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Monday Motivation: Move

It’s time to move further and achieve more than you ever thought was possible.

Determine in your heart and mind to reach your goal and move.

Sometimes if we stay where we are to preserve what we have, that’s a bigger failure in life.

The failure of missed opportunity and wasted time.


Are you happy where you are, have you succeeded in reaching your highest potential?


1 Corinthians 9: 26-27

“26 Therefore I do not run like someone running aimlessly; I do not fight like a boxer beating the air. 27 No, I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.”


You need a goal and a plan to follow to get there. We aren’t meant to aimlessly run, but to set a goal and reach it and then set a new one as we run further toward our greatest potential.

Is Your Ship Being Battered?

You may be enduring a contrary wind in your life. On top of the already difficult life changes due to Covid19.

A contrary wind battering the boat doesn’t mean that God didn’t command you to set sail.

‘Immediately He made the disciples get into the boat and go ahead of Him to the other side, while He sent the crowds away. After He had sent the crowds away, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray; and when it was evening, He was there alone. But the boat was already a long distance from the land, battered by the waves; for the wind was contrary. And in the fourth watch of the night He came to them, walking on the sea. ‘ Matthew 14:22-25

Immediately “He made” the disciples get into the boat!

Do you think Jesus didn’t know a storm was brewing?

He knew.

Yet, He also knew that nothing would stand in His way when He was ready to get them.

Where are you? Are you worried you are too far away for Him to reach you?

My Jesus created the winds and the waves. And He holds my life in His hand even when I am standing right here on dry land.

I’ll praise Him either way.

Taming the Flesh and Extending the Mission,

Johnathan

Check your own heart

Then, test the spirits.

Don’t let your heart be fooled by eloquent speeches or unproven theories of origin.

Self focused affirmations are not an illuminating force.

Don’t let your faith be shaken by the enemy of your soul.

Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God; and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God; this is the spirit of the antichrist, of which you have heard that it is coming, and now it is already in the world. You are from God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world. They are from the world; therefore they speak as from the world, and the world listens to them. We are from God; he who knows God listens to us; he who is not from God does not listen to us. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error.
1 John 4:1‭-‬6 NASB

In Genesis 8, God noted that man’s heart is intent on evil from youth.

It is only the Spirit of God in us that leads us and helps us rise above our own selfish intentions.

The Spirit guides us to a Christ centered sticking place. And when we can’t hold on, He will never let go.