‘Don’t be afraid, because you won’t be put to shame.Don’t be discouraged, because you won’t be disgraced. You’ll forget the shame you’ve had since you were young’. ISAIAH 54:4
So I was in Church this Sunday seeking Gods face for answers and direction, I had come to a crossroad point of my life where I wasnt sure of things, the regrets of missed opportunities, the pursuance of entering into higher financial bracket which I am finding hard to attain, my spiritual life wasn’t where I wanted it to be, my choices in life, my wrong decisions in life etc. So I sat starring at the Cross in the Church Altar, praying in my Spirit, mumbling words to my creator just like Hannah did. I was at a point where I wasn’t moving forward and my biggest worry sometimes, is being ‘left behind’!. I am not sure if you understand but if you do, you will know what I am talking about.
There are so many people who will like to see you remain behind, seek them out for hand outs so they can gloat over how they are now your helper!. ..They are uncomfortable showing you how to ‘catch your own fish’ they like you begging them for food. Thank God for Jesus who says He will make you ‘fishers of men’. I have always depended on God for all things and with His promises written on my heart, I know His plans for my life and His purpose to give me an ‘expected end’. However, as time goes by, you wonder if it really is going to happen, worried of being ridiculed, afraid of remaining at the ‘bottom of the ladder’ when everyone around you are moving up!.
Its past half the year, rolling to the last quarter and still nothing..Well this is where I was, so I began to speak to God, Lord what am I doing wrong, Lord where are my destiny helpers, Lord when will you show forth, I need you to make a way NOW!.. I opened my bible and Isaiah 54 came alive.. I had read it a million times but on this Sunday it was as if I had never seen it before, the Spirit said ‘this is for you’ BUT I am not seeking for children I said?. Whatever you are seeking is also a child to you or is it not important like a child? Well YES!
So I started reading and I started laughing, I got it!, I claimed it and today it is my testimony!.
My sibling in Christ, my friend God is saying to you today DON’T BE AFRAID CAUSE YOU WILL NEVER BE PUT TO SHAME!.
So you haven’t married yet, you are still childless after 5 years of marriage, you still have no working papers and considered illegal, you still haven’t bought a house, while all your friends have 4-5 houses, listen to what God says
Don’t be discouraged, because you won’t be disgraced. You’ll forget the shame you’ve had since you were young.
You won’t remember the disgrace of your YOUTH anymore. REMEMBER5 Your HELPER is your maker.
His name is the Lord of Armies. Your defender is the Holy One of Israel. He is called the God of the whole earth.
I learnt that no matter what point you are in life, God can restore all the things the ‘cankerworm and caterpillar has stolen’. Missed opportunities, correct past mistakes, rectify your wrongs and make everything right and all in a ‘twinkle of an eye’!. JEHOVAH is His name, to whom nothing is impossible and to whom ALL powers belong!. A thousand days is like a day before Him and the whole world is like a drop of water in a bucket. I want you to TRUST HIM NOW MORE THAN EVER, BELIEVE HIS PROMISES FOR YOU and run with it.
Take action, work on your dreams, bless others while waiting and be watchful and prayerful, always praising Him for what He has done and what He will do. God is not a man that He will lie, He will answer your cries, Shame will not be your portion. He knows your thoughts, He knows what you deserve, He says if I clothe the roses with beautiful colours for just 1 season imagine what I will do for my beloved children.
We serve an awesome God whose ways are beyond our comprehension, if He can make ‘manna to rain from heaven’ cause the dead to rise and dry bones to walk, then your case is truly minute in what He can do. Here is His promise to you this month
Sing with joy, you HOPELESS CHILD who never gave birth to GOOD DREAMS.
Break into shouts of joy, you HAVE GIVEN UP.
“There will be more BLESSINGS FOR YOU who have been deserted
than there are OF THOSE YOU THOUGHT HAD EVERYTHING,” says the Lord.
2 Expand the space of your tent.EXPAND YOUR VISION AND IMAGINATION
Stretch out the curtains of your tent, and don’t hold back. DONT LIMIT YOURSELF
Lengthen your tent ropes, and drive in the tent pegs. DREAM BIG, SEE YOURSELF THERE
FOR 3 You will spread out to the right and left!.
HALLELUYAH!. See what the Lord has for you?, He is going to show case you for others to envy IJN, You think it is late BUT when it comes it will triple those who have had it donkey years before you!.. Shame, humiliation and turmoil you shall see no more. I believe this strongly for your life, cause it is my testimony and I know MY REDEEMER STILL LIVETH
IT shall be well with you my brethren and sooner than you imagined your testimony shall speak!
I remain your Sister in Christ
PastorAngel …..AYO NI O!