5 Words in 1
Being who we really are!
I would never put on a mask to hide the trueness of my identity for acceptance from people who don’t understand the importance of interacting with a genuine authentic individual.
People are uncomfortable with who you are, when they are confused about who they are.
Most people judge you by the way they feel about themselves. They attempt to alter the uniqueness of your personality and character, to fit their mode of thinking as to how you should be.
Most of the time, they gauge you by the personality they possess, and consider you as fake, if you don’t fit into the pattern they have created for you.
If we are secure in our identity we are not distracted by the attitudes of others who proclaim that we can’t be that confident in our identity because they are in a uncertainty about their identity.
I wonder how many of us have hidden the trueness of who we are, behind some kind of mask to receive acceptance from individuals who are experiencing an identity crisis?
The worst insult you can make to God is to not accept who has made you to be. After all, these physical bodies are not who we truly are, but it’s the spiritual development of God’s nature in us that makes us who we are.
What was withheld is to be released!
God spoke a word in the conference that He was releasing back child support that was owed, and that some who never got paid, and their children are grown, were yet going to receive what was owed them.
Phone calls coming in – they receiving letters in the mail – saying they just need the account numbers to deposit the money.
For those of you that have been owed monies, make sure the child support enforcement has your current address, name and necessary information.
God is releasing what has been held up, delayed, blocked and stolen. IRS checks inheritances that were to hide back pay from jobs that wrongfully fired you; insurance checks that have been held up because of crooked lawyers; social security benefits that were denied, because of lies and deception.
Monies are being released for the Kingdom. Seeds are being released to the sowers. Those that have been faithful givers, get ready, God knows that you will be a good steward over what He is releasing.
Some unfavorable decisions are being reversed to bring forth what is owed you. Stay faithful stay praise-full, stay steadfast in your giving. Seed time and harvest will always remain.
Selective Hearing – Overcome it!
That’s why we need to listen when a Word is being given, instead of speaking in a thousand tongues and hollering and falling out.
Had you paid attention, you would had known that they were saying. That’s the spirit, they see in you.
We were hearing words that weren’t even said. That’s why some people are out of place now. They have selective hearing. They only hear what they want to hear, and will argue you down, that what they say they heard, is exactly what was spoken!
Come Forward, The Lord’s MEN!
“Ask ye now, and see whether a man doth travail with child? Wherefore do I see every man with his hands on his loins, as a woman in travail, and all faces are turned into paleness?” Jeremiah 30:6.
Where are the men who are not afraid to connect with the travailing women and experience the pain and burden of birthing the mind and will of God into the earth?
Where are the broken men who will come and weep before The Lord in surrender to His will and ways?
God, help the men and women know they have to build the nest together. We may win some battles, but we need each other to win the war.
Lord, let the men arise and come forth!
Perseverance, Faith and Trust in God!
Perseverance, despite of the opposition and obstacles of life, is a quality many lack in this hour.
The desire to give up, becomes more easier than the will to fight through warfare and situations. So many are taking the easy way out of trials and tests, because they are not willing to go through, or they just don’t want to suffer, through the pain of the persecution.
We have to recognize that the enemy comes to bring pressure upon us, to get us to give up, or to cause us to lose the will to continue on walking with Jesus.
We don’t want the emotional trauma or the spiritual struggles that we many times face to maintain our walk of victory. It’s easy to say, “I’m tired,” or “I can’t take no more,” or “I quit,” when trouble comes, but it takes strength, a strong will, and a made up mind to continue to fight and stand, when it seems the unbearable weight of persecution and trouble seems to outweigh us.
Learning how to trust God, when the flesh is kicking against the process of perseverance, can be a strong battle. Having a strong solid secure relationship with God, and a true understanding of who He is, helps us to be able to withstand the force of adversity that say, “Give up!”
I have found through the years, that the knowledge of who God is, the knowledge of His word, and the understanding of His character, along with the strength of His Spirit, is what keeps me going when the burden and weight of tests and trails come to oppress me and weigh my heart down.
So many fail to establish a relationship with God themselves, but depend on others to pray for them, or to hear from God for them.
Not having a relationship with God, doesn’t help them when the storms come and overwhelm our lives. We need the solid assurance of FAITH, to be able to trust God and stand, when it seems that we are forgotten or we feel we are unjustly suffering.
Loving God, standing on His word, and being full of His Spirit, are necessary in order to maintain ourselves when the problems are more than we can handle alone.
I hear people say, “Trust Him even when you can’t trace Him.” But you can only do that, when you truly know who God is!
~ Apostle Barbara R. Thomas
|Apostle Barbara R. Thomas is founder of I Come to Heal Ministries, A Woman’s touch Ministry, The Next Dimension Global Outreach Ministries and Spoken Word School of Ministry and she is on a mission travelling the world proclaiming the Gospel for soul to be won to the Kingdom of God. She has a mandate on her life to help brings others to their divine purpose.|