Living the Authentic Life

Hello. I pray that this post finds all of you doing well in the post holiday season of the celebration of our Lord and savior’s resurrection.

I have been away on a bit of a hiatus and as I contemplated what to write about this week, the word authenticity came to mind. In my time away, it was not actually deliberate, but a forced time of sabbath rest which I must say, I really enjoyed. Taking time off from homeschooling, blogging, self-publishing (but you know, “wifing” and “mothering” still goes on) has truly blessed my soul. In the words of Yolanda Adams, “The Lord knows what you need, and He knows when you really need it”.

Which brings me to that word: authenticity. We may wear many hats, and can be pulled in multiple directions and that is okay as long as we know what we are doing, why we are doing it and who we are doing it for.

Does life feel authentic or do you feel like you are just going through the motions; fulfilling your duties; and going along with the program?

It can be easy for us to put on a face for others when deep inside we are unfulfilled, fearful or feel inadequate. How does one live a life that is authentic and fulfilling?

Writing about destiny is one of my favorite subjects because destiny pulls you into purpose. When you live a purpose-driven life, you are fulfilled. There is a scripture in the Book of Psalms that says if we delight ourselves in the Lord, He will give us the desires of our hearts. Now, to me that can be interpreted at least two ways. First, if we seek godliness with contentment, we shall experience God’s goodness in ways that we truly desire. Second, if we are delighting in Him, He will give us “desires” and then He will fulfill those desires. Thus, causing us to lead fulfilling lives that glorify Him!

However, the enemy of our souls is not going to roll out the red carpet and allow us to just walk into God’s plan for us without a fight. Which brings me to another one of my favorite topics: Spiritual Warfare. We have so many hinderances that we allow to hinder us from our God-given abundant life: A life of authenticity where we are all what God created us to be for His glory in the earth realm.

It does not matter on what level we are walking out our calling. The only One that we should be trying to impress is the One Who empowers us to be the best form of ourselves; fulfilling His will and being a blessing to others however and wherever that may be; with a heart and a mind to please Him.

If our purpose is to do His Will, then He will see to it that our purpose if fulfilled.

Living an authentic life requires us to be sold out to Jesus. We don’t have to hide who we truly are from Him (in fact we can not, right). But instead we can come boldly to the throne of grace and ask for His help in those areas that we try to hide from others. You know, I am very aware of the fact that sometimes we don’t realize how jacked up we are until God reveals it to us in some way. But when He does reveal our wicked ways, know that that is an opportunity to be set free by confessing our sins (to Him and to others if necessary), and He has promised to forgive us of our sins and cause us to be in right standing with Him.

O how wonderful it is to be free! For me, it was a journey of low self-esteem, ungratefulness, anger just to name a few. These are all spiritual enemies that seek to keep us from living the full potential of our existence.

But Jesus has admonished us that if we seek first the Kingdom of God, all of the things that we need that pertain to life and godliness shall be added to us (Matthew 6:33, II Peter 1:3). In order to find our lives, our purpose, our destiny, we have to be willing to lose it. And God promises us that if we are “willing and obedient, we shall eat the good of the land” (Isaiah 1:19).

To say that that is scary is an understatement. The good news is that we don’t have to take this journey alone, nor do we have to accomplish this task all at once. One day at a time sweet Jesus, that’s all I am asking of you.

The Lord informed the children of Israel as they prepared to take their promised possession, that He would not give it to them all at once.

By little and little I will drive them out from before thee, until thou be increased, and inherit the land.

EXODUS 23:30

The Lord has promised us (through the sacrifice of Jesus), that He will be with us every step of the way. He says that He will never leave us or forsake us.

As we seek Him daily through His Word, prayer, praise and worship (whatever resonates with you), He is driving out our spiritual enemies and causing us to live that authentic life.

Grace and Peace to you.

Silvana

Power Belongs To God (Poem by S. Williams)

He Who knew no sin became sin for us.

How do I know that Jesus laid down His life for me,

Touched by the feeling of my infirmity?

Were you there when they crucified

My Lord?

No? Nor was I.

The veil was torn

The veil was torn

and I was born

again, through my faith

in the One

Who has a track record

for making old things new!

HAPPY RESURRECTION

©2021 Silvana Williams. All works on this site can be copied for personal use only.

