In recent days The Blush Network has made some transitions. God has been so good to us and with His goodness comes great responsibility. God has asked me to laser focus on a few things and with that call transition was necessary.
The last couple of months although exciting have been incredibly trying on this new focus of mine. With God as my Captain, I have obeyed.
I caught myself having a difficult day a few days ago. Driving in the already hot sun of Texas to a meeting with so much on my mind that I almost cancelled. This new transition calls for new faith, different faith. My mind was heavy as I pulled into the parking lot of the restaurant. I thought to myself, “I hope they don’t notice I am brain dead right now.” The meeting concluded and the heaviness that left for an hour met me in the car. I drove to Starbucks to meet Eddie as he was working and had a wave of fatigue fall on me. My good intention of working failed as I looked at him and said, “I am going home.” On the drive home my desperation for my God to move overtook me. I began praying heavily for the Lord to remove all mountains in my way as I was following what He had asked me to do. The red lights seem to fire up my emotion as I stewed during the pause of the break. It got real.
In my life, my God has been my complete constant. He knows the depth and detail of my calling and is the map to my trail. For a moment in the car, I felt overcome with failure. I began to beg God all the harder to move. I know intellectually that feelings rarely represent fact, but nonetheless I felt failure. I didn’t seem to realize my foot on the gas as I raced to get home. It was as if my car knew I needed the encouragement that only the pages of the Bible bring.
I plopped on my bed (my haven) and opened the most sacred pages of the word of God. I had no agenda but hearing from Him. I opened it and my eyes rested on two verses and they were the exact word from the Lord that sprung my heart back to victorious belief.
Then Job answered the Lord and said, “I KNOW THAT YOU CAN DO ALL THINGS, AND THAT NO PURPOSE OF YOURS CAN BE THWARTED.”
No purpose of YOURS CAN BE THWARTED…I seemed to repeat this phrase to myself over and over and my mind began to race with the hope these words resurrected. NO purpose of Yours can be thwarted. Wow. In my meditation, that meant no purpose can be changed, none challenged, none questioned, none altered, none misrepresented, NO MATTER WHAT.
Failure is a phantom. Sweet reader, get this today, FAILURE IS A PHANTOM. When you look at something that God is asking you to step out and do, you literally cannot fail! What looks like failure is literally a complete mirage brought on by satan to discourage you from completing your responsibility. If you look at the threat of failure in your life as a wall of smoke and you blow right through it, wouldn’t that change everything?
This is exactly what God says when He talks about the mountain:
And Jesus answered and said to them, “Truly I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what was done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and cast into the sea,’ it will happen.
When you look at failure as a Phantom, you CAN say MOUNTAIN MOVE and it WILL obey you.
About five minutes after reading that passage of scripture my phone rang and on the other end was great news which was exactly what I had been praying for. After I got off the phone, I refreshed my email and in my inbox was good news EXACTLY what I had been praying about.
Failure is a Phantom, when God asks you to complete a task. Command that mountain to move and it will obey.