by Shannon Heiden
Not For Sale
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Not For Sale
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By Shannon Heiden
Well here we are together at last. This is my first article for Silent Sufferers and as I was asking the Lord what we should discuss I have to tell you my heart leaped for joy when He told me what to begin with, are you ready? Grab your coffee, turn off the television, put the cell on vibrate, here we go.
All things are possible for those who believe. Mark 9:23
I think it very important for us to grasp as we begin on this journey of rediscovering the truth about who we are as women, that we recognize and start with one essential and vital truth and that is; we will live no better than we believe.
In order for you and I to live the abundant, blessed and good life that Jesus Christ died to give us, we must believe what He says about us over any other voice or circumstance and that includes our own voice as well.
We need to really grasp as one of Gods girls, that we are loved, chosen, purposed, called and powerful. We were created by God himself and appointed to this earth for such a time as this. We are not an afterthought, we are not here because our parents wanted us or didn’t plan for us, we are here by design, intentionally thought out and intricately created so that we might be to the praise and glory of our God.
This truth gives me much hope; it erases all the ugly realities about how I came to be. I don’t know what you were told about how you were conceived but if you are like me, it’s definitely not the way that leaves one feeling warm and fuzzy and reminiscent about.
Nevertheless I am here and so are you, regardless of the planning’s of man, we are here because God has a plan and our very existence testifies to this. I want to tell you and I want you to hear this in your spirit, there is something up ahead for you and I more wonderful than anything behind us, the best is yet to come, we have survived, you may feel like your drowning right now, but cheer up my beautiful friend, the very fact that you are here and reading this means that God has more in store for you. Don’t give up, don’t believe the circumstance, believe the Lord and He says “All things are possible for those who believe.”
I want to warn you it may not be easy, you may have to revisit some places you have buried but never dealt with. I want to encourage you with this one verse from the heart of God to you “He shall rebuild the ancient ruins and the places devastated long ago” Isaiah 58:12.
If there is one thing I know that I know, it is that we cannot go and take our Promised Land (our land filled with Gods promises) with the bondage and baggage of Egypt. It won’t work. There is a reason that the Lord took the Israelites the long way around, Canaan was about an 11 day trip from Egypt but the Lord knew that just because their physical bodies were delivered from being slaves, their minds weren’t and Gods Word is very clear, “As a man thinks in his heart, so is he” Proverbs 23:7.
There is no use for us to have survived if we are going to stay mentally in bondage, all of our actions come from a thought and most of our repeated thoughts and outward actions are from what is inside our hearts, whether it be fear, doubt, insecurity, shame, guilt, regret, even self hatred.
This week I want you to be very intentional and deliberate in watching your words and capturing your thoughts. Listen to what you’re speaking and thinking about, does it line up with what the bible says? If it doesn’t than take the God given authority that is already inside of you and start exercising it. We have to stop partnering with lies, a partnership is where two or more parties agree and come together.
I know how easy it can be to walk by sight and not by faith, circumstances, pain, shame, guilt, and regret are all the evil workings of the enemy that wants to destroy every ounce of faith you have, he wants to steal and rob you of your beautiful identity and he wants to kill every bit of your joy because he knows that “the joy of the Lord is where your strength lies” Nehemiah 8:10
The first step for us to stop the suffering is; we need to make a decision today to “Believe God” this will take some practice and one of the best ways to Believe God is for us to speak what God speaks, we need to remember that we believe our own voice more than anyone else’s, so align your heart to Gods, our mouth is our most powerful weapon, we need to use it because out of the heart the mouth speaks and out of our very hearts flow the issues of life.
Today, start to believe that you are a beautiful precious woman of God, believe that you have gifts and abilities that no one else has and together we are going to dance on the injustice in our lives and discover the princess within each of us. You and I are one of a kind, there has never been nor will there be another woman like you on this earth, the first step to stop the suffering is;
“Believing All Things Are Possible.”
Father God, I come boldly to you in the name of Jesus and I ask you Lord to forgive me for believing others, myself, and the enemy over you. Cleanse me Lord from the lies that I have willfully or ignorantly partnered with and reveal the places within me that need to be healed. Today Lord, I commit that I will believe that all things are possible, not because I feel it or see it but because you said it. I thank you Father that you love me and care for me and you will get me to the other side. In Jesus name, Amen
Today I Believe God and not my circumstances or my feelings; Today I Declare That Great Things Are Coming to Me, In Jesus Name!
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