See, the lord your God has given you the land. Go up and take possession of it as the lord, the God of your ancestors, told you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.
God has told you that He will take you to the promised land, but instead of turning left as instructed you have turned right, and out of frustration you cry out to Him for guidance. Lovingly, God tells you that He showed you the way and even gave you the skills to read the map given to you—but your pride, fear, impatience, arrogance, and insecurities blinded your vision—and now you are off course and in, for you, is an unchartered area.
What you don’t see is that the promised land is so very close but you need God to get there. There is no success without God. There is no victory without God. Your goals, plans, dreams, and bills can not be met without God.
As I push through my fears—which is a lifelong journey—but one that becomes more bearable and maneuverable when you learn to let go and trust on God more to show you the way, and to catch you when you fall—I know that no matter what I’m going through today, and no matter how much pain and insecurity that I feel, God has never forsaken me. I know that He has angels watching over me. I know that when no one else loves me unconditionally, that He has, does, and always will. He has a life for me that’s ready for me to claim. All I have to do is open my eyes, take that step, reach out, and make it mine. All you have to do is do the same for every opportunity and blessing that He provides you.
I love all of you. Those I know and those who only know me through this Breaking Bread message. I love you because we are all God’s children. I love you because just as I want and need love, peace, and security, so do you. We are brothers and sisters in a kingdom that is struggling with double-mindedness. Together we will uplift each other into the perfect examples of our Father, as He first created us. Embrace your day and embrace your life.
God bless you and keep you!
Father, You have placed before me countless opportunities to claim as mine. Some I have seized ahold to while others I was too afraid to claim. Father, I thank You for my blessings. I thank You for Your patience as You wait for me to walk in and by faith, and not by fear, and to have the courage to claim what is rightfully mine, because You made it so.
Daily, I pray to You for Your grace and mercy as I push through my fears and cast them to the side. Father, I can see the promised future. I can see my victories. I can see a life filled with joy and the ability to rise, smile, and see my way through any situation, because I know that You are with me. I want to claim what You have said is mine. I want to claim the life You have envisioned and set forth for me. I want to honor and glorify You, through the ups and downs. I love you Father. Amen.
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