instagodministries Learning to trust God eliminates fear. But if we're truly honest with ourselves we know it's not easy to perform as it is to quote. That explains why we go through trials so that we can be totally dependent on Jesus because He is the way, the truth, and the life. He will provide every need and grant us our very heart desires that are aligned according to His will. I leave this with you... Take each day as a step... Take each lesson as a step... Take each moment as a step closer to a greater you. You're growing. You're learning. God is building you and strengthening your faith.ฺ

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instagodministries Let's throw all the cards on the table and be honest, it's hard being patient and kind towards difficult people especially if you're a waiter at a restaurant or behind customer service. Throughout life you're going to deal with all sorts of people of different backgrounds, opinions, ethnicities. You may be inquiring: How do I deal with someone is rude and disrespectful? How did I deal with someone who just don't get it? How do I deal with someone who is so smart that they're dumb? How do I deal with someone who is arrogant and prideful? How do I do it...ฺ

First, you need to pray for the Spirit’s power to change our own hearts and minds toward the difficult person and enable us to see him as needing the same love, grace and mercy that God extended toward us. We shouldn't react out of anger or frustration that only adds more fuel to the fire and cause provocation. It's easy to retaliate using profanity, name calling, or fighting but what does that solve? It indicates that you're immature and lack self control. Jesus dealt with all kinds of people but still show them love. His interactions were never attitude or belittling. He requires of us is to love our enemies (Luke 6:27-31) and to emulate His humility and love.ฺ

Self-control is a fruit of the Spirit we need help to mature in. Instead of trying to shout, dance, and speaking in tongues all the time with bitterness, hate, and jealousy in your heart... Try developing self-control. With self-control comes with test. If one individual can change your whole demeanor, make you cringe every time they walk into the room, use vulgarity, or react ungodly it's evident you need more spiritual growth. If you can't handle one person what makes you think you can handle a marriage, family, a meeting, or a church? You'll just throw your hands up and walk out. God is trying to mature many of you in this area before He promotes you to the next level. Understand everyone isn't going to agree with you bible wise or educational wise. Learn to tolerate some things like an opinion that's different from yours. Learn to teach patiently with those who may not understand. Love conquerors all.
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instagodministries Have you ever been in place where God promised you're going to make it to the other side but the thing you depended on to take you there fell apart but you still made it to your destination anyway. He never promised what you're in and who you're with will be there with you to where you're going. All He said was "you'll be there." The reason why so many people aren't free from their past is because you're in love with what you had. And you think if your life does not contain the shape you started with you don't think it can get you to where you're going.

Just because things are broken in your life does not mean you can't survive. Just because your husband left you or your wife left you doesn't mean you can't survive. Just because a relationship or friendship ended doesn't mean you can't survive. Just because mommy or daddy is no longer present in your life doesn't mean you can't survive. Just because your job cut your pay or laid you off doesn't mean you can't survive. Just because you're behind on your bills doesn't mean you can't survive. Quit trying to put what was broken back together and hold on to what's left until you get to where God's trying to take you. You can make it on broken pieces.

Every blessing doesn't come to stay. Every relationship wasn't meant to last. Every friend is not going to be a life long friend. You see... God gives you what you need for that season and if it leaves don't cry over what used to be and over what was. Because if you needed it for the future it would've stayed. The bible says, “In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” In other words, you may not have everything but thank God for what you got left! Thank Him for the pieces. You don't have to have the prefect person to have a marriage. You don't have to have a perfect job to pay the bills. Everybody in the church doesn't have to like you for you to have church. You don't have to be perfect for Christ to accept you. You can make it on broken pieces! Stop focusing on what you lost and focus on what you have left!
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instagodministries For all (every single person on Earth) haves sinned and fall short of the glory of God [Romans 3:23]. Quit beating yourself up and allowing the devil to defeat you. How can you allow someone who has no power and who has already lost the battle defeat you.ฺ

When the Lord died for our sins He died for our past, present, and future sins; however, we are not suppose to take advantage of His grace but daily grow in Him more to help us sin less and lesser. We are also taught to confess our sins to Him daily. God is Holy. He hates sin and cannot be in the presence of darkness. Once you grasp the fullness of God's grace the enemies tricks will no longer have any power over you. For there's no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus [Romans 8:1].ฺ

The chains have been broken my brothers and sisters in Christ. Your mistakes do not define you, you learn from them. God didn't say, "Come to me when you are perfect" no, He said, "Come to me all who are weary and burden and I'll give you rest [Matthew 11:28]." God loves you so dearly. Can nothing separate you from His love (His love for you does not justify living in sin-- you must correct the error of your ways by confessing to Him and living Holy).ฺ

