God sets us up in uncomfortable places so we can rise. Consider Israel in Egypt. The more the enemy afflicted them the more the Israelites grew. Sometimes the worst times in our lives do more to strengthen us than all our mountaintop experiences. The power of God reacts to struggle and stress. Isn’t that what God meant when he told Paul, My strength is made perfect in weakness (2 Cor 12:9).

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. You may have within you a multiplicity of talent but if the Holy Spirit gives not direction in that area it will not be effective. “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to his purpose and not your talents. You should have a sense of purpose in your ministry and not just talent.

When we do what God has ordained to be done, we are blessed because God’s plan is already blessed. Real faith doesn’t mean you won’t go through the fire. Real faith simply means that when you pass through the fire he will be with you.

Don’t allow people who don’t understand your destiny to name you. You can’t help where you have been, but you can help where you are going. In the name of Jesus you must break the spell of every name that would attach itself to you. If your heavenly father didn’t give you that name, then it isn’t right. It is important that we do not covenant with someone or something with which we are not really related.

Paul confided that all of his old issues were not yet laid to rest. Here he explains that there were moments when he was torn between who he was torn between who he wanted to become and who he used to be.

 Why not think positively until every negative thing that is a result of dead issues turns blue and releases its grip on your home and your destiny. People who are filled with excellence by the thoughts they have about themselves and about the world around them.

Repentance is when the mind decides to organize a mutiny and overthrow the government that controlled it in the past. As long as these other things reign in your life. Christ’s seat is taken because these thoughts and feelings of the past are setting on the throne. If they are on the throne, then Christ is on the cross. Put Christ on the throne and your past on the cross.

Job said, “I shall come forth as pure gold I might not come forth today. If you remember your beginnings and still reach toward your goals, God will bless you with things without fear of those items becoming idols in your life. Many people suffer inside because they are surrounded by others who live where they were not not where they are.

As painful as it is to be criticized by those you are in covenant with it is far worse to give up the course that God has for your just for their acceptance. How much am I willing to lose in order to be accepted?