Seven Ways To Battle for Your Mental Health and Win

The Bible admonishes us to put on the whole armor of God (Read Ephesians 6). But one may wonder what is the armor of God and how does one put it on?

War Cry

Just in case you have forgotten (or not at all aware), I am here to remind you that we are in a real war. This is not a war of physical nature, but one of a spiritual nature whereby if you profess Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, Satan has declared war against you. You are in direct opposition to spiritual darkness; when your enemy strikes, will you know what to do? If you learn how to put on your spiritual armor and use it, you will be prepared for the battle for your mind.

How to Win the War on Your Mind

The Helmet of Salvation – A helmet protects our head or put another way, our thoughts. The war is waged first in our minds. Our mind is a battlefield that the enemy relentlessly attacks to break us down. We must renew our minds with the Word of God to “hit” our opponent and resist his lies.

The Belt of Truth – Jesus said, “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life”, Jesus is not only the Truth, He is The Word (John 1:1,14). When you wear The Belt of Truth, that means you walk in the truth of God’s Word. God’s Word is our “shield and buckler”. It protects us when we walk in obedience to it.

The Breastplate of Righteousness – I am the righteousness of God because of the sin debt that Jesus brought on Himself, and gave me His right standing with God (His righteousness). I no longer have to walk in condemnation because I am in Christ Jesus. I don’t walk according to the flesh (the sinful nature), but according to the Spirit (His Spirit that dwells within me). This means that when sin presents itself to me, He has already given me an escape route and will not suffer me to be tempted above that which I am able to bear. However, if I do sin, God has promised that He will forgive me of my sin, when I confess it to Him, and cleanse me from all unrighteousness; and I can break free and declare that “I am the righteousness of God by Christ Jesus”.

The Shoes of the Gospel of Peace – The Gospel is the Good News that Jesus (Who is The Prince of Peace) came to give us and He said: “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: Not as the world giveth, give I unto you”. Put on the Shoes of Peace and receive His peace that surpasses understanding.

The Shield of Faith – It “quenches every fiery dart of the wicked one”. When you are walking in faith (knowing that God has your back, no matter what), then there is nothing that the Devil can do to tear you down. “Behold, I give you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you”. (Luke 10:19)

The Sword of the Spirit – Which is the Word of God. The Word of God says of itself, that it is sharper than any two-edged sword. The word of God flowing from your mouth is like wielding a sword, cutting down the strategies of the enemy against you.

Prayer – Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints.

Warfare scriptures: Isaiah 54:19, Psalms 91, James 4:7, Zechariah 4:6, John 10:10, Matthew 18:18-19, John 8:32, Romans 12:21, Revelation 12:11, Joshua 1:9, I John 3:8, II Chronicles 20:15

Here Is How I Put On The Armor of God Daily:

“I put on the helmet of salvation which delivers me from the dominion of sin, the breastplate of righteousness – I am the righteousness of God by Christ Jesus, the belt of truth – I walk in the truth of God’s Word, the shoes of the Gospel of peace – Jesus is my Peace, I take up the shield of Faith which quenches all of the fiery darts of the wicked one and the sword of the Spirit which is the Word of God flowing from my mouth to defeat the enemy in my life, my loved ones and others” Amen.

Grace and Peace to you.

Share the Love – Free Book Giveaway

Share The Love – Free Book Giveaway

Hello, fellow lovers of all things praise and worship.
I am excited to announce my new book release entitled “Peace, Be Still: Releasing the Peace of God into Your World, Women’s Daily Devotional.”

Many benefits yield empowerment to us as a result of having a devotional time. First of all, devotions are a great way to spend quality time with God and build your faith and relationship with Him. They can also provide an avenue to journaling (mindfulness), increase the knowledge of God’s Word, and release from the distractions of life, causing us to possess more freedom in the realm of the spirit. As it is in the spirit, so it is in the natural.
I am inviting you to a praise and worship experience in this Women’s Devotional, and release the peace of God in your corner of the world today, tomorrow, and beyond because praise sets the captive free! Just ask King Jehosophat (read II Chronicles 20).


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Share The Love – Free Book Giveaway


Thank you for stopping by to say hello.  I also want to send love and admiration to all of my followers:  I especially hope you will enjoy this gift.  Thank you for following my blog.


