Drop the ‘I’ and reach for the ‘You‘.
Many of us have a clear vision and sense of our calling and what we are purposed to do.
Equally many of us may sense something and yet not clearly know what.
It might have been in our prayers increasingly ‘what is my purpose and what am I called to Lord?’ and thereby sometimes hangs some of the delay.
The question focuses around ‘I’ and ‘me’.
Sometimes the question in our prayer time might be more ‘what is on Your heart?’ and for us to watch and listen and wait upon that answer to align ourselves with it for our break through.
Sometimes there is delay because we are waiting for Jesus to do things that He has already told us to do or that He has already given us the authority to do.
It is good for us to consider what these things He has called us to are and to step boldly out and into them either individually or corporately.
There is a sense that Covid and all the implications of it that we have been part of over the recent season, have stopped everything in its tracks but if this is the time when God is moving He will not be stopped!
Whatever God’s promises have been will still be upheld. If we have been made fearful as the disciples were in the storm on the lake it is time to recall what were Jesus’ last words to us?
As they had got into the boat he had said “we will row to the other side of the lake’. Then Jesus had slept assured that they would.
That is why He said ‘Oh you of little faith’ rebuking them when they woke Him , as well as rebuking the storm to stop.
The sense that what He has said will be no matter what and we need not fear just get on and do it in faith and it will be, come what may in opposition.
By holding on to the words we have heard Him speak and by the confidence of recalling what He has already spoken in our lives we can stand steady and in expectation.
We do not then let storms or crises dictate our future. We need never feel victims to our circumstances. We just need to hold tight and press closer.
Never let go.
The illustration shows us dropping the ‘I’ and catching the ‘You’ as in Christ. Aligning ourselves to partner in what He is doing and saying and having confidence and faith that if He speaks and decrees it will be done. Our partnership will speed up the process.
Three scriptures that come to mind:
“I just want to obey all you ask of me. So teach me, Lord, for you are my God. Your gracious Spirit is all I need, so lead me on good paths that are pleasing to you, my one and only God!”Psalms 143:10 TPT
“Stop imitating the ideals and opinions of the culture around you, but be inwardly transformed by the Holy Spirit through a total reformation of how you think. This will empower you to discern God’s will as you live a beautiful life, satisfying and perfect in his eyes.”Romans 12:2 TPT
“may he work perfection into every part of you giving you all that you need to fulfill your destiny. And may he express through you all that is excellent and pleasing to him through your life-union with Jesus the Anointed One who is to receive all glory forever! Amen!”Hebrews 13:21 TPT
The song God I look to you Bethel