Do you still work toward your dreams and goals when times are tough and you're weeping?
Building any good and vibrant thing takes time, effort, energy, plans, perseverance, support, and, yes, tears. I don't care what the online space has shown you in the past--everyone builds a positive, successful, thriving life, marriage, business, family, ect. with perseverance, joy, patience, forgiveness, and, yes, tears.
God's word says to carefully keep any bitterness or bitter root from growing in our lives (Hebrews 12:15). It's so easy when things don't go as we planned or people hurt us or unfair circumstances hit us to become bitter, angry, and stagnant--refusing to spread our seed of blessings, joy, goodness, patience, forgiveness, self-control, self-discipline, and perseverance.
And THAT is just what the enemy wants. God wants us to persevere and grow through our experiences! God wants us to continue forward sowing seeds of blessings to all those around us so that when it's harvest time we reap a hundredfold harvest of blessings (Proverbs 11:25).
Let's choose to ask God to help us use our tears, our hard circumstances, and our trials for His Kingdom agenda and our positive growth.
Let's choose to shine the light of Christ even with tears in our eyes--bless instead of curse the people and circumstances that are effecting us--speak God's word over the circumstances--and pray!
Because when we choose God's perspective and God's actions and reactions then we WILL reap a harvest of blessings and watch God turn our tears into joyful shouts of praise for the miracles and the restoration of what the enemy and locust has eaten and destroyed!
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Let's pray: Dear Lord God Almighty, we humbly and boldly come to the throne room of grace with praise and thanksgiving! You are God alone and Your power is vast beyond all measure.
Thank You Lord Jesus for Your salvation love that is beyond all full comprehension. Lord please forgive us of the times where our perspective is so short sighted and broken. Please open our eyes and our mind to have a Holy perspective. Please help us to see any bitter root and pull it out before it derails our blessings and our positive Kingdom impact.
Please Lord infuse us with stamina and perseverance to bless and use all the circumstances in our past, our present, and our future to bring about a greater harvest than we ever could imagine.
We thank You Lord for being our Good Shepherd that watches over us. Please Lord rebuke the devourer from our harvest and cause the enemy to flee in seven different directions away from us and cause what the enemy and the locust has eaten and destroyed to be returned to us sevenfold.
We sing praises to Your name for Your love and transformation. Please imprint Your Holy word upon our hearts and minds so that we lean not into our own understanding but in all ways acknowledge You Lord and You shall direct our paths (Proverbs 3:5-6).
Thank You, Lord, for hearing our prayers. In Jesus name, Amen!