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Grace and Peace to you!

Fight (like a girl) For Your Family

Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash

Yay! Our Fifth Annual Family Daniel Fast has truly been a blessing as we prayed our way through trials and tribulations and look forward to a year that I have dubbed “off the chain” in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

The theme of this year in our household and across this country I pray will be “a spirit of love and unity.”

But you know love in our family circle can sometimes be thwarted with unseen forces that result in hurt feelings, misunderstandings and the like. Sometimes family members walk in unforgiveness and never talk to one another again. This is really sad because particularly as believers it is important that we recognize that our fight is not with our family members, but with unseen forces that have an assignment to cause our downfall.

That was a prayer point for me during this year’s Daniel Fast. To drive out evil generational forces that had been showing up at times to cause division. I am on a mission to drive them out so that we could possess more of our land this year.

Understand therefore this day, that the Lord thy God is he which goeth over before thee; as a consuming fire he shall destroy them, and he shall bring them down before thy face: so shalt thou drive them out, and destroy them quickly, as the Lord hath said unto thee.

Deuteronomy 9:3

O yeah! Baal-Perrazim (God of the breakthrough) is in the house! And I am asking Him to burn everything that is not like Him in this place! In the name of Jesus! Amen! Thank You Jesus, for your Goodness and Mercy unto Me!

Charity begins at home. And I am on a mission because I just can’t give up now. I come to far from where I started from. Nobody told me that the road would be easy. And I don’t believe He brought me this far to leave me. No, the Williams family is moving forward into our destiny; and I am excited about it. To God be the Glory! No weapon formed against us shall prosper! Hallelujah!

Ok, I’m back. You may have noticed that the I quoted a song up there (it started to play as I was writing the post). For those who need encouragement in your family. God wanted me to tell you not to give up on your loved one(s). Hold up your shield of faith. God has a plan and He did not bring you this far to leave you or your family member in the wilderness of life.

Do you know what He is saying now? Only believe. Believe what?! Believe what His Word says concerning you and your family. When you…wait…He is saying that the way has already been made…trust Him and listen for His instructions. Declare and decree, and give God praise concerning where He has already brought you from. The Lord appreciates it when we glorify His name and talk about what He has already done in our lives. You know like how David praised God. He may have started off in the dumps but by the time he reached the end of the Psalm, he was singing God’s praises because He started telling God how good He was/is; how the Lord had preserved him as he conquered his enemies. Because the “Waymaker” is here to make a way in the wilderness, you can face your giants with confidence.

Fight For Your Family

Our families are under attack and we can only be as strong as our family unity. There is an onslaught of delusion, division and destruction happening in this nation right now. Our only hope Jesus: The Light of the World, who is wisdom of God to bring forth His healing balm.

We can talk a lot of rhetoric, but it is the Word of God that shall stand. The women of this nation can shout from the rooftops about how they are oppressed, depressed, but frankly possessed-it is only causing more of what they don’t want because at the end of the day “the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God through the pulling down of strongholds.”

The pulling down of strongholds that we experience in our lives and that of our families starts in our closets, on our knees, in the secret place of the most high.

Conclusion

I entitled this article “fight like a girl for your family”. Actually, I felt impressed of the Holy Spirit to speak to the power of women to pray for their families. There is power in our prayers to see the change that only God can bring into our families. We need a move of God in our families, and prayer and praise ushers in the Presence of God to move in our lives and in our families. Lord, move us to the place of destiny that you have prepared for us. Move by Your Spirit in our families as only You can. I pray that my sisters would be encourage to pray, weep, wail on behalf of their families and this nation for You to do exceedingly, abundantly above what we can ask or think. in Your name and for your glory. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Grace and Peace to you!

Prayer Resources: When Women Pray, The Power of a Praying Series. I am announcing the release of my book, Peace Be Still: Releasing the Peace of God into Your World. It is a women’s devotional and prayer journal. You can check it out at the link below. Get your free copy now!

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How to Move From Financial Fear to Financial Peace

I pray that this post finds everyone doing well. And even during our trials, the Lord wants us to praise Him, and in doing so, we will bring peace that surpasses understanding in our lives. Stay safe, keep warm and be blessed! In Jesus’ name. Amen!

