Hello everyone, I would first like to say, God is GOOD all the time! And I would like to say hello and thank you to my new subscribers here. It is a blessing to have you all and I pray you find understanding and you will be encouraged. Before I post a blog, I always ask God what it is His people need to hear and I seem to shift back into "letting go." This message was for me but, I believe someone else is struggling with the curse of letting things go. God is trying to rewrite your story and He needs you to be ready.
So, I am going to tell you all a little story that happened a couple of weeks ago. I currently stay in Greensboro, North Carolina for those who do not know. There is a church here called Revival Now and they were having a Tabernacle service one night. Of course, it was the week before Thanksgiving and I kind of wanted to go home before the weekend approached, however, something was just telling me to stay in Greensboro and do not go home. But of course, I wanted to go home to be with my family for Thanksgiving and see my grandmother. Well, Friday, November 19th came, which was the day of the Tabernacle service. It started at 7:30 pm but of course, I am an early person and I got there early. When I walked in the lady checked my temperature and scanned my ticket to go in and another lady approached me and said, “your answer is here tonight.” Now, when she said that, I just knew the service was going to be everything I needed and wanted and must I say, it was AMAZING! It was SO amazing that I lost my keys, and I lost my lashes, ya’ll. Although I left not knowing I had lost my keys, I still left the church feeling like every prayer I had prayed was answered that night.
The next morning it was 6 am and I still did not hear back from anyone about my keys. I knew that I did not want to leave until I had them, so I continued to wait around. Close to 10 am I decided to leave, hoping that someone would reassure me that those were my keys that were found at the church. As I got on the road, 15 minutes from my apartment, I decided to pull over to the side because my spirit was telling me that I needed to pray. I began praying and I could hear the spirit of the Lord, telling me to not leave. Maybe three minutes into my prayer, I heard my phone, and it was an Instagram notification from the Pastor, and he told me he had my keys. It just so happens, he was going to be in South Carolina also, and that I could get them the next day while he was there. I was relieved, so I continued my way home.
As I was home, I felt this heaviness that was over me as if I was doing something wrong. It was an unexplainable feeling that I was experiencing. I was ready to come back to Greensboro because the pain I was feeling in my heart and my mind was unbearable. However, I continued to hold on to the little peace I had so that I could enjoy my time with my family for Thanksgiving. 5 am Friday morning came, and I was up packing my clothes, and ready to get on the road. As I was driving, I turned the music down and I asked God why I was feeling that way and He began to make it clear to me.
Now, I want to ask you all this. Have you ever stepped foot into a door that God had already closed? And yes, I want you all to answer that question for me. If you said yes to the question, why? Why did you step foot back into a closed-door? You prayed and asked God to open new doors for you but you are continuing to step foot into doors that are no longer your place of residence. When God removes people from our lives, we are to no longer allow those same people back into our lives. When God removes you from a place where you were broken, hurt, abused, and depressed, why would you go back? The very things that we pray to God to remove from our lives, we sometimes tend to add them back into our lives.
I said that to say this. When you lose the keys, don’t go searching for them. Now, I am not saying if you lose your car keys, don’t go look for them. My point is, when we lose things or when things are removed from our possession, it may not always be fit for us to go search for it. That can be relationships, friendships, opportunities, and so on. God knows exactly what you need and when you need it. Do not go after what is no longer yours. When God closes that door for you, don’t try and fit yourself back into that door because you are no longer needed there. When God removes you from the kid’s table to the adult table, don’t you go back. When God upgrades you from a 1998 Toyota Camry to a 2022 Toyota Camry, don’t you go trying the new keys to that old car thinking it’s going to work, because it won’t! God is about to elevate you to bigger and better things that the old things will no longer matter, nor will they fit into your new season.
I am just coming off a three-day fast and God has been speaking to me about faith. Faith in Hebrews 11:1 is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. When God gives you a vision, you ought to believe that it is going to come into full effect. The things that happened in your life before will no longer show up in this new season of your life. If any of you listen to Jakalyn Carr, she has an album called “Changing Your Story” and I believe that God is changing your story. This next season of your life is the story that is going to unleash the very thing that God has called you to do. As Ms. Dominique told us yesterday, "Your story is the key that may be able to unlock someone else's prison."
Allow God to rewrite your story and let the goodness of the Lord flow over your life.