Getting on my knees
Planting seeds for those in need
Isn’t always comfortable, but God has a plan
A divine destination and it’s a blessing, if I can
Just wrap my head around all God is doing
Door after door, change after change, I’m moving
Don’t always want to get in the dirt
Planting seeds many times makes me hurt
But God has a plan, a divine destination
And it’s a blessing, if I can
Just accept the blessings the Lord has laid in store for me
Exceeding and abundantly
Can’t say I won’t have to do more gardening
And believe me, digging in the dirt is not my thing
But when I labor in the garden for the benefit of others in the Kingdom
The Lord nurses my wounds and in the blessing there is freedom
Freedom to press toward the mark and make a new start
No matter what you have done, continue on Destiny’s Road. Remember, by this time, God’s favor is upon you and His Spirit will never lead you where His grace cannot keep you. Don’t turn back, press forward!
Philippians 3:13-14 (KJV) says:
13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before.
14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
Keep focused on the goal if you want everything God has for you. If any of you have something else in mind, something less than total commitment, God will clear your blurred vision.
Keep focused on the goal if you want everything God has for you.
Forget About It and Be Forgiven. . .
What are those things you in the past you want the Lord's forgiveness for?
I’m just doing me
Although people don’t t want to see
What the Lord has birthed in me
Is what He has destined for me to be
I’m going to run with the tasks at hand
Knowing the Lord will allow me to possess the land
It’s not all easy because haters just don’t want to see
What the Lord has birthed in me
I’m encouraging myself in the midst of frustration
A peaceful existence with some hesitation
Because this isn’t a performance
People just don’t understand, I’m just doing me
Life does not have to be a performance. When you practice the “Do You” method, practice some appetite-denying discipline to better concentrate on God and don’t make a production out of it. It might turn you into a small-time celebrity but it won’t make you a saint. If you “Do You” and go into training inwardly, act normal outwardly. Shampoo and comb your hair, brush your teeth, and wash your face. God doesn’t require attention-getting devices. He won’t overlook what you are doing; He’ll reward you well.
Here’s what you do in the “Do You” stage: Find a quiet, secluded place so you won’t be tempted to role-play before God. Just be there as simply and honestly as you can manage. The focus will shift from you to God, and you will begin to sense His grace.
Matthew 6:18 (KJV) says:
18 That thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret: and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly.
Do You... What are those things you need to “Do You?”
But trying to stay in the fight
When will God’s favor reign supreme?
Even enemies and haters are living their dream
I’m just Facing A Victorious Opportunity Realistically
Because I’m tired of waiting and just may drastically
Move to the fast lane and get the stuff I want
Victory inevitable, but enemies want to flaunt
Their successes in my face while I continue to wait
I think I’ll decide my own fate
I might get some counterfeits along the way
But, at least, I won’t be in dismay
Where’s my stuff? The desires of my heart
Waiting makes me want to depart
Lord, I hear you say, be still my child
But I’m tired of being meek and mild
People treat it with disrespect, the devil running free
I’m ready to get back all those things the devil stole from me
Is favor really surrounding me?
God will surround you with favor as a shield. You need a shield for protection. Favor will protect you from the gossip and criticism of others. When they try to malign you, favor can protect you from the ill effects of their malicious words. This shield of favor will not just protect you from the front but also the rear. It is a shield that surrounds you. Even when you don’t know what people are saying about you, this divine favor will insulate you from damage.
What’s in the fast lane? Anything you want and desire. That’s the catch here, sisters. Satan will give you those things you want, but guess what, they are counterfeits. As fast as you get them, they will be gone.
Psalms 37 of The Message Translation says:
1 -2 Don't bother your head with braggarts or wish you could succeed like the wicked. In no time they'll shrivel like grass clippings and wilt like cut flowers in the sun.
3 -4 Get insurance with God and do a good deed, settle down and stick to your last. Keep company with God, get in on the best.
5 -6 Open up before God, keep nothing back; he'll do whatever needs to be done: He'll validate your life in the clear light of day and stamp you with approval at high noon.
He will bless you with the desires of your heart, my sister, just wait on God’s favor to reign supreme in your life. Sisters, we must do well for our own souls and we will see no reason to envy those that will do anything to get what they want. Look at the source of what they are obtaining by evil means. You must grow on Destiny’s Road to making God your hope in the way of duty and then you will have a comfortable subsistence in this world. You should rely on God, His favor, His providence, His promises, and His grace. It is during this time of waiting and entering onto Favor Street that God will become your guide and you can leave all your cares and worries to His guidance and disposal.
(Excerpt from And The Sisters Said, "Amen!")
List the Desires of your heart…
Tell me, Lord, have Your promises dissipated?
I’ve been on this road, but the road appears elongated
The trials are many, the tribulations seem insurmountable
But, from experience, I know You’re fully capable
To bring me out and allow me to live
In the depths of Your promises, I know You will give
Me the patience I need to continue on this road
You will ease my burden and lighten my load
So, Lord, here I am, waiting again
For Your will to take hold of my life
For the manifestation of promises, instead of strife
The bigger the trial, the bigger the blessing
Victory is eminent, I am confessing
Your glory to be revealed through the experiences You give me
Satan, you don’t have any power, in Jesus’ Name, you must flee!
II Peter 3:9 (KJV) says:
9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to usward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
Okay, so again, you have to wait and again you start to wonder, “Is this the right road? Maybe I should have gone to the left at the fork in the road about 5 miles back.” Don’t doubt it, sisters; you are on the right road. You must remember that the devil comes to steal, kill and to destroy.
He will do everything he can to make you doubt the birth of your new blessing, as well as the visions and dreams the Lord has given you.
Stumbling blocks, yes they happen.
Drama, yes it happens.
Job changes, yes it can happen.
Relationship changes, yes it may happen.
Financial difficulties, yes it’s a possibility to happen.
Just remember all the promises of the Word and stand on those promises. The “waiting game” should be called the “frustration game” because it is during this time that you can become frustrated and discouraged at the progress which appears to not be happening. Just because there appears to be nothing happening does not mean that nothing is! If you cast your cares on God, He will handle your worries. While you are yet asleep He is fighting for you. When you are waiting to see the manifestation of God’s promises to you, you must realize that this is still a part of maturing.
AND THE SISTERS SAID, "AMEN!"
Standing on the promises…
What promises in the Word are you waiting on?
Minister Celeste is an author, motivational speaker,
conference host, radio show host, blogger and life
coach who inspires women and teen girls to reach
their goals and visions. Minister Celeste is also a
graphics and digital media development expert
consulting with various ministries about
Worship Service programming and team development.