This may be my last post about finances (unless the Holy Spirit says otherwise) for a while. And if it’s the Lord’s will, we will be blogging about the family over the next three to four weeks. I pray that you will have an ear to hear what the Spirit is saying to you.

Three reasons why people get stuck financially: Fear of failure, lack of education, fear of losing money.

There seems to be a great divide that we have to conquer to obtain financial freedom. And it begins with how we think.

Mindset: Fixed vs. Growth

Mindset is what you believe about yourself; your talent, abilities, intelligence. If you think you can change these things, you have a growth mindset, but if you feel you were born with these innate abilities and set them in stone, you have a fixed mindset, and you don’t try to change it.

In the Parable of the Talents, we find the two types of mindsets at work. Of the three servants in the parable, there were two who understood the power of opportunity to increase what had been entrusted to them.

One must possess faith in the Master to take a risk and invest the windfalls that occur in one’s life, rather than spending it (which could be the same as burying it), and not having anything to show for the increase that had been entrusted to him. “I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent (a measurement of money) in the ground” Matthew 25:25).

For I desire and delight in [steadfast] loyalty [faithfulness in the covenant relationship], rather than sacrifice,

And in the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.

HOSEA 6:6

It appears from this scripture concerning the Parable of the Talents (as well as other parables: Luke 12:16-31, Luke 16:91-31, Matthew 19:16-29), that the Lord has put more weight on financial stewardship than we may care to admit. Sometimes, there seems to be a breach between how we are taught to operate in our financial lives and what God requires. Well, what does He require? We’ve heard in certain circles that we should tithe 10 percent of our income. However, in this passage, He goes beyond tithing and giving, and He’s talking about investing.

So what should we as believers invest in?

  • The Kingdom of God – We should tithe 10% of our income so that this Gospel will be preached around the world.
  • The Poor – The Lord cares about the poor, and so should we.
  • Yourself – You should “pay yourself first” (after you tithe) so that when an investment opportunity presents itself, you will be ready to seize it.

The 5 Whys Analysis

What is the 5 Why Analysis? It is a technique used to explore cause-and-effect relationships underlying a particular problem. The technique’s primary goal is to find the root cause of a defect or problem by repeating the word “Why”. Each answer forms the basis of the next question.

Let’s use the 5 Whys Analysis to determine some reasons as to why the last servant buried the money rather than invested it. What was the problem? The servant did not invest the money.

  • Why did the servant not invest the money? He was afraid.
  • Why was he afraid? He was afraid of failure.
  • Why was he afraid of failure? Because he lacked knowledge.
  • Why did he lack knowledge? Because he did not seek it out.
  • Why did he not seek out knowledge? Because he had a lackadaisical attitude.

If we continue this analysis individually, we can learn how to move from financial fear to financial peace.

It is essential to point out again the importance of knowledge and how detrimental the lack of it can be. This is why it is vitally important to seek out financial education to help us make educated decisions about our finances. In my personal opinion, Rich Dad, Poor Dad is a great resource to help you get started with the right mindset towards financial education.

Financial Fear

The Lord says that “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge”. It is the lack of knowledge that keeps us in debt. We must learn how to live within our income so that we will be content with the things that we have. We live in fear of not having what others think that we should have, and we go into debt trying to impress others with our stuff when in reality, we lack financial savvy that will help us build real wealth. How do we create real wealth? Financial education. Those two faithful servants understood that the way to be a good steward over what their master had entrusted them with was to invest it. If we lack investing skills, it behooves us to learn how to increase money instead of squandering it. When we increase knowledge, the fear will dissipate.

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.

hosea 4:6

So how do we increase knowledge?

Jesus reprimanded the servant who buried the money. In fact, He called him a lazy man. Why? Because even if he did not know how to invest the money, he could have asked one of the “wise” servants for advice. We gain knowledge through trial and error, but there are times when we can just ask the right questions.

Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment.

stephen covey

As long as we are moving forward, pressing toward the mark for the prize of that high calling in Christ Jesus, we will be counted among the wise.

You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.

henry david thoreau

Financial Peace

As we move towards good financial stewardship and financial education, we will experience financial peace. It is a process and not necessarily an easy one, but it is definitely worth the effort that has eternal consequences attached to it. There isn’t one answer for everyone, but rather a path that has to be carved out with an earnest to find the right answers for you and your family.

