Resetting - Renewing - Restoring - Rejoicing

Wednesday; August 24, 2016
I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:14
DARE TO MOVE FORWARD. Do you sense God’s calling on your life to lead – do you sense His calling on your life to do things that you would have not given to yourself. Well now is the time to DARE TO MOVE FORWARD. You see God is with you – He will never leave you and He will never forsake you. He sends an angel before you to clear the way and all you have to do is to trust Him and to take one step at a time – one foot in front of the other.  DARE TO MOVE FORWARD. No one's present circumstances should define their future. Likewise, no one's past circumstances should determine their future. God gave you the ability to move beyond your past and present circumstances. God gave you the ability to move forward and make progress in your life. DARE TO MOVE FORWARD. Our wonderful imaginations given to us by God give us the ability to see what is unseen. Incredibly, we are all capable of turning what we imagine into reality. DARE TO MOVE FORWARD.
DARE TO MOVE FORWARD. Are you ready for a new chapter in your life? In order to move forward into the blessing God has for you, you have to be willing to let go of the old. The things that are behind you are not nearly as important as what is out in front of you. It’s time to get ready for the “new”! DARE TO MOVE FORWARD. You may have had some unfair things happen, things that you don’t understand; but you have come too far to stop now. Instead of allowing those things to hold you back, why don’t you let go and take a step of faith into the new? It’s time to get a new, bigger vision; it’s time to get a new, fresher outlook; it’s time to rise up with a new attitude! Instead of settling where you are, pick up and move forward. Have the attitude that says, “I may not understand it; it may not have been fair, but I am not getting stuck on this page. I know God has a new chapter for me—a chapter filled with blessings, favor and victory!” DARE TO MOVE FORWARD.
DARE TO MOVE FORWARD. The biggest challenge seems to be fear.  Fear of the future, fear of failure, fear of not knowing who they are or what they can become.  I have learned a very important lesson.  In the Gospel of Jesus Christ, fear is the opposite of faith.  If you have fear, faith disappears, but if you have faith, fear disappears. DARE TO MOVE FORWARD. Your future is extremely bright.  Never before on the face of the earth has knowledge and information been so readily available. 1 Kings 19:13 tells us - “So it was, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle and went out and stood in the entrance of the cave. Suddenly a voice came to him, and said, What are you doing here, Elijah?” God asked the Prophet Elijah this question 40 days after he fled from Jezebel, who was plotting to take his life. This was the same Elijah God used to raise a young boy from the dead. This was the same Elijah that just called down fire from heaven as proof of who serves the true and living God. He was afraid. Anytime we are knowingly somewhere other than in the perfect will of God, we are paralyzed with fear. Even in his paralysis, God in His abundant mercy permitted him to remain there for a time. He even provided food during his time of questioning himself, fear and doubt. For some of us, this is a mirror of our life. The losses have been deeply sorrowful, to the point we wonder why go forward because we feel only more pain awaits. You dare not move, but rather remain fearfully comfortable and complacent; opting to settle for what appears to require nothing of you. In the midst of our entire struggle, we hear the still, small voice of God, “What are you doing here?” At this point, remaining where you are in life will become detrimental to you and your calling. You can’t stay where you are, and eventually, the provision where you are will dry up. God’s desire is to move from what He has permitted, into what is perfect—His perfect will for you. DARE TO MOVE FORWARD.

Today I leave us with this prayer - Father God, I pray that You help me to not remain comfortable and afraid where I am. Help me to be courageous and have a hunger for Your perfect will. Thank You for Your love and mercy You show towards me. Help me move forward and overcome.

Pamela Guy-Strayhorn