Yes, I know the road gets rough. It's overbearing and you're disappointed but the good news is we serve a God who is with us in the storm. We serve a God who understands. We serve a God who will comfort us and give us rest. We serve a God who will pick us up when we've been walked over and talked about. We serve a God who will hold on to us until the very end. He knows we'll never be perfect while we're living in this fleshly body, that's why we're covered by His amazing grace. All that He requires of you is to believe, love, have faith, to be obedient, and be holy. He is the only door to salvation and He is the the door to any issue you're dealing with. So, give Him your mess and watch Him turn your mess into a message. There is no greater love than His.
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instagodministries It's so easy to trust God when everything is going just right. Your bank account is full, you don't have to face hardships and tribulations. It's easy to trust God when you have a job, when you're in good health, when you're in your right mind, when your close ones are still alive, when your marriage and household is in order.ฺ

As believers, many of us like to feel comfortable. We want everything to operate properly and according to our plan. We can quote scripture, dance/shout, fall in the spirit, speak in tongues... But, what do you do when you hear bad news? How do you handle losing something you love? Where do you go when no one is around to comfort you and encourage you? These are the questions that many are faced with on today!ฺ

The minds of many Christians aren't a reality because in this world you're going to face trouble (John 16:33), hate, hardships. We give the devil so much credit for everything we go through. Sometimes it's not always caused by him. Sometimes it's us and sometimes it's a test from God (Acts 17:11). Don't think God won't put through anything...If I may recall, Jesus was led by The Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by Satan. Nothing can happen to you without God's permission. Job was a righteous man of God who God allowed Satan to test him. But how would've Job ever quoted, “Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him:” without going through the struggle. How would've Abraham know God was a provider unless he was tested to sacrifice his son. How would've The Three Hebrew Boys know God was their protection if they were never thrown in the fire. How would've Mary and Martha know Jesus was life unless their brother Lazarus experienced death. I don't know who I'm preaching to but if you're going through a test there's a lesson in the struggle!ฺ

In the struggle you learn where your help comes from, you learn that you won't be consumed but are covered by the blood, you learn He'll carry you through your darkest time. I just want to encourage somebody today that's under attack to stay in the race. The weapon won't prosper. He's beginning a good work in you that He will complete! Trust God.
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instagodministries Waiting on God is not only difficult. Sometimes it seems impossible because we live in a culture that demands everything now or even yesterday. We want things to happen in our own timing, according to our plans. Sometimes, the prayers we lift up to the Lord are answered immediately, and that encourages us to further trust and confidence. What do you do when your faith is being tested, how do you handle a prayer not being answered immediately, how long can you bare waiting.... God doesn’t operate on our schedules, and expecting that He will, will bring disappointment.

Many of you are growing weary, frustrated, and even becoming doubtful to the point of giving up because the wait is discouraging you. You're believing in God for something to change that is taking longer than you expected? Maybe it's your marriage, maybe you're longing for a loving relationship, bills, a lost son/daughter, a job, your health. You're beginning to wonder if He is listening. Remember, if God said it then so shall it be. He is not a man that He should lie (Numbers 23:19). God's timing is perfect and since He is perfect we can have the joy in waiting.ฺ

I want to encourage you my brothers and my sisters to keep praying His promises over your life... “And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not (Galatians 6:9).” No matter how long you may have been standing, don’t give up! Don't allow circumstances and trials to persuade you off course because your season is coming. Your harvest of blessing is on its way. It might be today, it might be tomorrow, it might be next week, next month or next year. Remember, at the right time you will experience your breakthrough. Once we grasp the understanding of God's promises will have the patience and confidence in waiting.
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instagodministries There was a young boy who was playing Monopoly with his grandmother. The grandmother won the game against her grandson and told him, "We can play a rematch once you learn the tactics of the game." The little boy played against his father, his mother, and against his brothers and sisters and won. The little boy was confident and determine for a rematch against his grandmother. The next day he played against his grandmother again and this time the little boy won. He owned all the property that you needed to own to win the game. His face was illuminating with joy because he accomplished a challenge he worked so hard to gain. The grandmother asked him, "What did you learn from this game?" The little boy said, "How to never give up, work hard, and strive for your goal." The grandmother said, "Those are good pointers but you still missed the whole point of the game my grandson. You see...after you have gained all the property to win the game and after you've worked hard in doing so, you have to put all the pieces back in the box."

