For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
God said it, not me...:)
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Saturday, March 17, 2012
If you normally skip over the song and just read my blogs please STOP reading now and hit play on this song.
Listen to the whole thing!
Ok, now that you have listened to it you're probably feeling a little (or a lot) riled up.
I was listening to it while I was doing my make up this morning and had to put down the eyeliner so I could jump and shout along and get crazy. These words definitely waken your spirit.
I want to encourage everyone to reawaken the dream God has put inside of you.
Those deep, almost lost dreams you had as a kid when you believed you could do anything.
Think on those things, remember them.
These days, your wildest dreams feel impossible don't they?
They feel that way because the enemy, the prince of darkness has broken you down over the years, little by little.
He's sent people into your life telling you that you'll never be able to do that
He's been whispering lies to you that you're really just a nobody and should just lay low and get through life as comfortably as possible.
Well today I want to dispel those lies and tell you the truth:
There is a purpose God has for your life that He has known about from the beginning of time, when the world wasn't even formed yet He was thinking about YOU and designing a destiny for YOU
not just Mother Theresa and Christopher Columbus,
He set a seed of destiny inside of you that only you can live out! Nobody else can live it out for you.
Now think bigger than yourself:
If you're not in position, doing what God has purposed for you to do, you might be holding somebody else back from their full destiny.
God's not going to let you ruin someone else's destiny if they are active and living it, but you could be hindering others.
Some people that are reading this aren't Christians but they relate to what I am saying because it's within all of us, we are all created in the image of God and have a longing for more than this world.
You might be wondering what it means, I am royalty? I have been set free? Wha..?
Well Jesus has set you free from sin by paying the price of death for you
and when you believe that you become a co-heir with Christ and a royal priesthood, a son or daughter of the ultimate King of Kings, you are royalty!
Many times Christians forget these truths and live less than the abundant life Jesus came to give them, that's why we have to declare these words and get set free of our "poor me" poverty mindsets by shouting and praising God and getting our perspective back into alignment with His.
I've found a lot of non-Christians to believe in themselves extremely more than Christians do.
I think it's because the church hasn't had the chance to beat these people down telling them they're worthless because of their sin nature and depravity.
Non-Christians take responsibility for their destiny more than I've seen many Christians do, which is weird because it should be the other way around!
Many Christians will use the good ole cop out, "well, if it's God's will then maybe...."
How about you learn what God's will is and then do it!
It's in His Word, He's always speaking, but we rarely take the time out of our day to listen.
We can know God's perfect will for our lives if we transform our mind!* Once we know His will for our lives we get excited and start living in the destiny He's created us for.
I never knew what I wanted to do with my life. In high school people would always ask me what I wanted to do and I knew I was called to more than just going to college and getting a job because that wasn't the dream in my heart. The dream in my heart was to help people but I didn't know what that looked like until I started spending time with God and obeying His Word, that's when the vision came, when I was 23 years old!
Some peoples' dream is to go to college and work a job they know they would be talented at and I think that is great! But it wasn't my dream.
Take time to dream with God, open the tomb on your dead dreams and let God bring them back to life. Ask Him to show you what His idea was when He made you.
Answers might not come instantly but keep pressing in! The treasure is hidden for kings to seek it out!**
Take your place, rise up and start walking in your destiny, declare truths over your life everyday so you don't get distracted by the enemy and lead off course.
If you don't know God because you don't know Jesus know that there is always an open invitation for you. He's loved you from before time and has already forgiven your sin so that you can have an awesome relationship with Him and live a life above the status quo of the world. He wants to give you abundant, everlasting life, all you have to do is believe! He made it so simple because He doesn't want anyone to die and be separated from Him. Hell was only meant for demons, not for people, but he's given everyone a free will to chose life with Him or life without Him. My life has changed for the better since I gave up my own way and accepted God's way for me. He's never let me down, He's daily showing His love for me and its awesome!
Do not be conformed to this world (this age), [fashioned after and adapted to its external, superficial customs], but be transformed (changed) by the [entire] renewal of your mind [by its new ideals and its new attitude], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God, even the thing which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His sight for you].
It is the glory of God to conceal a thing, but the glory of kings is to search out a thing.
10For we are God's [own] handiwork (His workmanship), [d]recreated in Christ Jesus, [born anew] that we may do those good works which God predestined (planned beforehand) for us [taking paths which He prepared ahead of time], that we should walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us to live].