Looking past the Smokescreen,
onto the bigger Dream
There is a bigger picture to all that you are going through right now! Joy comes from focusing on the prize of the high calling of God!
I heard the Lord say,
“You are not seeing what I see, look further! Look past the frustration that is holding you back!
Look past the sickness that is trying to take you down!
Look straight at Me, for I AM the Author and Finisher of your faith!
Many of you have become discouraged and hopeless but you haven’t looked far enough! I have a good plan and a plan to bring you into the divine assignment of your life but the enemy has tried to discourage you!
Do not focus on his smokescreen!”
Do not be distracted – Focus!
“Do not allow him to distract you to the point that you will stop, for what seems like demotion to you now is the step in front of the Victory, for I AM perfecting you as you focus on me and My good plan for your life!
I AM causing you to be all that you will need to be in me for the calling that I have called you to as you reset your focus now!”
Looking unto Jesus
“[looking away from all that will distract us and] focusing our eyes on Jesus, who is the Author and Perfecter of faith [the first incentive for our belief and the One who brings our faith to maturity], who for the joy [of accomplishing the goal] set before Him endured the cross, disregarding the shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God [revealing His deity, His authority,and the completion of His work],” Hebrews 12:2 (AMP).
These Trials are working for us
“Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment,Is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen, For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal,” 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 (NKJV).
~ by Jo Ellen Stevens
|Jo Ellen Stevens of TCIC Ministries is a Prophetic speaker, author, worshiper and intercessor. She has ministered with her husband for 23 years and was a worship leader at the Assembly of God for many years. She is an ordained minister (Restoration Ministries) and works with Restoration Ministries in their Ministry Rooms doing prophetic worship with her husband. She has taught many bible studies and have led many intercessory prayer groups.|