Direction/Guidance, Growth/Maturity, Strength, Trusting God

Is There an ‘S’ on Your Chest?

For many years I have been the “go-to person”. People always seem to think that I can solve any situation. Because I have been relied on in this capacity, I started to believe this was true. From this, an agenda or schedule rarely existed and caused a serious overload in my life; however, I would keep going because I knew helping people was the “right thing to do”. I was just like the Energizer Bunny or more like SUPERWOMAN! I would go and go and go and go, complete with the cape around my neck and ‘S’ on my chest! I arrived on the scene and you would hear, “Bum, bum, bum, bummmm!” After a while, “bum, bum, bum, bummmm” turned into frustration, the cape was wrinkled, and the ‘S’ withered. Then I heard His voice, “Did I tell you to do that?”

Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Proverbs 3:5-6 KJV

Do you make plans daily without permission or direction from God? Do you find yourself doing things because you think it’s the right thing to do? Do you operate with an ‘S’ on your chest? YOU SHOULD! However, that ‘S’ should stand for SPIRIT! In everything we do, we should be SPIRIT-led!

But when He, the Spirit of Truth (the Truth-giving Spirit) comes, He will guide you into all the Truth (the whole, full Truth). For He will not speak His own message [on His own authority]; but He will tell whatever He hears [from the Father; He will give the message that has been given to Him], and He will announce and declare to you the things that are to come [that will happen in the future]. He will honor and glorify Me, because He will take of (receive, draw upon) what is Mine and will reveal (declare, disclose, transmit) it to you. John 16:13-14 AMP

It is unfortunate that God provides us with a spiritual navigation system but we don’t use it. We prefer to drive in circles as opposed to getting directions from the Holy Spirit! The Holy Spirit knows the plan of the Father and desires to give it to us, but we MUST be in relationship with Him. God, the Father, tells Jesus His plan then Jesus shares it with the Holy Spirit. It is our job to spend time in the Word and prayer to get revelation of the plan of God. Giving direction isn’t the only job of the Holy Spirit; the Holy Spirit has several jobs that are important to us.

And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, and Standby), that He may remain with you forever. John 14:16 AMP

God loves us so much. He doesn’t want us blinded by any situation. He has equipped us with His Spirit to be able to endure until the end! The most awesome part is that His Spirit dwells on the inside of us!

Dear Daddy,

Father, in the name of Jesus, I ask for Your forgiveness for endeavoring to live without Your Holy Spirit. Father, I ask that I am led daily by Your Spirit. I welcome the Holy Spirit to lead and guide me to all truths. I will acknowledge You in all my ways. I give You permission to direct my path and order my steps. I thank You, Lord, for a spirit of conviction if I endeavor to do anything without You! Holy Spirit, take over my will right now. In Jesus’ Name, Amen!

Ladies, I EMPOWER you to remove the “SUPERWOMAN” off your chest and replace it with “SPIRIT-LED WOMAN”! I EMPOWER you to allow the Spirit of the true and living God to lead you so that you can receive the results God desires for your life! I decree and declare that when you place SPIRIT-LED WOMAN across your chest, God’s super will be on your natural and you SHALL do SUPERNATURAL things in the earth!

(Ladies, please embark on this journey with me of truly allowing God’s Spirit to lead you. There are some excellent things that God desires to happen in the earth this year; however, they cannot be fulfilled without INTIMATELY knowing the Spirit of God!)

Are you guilty of trying to be SUPERWOMAN, and not SPIRIT-LED? Share your story with us below.

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Ms. Rodnisha L. Anderson resides in Chicago, IL and serves as an elder at Life Redeeming Ministries. She works diligently with the Singles and Intercessory ministries. She is married to the Lord and becomes whatever she needs to become to reach the people for the building of God’s kingdom. Rodnisha truly desires to witness successful single women thriving in the kingdom of God.  Her favorite scripture is 1 Timothy 4:12: “Don’t let anyone think less of you because you are young. Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity.”