Friday, August 06, 2010

I hear Lord, LOUD AND CLEAR.

This morning something has got me all fired up. I hope that I can delicately relate this to you so that I don't appear on this blog to sound crazy or out-there...but on the other hand, I really don't care at this point.

I'm about sick to death of the enemy using Gods very own people for his purpose.

And the thing is...we are letting him. We don't realize it until to it's to late because we don't have our guards up, we are not in Gods word, we are not praying and we are playing Christian good girl like we never have.

For the past few days I have been walking around like a wounded warrior. My heart has been so heavy and ready to dissolve from God's purpose for me because of one person. ONE PERSON.

A respectable person, a kind person but a person who crushed my calling in five minutes faster than any scheme the devil has ever tried to rise up against me.

Oh friends, this morning the Lord has awakened my soul and shown me how through jealousy and envy for other peoples callings, the enemy is winning. People who have missed their moments for their destiny are jealous people. And they want to steal whatever promise God has given us because they didn't meet their life achievement quota.

But I am finished. No one is stealing what God has shown me is my purpose. Especially another believer.

I believe in the message He has given to me because it's a message that leads others to salvation! I don't want to sell books, or speak to thousands, I just want my neighbor to know that yes, the church is sometimes a horrible place. We are the worst to knock down and destroy...but that our God is a good God and He loves us and wants this garbage to stop within HIS walls.

I want to use everything He's given me for this purpose. I want to take the pain and heartache that I've received and turn that into an offering of service. I don't care what the girl in front of me is doing, the girl beside me or the girl behind me. God's going to do what God's going to do.

And so, I think about what is in my hand today. I don't have to respond to others whose motives are questionable. I don't have to pick my brain to pieces to see what I can do to further myself -because yes friends, even the Christian culture is POUNDING this message into our brains.

Today, I simply look at my hands just like Moses did. And I see what is in them...today. Not what is coming tomorrow. Today. Every person that I will see, touch and have the ability to make an impression on...I will do so with the highest quality possible. Because I know who I represent and I it's HIM -not a ministry or an opportunity. And He's the best thing that's ever happened to me, so how could I not shout that from the roof-tops?

Life is not about the opportunities, it's about the obligations to represent Him well. And so...that is what I will do.

I hope that these words reach the right person, at the right time. Because God is moving through our nation and world like never before. And we will either be ready or be a stumbling block for someone else. Don't let the devil try to steal what God has for you but also don't let the devil use you to steal what God has for others.

What's in your hands today?

11 comments:

On Purpose said...

Thank you!

Technonana said...

Nicki!!! I hear you!!! Do what you feel God has called you to do!!! We all have a place and a ministry!! Praying for you!! And Thank You!!

Erin Taylor said...

Nicki-

This is wonderful! So honest and so real. I really did need to hear that today. Sometimes the enemy comes in and uses comparison and then one person to try to tell us what they think our calling is. They take a "word" that they think is from God and don't get a confirmation and then say it. I had to learn the lesson that I must test everything that comes through the door. I pray often that the things that are NOT from Him fall to the ground and wither and that the things that are drop into my heart like seeds and that He would grow them when I need them most. :)
Praise God that You listened to Him and had the confidence to post this.

Erin

Cindy said...

Not exactly sure what is in my hands at this moment but absolutely Positive that the message you shared is Correct:) Run with God Girlfriend!!

Marilyn in Mississippi said...

Nicki, this was a great post! I find that sometimes I am hurt or offended by another Christian and that hurts me SO much more than if some "rank heathen" had done me the same way! Just yesterday a friend blurted out in front of others something I had told her in confidence. At first I just wanted to cut off relations with her....a sister in Christ....but decided to confront her in love about it. She apologized.

You go girl in ALL that God has called you to!

God bless you!

Marilyn...in Mississippi

Shannon Primicerio said...

Nicki: This is a timely word. Run with the vision God has cast for you. Do not let one person--and a misguided one at that--distract you. Hebrews 12:1-2 tells us to thrown aside any hindrances--so throw off those harsh words spoken to you and run toward God and His calling on your life. He's got this, girl. I can't wait to watch it unfold!

X said...

Stumbled over your blog. Glad I did.

I relate, I sympathize, and your prayer has been answered, because I sure needed this message right now in my life. Thank you.

Running the race said...

Nicki, the scripture that comes to my mind is "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge him and HE will make your path straight." No one else but Him and Him alone. To many times we have good intentions to help someone but it back fires.

Don't know if this would help but I read on a friends blog this week that if we judge we cannot love. I have been pondering that statement and tried to apply it to my own life this week. Great post. Keep your eyes focused on Him!:)

Susan Panzica - EternityCafe said...

"Life is not about the opportunities, it's about the obligations to represent Him well. And so...that is what I will do."

Well said, my dear friend. It is discouraging to us when believers are hurtful, but we are ALL just sinners saved by His grace. One beggar showing other beggars where the bread is. And He can use these hurtful people to bring about His purposes (Judas for example). These people give us the opportunity to become more like Jesus. They allow us to say, "Father forgive them. They don't know what they are doing."

May He keep you true to the vision He has called you to. Like a horse with blinders on the sides, may you keep focused on the goal and not be affected by those on the sidelines who seek to distract you.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Nicki -

Susan Panzica suggested I contact you. I'll be at Philly. My email is susanjreinhardt (at) gmail (dot) com. I'd love to meet you. :)

Blessings,
Susan

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