“Courage does not back down with criticism or opposition.”
This is a quote I have on my rest/writing/prayer/war room wall.
Do the next right thing for you. In the end, it’s you (not your biggest critic) that answers to God for you.
It’s time to live according to your identity and destiny! Only you and God (and hopefully 3-12 loyal, faithful and true friends around you, who believe what God has spoken over you and who believe in your dreams and passions) know what that is for you. If you’re a believer in Jesus and you don’t know your identity or destiny, let someone help you! Find out! Knowing your identity
According to your Maker is essential to living wholeheartedly.
Don’t let anyone discourage, dissuade, distinguish or disillusion you and your dreams – especially beware of that little voice buzzing around your head that tries to stop you from fulfilling your calling and dreams saying,”If only, you should’a, could’a, would’a…”
It’s time to be all you are created to be! Time to stand up, stand out, stand firm, stand steady, stand strong! Gird up the loins of your mind. We are in this for the long haul! In Christ you are more than a conqueror!
So let’s quit trying so hard! It’s not about us. It’s time to rest in WHO we already ARE in Christ!
On a personal note…one of the hardest things I do is say “no” to things that are good and I want to do. Recently I’ve had to say “no” to people, activities, meetings, PRAYER meetings!, good things, helping people at the grocery store, even ministering to strangers at a deli last week because I have a big “YES” to my family and to my own health and effectiveness as a wife, mother and leader.
Friends, if we don’t say no to something we can’t say YES to the things we are really created for.
The world and causes scream for help and assistance and volunteerism and rescue and giving. This is where we take example from Jesus and live like he did. He only did what he saw his father do and he only said what his Father said. This is where we get to be so close to God’s heart that our hearts beat with his. We do what he’s doing. We say what he’s saying. We look where he looks.
My cry is to rest and move and live and have my being …even more…from this place of identity in Him.
When we truly are truly aligned with our identity as sons and daughters of a Loving Father, more change will happen, more souls saved, more hearts healed, more lives transformed because wherever we go/speak/act it will be God working in us and through us.
Oh God, let it be!
Your kingdom come!
Be done on earth as it is in heaven.