You can have all the cars, money, fame, women, drugs, jewelry, clothes, property, titles, and everything this world can offer. You’ve worked hard for months and years to achieve high goals, ranks, respect, degrees, and building up your accolades that you cannot take with you to the grave or in Heaven, where is your soul? There are people who hold positions in church pimping the congregation for personal ‘gain’, again question where is your soul? There thousands of online ministries on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram posting pictures to ‘gain’ likes, re-tweets, shares, money, fans, and followers again I ask, where is your soul? You can fool man but you cannot fool God!ฺ

This life we are living ladies and gentlemen is very short. It’s time to get your heart right with the Lord and quit playing games with your soul. Being a Christian doesn’t save you, that’s just a title. Titles mean nothing! It’s about building a relationship with Christ while living a life that's pleasing in His sight following obedience and Holiness! A man who gains the world has nothing but a man who has Jesus though he doesn't own enough, already has everything
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instagodministries Many of you are lonely, distressed, frustrated, depressed, and tired because you're spending more time in the world doing other things and spending less time on your knees praying. Prayer is direct communication to God. Prayer is your guidance and your strength. Certain things can't be delivered or cured by dancing and shouting... You have find a quiet place and pray like it matters.ฺ

God desires an intimate relationship with His children but He's not going to force you to spend time with Him but He'll turn up the heat in your life that'll bring you to a position on your knees. Too many of us go through the motions in Christianity that makes your walk more religious than personal. Just going to church on Sunday and bible study during the week isn't going fill you up. We have all these instruments that cover up our lack of intimacy with Christ in our life.ฺ

So in the absence of relationship we have to get into all these counterfeits to suggest relationship. So we get close to people who are close to God without getting close to God ourselves. The bases of the Christian walk is you don't need man to go before God for you. We all can come boldly to the thrown of grace to find mercy and obtain grace in the time of need. We can go to God all by ourselves!ฺ

Prayer changes your attitude. It changes your situation. It changes you perspective. It changes your opinion. It changes your circumstances. Prayer changes the attitudes on your job. Prayer changes your disobedient children. Prayer gives you favor when you don't have any favor. What you need to do is pray! God said, “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” He'll heal your heart, He'll heal your mind, He'll heal your loneliness and depression, He'll heal your marriage, He'll heal your finances. Whatever you're sick and tired of God is waiting for you to get down on your knees and tell Him about it.
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instagodministries These last few weeks I haven't been my normal self. My mind has been discombobulated- swamped with fear, worry, pain and all kinds of issues, things outside of my control. What do you do when it's easy to minister to others and not yourself. How do you handle encouraging people and the outcome is impactful but you're still hurting. It's only by the grace of God who gives me the strength to keep going, to keep pushing because I got what it takes. Sometimes when I don't feel like posting I press pass the pain, I press pass the regrets, I press pass what didn't work out, I press pass my losses, I press pass my feelings because people need a Word from God and I can't give the enemy any room for victory.

I'm very thankful to have a God-Fearing praying mother. No other woman could play the role she has for my life. God orchestrated everything since the beginning. He knew she had what it takes to handle someone like me. I have desires. I have dreams. I have goals. I have aspirations. God has a great purpose and calling for my life. This ministry is the start of greater things ahead. I've learned to be called, it cost. The oil you carry attracts attacks but that's part of the process. You grow spiritually by going through the valleys.

This morning I woke up and checked my email. I notice I had an unread message in the ministry folder. The message read: “thank you for feeding me spiritually. God Bless” The person sowed a huge seed into the ministry. I was in awe. I sat up in my bed and did a double-take to make sure I wasn't hallucinating. I didn't ask for anything. I don't know this person and this person doesn't know me. It brought me to tears of joy. God is so faithful, loving, forgiving, and so merciful. I don't understand why He is the way He is especially when you know you haven't been doing right or living like you should. But He judges the heart! David wasn't perfect. He made mistakes but God saw He was a man after His own heart.ฺ

My mom would tell me, "You never know who's watching, just keep serving and feeding the people with whatever God tells you. God will take care of you. Don't worry."
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instagodministries Nothing you've been through has been wasted. I know at times you feel you've wasted time, moments, and years over what you can't regain again; a job, a marriage, a relationship, your health, the sacrifices, giving your time and service, and giving up something you loved for God that broke your heart. You sit back and wonder, "Will I ever be happy again-- was everything I've been through worth the pain, the tears, the sleepless nights, the embarrassment." The Lord is saying, "It's just preparation."

Where you are now is no accident... What has happened to you didn't take God by surprise. He already initiated a plan of escape before you were formed; mistakes, setbacks, disappointments, things outside your control.. The plan was already made! I don't know your story but only you and God know your story. He took you from bad company, He took you from rape, He took you from suicide, He took you when you were at your lowest, He took you when nobody wanted you, He took you when your money was low, He took you when you had kids outside of marriage... Why? Because He saw potential in you!ฺ

As God as my witness it gets lonely at times. Life can be fearful when you don't know what to expect. When you feel everything has been stripped away...When you feel there's no hope... When you wonder how much longer do I have to wait. Who wants to feel rejection or disappointments.. But it's in those moments when we experience the faithfulness of God!

