For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.
Catching Monkeys is fairly easy in Africa. What they do is find a hollowed out log and cut a hole in it just big enough for the monkeys hand to fit in. They also place a cube of sugar in the log. When the monkey comes along and finds the sugar he grabs it. But because of the size of the hole, can’t get his hand out. Monkeys are stubborn creatures, although all they need to do let go of the sugar and they will be free, they keep a hold of it and the captors come and take them away.
I love the simplicity of this story and what it speaks to us. What sugar is in your life that you are holding onto that is preventing you from entering your destiny? The bible has so many examples of people who ‘let go of the sugar’ and saw God work in miraculous ways. Mary, the Mother of Jesus let go of the sugar of the judgment of the world, Joseph let go of the sugar of wrong accusation, Moses let go of the sugar of not being able to speak….. The list goes on.
Our prayer is that as you wait on the Holy Spirit when you pray, allow Him to identify the ‘sugar’ that’s in you life that’s holding you back from fulfilling your purpose. And we are excited about the testimonies that willGlorify our God.
God bless as you live a sugar-free life!!
Jud 6:14-15 “Then the Lord turned to him and said, “Go in this might of yours, and you shall save Israel from the hand of the Midianites. Have I not sent you? So he said to Him, ‘O my Lord, how can I save Israel? Indeed my clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my father’s house.’ “
How many times, like me, have you prayed a dangerous prayer? Prayers like ‘Use me Lord – let me fulfil your purpose in my life!’, ‘Send me Lord, I will go’, ‘I will go anywhere, I will do anything’. The kind of prayers that you pray and then cover your mouth saying ‘I can’t believe I just said that!’ I love how God certainly has a sense of humour and that He listens to not just these, but all our prayers. And then, in every part of our humanity, when he actually shows up – we freak out! We start making excuses as to why we can’t or why we shouldn’t. We start to define what we actually meant when we prayed that prayer – and explain to God that maybe He has it a little skewed. I love how even in Gideon’s life, when an actual Angel appeared before him and spoke to him, he still didn’t believe what was being said – makes me feel a little better about myself and how I respond to God.
We are believing with you that as you pray and seek God’s face that His divine purpose for your life will be revealed to you and you will embrace it with open arms. Even when it all seems a little scary – remember that God will give you nothing you can’t handle and maybe, just maybe, it is an answer to a prayer you prayed and then covered you mouth!
Prov 6: 6-8 “Go to the ant, you sluggard! Consider her ways and be wise, which, having no captain, Overseer or ruler, provides her supplies in the summer, and gathers her food in the harvest.”
Lessons from the Ant:
Who would have thought the life of the ant to be so wise? Here we learn to keep our eyes on the prize. Planning for all seasons, not just the season that we are in.
They teach us to be positive no matter what life throws at us or in their case, a big foot that might stamp in them.
They do as much as they can when they can! We too should be encouraged by their lifestyle to serve the House of God as much as we can; give to the House of God as much as we can and get saved again in the House of God!
We are believing:
As we travel through this #60daysofpurpose, that you will choose how you will respond in all circumstances – choose to have joy, speak life, show grace then watch God do the rest – he will surpass your expectations.