This morning as I write you I’m a bit perplexed and maybe even a tad bit stressed. I have something that I really want God to do for me but I have yet to see any motion. I truly believe that God promised me this thing but I have no proof of that promise other than my internal faith. I know it’s close to being revealed; I just don’t know when. I can almost touch it, yet it is still so far out of my reach. All of this is leaving me frustrated and a bit disgusted. Have you ever dwelled in that space? If so, then you know how your mind starts to generate a series of ‘W’ questions. “When will it be my turn?” “Where is my blessing?” “Who is divinely connected to the delivery?” And if you’re anything like me, you’ve surely asked a “why” question. Recently my question was,”Why haven’t I received it if He promised it?” Call me a bit crazy but I have to answer the questions that I ask myself so it forced me to dig a little deeper to find out what could be holding up my stuff! Prayerfully, what I discovered will help prepare and position you to receive everything God has for you.
Question: Why haven’t we received it if He promised it?
Answer 1: It’s just not time because we are not ready for it. Sometimes our character needs to catch up to our calling. We want a career in our field but are tardy everyday for the hourly jobs we hold. We want husbands and children, yet we haven’t learned how to manage our solo lives. Additional time on the training floor is required before we advance. We often quote the Christian idiom, “He won’t put more on me that I can bear” as it refers to going through storms of life. However, the same is true of the things we desire in life. He is not going to burden us with a blessing if we don’t have the character and capacity to handle it.
Answer 2: We haven’t prayed it through. We’ve thought it through but our prayers don’t match our thought process. Pray without ceasing, (I Thessalonians 5:17 NKJV). He knows what we need/want and what He has promised us BUT we must pray it from the spiritual thought into a natural existence. This is very essential because there are demons trying to halt our blessings from reaching us.
In the book of Daniel, he [Daniel] prayed for understanding and God sent his answer. The angel/blessing deliverer told Daniel that his words were heard by God the FIRST day he spoke them but an adversary held him up for 21 days. Then he said to me, “Do not fear, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart to understand, and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard; and I have come because of your words. But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me twenty-one days; and behold, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, for I had been left alone there with the kings of Persia. (Daniel 10:12-13 NKJV) It wasn’t until Michael came to help him that he was able to get free and deliver the answered prayer to Daniel. How many of our answered prayers are caught up in the spirit realm trying to get to us but because we have stopped praying earnestly & continually they haven’t made it to us? THAT’s spiritual warfare!
Answer 3: We don’t have backup! Prayer partners are essential! Don’t think you can do it alone. No one goes into a war battle solo! When your anointing is high, your purpose is great and your destiny is mind-blowing, the enemy assigns a whole legion of demons to you. Jesus asked him, saying, “What is your name?” And he said, “Legion,” because many demons had entered him. (Luke 8:30 NKJV) A legion by definition is 6,000 in number. The devil is so threatened by us that he has assigned 6,000 demons to stop each of us! He knows that he must step it up because we have the power and authority to make 1,000 demons flee on our own. One man of you shall chase a thousand, for the LORD your God is He who fights for you, as He promised you. (Joshua 23:10 NKJV) But when we link up with another believer, 10,000 have to take flight! “one chase a thousand, And two put ten thousand to flight…” (Deuteronomy 32:30 NKJV)
If a legion has been assigned to you because of who you are in the spirit, you HAVE to secure back up to cancel their plans and the plans of more demons waiting in the wings. Get in agreement with another believer about the promises of God! “Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.” (Matthew 18:19-20 NKJV)
Thank You for Your promises! Thank You for sending a Word to help me reposition myself for Your promises. I believe that You are going to deliver so please help me to remain faithful, prayerful and watchful as I wait for You to show up! In Jesus’ Name, Amen!
Ladies, today I EMPOWER you to submit to the process so that you are ready for your blessing. I EMPOWER you to pray continually so that no demon in hell can hold up your stuff and to connect with another believer so that you can stand in agreement about the promises of God!
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Mrs. Kristen Harris is a wife, mother, entrepreneur and dedicated servant. She is extremely passionate about women’s spiritual advancement, hence the founding of EmpowerMoments. As an avid reader, Kristen enjoys reading the Bible and other non-fiction pieces. Her driving inspiration is when God says to her: “For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11) She currently resides outside of Chicago, Illinois with her wonderful husband and three lovely daughters where she is an active member of New Life Covenant Church.