A Series of Events

I woke up this morning already knowing some things in my heart. Today’s earlier post was a response to something in which I already knew the answer. But I am excited because my heart is not invested in empty words, so some things don’t even hurt.

God reminded me about the end from the beginning, (Isaiah 46:10) while I was in church, so I know that God’s will won’t come until deliverance comes and sometimes that means people must get exactly what they want. I am not going to say much more because my words carry weight and I don’t want to stop the process.

You see Samson had to go for what he wanted even though he ended up disappointed, but he had to do it. It was through him doing that, that he learned the lessons God wanted him to learn. That is what life is about. I learned a lesson too.

When you are walking prophetically sometimes it’s hard to put the pieces of the puzzle together, but then suddenly, it’s just like putting a real puzzle together. You put one piece in and suddenly all the others fit.

I had a dream that was date stamped and what God showed me was about the month of September. We will see if it manifests this year. But I am chuckling now because again I have learned some valuable lessons and this one is the last one I needed to learn. Years ago, God showed me something and now I have the strength to do it.

So what lessons did I learn?

1. When God shows you a snake, believe what he has shown you. The sad thing is some people don’t know they are dealing with a snake-like personality (one that can’t be trusted), so they are going to end up hurt. But if God allows it, there is a reason.

2. Before God’s promise comes to pass, a series of events may have to play out. Sometimes very unpleasant ones that may not make you happy. But hold on. God’s promise will stand for itself. Once he tells you the end from the beginning, trust him.

3. Don’t fall for the “Okie doke”.(https://apropheticwalk.wordpress.com/2012/08/17/love-series-dont-fall-for-the-okie-doke/) See people for who they are. Love them anyway. They may need you when they hit rock bottom. The road to deliverance is not an easy one.

4.Some people are destined for a Chad Johnson (https://apropheticwalk.wordpress.com/2012/08/31/pop-culture-the-consequences-of-reckless-living/) or a Tiger Woods (https://apropheticwalk.wordpress.com/2009/12/16/a-lesson-from-tiger-woods/)  route before they are able to break their destructive patterns. In other words, some people are destined for a public scandal.

5. Some women are destined to become infatuated with an undelivered man and have their hearts crushed. That is their judgment. It’s the penalty for past sins that they committed. They had snake dreams too and were warned, but disregarded the warning, so now they will have to learn painful lessons.

This may sound like a riddle to some (sorry) but for me it is about my prophetic walk. You see it’s all about a series of events that must come to pass before the promise. If God shows you the end at the beginning, just know there may be some rough times in the middle. But if He showed you the end, don’t worry about the series of events that must play out.

Isaiah 46:10

New International Version (NIV)

10 I make known the end from the beginning,from ancient times, what is still to come. I say, ‘My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please.’

A Lesson Learned

God is amazing! I am in awe of Him and all that the Father does in my life. I love having a relationship with Him, but sometimes we learn lessons that may be a little painful, but nevertheless, we must learn.

I don’t know about you but there are times that I feel that God shows me things in parables. When He gives me direction, sometimes it’s not all that obvious and often my faith is not as strong as it should be in certain areas, so I am slow to act. That happened to me in the last several days and I missed an opportunity that God presented to me. When I realized what happened, I started to feel a little bad and that led me to start feeling condemned.

This morning I was talking it over with my best friend and prayer partner and while talking the Lord told me to read this devotional that I read daily. I mentioned it to my friend, but then I got on a completely different subject. As a good friend would do, she redirected me right back to what I just shared and I immediately pulled the devotional up on the computer and was instantly blessed.

What I’m learning is that even missed opportunities are used by God. They are lessons and teaching tools. When I read the devotional, the feeling of defeat left me instantly because I understood that God had a purpose in me missing the instruction. Lesson learned. But next time, I will not miss out!! This was the last lesson. Next time my testimony will be VICTORY WON!

Here is the devotional:

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS:

Resist the temptation to get into condemnation when things don’t turn out as you expected they would. Those things that you perceive as being mistakes serve to set the boundaries of your spiritual flow. I would have you pay attention to those boundaries and rejoice in receiving course corrections. I am with you to keep you on the narrow path to your destiny, says the Lord.

Proverbs 3:11 My son, do not despise the chastening of the LORD, nor detest His correction.