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Paint over it!

Paint over it! 

Sometimes, the way to win a battle is not to fight it. 

Very often we shift the focus from God to our problems, which takes our eyes off from the future and fix them on our past. 

Sometimes to erase something, you need to paint over it. Its like, you have a black paper of your past and you pour different colors over it. If you pour any colour over a black sheet of paper, the black will be less visible. And the more you keep painting over it, the black won’t be seen at all. Declare God’s word and promises over your situations. Don’t focus on the problem and wait for an explosion that will change everything overnight. Paint God’s word over it and what bothers you will fade away. 

Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 3:13-14)

Some people miss out on their answers because they refuse to move ahead in life. They want to drill deep into their problems and create a valley out of it. They know so much about what is wrong that there is no room to think about what is right. I’ve learned that if you keep your eyes on God, the weight of your problems will be much lighter and eventually fade out of your memory. 

Do not dwell on your problems. Let the word of God rewrite every reality. Peace of mind is not gained by the absence of difficulties, but by the presence of God that overshadows everything. The same amount of efforts you put in to drill into your past is all it takes to look into your future. Lift God’s word and truth above every situation and circumstance. 

This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. (1 John 5:14)

Are there past memories of hurt, hate, disappointments that you need to paint over with the future God has for you? 

Do you have problems that seem big only because you are allowing it to stay in your mind? 

Stay blessed and keep your eyes on God! 

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Co-Laborers – It is a partnership!

Have you ever waited for God to show up and do something miraculous and supernatural? I have many times and over the success and failures in these moments, this is what God has been teaching me. 
‘It is a partnership’
God, I want to know the difference between reality and faith, between being practical and the supernatural. I prayed that sitting at a worship gathering one evening. God started speaking to me very soon as I sat still in His presence. I began writing –
If He does the impossible and takes us to that place of influence now, what do we have to give? What have we created out of what He gave us to showcase being in that place of favor? Will we be an empty vessel covered with His glory having nothing to give to the world? 
Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will serve before kings. (proverbs 22:29
We need to place ourselves ready for His glory to shine best. He is looking for co-laborers. He likes to work through what is available. Like the water that was available to be turned into wine. While we do the natural we can ask Him to add a supernatural touch. 
God honors excellence, faithfulness and hard work and it is possible to accomplish a lot with determination and commitment. This is the secret behind the success of many people who do it without knowing God. But our evaluation of success has to be based on a God given goal. Goal is to reflect His nature and do His will by being His hands here on earth and He has set the standards very high. And this can be done only with a supernatural seal on the natural we do. Intimacy, seeking, receiving, carrying His presence, becoming more like Him and His will becoming ours is the fuel to this partnership. If we don’t change the way we see things we will believe what we see in the natural is the superior reality and that will determine what success means to us.
If God wanted to do everything on His own, He wouldn’t need us. He works through us as we abide in Him. It is a partnership deal. 
‘Believe and Act’
In the middle of a personal worship session at home God asked me to read the book of James. The verse that spoke to me was James 2:23 – “Abraham believed God and it was accounted to him for righteousness and he was called the friend of God” (NKJV, Emphasis added)
When we believe, there will be NO room for doubt. It is like black or white. We either believe or we do not. It cannot be white one day and black the other day. God expects us to reach a level of trust where our thoughts, words, actions, reactions will be a manifestation of what we believe. We MUST act based on what we believe. James 2:21, 22 says “Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered Issac his son on the altar? Do you see that faith was working together with his works, and by works faith was made perfect?“(NKJV, Emphasis added)
I am absolutely convinced that God can work in-spite of who we are and what we do. Sometimes we do not see Him do what we want Him to because He is building the character we need to sustain in that level of favour and influence. However, God is teaching me that the above two things play a huge role in living in the ‘fullness’ of His glory everyday! 
There is nothing our God cannot do! Keep believing!