Sunday, December 30, 2012

EVERYONE HAS A CALLING - WHAT IS YOURS?

PURPOSE AND CALLING
Yolanda Conley Shields    

Every single person who is born has a Purpose.  I heard a message today at church from Pastor James Lowe that had me come home and reflect on what God has really called me to do.  He asked, “What word did God say to YOU about what He has called YOU to do”?  Have you heard a clear word from God, but have not moved on it? 

So shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it. Isaiah 55:11 ESV 

 

Today is the Day, don’t miss out on what God has for you and move out too soon, or don’t move soon enough when you hear.  I believe anything that God gives you will not only benefit you but others.   

So begin to pray and study the word and wait to hear a word.  If you have already heard, move out in 2013 without delay.  We can be good at a lot of things, but it may not be the thing that God has called us to do.  God spoke to Jeremiah the prophet in the book of Jeremiah and said to him, “I knew you before you were born; before you were created in your mother’s womb.” Everyone may not agree with what God has called you to do, but if you have heard MOVE!  God will give you the next steps and the right people to walk with you to fulfill what He has called you to do. 

 

The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of your hands. Psalm 138:8 ESV


What I know for sure is that we all are called. Everybody has a calling, and your real job in life is to figure out what that is and get about the business of doing it.  The first step is to spend some time fasting and praying to hear clearly and to also know that whatever it is that it will not only impact you but others.  It is BIGGER than you! Sit down today and write out what you know you have been called to do.  After writing it out decide what the first step is for you to get started.  God is ready! Are YOU Ready? Write the Vision and Make it Plain (Habakkuk 2:2). Don’t feel bad about messing anything up because it’s all part of the plan. Our mistakes often lead us to more wisdom and understanding.
START LIVING LIFE ON PURPOSE IN 2013 
Jeremiah 29:11 (AMP)

11 For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome.


Saturday, December 29, 2012

LIVING MY BEST LIFE - APPOINTED TIME



 






When things aren’t working out as you wish, be patient.  Stop trying to move ahead of God.  His timing is perfect.  Trust Him


This has been a year of DREAMS fulfilled.  What a year it has been.  As I take a look back I continue to see how blessed I am. We can focus on the dreams not fulfilled or focus on how God has blessed us.
Many of the things that I had on my Bucket/Goal list were accomplished in 2012.    -->
2012 Trip Paris France & Nancy France
2012 FIAT
From my trip to Paris, my new Fiat, completing my first Book to be published in 2013 and seeing clearly the next steps God has for me professionally and personally.  I continue to be amazed.
 
Working on my first book

 

At the beginning of the year we talked about what the number 12 meant.  Lets take a look back. 2012 -The number 12 represents divine authority and appointment, as well as governmental foundation and perfection, and shows completeness.  God completed many things this year and gave me a clear vision of the destiny and purpose He has for me. I continue to spend the last days of 2012 Praying  for clear vision and direction for the coming year. 

For the vision is yet for an appointed time and it hastens to the end [fulfillment]; it will not deceive or disappoint. Though it tarry, wait [earnestly] for it, because it will surely come; it will not be behindhand on its appointed day. Habakkuk 2: 3
2013 will be a year of transition and New and amazing things fulfilled.  God's timing is perfect; He is never late. Even when things seem out of control God is still working and has a plan for your life. 

Thus says the Lord, In an acceptable and favorable time I have heard and answered you, and in a day of salvation I have helped you; and I will preserve you and give you for a covenant to the people, to raise up and establish the land [from its present state of ruin] and to apportion and cause them to inherit the desolate [moral wastes of heathenism, their] heritages. Isaiah 49: 8
For we are God's [own] handiwork (His workmanship), recreated in Christ Jesus, [born anew] that we may do those good works -which God predestined (planned beforehand) for us [taking paths which He prepared ahead of time], that we should walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us to live]. Ephesians 2: 10

Let us take a look at 2013.  Some people are sharing doom and gloom for 2013, but I will only agree with the promises of God and say Yes and Amen!!  I know 2013 will be amazing.  If promises were fulfilled in 2012 why not believe the same for 2013. 

I will bless you with a future filled with hope—a future of success, not of suffering. Jeremiah 29:11 (CEV)
The number “13” in not an evil number as many people may have shared with you or has gotten you to believe. But rather, it is a number of great promise and blessing. The number “13” is a number of great blessings given by God.  Recapping the story of Abraham, we all know how God came to Abraham and said that he would make him the “father of many nations” as well as becoming the  “father of our faith.”  The Number 13 Promise is a “two-fold” promise. It always involves man and it always involves God. It always has seasons, times and circumstances in which God and man participate. 1. The promise is always initiated by God and destined to change the world forever.  2. Concerning man, to obtain the promise is beyond hope---impossible! 3. Concerning God, the chosen opportunity to manifest His plan of blessing and change.  4. The number 13 promise always has an underlying knowing that man can’t make it happen himself. 5. The number 13 always has the underlying fact that God determined it, said it, and it would happen regardless of the circumstances.  6. The number 13 is the difference of what man can do and what God can do. 7. The number 13 is the number of (new) life. (Taken from Stephen Gola Blog)

God makes everything happen at the right time. Yet none of us can ever fully understand all he has done, and he puts questions in our minds about the past and the future. Ecclesiastes 3:11 (CEV)

I read this in a blog post today from Garris Elkins:
Provision will flow from what appears to the natural eye to be a place of nothingness. It will become a miraculous provision that will surprise not only those who receive it, but it will surprise My people. You will say, 'Where did this come from? How did abundance come from nothing?

I will keep you posted as God continues to fulfill dreams and guides me in this new season. EXCITED! 2013 HERE I COME