Sometimes, you need to be tired of being too tired of gray areas of your life for changes to start taking place.
Move on! It is the statement God told Moses to tell the Israel people. Another version said, go forward.
Exodus 14:14-15 NIV
The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.”  Then the Lord said to Moses, “Why are you crying out to me? Tell the Israelites to move on.
The Israel nation was faced with either return to Egypt or face the red sea.
Standing in front of the red sea and hearing someone telling you to go forward is the most daunting words you can take.
We don’t hear such bold words nowadays, but no doubt, God still speaks only in different ways.
A little trust in God and confidence in ourselves is all we need to face our red sea and move to the other side instead of dwelling in the past.
The past is useful for lessons, but its moment is gone. Today is all we have, and there’s an opportunity to advance to the next level if we move on.
This morning, I went through the verse I had read before, and I found a renewed inspiration.
So Ruth went out to gather grain behind the harvesters. And as it happened, she found herself working in a field that belonged to Boaz, the relative of her father-in-law, Elimelech.
Ruth 2:3 NLT
There’s a lot in this verse, but I will break it into one piece in prayers.
May we find ourselves in the right place and at the right time. We shall not miss our rightful place in Jesus’ name.
We shall enjoy God’s grace and favor. God’s mercy shall meet us at the feet of Jesus. We will not miss our blessings by a split of a second.
In the morning, favor meets us. At noon, God’s graciousness won’t leave us, and in the night, His help will remain at our sides. We will not labor in vain.
God’s favor and mercy will bring us closer to our destiny, and we shall fulfill destiny in the name of Jesus.
You will be positioned to your glory and destiny at the right place at the right time.
But in that coming day no weapon turned against you will succeed. You will silence every voice raised up to accuse you. These benefits are enjoyed by the servants of the Lord ; their vindication will come from me. I, the Lord , have spoken!
Isaiah 54:17 NLT
Exodus 14:15-16 NIV
Then the Lord said to Moses, “Why are you crying out to me? Tell the Israelites to move on.  Raise your staff and stretch out your hand over the sea to divide the water so that the Israelites can go through the sea on dry ground.
It suggests that God doesn’t want us to return to Egypt or the past.
It also means that if God is telling us to move forward, He will likely give directions on what to do.
Psalm 46:10-11 NIV
He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”  The Lord Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.
The grace of God is constantly working in us to perfect God’s purpose in us for His glory.
For God wanted them to know that the riches and glory of Christ are for you Gentiles, too. And this is the secret: Christ lives in you. This gives you assurance of sharing his glory.
God’s grace will work to bring us closer to where we belong– our rightful place.
A current season only reminds us that another season will come. Snow time only reminds us that the Spring will come and when the Springs finally arrives, we know that the summer is in the corner.
The rain only reminds us that the flowers will soon sprout. And the hard soil reminds us that we should wait a little more and the rain will soften the hard crust.
It is appropriate that a farmer who has spent the early Spring planting to expect harvesting in the Fall.
A hardworking student gets success. Diligent entrepreneurs experience business growth and profit. A loving husband enjoys his marital home, and a caring wife wins the love of his lover.
The present problems and challenges of life are just a reminder that the glorious season will come, and we will smile again.
Weeping endures only for a moment, but joy comes in the morning.
Challenges are just a reminder that we can patiently find the solution that makes for a better living.
Challenges are a season, and it will pass. When you have the desired results, and the solutions are in your hands, your season of rejoicing is here.
When there is no one to encourage you in your challenges, you have to inspire yourself.
When there is no one around to help or to console, and everyone abandons you, encourage yourself. When others let you down, you should not let yourself down. Take these steps in times of crisis. Do not let your guard down. Be strong and courageous.
Shake off fear and hopelessness. Develop a strong-willed mind and a sound Spirit. In a short time, you will come out as a victor.
As I conclude this series, I would like to remind us of all the lessons– that you can refresh your old memories that bring sweet feelings. Although this seems simple, you have to recollect all of the good feelings you had in the past.
Seek counsel! At the moment, you feel downcast and weary. You need help that is reliable and able to lift you from your lowly state. There are times you cannot do it all alone, and an extra hand is all you need to be on your two toes.
Do not give up on yourself. If you can breathe, you can live again.
As a Christian, you’re a carrier of unbelievable, limitless power. The embodiment of the Trinity resides inside of you. The glory of God surrounds you. The God-head makes its home inside your heart.
You cannot be defeated because Jesus always wins. He wins every single battle. If He is a winner, so you are! And Jesus can never lose!
This limitless power has an endless supply of resources that can never run out of stock. Remember, God owns the heavens and the earth. Everything is God, and everything belongs to Him.
He is power incarnate and fullness of eternity.
This limitless power a believer has is difficult to explain with words. There are no expressions good enough to describe the power of God that a Christian has at his disposal.
It’s impossible to describe God fully. Therefore, it’s impossible to explain how much power a believer has. Unfortunately, many don’t know it and couldn’t use the resources at their disposal. Lots of people suffer from a lack of understanding of this truth. The weakest Christian is more powerful than any demon.
You’re a power carrier, and the power you carry is limitless. The moment you know this truth, you become free because the truth you know makes you free. Lack of this knowledge brings you destruction because anyone can perish for lack of knowledge.
Therefore, Rise! Lift your voice in victory. Rejoice and bask in God’s power and love that lives inside you.
You are victorious!
In my last two posts, I talked about how you can use your sweet old memories and waiting on God to re-energize your dampened spirit. Today, I am introducing another recipe for the revitalization of your exhausting life.
Hope is an expectation and assurance in God’s faithfulness that what He promises will happen or come to pass.
There is a general confusion between Faith and Hope, but the two are completely different. Hope is one of the greatest attributes. Without it, the bible says we are the most miserable people on earth.
When you think about God’s promises that they are true and that God can never lie, it increases confidence.
God’s promises are unbroken. They will surely come to pass. He is not a man that lies or a man that cannot hold unto his word and fulfill it.
So, when your soul is weary and tired, remember His promises. Remember He said that “I will never leave you nor forsake you” “Though a thousand fall at your side, though ten thousand are dying around you, these evils will not touch you.”
Hold unto these promises and repeat over and over until your spirit is confident in God’s ability to fulfill it.
Hope does not give up because there is an assurance that God can do what He says. There is no failure with God.
Take those words of God and practice them daily until it becomes part of you, and do not give them up because Hope says, “I believe God can do what He says He will do. He never fails, and He is not going to let me down. God is able!
Expect from God to help you, and He will perform it if you continue to hold unto His promises.
There are several ways you can motivate and wake up the sleeping giant in you, but I have thoughtfully crafted this that I believe is useful for all times.
Refresh your old memories that bring sweet feelings. Although this seems simple, you have to recollect all of the good feelings you had in the past.
Old memories of your accomplishments, successes, and breakthroughs can ignite the fire and resurrect the passion you once had.
Such memories can be a successful pass of a graduate or any school examination, your first job, your first paycheck, etc. Such memories often trigger passion and strong desires that can motivate you and push you towards your goal.
If you have lost the desire to pray, remember how God answered your prayers in the past. Remember how you pray regularly and the results of the prayers. Remember how you were zealous for God. This may likely kindle the fire to wake you up from your slumber.
Recollect your old memories and let them ignite the fire within you by waking up the sleeping giant.