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 and 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 saying over your life. 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 Twitter: InstaGodMin || Mark my words but there are going to be a lot of people surprise when they meet God face to face. Your soul is nothing to gamble with and I feel like I'm talking to somebody who needs to repent and change from their wicked ways. How can you feel comfortable living in sin but say you have a relationship with God? How can you feel comfortable walking through the church doors and coming out the same way you came in? There's one thing that I do know.. God is real! Whenever Jesus encountered someone on the His journey they felt convicted in their sin, repented and was saved, then they were baptized, and spread the good news about what God has some for them. An encounter with God does something to you on the inside! And the bible says you know them by their fruit. So you can go to church every Sunday faithfully, pay your tithes, shout/dance, and even pray but that doesn't make you saved. God judges the heart! You can't fool God! 3h

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instagodministries Very encouraging. Thank you @spiritualword. 3h

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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 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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instagodministries Let's throw all the cards on the table and be honest, it's hard being patient and kind towards difficult people especially if you're a waiter at a restaurant or behind customer service. Throughout life you're going to deal with all sorts of people of different backgrounds, opinions, ethnicities. You may be inquiring: How do I deal with someone is rude and disrespectful? How did I deal with someone who just don't get it? How do I deal with someone who is so smart that they're dumb? How do I deal with someone who is arrogant and prideful? How do I do it...ฺ

First, you need to pray for the Spirit’s power to change our own hearts and minds toward the difficult person and enable us to see him as needing the same love, grace and mercy that God extended toward us. We shouldn't react out of anger or frustration that only adds more fuel to the fire and cause provocation. It's easy to retaliate using profanity, name calling, or fighting but what does that solve? It indicates that you're immature and lack self control. Jesus dealt with all kinds of people but still show them love. His interactions were never attitude or belittling. He requires of us is to love our enemies (Luke 6:27-31) and to emulate His humility and love.ฺ

Self-control is a fruit of the Spirit we need help to mature in. Instead of trying to shout, dance, and speaking in tongues all the time with bitterness, hate, and jealousy in your heart... Try developing self-control. With self-control comes with test. If one individual can change your whole demeanor, make you cringe every time they walk into the room, use vulgarity, or react ungodly it's evident you need more spiritual growth. If you can't handle one person what makes you think you can handle a marriage, family, a meeting, or a church? You'll just throw your hands up and walk out. God is trying to mature many of you in this area before He promotes you to the next level. Understand everyone isn't going to agree with you bible wise or educational wise. Learn to tolerate some things like an opinion that's different from yours. Learn to teach patiently with those who may not understand. Love conquerors all.

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instagodministries Have you ever been in place where God promised you're going to make it to the other side but the thing you depended on to take you there fell apart but you still made it to your destination anyway. He never promised what you're in and who you're with will be there with you to where you're going. All He said was "you'll be there." The reason why so many people aren't free from their past is because you're in love with what you had. And you think if your life does not contain the shape you started with you don't think it can get you to where you're going.

Just because things are broken in your life does not mean you can't survive. Just because your husband left you or your wife left you doesn't mean you can't survive. Just because a relationship or friendship ended doesn't mean you can't survive. Just because mommy or daddy is no longer present in your life doesn't mean you can't survive. Just because your job cut your pay or laid you off doesn't mean you can't survive. Just because you're behind on your bills doesn't mean you can't survive. Quit trying to put what was broken back together and hold on to what's left until you get to where God's trying to take you. You can make it on broken pieces.

Every blessing doesn't come to stay. Every relationship wasn't meant to last. Every friend is not going to be a life long friend. You see... God gives you what you need for that season and if it leaves don't cry over what used to be and over what was. Because if you needed it for the future it would've stayed. The bible says, “In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” In other words, you may not have everything but thank God for what you got left! Thank Him for the pieces. You don't have to have the prefect person to have a marriage. You don't have to have a perfect job to pay the bills. Everybody in the church doesn't have to like you for you to have church. You don't have to be perfect for Christ to accept you. You can make it on broken pieces! Stop focusing on what you lost and focus on what you have left!

