Monthly Archives: September 2014
It’s Monday! Embrace it! Be Excited! Be Determined! Succeed! | Showers’ Blessing PicSpire | Jacqui Showers
Don’t Drop Out! | Jacqui Showers
Many after losing jobs repeatedly, just dropped out. They no longer go after the jobs or desire to excel as before. There are many people who have dropped out. They don’t live on the streets. They are functioning dropouts, like functioning alcoholics. You don’t know it, but they know it.
In some instances, they can’t quite put their finger on it. Every day they tell themselves that they are going to do better. More often than not, they find themselves doing the same thing. Many have been affected through downsizing,rightsizing, or whatever sizing, but they have tacitly determined within their own resolve that they don’t want to deal with it anymore.
There are those who have dropped out in the name of starting my own business. They are not really doing anything for the business to thrive.You have to be honest with yourself. You have to ask the tough questions, and be prepared for the tough answers.
In many instances, it is a false sense of confidence steeped in pride, which is driven by fear. Unless you confront the fear, you will never be able to conquer it. You either point outwardly for the culprit or you die inwardly from condemnation and guilt. Regardless, you are a drop out.
Something has to happen for you to drop back in. It has nothing to do with age, because even young folk drop out. God says He energizes those who get tired, gives fresh strength to dropouts. God is energizing and strengthening you right now to drop back in and experience the abundant life He envisioned. (Isaiah40:27-31 MSG)
If you feel that you are experiencing drop out or just want pray, follow this link linkhttp://bit.ly/PrayReqSM.
I HEARD YOU WHEN YOU FIRST DROVE UP! | Showers’ Blessing Inspires | Jacqui Showers
“I heard you when you first drove up,” my mother would say when you kept asking her something repeatedly. It is a nice way of saying that you didn’t have to keep asking her the same thing over and over again. In that instance, you would stop asking and know that whatever you were asking for she was going to give it to you. You had to wait for it.
Isn’t that the way it is with prayer. We ask God and feel as though He does not hear us because the answer does not come to us quickly. You can’t give up either. You have to understand that when you first starting praying God heard your petition. It wasn’t that He wasn’t doing anything about it, He was at the outset. However, we are more spirit than flesh and you must understand that when our prayers go forth God immediately dispatches His angels; conversely the enemy releases His imps as well.
Once the enemy sees that God has released His angels to help you, He immediately assigns one of his imps to prevent them from getting to you. We’re not wrestling against the flesh and blood of this world; but the battle is waged against wickedness and principalities in high places in the spirit realm.
You can’t give up. You don’t want to give up right at the point of breakthrough. Pray until God says, “I heard you when you first drove up.” In that instance the peace of God lets you know that God has already answered your prayers and petitions before you uttered one word.
Not only do your prayers reach God at the onset of their release, but they also are a major catalyst that keeps the angels fighting to get the answer to you from God. Your prayers play a critical role in letting God know you have not given up. It informs God that you are in the battle with Him and the angels that He has released on your behalf.
From God’s hearing your prayers, to the release of the angels and their battling in the heavenlies and on to your praying on earth, this trilogy of power annihilates the most strategic attack of the enemy. You can never ever give up. God is JEJIT! He is always just enough just in time.
Keep praying and listening for, “I heard you when you first drove up.” The answered prayer has already been answered.
What is happening that may cause you to give up? Do you feel God hears your prayers? Do you understand what praying through is all about? Leave a comment, I would love to hear about the challenges you are conquering through prayer.
Then said he unto me, Fear not, Daniel: for from the first day that thou didst set thine heart to understand, and to chasten thyself before thy God, thy words were heard, and I am come for thy words. But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days: but, lo, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me; and I remained there with the kings of Persia. Now I am come to make thee understand what shall befall thy people in the latter days: for yet the vision is for many days. And when he had spoken such words unto me, I set my face toward the ground, and I became dumb. Daniel 10:12-15 (KJV)
And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear. Isaiah 65:24 (KJV)
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Ephesians 6:10-12 (KJV)
Father, Thank you for answering my prayers. Though the answer may appear to tarry, I will never stop seeking You in prayer until You give me peace. I know that before I spoke it, You had already answered; and before I prayed it You had already heard my prayers and dispatched Your angels on my behalf and for my success. Amen.