I want to encourage whoever I'm speaking to, to hold on! Before Joseph became king he was in was in prison for years because of his brothers. He wasn't expecting that... In other words what God has for you is something bigger than you've imagine. It's so much greater and better than what you had at first. It's something you never thought about or even prayed for because nothing you've been through has been wasted. Your situation is going change suddenly because all it did was reposition you for a blessing. God is getting ready to move! You're frustrated because you're on the verge. You're restless because you're on the verge. Your moment is coming sooner than you think!
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instagodministries You have to make up in your mind that: “I determine not to settle because my worth is too valuable to be anywhere or with someone just because.” God is not forcing you to stay at a job you don't like nor is He is forcing you to stay in a relationship (not a marriage) you're tired of. We always want to blame other people and the devil for everything that we have complete control of... The devil is not robbing you it's you robbing yourself from excelling and wanting better for your life because you procrastinate, lazy, and fearful. Quit complaining about your life if you're not doing anything to change it.ฺ

Praying is good and all but you have to get the stepping and do something! You can sit and listen to sermons all day long but nothing is going to change if you don't move and act! You can pray, dance, shout, and speak in tongues but nothing is going to change until you take a step! Could it be possible that many of us don't know who we are in Christ; as a result we settle with anyone and with anything less than who we are in Christ. Don't become satisfied with something that should encourage you that you're in the right spot. Don't force yourself to become satisfied with something God never promised for your life. Do you not see... You're defeating yourself. You're limiting your own potential. You're choosing to live defeated. You're choosing to settle. Why live disappointed. Why live in frustration. Why live stressed. Why? Those are spirits not of God! When are you going to make a change? And the reason why you're frustrated all the time is because you're staying with someone and at a place that's restraining your potential and God is trying to shift you into your next level but you're stuck in self pity feeling sorry for yourself.ฺ

The devil is a liar! There's so much in you that you don't even know... Because you're choosing to stay at place that's limiting you. Time is not waiting on nobody... You can choose to stay in the boat like the rest of the disciples and rock back and forth till your 20, 30, 40, 50, 60-- or you can get out of the boat like Peter and come from among them and start walking. Want better for your life.
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instagodministries You see, when you are close to your breakthrough the enemy works at his very best to discourage you-- trying to keep you from walking into your blessing that God has in store for you. It's vital to know that the enemy cannot do anything that God has not permitted him to do (Read the Book of Job). 1 Peter 4:12-13 tells us, “Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed.” The enemy wants to rob you from your joy and peace. He wants to kill you spiritually and physically, so he tempts you, causes sickness, attacks your mind, attacks your finances, uses people (even family members or friends) to provoke you to anger-- increasing the tension level in your job to cause you to be irritated, stress, and frustrated hoping you will throw in the towel and give up in school, your marriage, your family, and on life.ฺ

"No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us." -(Romans 8:37) Quit allowing the enemy to rob you from your destiny! Get some backbone and endure something's. God didn't create weak minded Christians He created soldiers! Get up, and arise with new favor, promotions, and blessings over your life. Quit doing everything on your own might and trust God; He is your strength.ฺ

Many of you have been sensing for a long time that something is suppose to happen in your life, in your body, in your ministry, on your job... You just know something is suppose to happen! People might think you're crazy or drunk because you lift your hands and clap your hands when there's no music, because you run when there's nobody chasing you.. They don't understand you're celebrating your expectation! The devil is intimidated by you, that's why he's harassing you. He knows you're a threat to his plan; therefore, he'll try any tactic to get you off track but he won't win because you got what it takes! God has prepared new positions/roles and levels for you. Something good is coming!
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“But as it is written, Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, (the things) which (God has prepared for them that love him).” -1 Corinthians 2:9

Sometimes when God is preparing us for greater things we tend to get uncomfortable. We encounter people who are hard to deal with. Circumstances seem out of control. Our mind becomes overwhelmed with stress and frustration because something is troubling your comfort zone. You see, before you can reach your next level God is going to take you through some things that feel uncomfortable. Blessings come from your most uncomfortable places. For example: A person who desires to play football is not going to be thrown into the game without preparation. It takes extensive training-- (it's mental and physical) to achieve the level that's required to be eligible to play football.ฺ

It's God's desire to show His plan, to bless you with new things, and to elevate you spiritually and in every area of your life; however, if you are reacting out anger, complaining and bitter because things don't go your way or work out on your timetable, you will remain where you are until you master the little things.ฺ

Give thanks despite of what you're facing. Change your attitude! God isn't trying to harm you but trying to prep you for what's to come. Remember, “…He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus” (Philippians 1:6).
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