instagodministries You have to get yourself ready to where God is about to take you. You can't worry about what people are saying about you. You can't worry about who left and who stopped talking to you. You can't afford to address what wasn't meant to be and who wasn't meant to be a part of your destiny. Whatever it was "it" was an hinderance and a distraction in your life.ฺ

You gotta prepare yourself...Let the distractions go! You can't wait on your pastor to prepare you. You can't wait on a man or a woman to prepare you. You can't wait on friends to prepare you. You can't wait on mommy or daddy to prepare. You gotta prepare yourself! Some of you sit back waiting on a handout. Ain't nothing in life free. Waiting on people will cut your blessing and delay your promise.ฺ

Proverbs 6:1-11 says observe the ways of an ant and you'll become wise. It preserves its provision in the summer; it gathers its food during harvest. The ant isn't worried about its present, its enemies, or losing its food. The ant is too focus on where it's going because it has faith that its food will be ready in the winter. You gotta be busy on purpose. Quit worrying about other people and where you're at in life. Focus on where you're going.
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instagodministries For we walk by faith, not by sight. (2 Corinthians 5:7)

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instagodministries The devil does not care who he uses or when; therefore, be mindful of ALL people. Understand that you are constantly in warfare (Ephesians 6:10-20). Even when you think the day is over and you've encountered every possible devil that you could possibly encounter, it's at that very moment when he will come in and attempt to get you.ฺ

Most of the time the devil uses those closest to you to attempt to distract you because it is those people who know you best and knows how to annoy you, frustrate you, and anger you. Keep your cool, keep your peace, and be on guard at ALL TIMES (1 Corinthians 16:13). Most importantly be in consistent prayer (1 Thessalonians 5:17).ฺ

Let us pray: Heavenly Father, help us to be sensitive to your spirit. We're realizing day-by-day this is a spiritual battle and we need to be connected to the source, You. The more we try to do things on our own the more stressful we become. The less we pray the more we are unaware of fruitless people and tricks of the enemy. Therefore, we humbly come to your throne and ask in Jesus' name to anoint us with your wisdom and discernment. Father, our hearts are heavy. Some of us are confused, hurting, tired and want to give up. But the Holy Spirit inside of us encourages us to keep going. O'Lord, your thoughts and ways are much higher than ours. Nowadays people camouflage who they say they are and who they portray themselves to be; however, You know the true motives of people's hearts. Some times it feels like you're our only true friend. Above all things Lord we need to stay connected to you. In Jesus' name, amen!
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instagodministries Trust in the LORD will all your heart. (Proverbs 3:5) ฺ
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instagodministries My mother would tell me, "When you have lived long enough, life will teach you a few things that can only be taught by lessons...just keep living." Some lessons in life, are best learned through pain: hurt in order to grow, fail in order to know, and lose in order to gain. Remember, nothing you've been through has been wasted. Sometimes we meet people who are a lesson or a blessing. But sometimes we allow people to come in our lives who were never meant to be apart of it. Yes, the relationship ended, you been through multiple failed marriages, your decision in men/women hasn't been good but that's alright... You've learned not to settle, you know what you don't want, and know now to wait on the Lord.ฺ

I want to encourage you my brothers and sisters in Christ who are hurting, feeling hopeless, and depressed to not give up because it's going to get better! Waiting can be discouraging... Having to fight and constantly go through another trial after another can be tiring... The frustration after hearing sermon after sermon declaring good things are coming but nothing good has come for a long time and you're beginning to wonder is it all worth holding on to anymore-- when I'm constantly losing people in my life and enduring constant pain/hurt. You're sick and tired of going through the same daily routine wondering will something new ever happen in my life. You say, "How long Lord, how long?"

There's such a great promise over your life to just sit in self pity and defeat. God is saying, "Let it go." Move passed that failed relationship, move passed that failed marriage, move passed that friendship, move passed the absent of your mother/father. Move pass every disappointment. You gotta press pass what didn't work out, press pass who left, your pride, and your mood, your temperament, your disappointments and know you're a child of God! The bible tells us, “And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.” -Galatians 6:9. Your steps are ordered by the LORD! (Psalm 37:23) You got what it takes in Christ to make it!
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instagodministries @Shawn.McKenzie: You will be so much more effective and powerful if you spend more time with God. You're limiting yourself from growing. It's not life and what it throws at you, it's not people, it's not the enemy, it's you. You're your own opponent. How many more rounds are you going to go for? It's time to knock out the doubts, laziness, procrastination, mediocrity, and low thinking mentality. You're greater than what you see yourself as. You want the power? Pray. You want the anointing? Pray. You want understanding? Pray. You want wisdom? Pray. You want knowledge? Pray. You want guidance? Pray. It's in your knees! That's your strength. That's your speed dial to The Father. I pray you'll departmentalized in the areas that are needed this week. God wants to take you into a another level in Him. But, it first begins with you. 5d

