Hello Exceeders 💜
Recently I’ve been being taught on sitting down and looking myself in the mirror. Talk to me about me. It’s been a journey of accountability and self awareness. The process of looking yourself in the mirror and being honest so we can get to fully operating in the Will of God. God has been revealing traits and spirits that I’ve been petting and housing and all I could think about was, “I need to get on track”.
Exodus 13:21-22 “And the Lord went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; to go by day and night: He took not away the pillar of the cloud by day, nor the pillar of fire by night, from before the people.”
God goes before each and every one of us every single day. He’s guiding us and leading us and we like to often pray for, “Ordering our steps”. We love to say that. I know it’s not just me. If I’m picturing this, especially at night, especially in dark times, especially in scary situations, especially in unknown territory, He was a PILLAR OF FIRE. To give them light. To give them guidance, to let them know that even in those dark times, even in that scary situation, even in that unknown territory, I will STILL show you the Goodness of God. The Mercy and Grace of God as a lighted path.
I have diverted from my lighted path so often that I thought God was just going to turn the lights off lol You get all sad thinking He’s gonna say it’s the LAST time and He’s just up there like one more time….. Alright one more time! Okay, one more time! Anybody happy for one more time? Happy that it’s never too late to turn to Him as long as there is breath in your body? Whole time, going my own way in the darkness and I thought GOD turned the lights off. There were no lights on my street and not one time did I think, maybe the lights are gone because you over here doing stuff God didn’t tell you to do. Maybe that job is giving you so much pain and anxiety because God never told you to do it. It’s a dark road.
He has the blueprint, He has the plan, He knows the road will get bumpy, He even knows that you’re going to get off but He’s such a good God that it said in Romans 8:28 “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” You may get off track and that job may be stressing you out and that car may keep breaking down but God is still going to use THAT as part of your story and turn it around and He will STILL get the Glory. He’s going to bring you out of that low place because you have a purpose here. You have a greatness inside of you that somebody needs to see. That somebody needs to hear. The lights aren’t off, you’re just off track. Sometimes people will go far enough out that they are completely out the will of God. In my mind to personify the “Will of God”, I think of it as that pillar of a cloud by day and pillar of fire by night. That’s the light. The Word is the light. God is the light. John 1:4-5 says “In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.”
When you’re in that low place and you start to look UP. Up there from which your help comes, not your bff, not your boyfriend or girlfriend, not your spouse, not your parents, not your boss, YOUR REAL HELP. Once you start to look up and see your pillar of fire is over there and you start to not walk but RUN to it. You start to get encouraged, you start to read your bible more, and you start to praise God whether a song come on or not, whether the person next to you is praising Him or not. When you start to walk in that job with a smile on your face and a praise in your mouth, those demons will comprehend it NOT. How are you smiling? How are you still standing? You even got some bold enough to bring God in the questions: How are you still praying? How are you still going to church and bible study? Look at your life, it’s crumbling! I know some of us have heard those very words. I challenge those of you who have people that you sit around and talk to everyday trying to figure it out, make sure you tell them, When God is all I have, God is all I need.
It’s time to ask God to show you YOU. Are you on track?