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instagodministries For all (every single person on Earth) haves sinned and fall short of the glory of God [Romans 3:23]. Quit beating yourself up and allowing the devil to defeat you. How can you allow someone who has no power and who has already lost the battle defeat you.ฺ

When the Lord died for our sins He died for our past, present, and future sins; however, we are not suppose to take advantage of His grace but daily grow in Him more to help us sin less and lesser. We are also taught to confess our sins to Him daily. God is Holy. He hates sin and cannot be in the presence of darkness. Once you grasp the fullness of God's grace the enemies tricks will no longer have any power over you. For there's no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus [Romans 8:1].ฺ

The chains have been broken my brothers and sisters in Christ. Your mistakes do not define you, you learn from them. God didn't say, "Come to me when you are perfect" no, He said, "Come to me all who are weary and burden and I'll give you rest [Matthew 11:28]." God loves you so dearly. Can nothing separate you from His love (His love for you does not justify living in sin-- you must correct the error of your ways by confessing to Him and living Holy).ฺ

Yes, I know the road gets rough. It's overbearing and you're disappointed but the good news is we serve a God who is with us in the storm. We serve a God who understands. We serve a God who will comfort us and give us rest. We serve a God who will pick us up when we've been walked over and talked about. We serve a God who will hold on to us until the very end. He knows we'll never be perfect while we're living in this fleshly body, that's why we're covered by His amazing grace. All that He requires of you is to believe, love, have faith, to be obedient, and be holy. He is the only door to salvation and He is the the door to any issue you're dealing with. So, give Him your mess and watch Him turn your mess into a message. There is no greater love than His.

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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? These are the questions that many are faced with on today!ฺ

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 won't prosper. He's beginning a good work in you that He will complete! Trust God.

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instagodministries Waiting on God is not only difficult. Sometimes it seems impossible because we live in a culture that demands everything now or even yesterday. We want things to happen in our own timing, according to our plans. Sometimes, the prayers we lift up to the Lord are answered immediately, and that encourages us to further trust and confidence. What do you do when your faith is being tested, how do you handle a prayer not being answered immediately, how long can you bare waiting.... God doesn’t operate on our schedules, and expecting that He will, will bring disappointment.

Many of you are growing weary, frustrated, and even becoming doubtful to the point of giving up because the wait is discouraging you. You're believing in God for something to change that is taking longer than you expected? Maybe it's your marriage, maybe you're longing for a loving relationship, bills, a lost son/daughter, a job, your health. You're beginning to wonder if He is listening. Remember, if God said it then so shall it be. He is not a man that He should lie (Numbers 23:19). God's timing is perfect and since He is perfect we can have the joy in waiting.ฺ

I want to encourage you my brothers and my sisters to keep praying His promises over your life... “And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not (Galatians 6:9).” No matter how long you may have been standing, don’t give up! Don't allow circumstances and trials to persuade you off course because your season is coming. Your harvest of blessing is on its way. It might be today, it might be tomorrow, it might be next week, next month or next year. Remember, at the right time you will experience your breakthrough. Once we grasp the understanding of God's promises will have the patience and confidence in waiting.

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instagodministries There was a young boy who was playing Monopoly with his grandmother. The grandmother won the game against her grandson and told him, "We can play a rematch once you learn the tactics of the game." The little boy played against his father, his mother, and against his brothers and sisters and won. The little boy was confident and determine for a rematch against his grandmother. The next day he played against his grandmother again and this time the little boy won. He owned all the property that you needed to own to win the game. His face was illuminating with joy because he accomplished a challenge he worked so hard to gain. The grandmother asked him, "What did you learn from this game?" The little boy said, "How to never give up, work hard, and strive for your goal." The grandmother said, "Those are good pointers but you still missed the whole point of the game my grandson. You see...after you have gained all the property to win the game and after you've worked hard in doing so, you have to put all the pieces back in the box."

