I sense such turmoil in the Spirit with those whom God has chosen. Focus like you are only hearing God and him alone. Do not focus on the jeers, taunts, accusation and noise sent to distract you.
In the Spirit I saw a, Olympian runner in preparing for his event. He was having all sorts of distractions around him. As he continued to focus on the crowds with the taunts and intimidation he became weakened in his stance and timing.
I then saw the athlete begin to focus on God alone. As he lifted up his arms in praise and listened to God, suddenly I saw in the Spirit what appeared to be an invisible dome over the runner.
No one else could see it, yet the runner had an obvious major breakthrough. Not only had the runner experienced breakthrough, but a new focused attitude to win.
In this place of protection and breakthrough, the athlete could easily move about and the invisible shield moved with him. For the runner, what was once distractions suddenly became a slight noise in the background.
None of the feelings, noise or words could be felt or understood. The athlete realized he was in a new dimension and finally understood that through God he can overcome anything. The words of the crowd and the harassment suddenly had no power over him!
The athlete was keeping his mind set upon his quest. He learned how to run the race and was able to block out all interference that tried to distract.
So when the shots were fired, suddenly the athlete burst into the race he was destined to do. He ran in that confident position and he found the secret to being a winner is pressing towards that mark. As his thoughts were on the goal and prize of the high calling. He found the ZONE!
In vision I saw an Olympian athlete who was extremely prepared to lift very heavy weight.
Not all understand the process to gain such strength and muscle. To gain strength and build muscle, the muscle fibers must be broken down by lifting as heavy weight as possible. Once recovery and diet supplementation takes place, the protein helps build back the fibers and the muscles get larger. This happens each time more weight is lifted.
Just like those who strive for excellence, we in the body of Christ have spiritually pressed into the zone with God and have been trained and gone through the process of pain and growth.
There are those within the body of Christ who have been prepared by God and are able to carry the weight with bended bar on their shoulders and lift clean. These lives are prepared to win!
We each must find the zone; that place where we are covered and assured of who has us. Finding that zone is in pressing towards the mark of the high calling. Pressing in prayer until you break through into the zone! Amen!
“Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain. And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible. I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air: but I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway,” 1 Corinthians 9:24-27 KJV.
In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey