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Can You Hear Me Now?

Q.        What’s the difference between the woman that’s moving in her vision and the woman that isn’t?view details

A.        They haven’t completely told God yes.  Meaning they haven’t fully committed themselves – mentally and spiritually – to the vision God says is possible for their lives.

They hear what others say; they read what others write and they see what others are doing, yet they do not move.

They have mouths, but they speak not; eyes have they, but they see not. They have ears, but they hear not; neither is there any breath in their mouths. Psalm 135:16-17 KJV

From God to You…

Can You Hear Me Now?

Can you hear me now?  I am calling to you.  “How are you calling Lord?”, you ask.  By my teachers, and pastors, and my bible study leaders. By my writers and life coaches and my business leaders.  By my examples I send your way; by the words I have spoken to you and the promises I have declared over you.

Can you hear me now?

I want you.  I need you.  The time has come for you to move.  Fear is no longer an option.  If you fear it’s because of your “lack of surrender and submission” to the call I have placed in your life.

Can you hear me now?

I can’t use you if you won’t fully commit.  I can’t lead you if you won’t follow.

 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.   For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it (Matthew 16:24-25 KJV).

The people, they’re waiting for you.  “What people, Lord?” you ask.  The ones whose lives I’ve called you to touch.  The ones I’ve ordained you to change.  The ones I will empower you to speak into.  The ones that are slowly dying  emotionally, physically, and mentally because of your hesitancy to move.

Can you hear me now?  I love you.  Trust me.

Scared?  Why?  I am with you.  I will strengthen you.  I will help you.  I promise to uphold you with my righteous right hand (Isaiah 41:10).

Prove me, my daughter.  Prove me, my son, and see if I will not open up the windows of heaven and pour upon you blessings for your obedience (Malachi 3:10).

Prove me and see if I will not guide you in my way everlasting.  I am calling, I am waiting.  PROVE ME!

Can you hear me now?

©2012 Tereciah V. Smithen-Quintana

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Check Your “I” Meter

I read an article by Joyce Meyers that had this one sentence in it that really made me laugh – at God.  The sentence read, “One of the surest ways to know if you’re operating in the flesh is if you’re frustrated all the time.”

Well, I had been frustrated in getting my vision out a lot lately!  One day it got to the point I became so upset at the task I was doing and the fact it was not cooperating with me, that I gave God an earful amidst tears and screaming.  I literally yelled at Him that I was doing and trying and it WAS NOT WORKING!

I told Him that I was trying to be obedient and do things His way and not mine.  I then screamed what else did He want from me?  What was I doing wrong?  I needed Him to tell me.  I was so emotionally spent after that outburst that I went and laid down on my bed.

As I laid in bed, still a bit peeved, thoughts of things I were trying to accomplish ran through  my head.  And as they flashed I started recognizing where self had played a part.  There were a lot of “I don’t” or “I want” or “I feel” or “I don’t feel.”  A lot of I, I, I’s were being revealed to me.

He allowed me to see that although I was being obedient in doing, I wasn’t quite so obedient in the how.  I thought my way of handling the how was better because, well, it was concerning me!

But guess what?  It’s not about me.  I’m just the vessel.  So, if you find yourself frustrated in walking out the vision God gave you; if you find that you’re being obedient, or think you are, and stuff still isn’t happening or doing they way you want them to, check your “I” meter.

If there is to many “I”s then it won’t work.  Frustration is all we will have.  Remember, we can do nothing without Christ.  He gives us the power to accomplish His will.  At the end of the day we are the clay and God is the potter and it’s not about us, but about God!

Copyright 2012

Tereciah V. Smithen-Quintana