“Brothers, I do not consider myself to have taken hold of it. But one thing indeed: Forgetting the things behind and reaching forward to the things ahead” Philippians 3:13, Berean Literal Bible.
I’m just going to say it…You’re not hurting anyone but yourself when you give in to the enemy because of what someone did to you. I’m sorry they hurt you. I’m sorry they didn’t believe in you. I’m sorry they weren’t there when you needed them most. It hurts, I know it does. But you know what, my friend? You can either use this as fuel or as an excuse. The greatest revenge is to go full force into the things of God, to go full force into your purpose, to give God your broken heart and let Him kiss it and make it better.
God can give you more new memories that will take the place of all the old hurtful ones. He can show you that there is life after heartbreak. There is more life to live. Your best life is in front of you, not behind you. Reeeaaacchh forward. Reeeaaacchh forward. Reeeaaacchh forward into God’s perfect plan. You can do it. You will find grace waiting in front of you. You will find happiness waiting in front you. You will find healing…waiting… in front of you.
Prayer: Lord, I pray for my sister reading this now. You know exactly what she is feeling. Help her Lord to see the same thing You showed me when I was hurting beyond belief. You showed me the same love that I encountered the first day I surrendered to you. Show her that Powerful, Everlasting, Unconditional, Never Changing Love. Dissolve her fears. Heal her pain. Hug her heart. Remove all hopelessness, and help her Reeeaaacchh forward. In Jesus name, Amen.
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed” Luke 4:18, ESV.
God delivered the people of Israel out of Egyptian bondage, but they still had to walk out of Egypt. They had to put one foot in front of the other and walk towards the land of promise. This is something no one could have done for them.
Today, my covenant sister, I proclaim liberty to you! Jesus Christ has set you free by His blood and power! Walk out of that place you’ve been in for far too long. Put one foot in front of the other and continue to move forward. No one can do that for you.
The road ahead may seem rough, but God has already gone before you and has conquered your enemies. The road ahead may seem long, but God is hastening the time for you, and what took other people years to recover from and accomplish, He will grace you to recover and seize in half the time! Don’t you lean to your own understanding…not now! Trust in the Lord with all your heart; He is directing your path to absolute victory!
Continue to place one front in front of the other. Every step you take in the right direction puts you one step closer to reaching God’s promised land for you!
Prayer: Father God, I thank you for your wonderful encouragement to my heart. I believe you have set me free from all bondage through Jesus, and now I receive your powerful grace to rise and walk out of this place I’ve been in for far too long. I receive your grace not to stand still in terror, but to continue to make forward steps in you. Thank you Lord. I trust you. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
(Read Exodus 13:3,14; Philippians 3:14; 2 Timothy 3:14; Proverbs 3:5-6)