It’s not by accident that you’re reading this book or that you made it to Chapter Eleven. I’m so glad that you’re learning to break generational barriers, overcome strongholds, and work through the reflective questions found in each chapter. If you made it this far, your actions say you’re ready for lasting change and that you value yourself enough to go above and beyond what’s normal. Hallelujah!
I thank God you decided to heal; put in the work and listen to God as He guides and directs you to the next level so you too can pass your test and experience your lasting miracle. As you trust in God’s Word and allow Him to guide your hand, you cannot fail. It’s your personal responsibility to sacrifice, break strongholds, and take up the whole armor of God in hopes that others behind you can walk into their destiny. When you know who you are, you must also know whose you belong to so God can continuously elevate you. God is looking for you to get excited about the next level. You can’t just live the dream for yourself. That’s not the purpose of God. God’s purpose for you is that you dream bigger than yesterday, but it starts with you breaking free of internal and external barriers.
You can’t resist or come against the powers of God. To operate at the next level, you must become a close friend of God, where you are so dedicated to the task at hand that He is ready to release you to the next level. Once you make a conscious decision to walk in your kingdom authority, you must take God at His word. That’s right! When God says in Philippians 4:19 (ESV) that I will supply all your needs. He actually means it. Or, when He promises that if you “delight yourself in Him, He will give you the desires of your heart,” according to Psalm 37:4 (ESV). When God blesses you with influence to impact the world, He blesses you so you can impact someone else. Every promise was written in an active blueprint found in the Bible. It’s strategically mapped out and broken down into 66 books detailing laws, rules, commandments, principles, and consequences written by 40 diverse writers validating the works of one powerful being-God.
Understand this spiritual truth like Joseph…
Your shift starts with a dream far beyond where you are sitting, standing, or the pit you feel like you’re trapped in.
I’ve come to realize over the years that limitations can be those internal barriers like those mental roadblocks that tell you…”You’re not good enough. You can’t complete this or that.” God desires for you to dream beyond what you see today. No one is responsible for the choices or the energy you put out into the universe, but you. But remember, you were put on this earth to change the heart of God’s people and be a rescue to brokenhearted or lost spirits. But to empower others, you must first empower yourself by diving deeper into His word and encouraging yourself with timely wisdom where you access the throne of the Holy Spirit. Your spiritual journey during this scared time is where God surgically remove or mend the broken pieces that you’ve amassed during impact. While you seek special attention from the Master during Spiritual Triage™, this is where you are placed on a special spiritual diet to start recovery. This self-care prescription is full of God’s Word and spiritual truths. The number of times per day in which you carefully administer your scriptural dosage, your recovery time is cut in half. As you feel His blessings hoovering over you, you’ll start to see Him sending forth gatekeepers, fierce prayer warriors, and battlefield soldiers with healing hands to help you along the way.
What is your intention with God’s promises for your life? Is it to help others or help yourself?
What do you want to do for the Lord?
How can your gift empower and impact others?
How are you filling your mission in life?
What does your mission say about you?
What is the real motivation behind you writing a book, starting a business, seeking new employment, etc.?
How will your platform create a positive shift in the universe?
Is your intention for your gifts and talents to impact or empower others?
You’re a spiritual force that’s meant to empower others as you constantly seek the Lord’s face. As you selflessly surrender to Him, remember, you can’t fight this spiritual battle alone. While seeking the Almighty for wisdom and guidance to impact so many lives, you can’t forget to often surround yourself with love and joy. Yes! These two special elements help keep you grounded for the long journey ahead. I can’t help but encourage you to frequently pray and rest during this special season of recovery. You know, birthing forth a major breakthrough and being set free isn’t a simple task and these blessings shouldn’t be taking lightly. That’s why the Lord sends help like those healing heads I spoke about earlier who are specially selected by Him to give you time to rest in His Word. And with God’s help, more recovery will birth forth easing your anxieties so you’ll have more time to focus on Him.
I want the best for you. God, the ultimate Gift Giver, wants the best for you too. That’s why it’s important that you understand that limitations can be external barriers: negative opinions from others, spending too much time on social media, or unsupportive community-family and friends. When you put in the work to clarify your purpose, God releases you from the negative barriers that have held you back through fear or rejection. Through grace, Christ is setting you free. As He continues to prune away the limbs that are no longer applicable to your new season, He’s prepping you to drive, walk, and fly beyond the borders that have become comfortable to you. Proverbs 11:28 (AMP) says, “But the righteous who trust in God’s provision will flourish like a green leaf.” Are you ready to flourish and live an abundant life, where you, the tree, is full of green leaves (full of Christ) bearing abundant fruit for the world to witness?