Conclusion

The Lord has called us to financial stewardship. Not to serve, love or squander money, but to invest, give and manage it in a way that brings glory to Him.

As believers, the Lord expects us to exercise sound financial stewardship over our finances and not be driven by the world’s system.

Financial fear is driven by doing things man’s way, while financial peace happens when we decide to do things God’s way.

Who Sits on the Throne of Your Life?

Who is on the throne of your life? Is it God or is it mammon?

When the children of Israel set out into the wilderness, God fed them manna from heaven. It was their daily provision. They were instructed to gather the manna in the morning (enough portion for their families for that day). If they gathered more than the what they needed for that day, the leftover portion turned into worms! This was God’s way of “training” the Israelites to depend on Him daily for their provision. Matthew 6 says that we should take no thought for our life, but seek God’s Kingdom first and the way that He does things, and everything that we need (food, clothing, shelter) will be given to us. God will supply all of our needs because He is our heavenly Father and He takes good care of His children.

God is the same Yesterday, Today and Forever

God still wants us to trust Him daily for our sustenance. When we give over the reign of our lives to Him, He fulfills our needs (and desires) as only He can.

Trust God. You are favored!

Scripture Readings: Exodus 16:2-20; Matthew 6:24-34; Philippians 4:19

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What is Mammon?

No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

matthew 6:24

What is Mammon?

I wondered for a long time about that word mammon. Why didn’t Jesus just say money?

According to Strong’s, the term mammon means “the treasure a person trusts in”. How does one know if they are truly putting their trust in God the Father and not the “god of this world”. Who forgets their wallet and says, “its cool Jehovah-Jireh will foot the bill”. I mean that sounds real nice and all, but is it possible. Well, it depends on who you’re asking, but the focal point here is that we as believers are suppose to be believe that God will supply all of our needs according to His riches in Glory by Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19).

This is why the Lord says that it is impossible to please Him without faith. There are a number of things that we can put our faith in to supply our needs, but what we really need is a faith that says “Lord, I need you to do what I cannot do for myself, because You alone have the power to do for me what money cannot do.” We have to remind ourselves that no matter how hard we work, or how smart we invest, it is Him who empowers us with the mind and the strength to do theses things, and the moment that we think that we are doing it, the spirit of mammon is seeking to take control.

Mammon was the name of a Syrian god, “a god of riches”, and so when Jesus spoke about mammon, He was talking about a concept goes a bit beyond the concept of money because the implication is that if we put our trust in money, in the place of God to solve our problems, fulfill our desires, and meet our needs, then we are serving the god of mammon. And no one can serve both God and mammon. We must cling to the One and despise the other.

The spirit of mammon seeks to usurp the authority of God in our lives and sit on the throne instead. But the Lord says seek Him first, and we will have what we need (whatever that need may be). That is a lesson that the Lord sought to teach the Israelites as they journeyed through the wilderness.

Now these are the commandments, the statutes, and the judgments, which the Lord your God commanded to teach you, that ye might do them in the land whither ye go to possess it:

That thou mightest fear the Lord thy God, to keep all his statutes and his commandments, which I command thee, thou, and thy son, and thy son’s son, all the days of thy life; and that thy days may be prolonged.

Hear therefore, O Israel, and observe to do it; that it may be well with thee, and that ye may increase mightily, as the Lord God of thy fathers hath promised thee, in the land that floweth with milk and honey.

deuteronomy 6:1-3

Obedience Is the Key to Abundant Living

Those Israelites were not hearing it. They had rather go back to slavery then to press forward into the things of God to receive the promise. It is a journey indeed. But we must remember that we only have to take it one day at a time, and He will show us the way.

When we seek to honor the Lord in everything, including our finances, He promises to increase us (us and our children), so that we don’t have to serve this world’s system that runs counter-clockwise to God’s Kingdom. How do we go from this world’s system to that abundant life that Jesus spoke of? Financial stewardship. Being a good steward with what we have, because if we can not be trusted with what God has entrusted us with, we will not be trusted with true riches.

Scripture References: Deuteronomy 8

Grace and Peace to you!

Are you going in “cycles”?

