As you discover how to speak life and victory into every situation, you’re going to see more of God’s blessings, more of His provision, and more of His favor! You’ll come to understand that when you speak blessings, they grow deeper in your spirit and can begin to change everything about your life. Don’t let your words keep you from your destiny!
Today's Word: Mar 01, 2021
The people in Noah's day were living wildly, partying, worshipping idols. God was so upset that He was about to destroy the earth through a great flood, but Noah found favor with God. Why did he find favor and not all the people around him? The next verse says, He walked faithfully with God. Noah could have just compromised like everyone else, but he made the choice to honor God and keep Him first place. There is a blessing on your life that will push you up when others are going down. God told Noah to build a 450-foot long ark. No one had heard of such a thing. It seemed impossible. But God will never ask you to do something and not give you the favor to do it. You have the favor. The question is, do you have the faith or are you talking yourself out of it? Remember that just one touch of God's favor will catapult you to a new level.
Friend, no matter how big the obstacle, no matter what limitations have slowed you down in the past—know that your tomorrow is good and in God’s hands! No matter what your story has been, God is writing for your future.
We've all had times when something didn't work out. We didn't get the promotion, the loan didn't go through, the relationship didn't make it. We did our best--we prayed, we believed, we worked hard--still the door didn't open. But God wouldn't have allowed the door to close if it was going to keep you from your destiny. We may not see how it can work out, but God has not run out of options. The Scripture says, "He opens doors no one can shut, and shuts doors no one can open" (Revelation 3:7). God is your doorkeeper. Other people can't keep you from your purpose; obstacles can't keep you from what God has ordained for you.
In Acts 12, King Herod had the apostle James killed and then put Peter in prison. Chained between two guards in the deepest part of the prison, Peter was to be brought to trial the following day. It looked like the end for Peter. Meanwhile the church was praying for him through the night. Herod did everything he could to keep Peter in, but he didn't realize that he couldn't keep God out. In the middle of the night, an angel came in, the chains supernaturally fell off, and Peter was led past guard after guard. When they came to the iron gate that led to the street, the gate "opened of its own accord."
As with Peter, some of the doors that should stop you are going to open of their own accord. It's not going to be anything you do. You can't make it happen or take credit for it. That sickness should be the end, but the door will open of its own accord and somehow you get well. You aren't qualified for the position and it seems as though you're stuck in your career, but the door opens of its own accord and the promotion comes to you. You've tried but not been able to break the addiction, but the door is about to open of its own accord and you're going to discover a power beyond your natural ability.
God is your doorkeeper--not your boss, not your banker, not your neighbor, not your critics, not your enemies. They may shut the door, but God can go right through it. He can make things happen that don't make sense. You just keep honoring God, being your best, and the right doors will open for you. Trust His timing. Don't be impatient because the door hasn't opened yet. God knows what He's doing. He's not going to let you miss your destiny. Doors are going to open of their own accord. You're going to see vindication, promotion, and opportunity. Closed doors can't keep you from your purpose.
What you believe in times of trouble will determine whether you come out of that trouble or you get stuck there.