For so long, I allowed fear to hold me back from walking in the full manifestation of my purpose. I feared judgment from others. I didn’t know if me disclosing my gift to the world would negatively change the course of what I thought was my forever destiny at that time. Even those who had not encounter me or test the fruit of God’s gift, I didn’t know how the world would react to such a powerful gift where the anointing flowed and where people were healed and set free. Today, I no longer am fearful of the powerful move of the Holy Spirit that flows through me. Fear no longer rob me of my love, peace, and joy when I effortlessly operate in my gift. The more I grow in Christ, the more I come to realize that it wasn’t my time to reveal my gift. But because I chose, even out of spiritual ignorance at the time, not fully understanding all the whys, to walk blindly, “He has made everything beautiful in its time.” (Ecclesiastes 3:11, ESV) Like Mary, it was meant for me to keep my gift hidden for such an appointed time. That season of hiding is now marveled by many but was viewed by me as a “not now” season. A season of waiting. A season of divine preparation. A season of letting go, and letting God. A season of spiritual brokenness. A season of total surrender. A season of unapologetically finding me. A season of becoming comfortable in my own skin. A season of total healing in hurtful areas where I had forgotten the deep-rooted seed that birthed years of horrific pain. A season of seeing life through a different set of spiritual lens where I was forced to see people’s true hearts, yet learning how to quickly forgive and listen while being slow to speak and anger.
As I grow spiritually, I no longer feel this emptiness keeping me from stepping into my destiny. Instead, I feel an urgency to push like never before so those who stand behind me eagerly waiting for a spiritual midwife can birth forth their assignment too. Yes, some of you fear to be different. While some of you fear the story that you’ve lived for the last year, decade, or century will cause resentment or fear in the community where you live. But instinctively, God wants you to own who you are. Instinctive behavior causes you to adapt to your environment since birth. This type of behavior is an innate behavior that calls for special care particularly if you’re in the infancy stage learning how to survive in your new environment. This is the point of contact where your five senses heighten and you immediately tap into your pre-program of instinct. These instinctive behaviors are key to your survival.
When your internal state alerts your mind, body, and spirit, that your environment is no longer conducive for where God is taking you or positioned you, you instinctively learn how to survive in your new environment. That’s why you’re vulnerable for a reason. Your season of intensified vulnerability is so you are totally reliant on God. Just like a crying baby who seeks the attention from his or her parents, God too seeks your attention. Therefore, He creates walls or allows painful life events to occur in hopes of getting your attention read Numbers 22:24-25 for a supportive example. The instinct to cry out to God alerts Him that something is wrong and that you need help. Psalm 107:28-29 (Voice) declares, “In their distress, they called out to the Eternal, and He saved them from their misery. He commanded the storm to calm down, and it became still.” When you are totally reliant on God, He instantly steps in to assist you. That’s the job of a loving parent. Your cry is a powerful weapon that causes God to stop and take notice of what’s hurting you. That’s why your survivor story or battle wound is important to the world. It paints a vivid picture of the sordid battle events the devil never intended for you to share because he didn’t expect you to win.
The devil didn’t think you would overcome such an ordeal. But God did. Just because you think you don’t deserve God’s goodness, you worship an intentional God of purpose who doesn’t keep score of what you did yesterday or twenty years ago. Be grateful that God doesn’t keep a record like man. But instead, He is a redeemer. A restorer of all things.
I still have flashbacks of moments in time where I know if it had not been for the goodness of God, I would have been labeled a throw-away. But I’m so glad God writes the kind of stories that allow you and me to showcase His grace and mercy. Don’t you?
Often, I minister to brokenhearted women who count their story as a loss. You know. Those life events or situations that seemed impossible, unfixable, or shameful according to some but not to God because what man sees as impossible, unfixable, or shameful…He sees as possible. Our Savior knows best. In fact, a good parent knows you better than you know yourself. Therefore, He understands your capacity. You know…how much you can and cannot handle. The Holy Spirit is more aware than you know. In His perfect timing, with one wink of an eye, your life can be transformed. Revisit the beautiful biblical stories of Mary, Elizabeth, Rahab, Hannah, or Ruth. Their stories didn’t end as a gloomy tragedy. In fact, their stories left you clutching your pearls or sitting on the edge of your seat excitedly waiting for your sudden miracle. Your immediate breakthrough. Your now moment. Right? God’s plan is always on point when you are aligned with your purpose and fearlessly carrying out His plan.
Make your demand right now. The kind of demand that forces God to move on your behalf. Our heavenly Father walks alongside you waiting to suddenly dry your tears or set you free from the flood of negative emotions keeping you from living life on purpose or experiencing life more abundantly. For the first time, in a long time, I’ve come to embrace speaking directly to my fears while serving others on a worldwide prophetic platform from a conscience place that is changing the trajectory of women, young girls, and a few men- globally.
A beautiful soul is birthed through the sharing and giving from the heart when God delicately tattoo a Rhema word upon your heart to encourage His people. If God has purposed you to become an inspiration to others, you must ensure that you establish yourself from a grounded place where your mission or platform touches lives. Your impact shouldn’t consist of you solely wanting to make money and become what I call “InstaFamous”. Your purpose, your legacy, your heart space should change the trajectory of the people you connect to daily. That’s why spending time with the Father is so important. This precious time prepares your heart to not only minister from a pure place, but it positions you to go before the throne in a posture of sincere worship. The more you show up willingly and ready to serve others from a sincere place, instinctively, you feel the sweet presence of God speaking and motioning you where to go and telling you what to say.
