I have an essential training today that if you choose not to be offended by, will help you build grace and more authenticity into your life.
Sabotage=>Don’t pull the Jesus told me card unless literally, Jesus told you and you can back them up with a specific scripture. When Jesus leads you to a decision, it’s mission-minded and will bring life to everyone involved. There will be a fruit that will be established and can be discerned within 1,3,6, 12 months. Why? People will get disciplined. People will get set free. People will grow more disciplined. There will be an impact for the kingdom NOT ADDING TO YOUR BANK ACCOUNT so that you can hypothetically give more away.
There are times that a coach, mentor or spouse will ask you to move forward on something and I had had clients tell me they pulled the Jesus card when they insisted on getting their way.
Here’s the problem with that. If you’re married, wonderful that Jesus told you that but one small detail. You aren’t one anymore. You’re two. So, you should not move forward until you’re spouse feels comfortable because of you once you pull the Jesus card, you shut down the whole conversation. Because I don’t know about you, but I’m not going to argue with Jesus. I mean, come on. That invites a lot of potential lightening strikes and the ground opening up to swallow me. I would rather just watch the fruit of what “Jesus” told you and see if it pans out or not. If its spirit led, you’re going to have peace, right living and results that you can use to train someone else with. In other words, the cycle of sabotage in your life is going to end. Your marriage gets better not more strained. Because when you obey Jesus, you are lifted out of your situation and resurrection power is released.
If it was merely your will because you didn’t want to deal with your consequences, come under more Lordship or didn’t want to do what you’re spouse or mentor suggested…guess what? YOU GET TO GO AROUND THE MOUNTAIN ANOTHER 1,347 times. That process comes with tension, discord, and people resenting you for bullying them into a decision. Why? Because God is pretty patient and he doesn’t push accountability or mentoring down anyone’s throat. He just lets you get tired of the stupidity and frustrating results. I’m just keeping it real for you, not trying to be offensive. It’s important to be authentic, NOT RELIGIOUS!
So, here is the kind of things you don’t want to pull the Jesus card for as it lessens your authority:
- Boundaries on your time. You are called to be mission-minded and invest time into what God has revealed is your purpose and who you do that mission with. You don’t need to tell people that you prayed about it and Jesus said no. You don’t owe anyone an explanation for being purposed about your time nor should you feel guilty for actually thinking strategically about your life. Just say no but thank you for offering the opportunity!
- Decisions that you think you’re friend, parent, boss, pastor, spouse might not be in agreement with. That is not going to work well for you trust me. Manipulation is witchcraft to God.
SUCCESS=>Do the work to build an apparent and compelling vision for the year. This video will help you understand how to manage your time more efficiently. When your idea is clear you won’t be easily manipulated by others. If you receive an invitation that you are just not comfortable with, spend a day in prayer asking God to show you why you’re feeling a check about it. It’s either one of two things. Not the time for this or consider you just don’t want to die in your flesh. God will speak to you clearly about how to move forward but just remember, just say yes or no! Save the Jesus card for those times when you’re being pressed, and you took the time in prayer to seek God’s will on this. Anything else lessens your authority. Hope this helped!
Faith Forward! Love, Bec:)