One of the challenges that many of my clients have is confronting people that are making poor choices and resisting the fear of man. This might be you right now and you feel maybe like you are walking a tightrope of tension and these situations are sapping your very identity, dreams and energy. I know what it feels like to have the enemy come in like a flood as after I experienced an almost 1 million dollar identity theft, it was my faith-defining moment that made me seek coaching for myself.
Today I want to take some time to break down and help you remember WHO YOU ARE and where you come from if you confess Christ as Lord. Why? Because emotional pain, stress or oppression can make you forget you are and is the root, spiritual warfare. If you’re not applying your identity in Christ and are surrounded with people of faith to encourage you daily, you will be more likely to compromise and sabotage yourself and the calling Christ has on your life.
The first thing to know. NORMAL CHRISTIANITY IS TAKING ACTION to do the right thing biblically when other people don’t. This can feel more difficult when it’s your spouse, child, boss or close friends but there is not a week that goes by that I don’t coach someone who is struggling with someone close to them choosing idolatry rather than listening and humbling themselves with the people who care about them. (Which is why prayer is at the center of my teams and personal coaching as it permeates pain with God’s presence and brings clarity and power).
Here’s the thing. Everyone wants to be used by God in their generation. However, it’s PASSING THE TESTS that God brings you through obstacles, oppression, and limitation that enables you to become a giant slayer! TESTS separate you into an EPIC identity, and that’s why you want to choose to take action and invest in achieving success God’s way.
Remember what God said to Joshua. I have a land before you. The one you have been praying and asking me to give you to you. Filled with fruit and honey for you and your DESCENDANTS! BE STRONG. BE COURAGEOUS. Get ready to TAKE ACTION and LEAD BOLDLY (even if no one else is). WHO Joshua surrounded himself with, and their advice became the defining moment for a WHOLE NATION and GENERATION.
Because I had grown up in an alcoholic home/performance based/shame-based home, I didn’t recognize my enabling attitude was coming from FEAR OF MAN, POVERTY MENTALITIES and PROCRASTINATION was spiritual warfare. This might be you right now and if so…. is a pattern in scripture. Miss this and you’re going to stay stuck and mediocre in your walk with God and you’re influence. God shows up generally through a divine opportunity like I am offering you today, you taking bold action and resisting the fear, lack, and passivity.
Habits are learned behaviors based on the messages we have internalized. For some of you, you have integrated a FALSE IDENTITY rather than what is genuinely your BOLD IDENTITY. Be encouraged! Training and Prayer break this as well as building relationally with people who will challenge you in a biblical way! End the delay about what could’ve been or should’ve been and let me begin to teach you how to move through the oppression with a purposed pace!
I love this phrase! We are not working for victory but FROM VICTORY!
Faith forward, Bec:)