What will you settle for?

After a busy Friday morning, trying to finish up some reports which had to be delivered to my boss before close of business, it was pivotal for me to spare some time during my lunch break and sort out pending final planning touches, ahead of one of our Beautiful Queens outreaches that was coming up.
If you work a Monday to Friday job, you can easily relate with me that Fridays can get a bit crazy. I made calls to suppliers for some stuff to be delivered at home and as usual, all seemed feasible as I thought.
So, when I got home that evening full of anticipation of the day ahead, I was met with utter shock, after I discovered the deliveries made were of poor quality. As we opened one box after another with one of the volunteers, all I could do is repudiate each and every delivery.
I was disappointed, I was capricious and as I reached out to my mobile phone to call the supplier, my heart was down cast, considering the products were donations for young vulnerable girls in slums and the supplier new my journey of faith, in securing the funds towards the outreach. I dialed her number but the phone was off and there was nothing much I could do.
I tried to convince myself that maybe, the supplier would switch her phone later on and i would be able to express my disappointments with an assurance, she would deliver the products I had paid for the following day, since we had transacted several transactions before.
Minutes turned out to hours and that’s when it became clear, there was nothing much to salvage the error in my own capacity as a human. In my state of despair, the enemy began speaking to me, of how I ought to cancel the outreach. I knew in my Spirit, God had literally commissioned me to step out in faith and head out for this mission, however, my feelings were suggesting something else.
As i sat on my bed that night visceral by the turn of events, i begun pondering on how I would cancel the whole mission.While my mind became a battle field with all manner of thoughts,my mum with her demeanor, stepped in and asked whether we could talk. What a reprieve!!I had an opportunity to vent out my frustrations and in the mix of it , i actually suggested to her, why there would be no outreach, the following day. She was calm as she listened to me and when I was done talking, she asked if she could give her opinion, in regards to the whole situation.
Am eternally grateful to God for my mum, while I was on the verge of giving up, God used her to speak words that challenged me to obey the Great I Am, despite disappointments. Do you know words have power to attack, to attract and to mold?

Words spoken out of season can easily injure or break anyone but words spoken in due season, are absolutely powerful to rekindle back hope, focus and life, in hopeless situations. Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the bones. Proverbs 16:24

She did not try to sympathize with me or paint a picture of what I wanted to hear, she spoke life and truth into a dead situation. She provoked me, she called me back to order and challenged me to keep on trusting God, in spite of what had happened. When she was done, she asked me to eat my dinner, since I required energy and time to pray for the mission ahead.
I balled out my eyes as I watched her amble out of my room. She never created time for me to talk her out of what she had already communicated, I mean, it was a done deal for her.
With all due honesty, this was a surreal moment for me, to fathom the power of my mum’s words. They shifted my entire perspective about the mission ahead and pointed out an important aspect of not giving up.
Let’s take a journey at the book of Genesis 11:31-32 And Terah took his son Abram and his grandson Lot, the son of Haran, and his daughter-in-law Sarai, his son Abram’s wife, and they went out with them from Ur of the Chaldeans to go to the land of Canaan; and they came to Haran and dwelt there. So the days of Terah were two hundred and five years, and Terah died in Haran.
Terah stopped along the way and settled in Haran, instead of journeying on to his destination, which was the land of Canaan. He allowed something to interfere with His focus of getting into his destination. Yes, you are a believer, Spirit filled, you attend church, you serve in your home church or in your community but are you fully aware, the devil always wants to keep you in your past failures, loses and disappointments, in order for you to quit?
Are you also aware, God is always reminding you to focus on your bright future and move you to new possibilities and opportunities, through His promises over your life in His word, in spite of what you are currently facing??

Terah did not face the future when he opted to settle at Haran yet he was destined to settle at Canaan but his son Abraham ,did not quit, he believed the promise of God, settled in Canaan, acted on the promises of God and experienced what God had for him. Terah was a quitter, Abraham was a finisher, which one will you be?

We all have to make choices in life good or bad, in molding the puzzles of our destinies. You making a volition to settle for less than what God has deposited in your heart due to discouragement, disobedience, procrastination or sin, is still a choice.
You justifying your addictions to drugs, to alcoholism, to sex, bad habits or lack of integrity due to an ugly past you went through which was beyond your control, it’s still a choice.
But I want to submit to you, the energy you use to make wrong choices that have wrecked your life, is the same energy you will require to use to make good choices in life that will glorify God. God has given you everything in Christ Jesus, to make the right choices and become all that He created you to become. So, my question to you my beloved, will you quit or finish what God begun in you?

Declarations:-

I Decree and Declare, it is not too late to accomplish everything God has placed in my heart. I have not missed my window of opportunity.  God has moments of favor in my future. He is preparing me right now because He is about to release a special grace to help me accomplish that dream. This is my time, this is my moment and i receive it in the Mighty Name of Jesus.

Love ReinaBeaty

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