You can have all the cars, money, fame, women, drugs, jewelry, clothes, property, titles, and everything this world can offer. You’ve worked hard for months and years to achieve high goals, ranks, respect, degrees, and building up your accolades that you cannot take with you to the grave or in Heaven, where is your soul? There are people who hold positions in church pimping the congregation for personal ‘gain’, again question where is your soul? There thousands of online ministries on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram posting pictures to ‘gain’ likes, re-tweets, shares, money, fans, and followers again I ask, where is your soul? You can fool man but you cannot fool God!ฺ

This life we are living ladies and gentlemen is very short. It’s time to get your heart right with the Lord and quit playing games with your soul. Being a Christian doesn’t save you, that’s just a title. Titles mean nothing! It’s about building a relationship with Christ while living a life that's pleasing in His sight following obedience and Holiness! A man who gains the world has nothing but a man who has Jesus though he doesn't own enough, already has everything

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instagodministries Many of you are lonely, distressed, frustrated, depressed, and tired because you're spending more time in the world doing other things and spending less time on your knees praying. Prayer is direct communication to God. Prayer is your guidance and your strength. Certain things can't be delivered or cured by dancing and shouting... You have find a quiet place and pray like it matters.ฺ

God desires an intimate relationship with His children but He's not going to force you to spend time with Him but He'll turn up the heat in your life that'll bring you to a position on your knees. Too many of us go through the motions in Christianity that makes your walk more religious than personal. Just going to church on Sunday and bible study during the week isn't going fill you up. We have all these instruments that cover up our lack of intimacy with Christ in our life.ฺ

So in the absence of relationship we have to get into all these counterfeits to suggest relationship. So we get close to people who are close to God without getting close to God ourselves. The bases of the Christian walk is you don't need man to go before God for you. We all can come boldly to the thrown of grace to find mercy and obtain grace in the time of need. We can go to God all by ourselves!ฺ

Prayer changes your attitude. It changes your situation. It changes you perspective. It changes your opinion. It changes your circumstances. Prayer changes the attitudes on your job. Prayer changes your disobedient children. Prayer gives you favor when you don't have any favor. What you need to do is pray! God said, “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” He'll heal your heart, He'll heal your mind, He'll heal your loneliness and depression, He'll heal your marriage, He'll heal your finances. Whatever you're sick and tired of God is waiting for you to get down on your knees and tell Him about it.

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instagodministries These last few weeks I haven't been my normal self. My mind has been discombobulated- swamped with fear, worry, pain and all kinds of issues, things outside of my control. What do you do when it's easy to minister to others and not yourself. How do you handle encouraging people and the outcome is impactful but you're still hurting. It's only by the grace of God who gives me the strength to keep going, to keep pushing because I got what it takes. Sometimes when I don't feel like posting I press pass the pain, I press pass the regrets, I press pass what didn't work out, I press pass my losses, I press pass my feelings because people need a Word from God and I can't give the enemy any room for victory.

I'm very thankful to have a God-Fearing praying mother. No other woman could play the role she has for my life. God orchestrated everything since the beginning. He knew she had what it takes to handle someone like me. I have desires. I have dreams. I have goals. I have aspirations. God has a great purpose and calling for my life. This ministry is the start of greater things ahead. I've learned to be called, it cost. The oil you carry attracts attacks but that's part of the process. You grow spiritually by going through the valleys.

This morning I woke up and checked my email. I notice I had an unread message in the ministry folder. The message read: “thank you for feeding me spiritually. God Bless” The person sowed a huge seed into the ministry. I was in awe. I sat up in my bed and did a double-take to make sure I wasn't hallucinating. I didn't ask for anything. I don't know this person and this person doesn't know me. It brought me to tears of joy. God is so faithful, loving, forgiving, and so merciful. I don't understand why He is the way He is especially when you know you haven't been doing right or living like you should. But He judges the heart! David wasn't perfect. He made mistakes but God saw He was a man after His own heart.ฺ

My mom would tell me, "You never know who's watching, just keep serving and feeding the people with whatever God tells you. God will take care of you. Don't worry."

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