“Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life” Proverbs 13:12 KJV.
Do you feel totally exhausted, extremely agitated and frustrated to the point of total mental, physical and spiritual failure?
Does it feel so different than you have ever experienced?
Are you facing another trip around the mountain in the spiritual desert?
Are the frustrations in your ministry, job, home, family or any other life situation beyond anything you have ever felt?
There is a reason!
God in His Mercy is allowing such pressure to bring us to the breaking point. He is very serious about His Love and deep concern and purpose for us!
He will not allow you to press through into the next stage until His work in us has been completed in this current one.
The pressure has frustrated you for a very long time, not realizing the source has kept you chained to things you do not comprehend.
These things are being made manifest and suddenly you are getting glimpses of things you thought were dealt with long ago.
Things that have kept you stuck to past failures and loss. You haven’t understood the deep grief, sorrow and mourning of soul.
However, the pressure is bringing deep rooted issues to the surface.
You have not understood what to do as you are desperate and feel like you are going down, drowning to the point of death, grasping at anything or anyone that you feel could help you.
This great disappointment has surfaced in areas that have cost you with family, friends and opportunities.
As you see the glimpses surfacing, it brings great mental pain and anguish like you felt so long ago when the events initially happened.
What’s worse, is you are not able to rectify the situations of those who were deeply hurt and are no longer there.
You have been haunted by deeply embedded mistakes. What had stressed you manifested physically and became stress to others.
Realizing the facts, caused deep remorse. It caused you to back away because you do not want to damage others. We become jaded from life and with those who truly want to help us because of preexisting conditions.
You have carried a deep-seated root in your heart unrealized. You knew something was wrong but never fully comprehended it till now. To even think of trusting and surrendering to another causes great shaking anxiety.
Due to the past wounds, you fear and will not trust those who are in authority. It is causing you to be afraid to look at yourself and what you think God is saying to you.
You think authority figures will be like all the others. Yet in all the fear and confusion, deep down you really want to begin again, for your destiny cries deeply within!
Even in such vexation of heart and mind, the vestiges of pride surface. You don’t want to admit you need help.
Humility and obedience open the door; Faith drives all fear away, for faith worketh by love. Reach out for help, He is standing at the very door.
Your heart has carried great disappointment, sadness and disillusionment, in feeling like you have been disqualified due to loss of time and hope. The LORD is here to establish and heal you beloved; Trust Him today.
It is God’s will and desire to deliver and heal you today. In the depths of your very soul make a move towards what you believe he is saying.
Trust Him and stop worrying about what people think about you. Don’t be afraid to reach out to whom God shows you.
God has not stripped you of your rank, He wants us stripped of every weight that so easily besets us.
He may have removed your authority over others for a season, but he never removes His Gift. It is His Love that desires you to be free. He has come to set the captive free.
Are you giving place to things that you thought were long gone, past and settled?
Are you giving place to thoughts of past issues about people and even negative thoughts about yourself?
Beloved, hear me!
By doing this, you are inviting the accuser of the brethren back in to wreak havoc! You will chase the wind and reap the whirlwind. You must let go and let God!
Have you felt the condemnation of self-hatred and unforgiveness in your own heart? Sometimes forgiving ourselves is the hardest lesson we will ever learn. Forgive yourself beloved.
If you have done your best, and they can’t receive your forgiveness, it’s best to forgive them, release them and let them go!
Like the caterpillar shrouds itself in a cocoon in seemingly death of what it was, the process must be complete before newness can come.
Take a step of faith, step out of the boat and test the waters. Show God and everyone that you are going for the mother-load! You are headed for destiny or bust!
Throw fear aside and prepare to enter into who you really are! You have come to the crevice of exhausting all possibilities. Take that leap of faith!
There are no more options for expansion you have gone as far as you can go on this level, and what worked before will not work where you are going. You are no longer that same person!
Let go and enter into who you really are! You cannot be happy being someone you’re not.
Life is full of challenges and each of us choose how we live it. We must choose how to find our niche in life. no matter how many mistakes or how old we are. Your age has nothing to do with it. It takes simple obedience.
We have God given gifts to pursue in our lives as we pursue HIM. New things require a new beginning.
Some giftings are ministry related and some are secular, however the gifts and callings of God are without repentance; The LORD does not take them away.
As we learn God’s principles to pursue and plan, we find out with excitement, that our whole life can be reinvented!
God is all about reinventing our lives! For example, the emergence of the butterfly from a shrouded tomb, speaks of the marvels of His way to reinvent purpose into His greatest of creation; MAN! Oh how He loves us beloved!
We are His greatest prize! Oh beloved! Let Him love on you today!
In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey