GOD BLESS YOU BELOVED! THIS IS THE DAY THAT THE LORD HAS MADE! REJOICE & BE GLAD! I AM SO GRATEFUL TO GOD FOR YOU during this season of my life! The past 8 months have been INCREDIBLE! I never would have thought that I could experience GOD the way I do on a daily basis! HOW MANY OF YOU KNOW THAT HIS WAYS ARE NOT OUR WAYS, HIS THOUGHTS ARE NOT OUR THOUGHTS? In September of 2013, God commissioned me to relocate from where I was to where I am. Where I was back in September was FAMILIAR - a place where STRUGGLE was so common that I had grown ACCUSTOMED to it - I WAS USE TO battling, arguing, waking up frustrated, being sick and tired, being overlooked, feeling less-than, feeling like I was wrong no matter what I did. I WAS LIVING THE LIFE OF A HYPOCRITE, professing and appearing to be happy when I was miserable on a daily basis. I had been in that condition for so long
that I ACCEPTED IT AS THE WAY THINGS WERE SUPPOSED TO BE. You do remember I said THIS PLACE was a FAMILIAR place, right? FAMILIAR because COUNTLESS CHRISTIANS LIVE IN IT - A PLACE WHERE YOU ARE ASHAMED TO TELL PEOPLE WHAT'S REALLY GOING ON BEHIND CLOSED DOORS - A PLACE WHERE WE GO TO CHURCH, JUMP & SHOUT, BUT GO BACK HOME TO A PLACE OF BONDAGE. The worst part about being in a place of bondage is WE BELIEVE WE ARE DOING WHAT GOD WANTS US TO DO, WE BELIEVE WE ARE BEING FAITHFUL. We stay in places, we stay with people, because WE FEEL OBLIGATED TO DO THE RIGHT THING. But, if we are honest, some of these places, some of these people we call ourselves being loyal to, GOD NEVER TOLD US TO INVEST IN. Romans 13:8 says, "OWE NO MAN ANYTHING BUT TO LOVE ONE ANOTHER; FOR HE THAT LOVETH ANOTHER HATH FULFILLED THE LAW". I finally got enough COURAGE TO OBEY GOD COMPLETELY. IT IS NOT HIS WILL THAT WE BE IN FELLOWSHIP WITH THOSE WHO CAUSE US GRIEF AND SORROW WHILE PROFESSING TO LOVE US. ANYONE WHO WANTS THE BEST FOR YOU WILL NEVER INTENTIONALLY BRING OUT THE WORST IN YOU. Walking away from what was FAMILIAR was HARD, because I WAS COMFORTABLE. It hurt my heart to realize that I WAS THE ONE RESPONSIBLE FOR BEING IN THAT PLACE BECAUSE PEOPLE ONLY TREAT YOU HOW YOU ALLOW THEM TO TREAT YOU. The awesome thing about OUR GOD is HE FORGIVES! HE RESTORES! HE RENEWS! HE REPLENISHES WHEN YOU WALK IN OBEDIENCE!!! Where I am TODAY, THIS PLACE is a place of PEACE, a place of TOTAL RELIANCE ON GOD, NOT MAN; a place where I AM FREE TO BE THE ME GOD INTENDED ME TO BE!!! I AM LIVING MY LIFE WITHOUT APOLOGY & EVERYTHING I DO IS ALL 4HIS GLORY!!! If you have to leave some people behind to walk in your destiny, DO IT! GOD HAS SOMETHING SO MUCH GREATER WHERE YOU'RE GOING THAN WHAT YOU LEFT BEHIND WHERE YOU'VE BEEN!!! I AM SO GLAD I AM LIVING MY LIFE IN THIS PLACE!!!