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instagodministries It's so easy to trust God when everything is going just right. Your bank account is full, you don't have to face hardships and tribulations. It's easy to trust God when you have a job, when you're in good health, when you're in your right mind, when your close ones are still alive, when your marriage and household is in order.ฺ

As believers, many of us like to feel comfortable. We want everything to operate properly and according to our plan. We can quote scripture, dance/shout, fall in the spirit, speak in tongues... But, what do you do when you hear bad news? How do you handle losing something you love? Where do you go when no one is around to comfort you and encourage you? Aren't these the questions we ask ourselves daily.ฺ

The minds of many Christians aren't a reality because in this world you're going to face trouble (John 16:33), hate, hardships. We give the devil so much credit for everything we go through. Sometimes it's not always caused by him. Sometimes it's us and sometimes it's a test from God (Acts 17:11). Don't think God won't put through anything...If I may recall, Jesus was led by The Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by Satan. Nothing can happen to you without God's permission. Job was a righteous man of God who God allowed Satan to test him. But how would've Job ever quoted, “Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him:” without going through the struggle. How would've Abraham know God was a provider unless he was tested to sacrifice his son. How would've The Three Hebrew Boys know God was their protection if they were never thrown in the fire. How would've Mary and Martha know Jesus was life unless their brother Lazarus experienced death. I don't know who I'm preaching to but if you're going through a test there's a lesson in the struggle!ฺ

In the struggle you learn where your help comes from, you learn that you won't be consumed but are covered by the blood, you learn He'll carry you through your darkest time. I just want to encourage somebody today that's under attack to stay in the race. The weapon will fire but it won't prosper. He's beginning a good work in you that He will complete! Trust God.
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instagodministries --> @Shawn.McKenzie || Quit worrying about your status and give it to God. Put Him first. He already knows the desires of your heart. He doesn't need you constantly reminding Him...move forward in Him and be used. God is hooking people together at the most random times for a divine purpose. Before you know it young lady while you're so in tuned with God He'll say, "Okay, now you're ready. Here he is." Before you know it young man while you're so in tuned with God He'll say, "Okay, now you're ready. Here she is." 1w

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instagodministries The Lord tested Abraham in the most devastating way; sacrificing his only son. In order words God was saying, "I want you to give me the thing you love most." As Abraham was about to slay his son, the angel of the Lord called out to him and said, “Do not lay a hand on the boy.” Abraham looked up and saw a ram in a thicket. He never hears the ram trying to get out of the thicket until he's finished the command to obey. Do you know your answer could be sitting next to you but you will never know it until God is ready to reveal it. As Abraham was traveling on one side God had the solution (the ram) traveling on the other side.

Are you willing to trust God with your Isaac? The thing you want to release the least. The thing that means the most. The thing that you're holding tight and don't want to let go. Abraham saw God mattered more to him than Isaac. Loving God means acting out what God said. It's not about attending church, giving money but your obedience. The reason so many of us don't know the name Jehovah Jireh cause God is still waiting for you to act on what He said even though you may not understand how it's going to work out... How it's going to happen. Isaac had to be placed on the alter. When God said, "Now that I know you fear Me." Then and only then did the solution (the ram) showed up.ฺ

This means single Christian, that you must give your single-hood over to God. The desire for a mate maybe so strong that has cause you to not follow God completely as a single and He can literally have the person He wants for you sitting next to you year after year and you never see it because the thing He wants from you, you don't want to give it-- it could be money, your career. I don't understand how I'm gonna make it, I don't understand how it's gonna work out, I don't know what you're gonna to do but this is what you said and what I'm gonna to do. The greatest sacrifice made was Jesus, the Son of God and through Him we have eternal life if you'll repent, call on His name, and believe God raised Him from the dead.
(Words by Dr. Tony Evans)
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instagodministries You have to make up in your mind that: “I am determined not to settle because my worth is too valuable to be anywhere or with just anyone.” God is not forcing you to stay at a job you don't like nor is He is forcing you to stay in a relationship (not a marriage) you're tired of. We always want to blame other people and the devil for everything that we have complete control of. The devil is not robbing you it's you robbing yourself from excelling and wanting better for your life because you procrastinate, you're lazy, and fearful. Quit complaining about your life if you're not doing anything to change it.ฺ

Praying is good and all but you have to get the stepping and do something! You can sit and listen to sermons all day long but nothing is going to change if you don't move and act! You can pray, dance, shout, and speak in tongues but nothing is going to change until you take a step! Could it be possible that many of us don't know who we are in Christ; as a result we settle with anyone and with anything less than who we are in Christ. Don't force yourself to become satisfied with something God never promised for your life. You're defeating yourself. You're limiting your own potential. You're choosing to live defeated. You're choosing to settle. Why live disappointed. Why live in frustration. Why live stressed. Why? Those spirits are not of God. When are you going to make a change?ฺ