Without A Vision, We Are Like A Ship Without A Sail

Are you a visionary? Merriam-webster states that a visionary is someone with a strong vision of the future. How does one obtain a strong vision for the future? While some are prophetic, I believe that anyone who professes Jesus as Lord has the ability to procure a vision for their lives.

For I know the plans and thoughts that I have for you, says the Lord, ‘plans for peace and well-being and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.

jeremiah 29:11 AMP

The Lord speaking to His people has given us a clear directive: That He has a plan for our future. He also has the power to bring it to pass. This is great news if you are one who seems that you are going in circles. God’s Word is a sure foundation that gives us direction when we seek Him for it.

Merriam-Webster also states that the idea of a visionary is characterized by having an idealism that is not rooted in reality. You know, that’s the thing about being a visionary. It may seem as if the things that you believe and see are located in la-la land, and no one really believe that these things can come to pass except you. But that’s okay, because you are in good company.

Let’s take a look at Abraham. God told him to:

Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee:

 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:

 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.

genesis 12:1-3

This, He said to a man who did not even have a child. But the next verse says that “Abram departed.” Abraham uprooted his family and followed the voice of God because he possessed three things that all visionaries need to succeed.

Three things you need to execute the vision:

FAITH – Without faith, it is impossible to please God.

BELIEF – We must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.

PERSEVERANCE – Press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

When we started our missionary journey in the early 2000’s, we were equipped for the journey because the Lord had prepared us for it. Now during that preparation period, we were not aware of what He was up to. All we knew was that we were going through Hell. This is key because going through the wilderness with its fiery serpents and scorpions, is a part of what it means to possess your God given inheritance. The vision is inherent in the inheritance of the Lord. But it was our faith, our belief and determining to persevere in our mission that allowed us to continue the journey with nothing more than our faith in God’s Word.

Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.

proverbs 29:18

I am convinced that it was the vision that us going. God’s vision that He had given my husband and revealed to me. Actually, I located us in the scriptures. One way to receive God’s plan for your life, is to locate yourself in His Word. And yet another way may be to find the “secret place,” and still yourself and ask Him what is His will for your life (Habakkuk 2:1-3). God may reveal His will in a dream, through a person, or a set of circumstances. It is not a secret. He wants you to know what it is, but it is up to you to want know what it is and be willing to carry it out (Isaiah 1:10).

You see, it was the Israelites unwillingness to have faith and believe in God’s promise to bring them into a place of purpose. He had given them a mission. It was to pass through their wilderness season and come out on the other side and into their land of promise to fulfill the vision that He had given to Moses.

But instead, they continued to go around the same mountain for forty years! Until they eventually died in the wilderness. Do you ever feel like you’ve been in this place before? Does it feel like you’re going in circles? Do you want to exit your wilderness experience?

A purpose-driven life is a life of surrender. Whatever God says about a thing, that is what we should be basing our lives upon. In our flesh, we don’t know what is right. We can not go about establishing our own righteousness, and expect to walk with God:

Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools.

romans 1:22

The Bible admonishes us not to be wise in our own eyes, but to be sober, vigilant knowing what the will of the Lord is. Amen? Knowing what the will of the Lord is, is your mission, your vision, your purpose. How does one know what the Lord’s will is? God’s Word is His Will.

How to stop going in cycles? Make a daily plan to spend time with God through prayer. Endeavor to listen for His voice as you awake and talk to Him. Try reading the Bible on your knees; praise and worship, prayer affirmations (using the Word of God as a prayer/confession i.e. by the stripes of Jesus I am healed!), prayer walks, fasting, audio bible, listening to anointed sermons, listening to music and the like. These spiritual activities help to bring us into His presence and receive His wisdom, thus His will.

Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.

ephesians 5:17

Let’s Pray: Father in the name of Jesus, I come to you O God asking You to create in me a clean heart and to renew a right Spirit within me. Cleanse me from all unrighteousness and help me to live by faith and not by sight. Help me not to despise small beginnings, but to know what Your will is concerning me so that I may live a life that is pleasing, rooted and grounded, and fruitful unto You. I love You Lord. Thank You for loving me first. Amen.

There is power in the name of Jesus to break every chain.

Grace and peace to you.

Scripture Reference: Matthew 6:31-33