A few weeks ago, I posted a blog about obedience to God. I shared part of a story about a tough situation I was in a few months ago. This post picks up where that story left off. I’m sharing because I care about you all. Hopefully you’ll learn from my mistakes and never have to witness such pain as I did. Read, comment, and share…
The first Sunday of 2016, I was sitting in my favorite section at church ready to receive the pastor’s declaration over the congregation. “The Year of Acceleration!” he says… “The year God is going to take you further, faster than you’ve ever imagined.” Instantly, I was excited. I felt the Holy Spirit and I knew I was going to be a part of this acceleration. What I didn’t know was how much it would hurt in the process.
6 For the Lord gives wisdom;
from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.
7 He holds success in store for the upright,
he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless,
8 for he guards the course of the just
and protects the way of his faithful ones.
“Hurt people hurt people.” At least that what “they” say. Recently, I was hurt. And not to even go into the specifics of the situations, because -at this point- they do not even matter. I remember asking the person who hurt me, “Why did you choose to make the choices you made?” I asked because I genuinely wanted to know. How could anyone hurt someone he or she claims to love? How could anyone continuously exhibit behavior that is detrimental to the mental and physical state of someone who they claim lives in their heart? It did not/has not registered with me still.
I’m constantly searching for the next level in my life. How can I exhaust all my talents, all of my resources, to get everything I want and desire. How can I do, what can I do to make sure I am fulfilling my destiny, my purpose!
In these moments, this is when I go into my prayer closet. This is when I ask God to show me, to guide me. This is where my strength comes from.
Whenever I am afraid, whenever fear creeps it’s ugly head in the door, I call upon the Lord. I have a purpose. I am JUSTIN JAMAUL WHITE. I will live limitless. I will conquer the universe. “When I leave this world, I’ll leave no regrets.”
I want EVERYTHING God has for me in this life! Complacency has no room in this house. I am a leader. I have been set a part. I am above, not beneath. The head and not the tail.
I refuse to accept what society has to offer me. Instead, I’ll command the world what it’s going to give to me. That’s it… I’ll make my own commandments. I am God, because He lives in me and has given me the power.
With that being said, #Change is coming!!!!
“So letting your sinful nature control your mind leads to death. But letting the Spirit control your mind leads to life and peace.” -Romans 8:6
Sometimes you wake up and you are just not in the mood. You’re tired of fighting the enemy. You want to give up. And then God sends you the Word you need to strap up and fight again.
James 4:2 “You have not because you ask not.”
The first thing on my mind this morning was James 4:2. I was getting ready to go to the gym and was just about to walk out the door, but God wouldn’t allow me to leave my house until I wrote this scripture down and posted it to the wall in my room. As I pondered over the reasons He would have me to do this, it suddenly became clear: He never wants me to forget it.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
The holiday season can be very hard for a lot of people. Often enough, the holidays reminds us of what we’ve lost, or what we do not have, rather than the things we are blessed with and what we should be grateful for.