"I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them." 1 Timothy 2:1 (NLT)

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Isaiah 40:31...Renew your strength and rise above!!!

A crow likes to annoy & bother the eagle but the eagle does not fight against the crow because the eagle knows he can fly above & beyond the crow could ever possibly. So instead of fighting an unnecessary battle the eagle rises above.  Like the eagle we should rise above not fighting any unnecessary battles. Focus on the battles that are to bring us closer to our God given gifts & purpose. Fighting to reach God's best for our lives is the only fight we should be fighting.  We mustn't waste our energy and precious time on trying to get approval of someone who is clearly against you and your God given abilities. Or to prove your point or prove you are worthy of praise or maybe you are fighting to be better than others, remember that the person or situation being fought against or struggling for approval is not at all what or who we are to be focused on. Our focus should be on the Almighty, the Most High our Heavenly Father.   
     You may have people who are against your God given abilities or talents they will not celebrate and embrace you. They will be jealous and gossip, they will be critical with negativity, these are distractions the enemy puts in our path to keep us from fulfilling His purpose for our lives. They will always find something bad or wrong in what you are doing or trying to do. Be like the eagle and rise above jealousy & negativity.
     Sometimes the closer you get to God and the more favor God exhibits in your life the more the naysayers will criticize you and come against you making the battle harder and the more discouraged you become. Always seems to be judging you or questioning you in a derogatory way.  They may even question your motives but you have to remember to focus on God and his wisdom; He will fight those battles for you. His approval is the only one to compete for and to seek.  If you keep your focus on him He will put the right people in your path and around you. Ones that will celebrate and support you, ones that will encourage you not discourage you.
    Jesus didn't listen to his critics but ignored them and continued on his righteous path with faith and confidence.  He did not worry about the mockers or the ones who didn't want to listen. He was steadfast and did what he was called to do, Glorify His Heavenly Father.  King Saul would listen to the jealous ones but when would follow God's path for his life, God was right there to help him succeed.

Are you living up to your full potential or are you letting people discourage and keeping you from God's best in your life?   Be who God has called you to be, don't listen to what people are telling you, have confidence in yourself and step out in faith.  Remember God knew before you were born, Jeremiah 1:5...
“ Before I formed you in the womb I knew you;
      Before you were born I sanctified you;"

Heavenly Father, I come to you in the name of our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus. Heavenly Father, I ask You to renew our strength, the ones that wait upon You: that we shall mount up with wings like eagles, they will run and not be weary we will walk and not faint. Heavenly Father, we thank You that You will renew our strength, the ones that wait upon You: that we shall mount up with.  Wings like eagles, they will run and not be weary we will walk and not faint.  In the Name of Jesus Christ I pray...Amen!

"But those who wait on the LORD
      Shall renew their strength;
      They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
      They shall run and not be weary,
      They shall walk and not faint."
Isaiah 40:31

1 comment:

  1. Wonderfully said!

    I have a t-shirt with this verse on it Isaiah 40:31. I love it.

    Jesus, I align myself with IwP and ask You for renewed strength. We wait on You because that is pleasing to You!

    In Jesus' name, amen.



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