You want to know why you're frustrated all the time? Because you're staying with someone and at a place that's restraining your potential and God is trying to shift you into your next level but you're stuck in self pity feeling sorry for yourself. There's so much in you that you don't even know. You can choose to stay in the boat like the rest of the disciples and rock back and forth till your 20, 30, 40, 50, 60-- or you can get out of the boat like Peter and come from among them and start walking. Never settle for anything less. If its holding you back from moving forward then you need to let it or them go.
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instagodministries Have you ever been at point in your life where you grew tired of waiting.. If you're like me you sometimes wondered, "why me?" Why do I constantly have to struggle dealing with difficult complex people who get on my nerves where I literally cringe when they're in my presence or why do I have to work in an unbearable place that I hate or maybe you've wondered, will my life ever get better? I love what my cousin text'ed me: “Even though you may feel down at a point from the wait, God is just molding you into a person impervious to obstacles and attacks from the devil. Some people are in the era of their life that's preparing them for their future.” That's profound!ฺ

God allows certain things to happen to show you what you got in you. In other words, to discover how much strength and potential you got. You can never know what you're built out of if you never been tested; bent, attacked, broken. Before things can become available in the market they have to go through stages of testing. Before God can take you to the next level He has to prepare you for your next assignment. You may be "called" but that doesn't mean you're prepared for your calling. God knew the capacity of what Job could handle. He (God) was the one who suggested His servant Job to satan to be tested because He knew what Job was built out of.ฺ

Could it be possible what's happening in your life and what you're going through was allowed by God to prepare you for your future. It's just a matter of time before your breakthrough. It's just a matter of time everything you lost returns back double for your trouble. It's just a matter of time you step into what God has prepared you for! Every struggle, every burden, was not to destroy you but to help you discover what you never knew you had in you. God is faithful. Don't give up. You will reap a harvest if you faint not.
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instagodministries In life you will face disappointments and face adversity when your desires and dreams don't follow through. You choose to settle when things don't go as plan... Allowing one disappointment to affect your entire attitude. You choose to live defeated, depressed, upset, and miserable. That's not God's plan. You have to get up! If all you're doing is praying and not doing something you're wasting time and nothing is going to change or be given to you. The mountain can only be moved by faith not by sitting. You have to make up in your mind that “I shall live and not die... I'm getting up out of this. I'm determined, I'm going to press on, I'm going to fight my way through declaring His promises over my life while walking by faith and know it's not the end because I know I'm walking into another thing God has in store for me.”ฺ

You have to do something. Faith only works if you work it. Where is your faith? Quit choosing to die in your circumstance and speaking negativity over your life. (Proverbs 18:21) When are you going to say, "Enough is enough! Devil you ain't taking another thing! I'm getting everything you stoled from me!" Many of you lost your joy, your peace, your mind, yourself... But enough is enough! In Luke 17:11-19 Jesus was on His way to Jerusalem and there where ten men who had leprosy. They stood at a distance and raised their voices, saying, "Jesus, have mercy on us!" Jesus didn't touched them or addressed the leprosy. He saw them and told them, "Go show yourselves to the priest." And they still had leprosy. But while they were going they were healed.ฺ

In other words, if you don't go anywhere you don't get anything. I get tired of people complaining about what they don't have and envying other people success because you choose to sit in your circumstances when God has given you a way of escape. With every step they were taking they were getting a little bit better and a little bit better. They stepped out on His Word and kept walking. You have to step out on His promise. Step out on what He said. Be encouraged my brothers and sisters in Christ. There's a promise waiting on you along the road but in order to catch it you have to walk. Trust God.
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instagodministries I used to think following Christ was smooth sailing but even boats run into waves, currents, and storms when headed to a destination. But, you have to have a made up mind that I'm not going to give up. I'm not not going to jump overboard. I'm not going to settle in mess because I am determined to make it over.ฺ

In life, you're going to run into challenges. You will experience conflict. You will be in an uncomfortable place. You will have obstacles. Some of us have this false pretense that just because I'm saved I'm not going to go through anything. That's a lie. That's not what this walk is about! I've learned and I'm still learning even in my weaknesses and stubborn ways that you can make it with God but it starts with you. People can preach to you 24/7 but if you don't get the word for yourself and start believing in it, in your heart, you'll remain stagnant. God is not going to pacify you when He has given you the ability to make a change. You're built out of something!ฺ

Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and cross to the other side. Moments later, the boat was up against a strong wind (a storm). Notice Jesus didn't warn them about what's ahead. He was testing their faith. They notice someone walking on water (they thought it was a ghost). Peter cried out "If it's you Lord, permit me to come!" Jesus told Peter to come and Peter came. But the 11 chose to stay in chaos. Peter was saying, "I am with them but I'm not like them. I'm not going to stay in this chaotic mess, I'm not going to cry any longer over my daddy/mommy leaving me, I'm not going to sit in a dead relationship begging for love, I'm not going to sit and worry about what I'm going through, I'm not going to settle in this place but I'm going to step out... I'm going to step out and walk into the arms of Jesus and into a better God given opportunity!"ฺ

What they went through was no accident. Their steps were ordered even with the storm. Don't allow anything or anyone to cripple you...to stop you from making it over. Whatever you're in...know that it's not permanent. It's just apart of the process. Your steps are ordered!
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