God is doing something new! Be open to the way He tells you to do it. It is simply a NEW thing! Be very attentive to His every direction.
18 “Do not remember the former things,
Nor consider the things of old.
19 Behold, I will do a new thing,
Now it shall spring forth;
Shall you not know it?
I will even make a road in the wilderness
And rivers in the desert.
-Isaiah 43:18-19 (NKJV)
I love how its worded in The Message Translation:
“Forget about what’s happened;
don’t keep going over old history.
Be alert, be present. I’m about to do something brand-new.
It’s bursting out! Don’t you see it?
There it is! I’m making a road through the desert,
rivers in the badlands.”
-Isaiah 43:18-19 (The Message)
Take every thing one step at a time, one moment at a time, and one day at a time. If you look too far ahead, you will surely feel overwhelmed.
Live in the moment!
There are specific chosen ones that have something new to bring forth from the Kingdom of Heaven! It is a new assignment that comes with new revelation! It comes with something new that you will bring to the church. The idea is so new and the way God is guiding you is so new that it can be easy to fall in doubt and confusion. Be very alert and careful of doubt and confusion! This is rooted in the sprit of fear! Fear can be very disabling! This can prevent you from taking each step and moving forward.
“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”
-2 Timothy 1:7 (NKJV)
Here it is in The Message translation:
“God doesn’t want us to be shy with his gifts, but bold and loving and sensible.”
-2 timothy 1:7 (The Message)
You already KNOW it’s God speaking to you. You MUST be persistent and VERY intentional to take the steps God is giving you one by one! Walk by Faith and not by sight! Trust the Lord! Something truly amazing is about to be spiritally birthed through you! A season like never before is upon you and upon the church! We are in a season like no other!
“For we walk by faith, not by sight.”
-2 Corinthians 5:7 (NKJV)
Here it is in The Message translation:
6-8 That’s why we live with such good cheer.
You won’t see us drooping our heads or dragging our feet!
Cramped conditions here don’t get us down.
They only remind us of the spacious living conditions ahead.
It’s what we trust in but don’t yet see that keeps us going.
Do you suppose a few ruts in the road or rocks in the path are going to stop us?
When the time comes, we’ll be plenty ready to exchange exile for homecoming.”
-(2 Corinthians 5:6-8)
There are steps and areas that the Holy Spirit is highlighting for you to focus on. Just because you don’t understand the step does not mean you should abandon “the vision” God gave you. Do NOT ignore the step He gives you. For when you obey that one step, it is only then the next step will be given to you. There are no shortcuts! Again, do NOT ignore the step He is giving you.
Here is a “KEY” for you: ASK, ASK, ASK
If it doesn’t make sense to you take these steps:
- ask the Lord to bring to clarity
- to open up His understanding to you
- to release His wisdom to you
- to increase your spiritual discernment
- to give you clear confirmations
After you ask, be sure to WAIT UPON THE LORD to answer you. The Lord will not make you rush. He teaches us in His word to “wait upon Him”. This teaches us patience and enable us to act in wisdom; which is crucial!
“Wait on the Lord;
Be of good courage,
And He shall strengthen your heart;
Wait, I say, on the Lord!”
If you were working on a puzzle, and didn’t want anything to do with that one piece that you can’t figure out, will your picture be complete? Your larger picture will be incomplete with a component that was crucial to complete the whole picture whether you thought it was important or not! So, it is same with this situation.
Take action by faith on that step God is giving you today and you will see the fruit of it. He will then give you the next step. It’s like walking on stepping stones. One step at a time we reach our destinaton. Imagine missing the next 3 steps. It would be rather difficult to go from one step to the next when the next three is actually missing in between it, wouldn’t it? It breaks your flow and it changes your focus. That is when your natural mind process kicks in and that is not safe! Trust the Lord, He knows what He is doing.
Take that step by faith!!!
You don’t want to be that person that is riding a horse on full speed ahead. Your eyes will be locked on the goal but at full speed you WILL miss all the little pieces (components) that put the bigger picture (the vision) together. Be very careful! Our minds like to take things and try to make sense of it. If it doesn’t make sense, we want to just throw it to the side or “sweep it under the carpet”. Sweeping it under the carpet, doesn’t make it go away. It will still be there for you to act on it.
“8 “For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord.
9 “For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
So are My ways higher than your ways,
And My thoughts than your thoughts.”
-Isaiah 55:8-9 (NKJV)
Keep Asking, Seeking, Knocking
9 “So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek,
and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.
10 For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds,
and to him who knocks it will be opened.
11 If a son asks for bread[from any father among you, will he give him a stone?
Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent instead of a fish?
12 Or if he asks for an egg, will he offer him a scorpion?
13 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children,
how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!”
God does not work like us. His thinking is outside of the box. So again, be open about WHAT He is asking you to do and HOW He is asking you to do it. Do NOT let your natural mind justify that step. It won’t make sense to your mind. That’s exactly why we walk by faith and not by sight! It’s a trust issue! Trust the Lord! His ways and thoughts are truly better than ours.
