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By Any Means Necessary — July 30, 2018

By Any Means Necessary

When it comes to reaching destiny, you have to have a certain mindset to see God’s plans and purpose for you manifested on this side of Heaven: by. any. means. necessary. We’ve all heard this before, which we understand to mean “to do what is needed”. Merriam-Webster coins it to mean “by doing whatever is needed”, means being defined as : “to have in the mind as a purpose; to design for or destine to a specified purpose or future; to serve or intend to convey, show, or indicate”. When you have this mindset, you don’t care what you have to do, where you have to go, or who you have to go through; you just keep your eyes on the prize, conquering whatever comes before you.

When we are in pursuit of our God-given purpose and assignment, we have to understand that it will not come without a fight. The bible says that “we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places” ( Ephesians 6:12), which simply means that we have a enemy that’s unseen with the natural eye who is working overtime daily to keep us from discovering and living out our God-given purpose and assignment. With this understanding, we find ourselves in a constant battle between the flesh and the spirit. Whichever one you feed will grow and dominate the other, so be wise about the decisions you make- as they determine your outcome. We can’t be weak, timid, and feeble trying to fulfill our purpose; we need to have the confidence of a warrior instead!

Because we are in a spiritual battle, we have to understand that we can’t fight in the flesh, but in the Spirit, and the only way to fight in the spirit is with the Spirit itself. The Holy Spirit( or Holy Ghost) graces those in whom He dwells with many benefits, which includes empowering that vessel with strength, knowledge and strategy to overcome the enemy. When we reach that  by any means necessary mental space, we are willing to do whatever it takes to defend our destiny, not worrying about the cost

I’ve recently heard a message that said that we keep looking for God where we last saw Him, but we haven’t realized that He’s moved on. I know that to be true in my life! It can be easy to get caught up in the “has been” or “used to”‘s with God, but we must realize that God is doing something new and wants to do new things through us! In order for that to happen,  we have to keep moving with God, or we’ll miss it. God goes from faith to faith, and from glory to glory, so we, too, will have to go from faith to faith and from glory to glory in order for Him to work through us. Now, we can’t go from faith to faith by doing the same ‘ole thing; we have to do more than before. We have to do something different.  If I’ve been getting up at 6 am to pray every morning but am no longer having an encounter with God during that time or that time isn’t as effective to me, it means that I have to do a little bit more because He’s elevated. God desires to take us to new places in Him, but we have to be willing to do whatever is necessary to reach those places. If you have to cut back on the time you spend on social media, cut back. If you have to turn down a few social invites because you feel the need to talk to God about that thing that’s been bothering you, then do it. If you have to deny yourself and fast longer or from one thing you’re strongly attached to, do it. Only you know what the Holy Spirit is directing you to do, and it’s up to you to do it. You’re destiny comes with a price of discipline, and you have to be willing to pay the cost.

 

I challenge you this week to do something you haven’t done before to make yourself more available to hear God’s voice. That could be one of the following:

  • Designate a time to pray this week ( life gets busy, but there’ll be more peace when you carve out time for God in each day).
  • Pray in the Holy Ghost for 5 more minutes than usual.
  • Read two chapters from the Bible each day this week.
  • Begin reading a book that’ll help build your understanding of spiritual things( I recommend Crash the Chatterbox” by Steven Furtick, especially if you have a difficult time with hearing God’s voice clearly. Paired with prayer and reading the Bible, it helps distinguish God’s voice from that of the enemy and the inner-me in your head).

Whatever you can think of to do that’ll stretch you spiritually this week, do it! I believe that when we become intentional about the things of God and being positioned to see God’s purpose and plan for our life, God will match that and exceed your expectations in every way. It can be intimidating, but know that “Greater is He that is within you than He that is in the world” ( 1 John 4:4). I believe in you, and so does our Father God!

 

Don’t forget: by any means necessary.

 

“And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.”

Matthew 11:12

 

 

God bless you, beloved ♥