Well it has been exactly one month since I arrived in Atlanta, Georgia, 4/20/09. It’s a good day to blog. How can I blog what is going on with me? It is so personal and yet the Lord is saying let me use you to tell testimonies to those around you. Four weeks into my stay here in Atlanta and I’m getting more clarity about this new location.
First, if anyone has been listening to the prophecies, God is calling many of us to new locations and new assignments.
Secondly, I had to get clear about what God told me to do. He told me to write for Him. That’s the call write (oops) right now. For today it’s writing. I’ve been writing but He says do more and blog more regularly because people want and need it. (As I type this I see that I really wrote it on 5/11/09. If I had entered it online then, it might have done me good. So this is not just for you, but me the writer). Don’t be ashamed of the call of God on your life.
Thirdly, I had to learn new things about my biological family to understand and see some of the things about me that the Father was trying to correct so that they would no longer be a hindrance. This is a big thing to moving forward. You’ve got to understand what basic youth conflicts you have to resolve so that they don’t trip you up. Often, they are family lies and misconceptions that you can’t keep and have the Belt of Truth on you at the same time.
When you aren’t settled with the call of God on your life, someone – ANYONE, can come in and suggest something else to you and you’ll go for it. Especially if you’re in my shoes, with no money, no income and God keeps saying, “Write”. You see moneymaking jobs & work and apply for them but you haven’t got one of them yet and still no money. Strangely, though God makes sure you have just enough for storage, cell phone, a dollar menu burger. Your main problem is that these suggestions of jobs send you off expending your energy applying and mailing. However, if I stick with God and now that I’m doing that, He reminds me to hunt down writing jobs. There’s money there. If you trust Him, He will raise you up and give you wisdom.
I can be assured that His word is true and this is the Spring of opportunity and the time when He’s going to blow my mind. Because I am obeying, the favor of the Lord is upon me, even with this “famine” in the land. Here it comes. Just stick with writing. You, dear reader, stick with whatever He has told you.
So what do you do when a great deal comes up to be a nanny? You have to really be glued to Jesus. What if a job comes up from a family member to be an office executive? You have to stay with God’s instructions to you. What is He saying about it? Is, He saying Yes, be a nanny and in your off hours or when the baby’s sleeping, write or go ahead with the executive position and I’ll give you time to write? Or is He saying wait, I’ve got something better for you, where you’ll be able to write all day! Or wait, I’ll have you do what I called you to, so it better benefits the Kingdom of Heaven and the Family of God
Remember God wants to do this big thing so NO ONE else gets the glory. Only Him. Not by your hard work or brilliant networking. Better you do what He says, His way and rest your self.
Zechariah 4:6 So he said to me, "This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: 'Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,' says the LORD Almighty.