You were always enough and you are worth it!
So I’ve come to realise that in seasons that precede significant breakthrough there can be many distractions and things that come against us in order to bring about a hindrance. Make no mistake these things are sent to distract you from your destiny.
When Daniel prayed in Chapter 10 his answer was delayed but the Angel of the Lord still visited him and gave him strength.
11He said to me, “Daniel, you are a man who is highly precious. Consider carefully the words that I am about to say to you. Stand up, for I have now been sent to you.” And when he had said this to me, I stood up trembling.
12“Do not be afraid, Daniel,” he said, “for from the first day that you purposed to understand and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come in response to them. 13However, the prince of the kingdom of Persia opposed me for twenty-one days… [Daniel 10: 11 -13]
Although things may come against you and try to hinder you remember that you are highly precious to God and He has the answer to your prayers!
There are some people that came into your life for a purpose and now their season has quite simply expired. Whatever the case may be, you have to know when someone’s part in your story is over.
I remember one particular day I prayed for God to reveal motives and intentions of people around me. The very next day this one guy completely showed himself. He started complaining about something really petty, then the next time I saw him he was shouting profanities and making a spectacle of himself. Without going into all the details, it’s what we would call “doing the most.” Playing some childish games. I think I just witnessed a grown man throwing a tantrum like a small child. When they show themselves! God is faithful! God is a Protector and that’s why HE HAD TO DO IT! He had to show you who they really were. We can just call these ones the counterfeit.
Living in 2020: love yourself enough to walk away from places and situations that don’t value you. No arguments, no qualms, just walk!
Counterfeit goods look like the real thing, may even sound like the real thing, but they don’t hold the same value, they have an appearance of quality but no substance to them. Counterfeit goods can only be sold next to other counterfeits; they can’t co-exist with the real thing because the comparison will be too obvious. Only those that don’t know what the real thing looks like will fall for a counterfeit.
We have to be able to recognise counterfeit friendships and relationships in our lives. In this season God is replacing casual and unprofitable ‘relationships’ with real ones.
When you ask God to show you someone’s true motives and intentions. He will. But what are you going to do with the information that you get? Don’t second guess yourself.
A lot of trouble and pain can be avoided in life if we just follow this one simple rule:
The first time someone shows you who they are believe them!
I’ve come to realise that there’s purpose in the counterfeit too. God wants to know whether you will recognise the real thing when you see it. Are your prayers specific enough? This doesn’t have to just be in relationships but anything, new job, new house, dealing with difficult people.
Are we really getting alone with God and telling Him what we want? Or are we just generalising our prayers to a point where we can’t even recognise whether the thing that came into our life is an answer to a prayer.
You have to know your worth and you have to realise when you could be settling for less than Gods best. Be the person that God created you to be. When you know the love of God in your life you will never be a prisoner to human validation – this is a quote from a sermon I heard last week at church.
I’ve also come to realise that men can be insecure too. There are some men that seek their validation in having women around them, they just want attention.
Then the LORD God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone; I will make him a helper suitable for him.”
God told Adam he will make him “a helper,” but some men just want attention. God did not create you to be an attention-seeker. You need to find your validation in God. Real men serve God! Make no mistake about this, the devil sends counterfeits but God is faithful. Keep on praying and passing those tests!
Finally, I just remembered something that a late uncle of mine used to say to me after morning prayer. He used to say, “remember you are not just an ordinary girl, you’re a Christian girl!”
If you’re a Christian that means that Christ lives in you. He lives in you! Pray that when people come around you something of Him rubs off on them. If Christ lives in you that means that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit. You were always enough and you are worth it!
The Psalmist said:
“I’ve been young, and now am old; yet never have I seen the righteous forsaken Or his descendants begging bread.”
The Merciful God of Prophecy
You are valuable to Me! Never forget how valuable you are to Me. I died for you, I shed my precious blood for you that you may come to know Me. And that those who come into contact with you should come to know Me, I have loved you with an everlasting love. For you are my prized possession. Never forget how valuable you are to Me, therefore Go forth and be fruitful.
Says the Lord.
NEWS NEWS NEWS
It’s going to be an exciting and adventurous year at Diaries of a Visionary. New projects in the pipeline so stay tuned for updates,
If you’re in London, join me for a Happy New Year Celebration feat R-Scar, Relentless Love 31st December 2019:
Address: Pentagon Hall, Ark Globe Academy, London, Se1 6AF
- Church/Testimony Celebration 7-9pm
- Concert 10pm
- Praise n Worship & Celebration 11pm – into 2020
Enjoy the festive season wonderful people!!