministry can disturb your peace because ministry people and sometimes we worry about those that God has placed in our care. Some of us are trying to carry others burdens and they are happy to let you do it. I found a lot of the things that disturb me are usually the things I have not given over to God because somehow I think I can change it by thinking on it all the time. How crazy does that sound? Now some of us have heard I Peter 5:7 “Cast all your anxiety on him because he caresfor you.”(NIV) Often times we do not apply this to our life the way we should.
Psalm 55:22 says “Cast your careson the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.”(NIV) If we let him have all those issues or concerns like me that run through your mind at night it says he will not let us be shaken or disturb. Let’s be like Jesus when he rebuked the wind and waves and said, “Peace be still” and everything ceased and there was a great calm.
I want you to think about whatever consumes your thoughts and you may have to rebuke some thinks but command it all to be still so that your peace (sense of calmness) will be restored. More than likely while we thinking on it God has been trying to give us the answer and we can’t hear it. I know about you but I am looking to be free in every area of my life and that means care-free. Until next time get your peace back.
When my husband speaks of his childhood as a boy, he talks about all his broken bones and injuries that came from the “crazy things” that he did along with his brother. His parents would take them to the doctor or hospital to get them patched up and they would eventually heal. To this day the scars maybe visible but the pain no longer exists.
I have never had a broken bone but a broken heart is something I know all too well. When I was a girl my father said words to me that not only broke my heart but for a time they contributed to who I had become. I was someone who struggled with needing to be the best and needing the approval of others. I was bitter at times, longing for my father’s love. One day had the opportunity to meet a Savior name Jesus, it wasn’t overnight but the more I allowed His love for me inside. He began to erase the negative words and replace them with words of affirmation with His love and His word. Because of God’s love I am no longer seeking the approval of others; I am just seeking my father, God daily. I am now know exactly who I am and I am encouraged daily to be authentically who He created me to be. He healed my broken heart. Psalm 147 says, “Heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds.”
God is no respect of persons so whether, you have some broken bones or a broken heart God wants to heal you. He is the master physician who gave the gift to the one who resets the bone or stitches the wound but only He has the power to mend the heart which is broken and wounded. My prayer for you is that you would allow Him to bring the inner healing to your heart and live the life He created for you. Now here is the challenge, try Him, trust Him and I promise you can’t lose because in Him we win!
Ladies, I want to pose a question to you, who are the voices in your life? When we think of a hissing sound we associate it with the sound that a snake makes and most people view snakes with a negative feeling. So my sisters, consider this thought was not Eve deceived by a snake. Eve allowed the snake to talk her out what she knew to be true. Some of us have allowed people to speak in our ears such negative and condescending words that we start to believe what we know is not true.Let’s look at the relationships in our lives there are some people who we enjoy being around, they are encouraging, uplifting, good listeners and funny. Then there are those who are always putting us down, never have a positive word to say and we are miserable just being around them. Which person would you like to be around the most? Unfortunately, some of the negative people are those who are very close to us a spouse, a parent, a sibling or someone who you may have considered a friend. Some of you who are married maybe that person is a spouse and some you feel like prisoner in your own home. There are some who have a parent that you have been trying your whole life to please and no matter what you do it will never be good enough. God never wants us to become a slave to someone else and I say slave, because a slave is not free. Submission does not mean door mat. You should never let anyone wipe their feet on you. God says that I am head and not the tail, above and not beneath so I am no one’s mat for their feet.We are gifted and anointed to do something of great impact in this world, so we must be careful who we allow in our ears. Just because someone is talking doesn’t mean you have to listen, especially if it is not adding, but subtracting from your life. I heard my pastor say this week that Martin Luther King once said, “it is not what someone calls you, it is what you answer to”. My hope is that you will answer to the call of God. He calls you a conqueror. You are victorious and you are created in his image. You are a queen, Esther waiting to be released. Let me hear from you.In Every Women there is an Queen (Esther)Rosalindwww.berelease.com
I would like to talk about developing your dream team, a team of people who can surround with prayer, advice and mentorship. I would like to discuss how to develop your God given gifts and talents. Some of you may be well aware of some of your gifts and talents and some may be thinking well I don’t have any specific gift or talents. I believe we all have them. You know as we are growing in childhood sometimes our parents notice certain things about us and that help us to cultivate those areas. Some of you may have been told by parents or others growing up that they don’t see anything that you can do. Please know that they were not telling the truth because they couldn’t recognize their on gifts, talents or abilities, they did not have the ability to recognize what was inside of you.
While I was at my conference last week, I heard an inspirational story from the NC Teacher of the Year in her opening session keynote address. I want tell the whole story but what was so significant about her story was that a teacher made her feel bad about herself because of her socio-economic status. When the principal decided that the class that she was in was a little over crowded, she was one of the children picked to go to a newly formed class. This teacher saw potential in her and her ability to write and she encouraged her. This teacher moved away and when she became NC teacher of the year she began to look for this teacher to thank her for what she did for her. She had a chance to thank her on the Good Morning America, it was a beautiful reunion. It made me think of people who have encouraged me, saw potential and helped pull it out of me.
God knew all along what he called me to do and I look back now on the people who God use to prepare me for things to come. I don’t think I would have begun to recognize a lot about myself, if I didn’t first accept him in my life and then set out to know all I could about Him. Some of your gifts and talents may be singing, dancing, hospitality, writing, listening, etc. I could name so many more that apply to many of you. It is so important that you are in church where the word going forth helps pull your potential out of you. Hopefully, there is someone on your dream team who is mentor and can help you recognize them. Lastly, it is important that you use them. It is just like faith; you have to use your faith in order to increase in faith.
I know that have not given you scripture from the word of God and there are plenty examples in God’s word of gifts and talents of individuals being displayed. I want you to begin to think about all those things that you are good at doing. Most of us know what they are and it is not arrogance to acknowledge, this is gift, talent, ability or skill. Pray ask for the opportunity to us what he has given you and you will be surprised of what comes out of you. Be Blessed my Sisters.
There is a charge in the atmosphere that is bringing those who have been in transition to place where God is moving so rapidly in our lives that we cannot afford to wait, procrastinate or hesitate. God is saying move.
I have always been one who was cautious and hesitant even when I know God was speaking but a few months back God started dealing with me about procrastination. Procrastination is said to be the act of willfully delaying or doing something that should be done. Some us have gotten into habit of delaying or putting a task that needs to get done. I was like that until a few months ago. I was always putting something off until never got done.
Prov. 13:4 spoke to me so clearly, it says, “The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.” Guess what if I desire to do something and do not, I do not profit but when I am diligent to go after what I want I get it and some so much more.
Sister, you can’t keep sitting on the side lines it is time to get up and get moving. What is God speaking to you to do or what is something you desire that you have not been willing to put effort into.
The Lord is saying you know what He is a placed in your heart to do so you need to do it. Start writing down and then follow the steps you need to take you there and I promise you that God will begin to open up doors and connections. I have had to develop some boldness to pursue people and things that is opening the door to the women’s ministry God has given me. God is moving quickly and I am keeping up because there is no time to put on the brakes. I am encouraging you sister to go for it and I will be in prayer that procrastination will not hold you back. From one Queen to another Queen be blessed.