Updated: May 11, 2020
Terry Casales - February 25, 2020
When we are in a season of uncertainty in our circumstances, it is all too easy to get desperate in our mind and automatically operate out of our emotions. It is in those times where fear, anxiety and confusion can easily enter in and you are struggling to hear the voice of God.
The best strategy to combat this is to stop, worship, pray and be still in the presence of God and listen for His still, small voice. Seek Him in the secret place and in His Word and you will then be able to hear His voice again.
Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. - Colossians 3:2 (NKJV)
The devil is constantly trying to get us to focus on the natural - to focus on our current circumstances and distracted in our minds with all of the “what ifs.” He wants us to go into the world mindset (agreeing with his false narrative) that he has indoctrinated us into since we were born. When we allow our soul (mind, will, emotions) to take center stage, we will immediately lose our peace because we are then no longer operating out of our identity in Christ. We are no longer operating out of our inner man — as new creations -- from the position of our authority in Christ — seated in Heavenly places with Jesus!
When we position ourselves as a Mary (seated at the feet of Jesus at a place of peace) instead of a Martha (trying to do things and trying to figure everything out in our own strength out of fear), we will hear His voice very clearly and we will receive His wisdom, His peace and encounter the love of God.
“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.” - Matthew 7:7 (NKJV)
It is out of a position of rest - believing God is who He says He is and trusting that He is faithful to do what He promised - that we can rise above our circumstances. Living a lifestyle of abiding in God - being aware of Him and staying present with Him - will keep us focused on what He is calling us to do right now and enable us to remain open to receive His wisdom, strategies and solutions for what we are currently facing.
Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. - Matthew 11:28 (NKJV)
When we are intentional to make time to position ourselves as a Mary, we are able to rest and receive from God everything that He wants to reveal to us and to help us to see things from His perspective.
So, if you are facing uncertainty and things are not making sense to you, stop and spend time in the presence of God. Go to the place of rest and allow Him to minister to your heart and let Him refresh you. Allow Him to renew your mind with His Word and you will be positioned and open to hear His voice clearly and you will receive His wisdom and instruction.
Remember that, as sons and daughters of God in Christ, God has never left us. He is always with us! We are never alone! Align your words with His Words dearest ones!
Come up higher, ask Him to give you eyes to see, and allow Him to show you what He sees about your situation and listen to what He says about it.
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. - James 1:5 (NKJV)
Remember that everything that concerns you concerns God because He loves you! He is fully invested in you!
But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. - Matthew 6:33 (NKJV)
Remember, nothing is a surprise to God. He is already working out your solution behind the scenes! All is not as it seems dearest ones! He has already made a way where there seems to be no way!
Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. - Hebrews 10:23 (NKJV)
God is my strength and power, And He makes my way perfect. - 2 Samuel 22:23 (NKJV)
The Lord will perfect that which concerns me; Your mercy, O Lord, endures forever; Do not forsake the works of Your hands. - Psalm 138:8 (NKJV)
4 Say to those who are fearful-hearted,
“Be strong, do not fear!
Behold, your God will come with vengeance,
With the recompense of God;
He will come and save you.”
5 Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened,
And the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.
6 Then the lame shall leap like a deer,
And the tongue of the dumb sing.
For waters shall burst forth in the wilderness,
And streams in the desert.
Isaiah 35: 4-6 (NKJV)
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. - 2 Timothy 1:7 (NKJV)
God has not brought you this far just to drop you! The answer and the breakthrough to what you are facing may be closer than you think dearest ones!
Behold, I will do a new thing, Now it shall spring forth; Shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness And rivers in the desert. - Isaiah 43:19 (NKJV)
It is time to take off the wineskin of the old mindsets, mental cycles and the events/traumas of the past! Tune out the lies of the enemy and tune into the Truth of the voice and the Word of God!! He who promised is faithful! His love never fails!!