God Bless the saints of the Most High God!
There has been a stirring in my spirit to exhort the saints to remain faithful especially in times of trial and transition! Some of you are dealing with both even as I type. But one of the vital keys to it all, is to remain faithful to God in the midst of all that is taking place! This is not a time to rely on your feelings or what you may be experiencing. This is the time to rely on God’s Word! Everything you are going through must be judged by His Word. It must be held up against His Word in order for you to obtain His perspective, His plan and the fruit of His process! See James 1:2-12.
Many times we frustrate what God is doing in our lives by misinterpreting what is going on in our lives. I urge you, my brothers and my sisters, to refuse to conform to the world’s idea of what to do and how to do it (Rom. 12:1-3) as well as refuse to compromise the standard of God’s Holy Word (Rom. 1:25)! Be careful as to which voices you are listening to in this season! Let God’s word speak to your situation. Whatever counsel you receive, pray it through and judge it by the Word of God and not your human emotions or the persuasive speech of others (1 John 4:1). Choose wisely (Psalms 1; Heb. 13:7).
James writes in his epistle, “My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience (endurance and steadfastness and patience). But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing (fully developed [with no defects] lacking in nothing).” (James 1:2-4). God wants to perfect (mature) you in this that you are going through for His glory and His good! But you must come under God’s word: Count it all Joy! Know that God has a method and a mission in the midst of this – by testing/trying your faithfulness, He is working within you the supernatural power to hang in there until this patience produces what He has promised! Don’t bail out now! Stay the course! Hold on to His Word! Let the Process Bring You into Possession of what He Promises (Heb. 10:35-39)!
You cannot be faithful to God and not remain obedient to His revealed will! Your faithfulness should not be subjective to how you are feeling or what you are going through! Your perception of how people may be treating you cannot be the measurement for how you will live before and serve the Lord either! You must be determined to please Him even in this trial or transition! Saints, Remain Faithful! God is going to be glorified and you are going to be better!
Love you all,
The word of God teaches us that Jesus Christ is our example in all things. Today, let’s take a lesson from the life of Jesus concerning “Life Trajectory.” Life Trajectory is a phrase I want to stress especially to younger people. A life without proper trajectory is really just an experiment in unfruitful living. This does not mean that there is no benefit in a life lived without trajectory but a life lived this way will never be one that realizes it’s maximum potential.
Learning Life Trajectory means discovering who I am in God, what He has assigned me to do and learning how He wants this assignment done for His glory.
Now, in the life of Jesus we can readily see its trajectory. Jesus knew and walked out 3 things:
1) He knew Who He was
2) He knew what He was supposed to do
3) He knew how He was supposed to get it done
Therefore, if He is our example as Christians in all things; and He is. We are to establish our life’s trajectory based on the pattern or example He has left us. We need to know from the Father the three things Jesus knew as the Son. Pray about it. Listen and obey!
Until the next time, Stay On Target!
Both the fruit of the Spirit and the works of the flesh are the byproducts of relationship. Intimacy with the Spirit of God, right relationship with Him, will produce the fruit of the Spirit (Gal. 5:22-23). It is a predominant relationship with the flesh that can only produce the works of the flesh (Gal. 5:19-21). Keep in mind, in every relationship there is change! You are either being changed or acting as an change agent. But know you can only produce based upon which relationship you are more given to. Read Gal. 6:7-10. I admonish every believer to choose to live life under the influence of the Spirit – the fruit you produce in this world will give you benefits out of this world! (See also Gal. 5:16-18; 24-26)
As a leader, are you leading or loafing? In other words, are you leading at your maximum potential or are you loafing your way through life and ministry doing as little as you can with what God gave you?
In the final analysis, the difference between good and great is only just a small amount more effort. Determine today to use all you have been given to be all you can be and to go from loafing to leading if that be the case. And if you are already leading at your maximum potential, who are you helping to reach theirs? #LeadingOrLoafing
“7 Questions to Ask God” from the CEO’s of Ministry Institute”
1) Where is my intimacy with You, God, based on Your desire for me personally?
2) Am I positioned correctly as a leader, to ensure maximum response Your mandates?
3) How effectively and consistently am I executing the 5 point CEO job description as an example to those entrusted to me?
– Provide Direction
– Obtain P, I, Rs
– Commission the work (yes, no or redirect it)
– Provide success (coaching, teaching and training)
– Obtain evaluation
4) How effectively am I carrying out the Great Commission and thereby keeping the core competent leaders You send?
5) How am I doing in ensuring a legacy with this work of Yours – by instituting effective succession coaching, a leader pipeline and leadership engine?
6) In the process of achieving Your vision am I adding value and empowering Your people through relationship, partnership and team building?
7) In the course of doing Your work, where is my love for people and how close am I to seeing things from Your eyes?
Stay On Target!
Everyday the world is seeking to press us into its image. There is a constant blurring of the lines between what is good and what is evil. What the Word calls sin, the world calls a lifestyle choice. Men are calling good evil and evil good! But for the Christian, there is to be one standard – the Word of God and not the world or men! God called us to be holy and distinct, not like the world but like His Word! One of the great things about this hour of compromise in which we live is that it allows for the authentic Christian to stand out. We are peculiar! We are set apart! We are pilgrims and strangers whose home is Heaven! Believer, don’t forfeit your birthright as Esau did for a few moments of pleasure. Stay with the Word! Rom. 12:1-2.
One area many times leaders fail to examine is while they are leading others, who’s leading them? Self-leadership is critical. And for the Christian leader being lead by the Spirit of Christ is imperative. But we live in a day where unfortunately many Christian leaders are being led by the spirit of the age or some other spirit. Leaders, let’s examine ourselves and use the Word of God as the standard of examination. In the final analysis, how we have lead ourselves will be evaluated by the One who also gave us the call and His Word will be the standard He uses. #Leadwell
Stay On Target!