“5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;
6 In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct[ your paths.”
Our Heavenly Father is like the contractor that has blueprint (the vision). He looks and sets up His subcontractors and assigned tasks to complete that vision that is laid out on the blueprint. Now, the contractor (God) is the only one who can see when and if there will be a dead end.
So, if by a choice or decision we made it may bring us to a dead end, He finds ways to get a message to you. He is God and speaks in very creative ways. Be attentive to everything and everyone around you! Many times we receive the message from Him and simply don’t want to accept it.
There is a reason why He shows you things. The things He highlights to you, be persistent and ask Him why He showed you. Those things He brings to your attention is a way He speaks to you. Another puzzle piece of clarity and direction. So again:
Be attentive and FOCUS!
You are breaking NEW ground!
God is about to show up and show Himself to you and on your behalf in a big way! He is about to blow your mind away with His faithfulness as you chose to obey Him!
Obedience is a KEY
He is about to release to you more than you have asked for!
“20 Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly
abundantly above all that we ask or think,
according to the power that works in us,
21 to Him beglory in the church by Christ Jesus
to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.”
“9 But as it is written:
“Eye has not seen, nor ear heard,
Nor have entered into the heart of man
The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”
-1 Corinthians 2:9
All your provisions are already prepared and ready for you. As you take your steps one at a time, He will provide all the needs for every single one of those steps! It’s already there, as you take your steps one at a time, His provisions and plans WILL unfold!
You can do this!! You are child of the Most High God! The God of angel armies is with you! If God is for you, who or what can be against you!!! He will guide you like a pillar of cloud in the day and like pillar of fire in the night! He is the same yesterday, today, and forever! Amen and amen!
“I can do all things through Christ[who strengthens me.”
Here is another KEY for you:
Do NOT forsake the secret place!
Get in the secret place with Jesus today! He wants you to double your time with Him. There is that time where you read the Word of God, pray, decree and declare, and present your requests to God. Now, you need to add that time where you just get before Him on your knees and say, “Here I am Lord. I am listening, speak to me.” Once you say that, just wait upon Him no matter how long it takes. He WILL speak to you! You will be surprised. It is in the secret place, He will take you in deeper revelation of your identity in Christ, who He is for you in your life, and deeper and NEW revelations of His Word like never before.
You CAN do this! Do it by His spirit! If you try and do this by your own power and strength, you will be physically drained! If you do this by the power of His spirit, you will be able to move forward from a place of His amazing rest. By doing it by His spirit, it becomes an easier process. So, embrace the process and GO!
You are breaking NEW ground! You got this!
“11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you,
says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil,
to give you a future and a hope.”
Prayer (as I hear it):
Dear Heavenly Father,
I lift up this child of God to you. I cover this child of God with the blood of Jesus from the tops of his/her head to the souls of his/her feet. I declare the entire armor of God upon this child of God. I decree and declare that their armor of God is on fire with the cloak of your vengeance and the weapons of your zeal. I decree and declare Psalm 91 to wash overe this child of God in Jesus name!
I ask you God to activate, command, release, and send forth a host of your Holy Heavenly angels not only to protect this child of God, but to also ensure that the very plan, purpose, and destiny of this Child of God shall come to pass! Your plan purpose and desinity that you have established in Heaven before this child of God was placed in their mothers womb shall be activated NOW in Jesus name! Activate, release, command, and send forth your Holy Angels to help this child of God carry the vision and fire that you have placed within them. Send those angels to help protect your promise and to help spiritually birth your amazing vision through this child of God. Help this child of God break free from anything that is keeping him/her from being a willing vessel for you. Break off anything that is keeping this child of God gripped to fear, in Jesus name NOW! Break off anything that is bringing distractions (even healthy distractions that don’t look like distractions) and a disturbance to their focus on your Given task, assignement, vision, break it NOW in the name of Jesus Christ!
I decree and declare this is your child of God, bought with a price redeemed by the blood of Jesus! I declare VICTORY in the name of Jesus over this child of God NOW! I pray you will re-align all perspectives in this child of Gods mind now in Jesus name! I command every thought to come captive to the obedience in Christ and every knowledge that tries to come against your knowledge in their life is broken NOW in Jesus name! Reverse any negative effects in his/her mind NOW in Jesus name!
Unlock this child of God, unlock this child of Gods mind NOW in Jesus name to the things that are from you and to your planned, purpose and destiny for this child of God!
Wash this child of God with your Shalom NOW in Jesus name! Release your peace that surpasses all understanding that it will guard their hearts and minds in Jesus name NOW! Release a double portion the oil of gladness over this child of God! JOY OVERFLOW in this child of God NOW in Jesus name! Release your laughter from Heaven NOW in Jesus name! Place upon him/her the garment of praise!!!! I decree, declare and prophesy that the JOY of the Lord shall become their strength and that they WILL succeed in your given plans by YOUR spirit only!
For every ungodly thing you have had me call out today Lord, I pray it is all blocked through every timeline, age, realm, dimension, to infinity and beyond, through all past, present and future in Jesus name!
I thank you O Sovereign God for this victory in this child of Gods life, in Jesus name!
Everything that I have asked, I have asked in the name of Jesus and accept it in no other way but fully received!
Amen and Amen!