Are you stuck in a rut? Are you going down a pathway that you have no idea how you got there, where you are going or where it will lead? Are you feeling discouraged, hopeless, lost or frusturated?
God is saying, “Take my hand. Stop listening to the song who’s lyrics have been written based upon your life experiences and words people have spoken into your life and listen to what I AM saying to you. What I have said to you in my Word. Stop believing the words spoken over your life by other people and start believing what I AM saying to you. What I have said. I have given you promises for a reason. LISTEN TO THEM. LISTEN TO THE WORDS I AM SPEAKING INTO YOUR SOUL. Believe them. I am the same today, as I was yesterday as I will be tomorrow. "
Those verses from the song that has playing into your life can be hindering you for what God has in store for you. It is keeping you off focus. It is making you miss the mark. It is keeping you from what God has for you. Shut those lyrics out. Who knows you better than He who created You? It is not an easy thing to shut out the words that have been spoken over you, ingrained within you over the course of your life (especially if you are older in years) you have been leaning on that foundation for a good long time – and it has done you harm and not good. It’s time to weed out some of those lyrics. You alone know which of those lyrics need to be replaced. If you don’t pray about it – let God reveal to you that which is true and that which has been a hindrance. Uprooting can be a painful process. The longer the weed has been in your life the harder it may be to pull it out by its roots, but in order to walk in the fullness of the life that God has for you – it needs to be done.
If you have been a prodigal and have repented - don’t go back to those old familiar, sometimes comfortable ways because there is a sense of familiarity that comes from them. Move forward, trust in Him. This can be scary – it’s called “walking by faith.” It’s called, “Trusting.” It can mean that you are moving out of your comfort zone into unfamiliar territory and it can be scary. But with the travel comes God’s peace. Let GO of what you are familiar with and trust HIM to direct you on higher ground. There is a peace that comes with trusting and doing this once you get past the scariness of letting go with what you are familiar. There is a higher calling that you can only experience when you let go of what you’ve known and move forward to what God has for you. (A great read to encourage you on your journey is a book called “Hinds Feet on High Places” by Hannah Hurnard – I may need to re-read that myself).
All I write here to you dear reader, I am chewing on and digesting for myself. It is so easy to get caught up in the "old messages" of my life. One thing we need to remember is that sometimes ol'slewfoot uses those old messages to keep you discouraged and hinder you from what God has for you because he doesn't want it to come to fruition in your life because then God would be glorified! And that is the very last thing the devil wants. For God's good and perfect will - your destiny to unfold and for you to walk in the victory that has already been won for you! He wants you to be be discouraged and think that God doesn't care, he's not concerned about the things that concern you, if He was why do you keep coming back to point "b"? No! That is a lie and a well worn lyric that ol'slewfoot has been successful in using again and again, but here is the thing - he can only be successful in using certain lyrics IF YOU BELIEVE THEM. So STOP. Stop believing him and believe the One who knows! You are a song that God wrote from the day you were born! It's time you recognize it! God wrote the song of YOU not the devil! If you find your life to be going around and around in circles and you feel like you keep coming back to the same place – it is time to evaluate and revisit what changes need to be made. I am in the process of doing this in my life, myself and it is *not* an easy thing to do. Your head and your heart will butt up against the lyrics that have been written throughout your life and you will feel like you are “swimming against the tide” or “going against the grain” but until you do this – you will continue to swim on in the same circles you have always swam.