SPRING FORTH NOW
But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob,
and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee,
I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine.
When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee;
and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee:
when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned;
neither shall the flame kindle upon thee. For I am the LORD thy God,
the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour: I gave Egypt for thy ransom,
Ethiopia and Seba for thee. Since thou wast precious in my sight,
thou hast been honourable, and I have loved thee:
therefore will I give men for thee, and people for thy life.
Fear not: for I am with thee: I will bring thy seed from the east,
and gather thee from the west; I will say to the north, Give up;
and to the south, Keep not back: bring my sons from far,
and my daughters from the ends of the earth;
Even every one that is called by my name:
for I have created him for my glory,
I have formed him; yea, I have made him.
It is true that an idle mind is the devil’s workshop; our mind is the playground for the devil, darkness to deceive and make us believe that life and its challenges is more powerful than we are and thus, overcoming not a realistic option. It is a struggle to overcome the challenges we face, for the process appears to be uncontrollable and therefore, in our mind, the recesses of our thoughts, overpower our confidence and self worth to win and enjoy God's promises for our lives. The overpowering may be either as a direct result of external forcers and the most deadly, internal forces which seek to separate us from the fulfillment of God's Word for our lives. We must choose to take on an attitude, mindset that does not give room for our fears and sense that we cannot control the process to make us feel alone and hopeless, instead allow our relationship with God and His Word for our lives to drive causing us to Soar. God has redeemed us, bought us back from whatever challenge we face, however, we must be willing, put on an attitude of our redemption. As we take on the mindset, attitude of our redemption we have Carte Blanche through life’s process, allowing for us to be empowered, not giving up or in, to our challenges, especially those within our mind and keeping us from God and His promises for our lives. God loves us and no matter the challenges we face, of our own making or of someone else’s, His love will ring true in the process that translates to our forgiveness, reconciling us to God and His Word, thus making His Word flesh, real in our lives. God has created you for His glory and is forming you through the process to be His witness. Do not fear, you will not be destroyed, killed, or stolen by anything that would separate you from God, instead you can Take Back Your Stuff, empowering you to live in your abundance of life as God has promised. You have been redeemed, restored by God before, in, through, as well as after the challenges of your life. Stay with God, abiding in Him and allow His Spirit to lift you to Soar through the process, both in deed and thought, pressing toward the mark of God’s higher calling to Take Back Your Stuff!