I feel like I haven’t truly written to you in a while. I am not going to make an excuse but as I aim for transparency – I have felt a little burdened with life. I guess you could say I have just been putting the best out but still giving God the highest praises, every second of the day.
During my devotions one night, I really asked God – “Daddy why would you position me into something I am just not qualified for? You’ve brought me here and now you’re silent! Am I doing the right things? Why won’t You speak to me? I’m tired and I’m out of ideas”
After crying out to Him that night, the Holy Spirit instructed me to “Be Still”
Psalm 46:10 says: “Be still, and know that I am God!”
Like, I HAVE been still though Jesus.
I honestly felt drained, devotion has become a routine – but I knew I had to keep talking to Him. I knew I was stronger than the struggle.
John 10:10 says: “The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life”
The enemy would have loved if I had stopped praising Jesus. The more I got on my knees and into the Word, the more I learned – just because God is silent, does not mean that He isn’t working.
Romans 8:28 says: “And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them”
I now believe silent seasons are so important. They really test your faith and build complete endurance for the season to follow.
Just a few weeks ago you would have heard me say: “God when is it going to be my time? Daddy Jesus, make this happen now or how much longer God? I am ready for my breakthrough. Don’t you see I have been faithful and praying? Are you hearing me God?”
Then a whisper came: But Dayna…..God is always speaking.
So what needed to change? My attitude, heart, thoughts and my speech.
I had to change my tone. Now it’s: “God, I trust you – You brought me to this so I know you’ve blessed me and called me to a purpose. You have promised me Eph 3:20. You’ve made me the head and not the tail. You are working. I know these season is temporary and for a reason. I am still your willing vessel Lord, use me. If you need me to go through this season for 50 more years, I am your faithful servant”
You see, my loves – God doesn’t call the qualified, He qualifies the called. He doesn’t ask for a resume or a degree. He just ask for you to say “yes”. Some days that ‘yes’ will be easy and some days that ‘yes’ will be hard.
God qualifies you, not the world and other people’s opinions. That includes your boss, family, friends and church congregation. The primary relationship is between you and God. You should take instruction from the Holy Spirit. If He called you to it! Trust the call and the process – because He WILL take you through it.
Jesus meets you when you step out on faith.
Some of us want to see the fruit without the wait and the work.
The book of James says: “faith without work is dead.”
God will never call you to something that you already qualify for . How will the His glory be revealed if we do everything in our own might?
Moses spent 40 years in the desert – had his staff all along – couldn’t do anything with it until he chose to release it. We have to stop trying to do things in own strength. That saying “let go and let God” speaks volumes.
You see, God always gives us the choice. The choice to accept Him, the choice to follow Him and the choice to tell about His wonders.
So if we don’t release what we are carrying- how do you expect Him to bring you to what He has called you to?
You have authority by God – Luke 10:19
We must surrender our situations to God, when we surrender we have power through God over it.
Your past doesn’t disqualify you from God’s grace. Your past doesn’t disqualify you from God’s promise. Our Father will never ever ask you to surrender something if what he was going to give back wasn’t much greater!
The enemy only has the amount of access that you give to him. So lets slam that door shut on him and not let him control your mind. Praise God and speak life into each and every situation.
2 Thess 3:3 says: “The Lord is faithful . He will establish you and guard you.”
God is faithful. Take time to be still and listen. When you’re weary – call on Him, lean on Him and trust Him today.
(Credit @seekproverbness on Instagram for this quote)
lots and lots and lots of love,
The Graced Citizen
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