The reason we are not advancing in life is because we are tied to the past. We cannot go into the future still holding on to the past. Many of us do have spiritual problems, instead we have a mental problem. That is to say, we are not bewitched, we are just too irresponsible to manage our lives.Within every one of us, there is a tug-of-war between the exciting future God has in store for us and the tormenting past the devil reminds us of. This back and forth motion leaves us stagnant and unable to move to the next level of our lives. In essence, instead of moving towards the breakthrough we merely run around in circles finding ourselves in positions we never intended to be in.
The enemy uses a subtle approach of negative thoughts to destroy us. These thoughts are called strongholds and they give access to demonic spirits. In simplicity, our most dominant thoughts hold the reins to our destinies. Thus resulting in you making the wrong decisions and discarding the right ones.
Every time God leads us to a promise, He will not take us through a simple road. Instead he will take us through rocky paths that will test our Trust for him. The truth of the matter is that in attempts of praying against a tribulation, many Christians pray themselves away from where God wants them to be. God knows that on the way to the Promise Land, we are going to go through hurdles and obstacles, it is all part of His plan.
If we are going to make progress in the Kingdom of God, we need to flexible because His ways are not our ways, the things we despise are a set-up for our breakthroughs.
However, the devil uses these storms to make you look at the past with a desire to go back. For instance, you may be going through a season of financial lack and are tempted to use your old means of attaining money. But what God wants us to understand is that it is 'okay' not to have money because true characters are revealed when people have money and when they don't have money.
Whenever God delivers us, it is His project. Anything we turn to in order to help ourselves with, God will destroy because it serves as a distraction.
Friend, the promise land requires patience. Let go and let God!
Your level of access is determined by divine presence. That is, the ability to take God inside your marriage studies and career is what will make you victorious in that area.
We bring the presence of God by praising God wherever you are. Praise is inviting God in your life and you will receive rest. Rest is an indicator that your storm is about to be over.
Whether you like it or not, you are going to face your Red Sea [obstacles] but no evil force can stop God's agenda for your life.
What you fear fears you because your enemy knows who is on your side! However, when the enemy realizes that you have fear, he will attack you with full force.
The full armor of God does not protect your back therefore you need to face your challenges head on! You need to stop being too soft because destiny requires a certain level of aggression.
Some of the obstacles you face are man-made because of negative words from friends and family. But it is your time, it is your season.
Obstacles are not hindrances, they are hidden doors to your destiny. Therefore you need the right key to unlock it. This very key is divine presence. When God is with you, you become unstoppable. Divine presence is being confident that God will always be with you.
When you fall down, keep crawling. No matter the obstacle, keep pushing!
Friend, you are unstoppable!
The year 2018 is reaching its end and I believe that your story is not done yet.
There is much to be done and that is why November is declared as the month of Advance; intentionally moving forward.
To advance simply means to be intentional about moving forward. That is, to willingly tread on a rocky path against all odds and obstacles to reach your goal. What does this mean for you and I?
It means that we should not view life's obstacles as a barrier, but rather as an opportunity to move to the next level. It is the nature of God to gravitate towards obstacles for the journey of life requires a metamorphosis; we must constantly re-engineer ourselves because God wants us to experience new breakthroughs.
When you are close to your breakthrough, Satan will tempt you to give up but you must understand that the only way to overcome turbulence of life is by moving forward.
Rest assured that whatever you are facing, you are designed for it. God has already set the path to your victory.
Friend, God is saying move forward!