In this lifetime, I aspire to be an amazing human being. Don’t you? Because when you’re called to the help birth the vision of someone else through a spoken word or stand in the gap as a birth attendant, you can’t allow life’s barriers to hinder you from unearthing everything God desires to complete through you. I know at one point and time, I feared to be different because I was overwhelmed with the feeling of low self-esteem. For years, I didn’t want people to know I had a prophetic gift. This may sound strange, but growing up in a small, rural area…people didn’t talk about prophetic giftings. I never saw myself walking in the calling of a pastor or a prophetess. I never wanted to be an educator. I thought I was going to law school. Travel the world internationally. Get married to a loving husband and have 2.5 kids. Wow! Some of my plans have changed tremendously over the years. With every single mistake made, God has pushed me to grow into a better Christian.
Often in life, if we are not careful, we will find ourselves digging deep trying to unearth good memories because our bad days outnumber our good days. In order to be set free and stay free, as a believer, you must remember that you make plans for your life, but the Lord without question will establish your steps. I feared people depending on me spiritually. I didn’t want to coach or give advice as a pastor or prophetess. My fears limited me at the time what God wanted to do in my life. The moment I stopped allowing my negative thoughts to run rampant and get the best of me, my life started to change. My goal to date is to fulfill the highest level of purpose that God has for me. Whatever His direction is, I am now willing to go.
From one Christian to another, do not allow the spirit of fear to prematurely abort your purpose. Do not allow other people’s salty opinions or their lack of acceptance dictate how you walk in your purpose. Starting right now, stop apologizing for being you. Stop apologizing for posting your Christ-centered posts on social media just because the world doesn’t conform-yet. Stop apologizing for owning who God has equipped you to be. Stop apologizing for roaring your purpose loudly and making a fierce impact in the world. Stop waiting for others to validate who you are. God has validated you, and His opinion is the only opinion that matters. Stop using social media as a lurking tool to stock the pages of other people you wish to be like if you’re not going to take flight and pursue your dream.
Seek God’s opinion for where He’s called you to go in this season. No longer will you wait for someone else so you can play catch up. Really?!? So, if Jane of Fred never does anything with their life, should you put your life on hold permanently?
I need for you to believe this is your miracle season to walk in your purpose unapologetically! Now, the question is…do you believe in yourself?
See, the longer you sit and fail to completely accept the call and walk out your purpose, the longer you wait to register for school and complete your certificate, bachelor’s, masters or doctorate program. The longer you take to start that business. The more you prolong writing that book, starting your ministry, exploring the world.
The longer you keep making excuses driven by fear telling yourself you can’t…you don’t know how…you don’t think you’re good enough, pretty enough, tall enough or rich enough…these negative blockers will keep you from being visible in the world. That’s what the enemy wants. The longer you replay negative talks in your mind…
The longer you allow people to talk you out of your purpose…that is the longer you will walk around aimlessly trying to figure out your life when God had the answer all the time. Over the year, I’ve spoken with people during LIVE 1:1 coaching calls and it amazes me how people allow self-doubt, negative talk, other people’s opinions and low self-esteem to block, hinder, or prematurely abort their destiny.
What have you gotten from this book so far?
How is this book changing your life?
This is not the time to overthink the faint whispers of God. This is the time to capture God’s wisdom in your heart and transcribe it on paper so you have something to reach toward. As a woman of God, it’s time you help encourage others through your gift through positive upliftment. Now ask yourself, how does fear trap you from believing Bigger…believing beyond your wildest imagination. How does fear keep you trapped in a reoccurring cycle of telling yourself lies in order to make yourself feel better about your personal and professional life?
We all have a purpose. But until your mindset and heart changes, nothing around you will change. Romans 12:2 (ESV) boast about how you should not “…be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you might discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” With every change, God uses your story to glorify His purpose. Be it a medical crisis, trouble in your marriage, a foreclosure, reposition, or loss of employment…your story is a story of victory. And through every life page captured through a vlog or on a crisp piece of paper, you’re creating an encouraging word that will minister to someone else’s heart who is in need of how you made it through. That’s why it’s so important that you don’t allow the enemy to infest your mind with lies or harden your heart.
Transformation means that you have to take on a spirit of being unapologetic as our Lord and Savior carry you through some steep valleys. Being honest with your life means, you are willing to start over. Let’s go deeper. When you start over, you cannot start over with a mindset wishing upon a star or believing that luck will break the reoccurring cycle that has constantly kept you stuck or functioning at a rate of average. You must take swift action and make up in your mind that you were created for more. As we’ve discussed in prior chapters, you’re entitled to a good life because the promises of God say so in His Word. As a matter of fact, let me remind you that our Savior doesn’t withhold anything from you when you walk uprightly. In fact, as He ministers to your heart right now, examine your life and how you can possibly live a life that exemplifies Him even more.