Mindset to Move Mountains. . .
“When it rains, most birds head for shelter; the Eagle is the only bird that, in order to avoid the rain, starts flying above the cloud.” ~Unknown
Some of the biggest and best accomplishments this world has ever seen have been done under extreme duress and adversity.
Airplanes rise against the wind not with it.
It is the wind against a sail that makes the boat go.
Don't turn back when others speak skepticism and lack. Don't confuse wise and Godly instruction for criticism and do not mistake criticism for wise instruction. If it's not with pure and loving intentions it's not God. Sometimes even well meaning advice can be sincerely wrong. It's easy to criticize. It is easy to see the difficulty in any circumstance. It doesn't take much effort to be negative, see the negative or speak negatively.
I'd rather be known as one who encouraged, inspired and believed...
Believe big today!
It’s been a challenging year. The Enemy uses tactics to wear people down and out. When you become worn you become weary. When we are weary we stop our spiritual lines of defense. We fail to put on the whole armor of God found in Ephesians 6. Or we may have on our armor but we aren't postured in a ready stance--shield and sword up and feet planted. The weapons we fight with are not carnal, but are alive with fiery power to tear down strongholds. We must be on the offense, girded and ready. We must be hemmed in tightly together like those 300 soldiers who fought to advance Sparta and defend their borders and each other from the Persians in the Greek mythology movie named 300. When we are weary we are tired and it is so difficult to do anything.
Be refreshed! Make a joyful noise! Stop listening to the excessive negativity and fear spoken through your television. Turn off the news. Close your ears to skepticism and doom and gloom reports. Fear is a liar! This virus, like all viruses, has mutated and it mutates weaker not stronger. People have a 99% survival rate. But fear has wiped out countless people! We have placed our hope in a piece of cloth over our mouth instead of the Almighty. I've yet to hear anyone in authority educate Americans on how to eat proper, exercise, the benefits of the great sanitizer called the Sun. No recommendations for healthy lifestyle and wellness. That would help more than any mask! Eyes up my friends.
If we aren’t afraid of the virus, we have worries of loss over our businesses and employment. How will we make money? What will become of our economy? We may not even know what to make about all the offense, outrage and blame flying loose and free in not so peaceful demonstrations and protesting. America seems to be falling apart at her seams. But. . . This is only what we see with our eyes. God can be using and can use it all! What if He is allowing all of this to expose evil and the true hearts of people? What if He is giving everyone a wake up call? Are we woke? Are we eyes wide and paying attention? Let me encourage you in this—anyone who has heard any of my life and faith story knows I’ve basically given away houses, cars, jobs and possessions repeatedly. Every time I gave it was something I truly needed! But I needed God more. I heard Him well and I chose security in Him over any other kind. Guess what, it was scary. It was a white knuckle ride. But it was exhilarating and refreshing and anything aside from boring! God drove His love and faithfulness down deep within my heart and I saw miracles comparable to the First Century Church and He did it all without luxury or convenience, yet I was given a lot of that in the process. God is not impressed with our presentation. He’s impressed with His...and so we ought to be as well. Hinge yourself on the Breath of Heaven. I exhort as one who has done it first. I’m not asking anything of others I’m not willing to do myself. “Blessed is he who trusts in the Lord.” So let’s trust like we mean it!
Blaze a holy trail of determined fortitude. Understand the power of Heaven that dwells within you. You possess everything you need to move mountains of adversity. Think big and positive thoughts!
The radiance of Heaven and the power of the Holy Spirit flow in the peculiar and unknown. Live all of life with great fortitude!
"All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work."
2 Tim. 3:16-17