Friend, even when it seems like your life is on pause, God is rebooting and preparing you for more. Abundance, breakthroughs, favor, the fullness of your destiny—believe for it and receive it today.
Today's Word: Sep 25, 2020
Today’s Scripture says offenses and betrayals will come—loss, bad breaks, things we don’t understand. It’s painful enough when it happens, but if you make the mistake of going around feeding the hurt, feeding the offense, you’re giving life to bitterness, resentment, and discouragement. Don’t feed the self-pity or what didn’t work out. Don’t relive the hurts. You can’t feed your history and feed your destiny at the same time. What’s happened to you is over and done. Quit thinking about how you were raised, what you didn’t get, who hurt you, who you lost—that’s history, that’s behind you. You have to starve the doubts, starve the negative comments people have spoken over you, starve the guilt and condemnation. You can’t go into a new season if you’re always looking back at the old. Now do your part and keep feeding your faith, your hopes, your dreams, and you will step up to a new level and see those dreams come to pass.
Have you ever gone to watch your favorite sports team play and discovered that your seat was so far away from the action that you couldn’t see the players well? You sit there feeling totally disconnected from the game, wishing you were at home watching it on television. Several years ago I went to a theatrical play with friends and that’s what happened to us. From where we were seated, I couldn’t see or hear the actors well, and it was so frustrating. Sharing one pair of binoculars meant I had to wait my turn to finally focus right up close and personal to the stage. With the binoculars, however, it was amazing. I could see the expressions on the actors’ faces and hear them better because I knew which actor or actress was speaking. I felt like I was a part of the story. What was once far away had been drawn close to me.
So often people feel that way about their relationship with God. They feel so far away from Him and think He doesn’t know where they are or what is going on in their lives. But I want you to know that no matter how you feel, you are up close and personal with God today. The apostle Paul says, “But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ” (Ephesians 2:13). It’s true that you may have been far away from God in your life, but He has you in His sights. God has His binoculars focused on you, so to speak. He is in your story! He is on your stage! The distance between us has been closed through Jesus.
Unfortunately, too often we think we need to change our lives before we can draw near to God. We first need to clean up a few things. But we can’t clean up our own lives. We can’t bring the change that God wants to bring in our lives. He had to come to us through Jesus, and He has brought us salvation through Jesus’ blood. Only Jesus Christ can change your life. There’s no mess that you’ve made that He can’t help you clean up. In Jesus, you are made right with God. There’s nothing inside you that would make you distant from God. He loves you just the way you are.
Whatever you’re facing today, don’t let anything stand between you and God the Father. He wants you to know: “I’m right here, up close and personal. There’s no gap between us. Come close to Me and know that there is nothing that I can’t do for you through Christ Jesus.”
When you step out, strength will come, courage will come, favor will come. God is saying, “If you’ll choose My calling over your comfort, if you’ll do what I’m asking you to do even though it’s difficult, then I’ll step in and give you supernatural strength.