Your gift will make a place for you in the Body of Christ (Prov.18:16). You don’t have to strain at it nor do you have to make a place for yourself. Allow God to develop in you the particular gifting the Holy Spirit has put in you. The typical scriptural scenario will show it takes time to develop the Spirit’s gifts in humans. God uses people, circumstances and time.
Faith will cause us to act on the Word of God. Obedience will cause us to be true to the Word of God rather than giving in to our emotions and disappointments. Endurance is just a lot of work and there is nothing at all easy about that. (Gal.6:9)
How do I “take the land?” According to the example in the book of Deuteronomy, Israel took the land by dispossessing the enemy. Discouragement, fear of failure or rejection and doubts of others are all enemies of promise. Displace those enemies with truth out of your own mouth. “Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess.” (Heb.10:23)
God is not without purpose, not without a plan. But there are times God has been without someone to stand in the gap calling upon Him to move power and authority from heaven into the earth. (Eze.22:30) Calling unto God in alignment with His plan and purpose brings restoration (Jer.33:6-34).
We were created to move forward and because of Him Who has called us and enabled us, we should be filled with anticipation for what we are journeying into in this coming year. “And they commanded the people, saying, When ye see the ark of the covenant of the LORD your God, and the priests the Levites bearing it, then ye shall remove from your place, and go after it.” (Jos.3:5) “Remove from your place” actually means “to pull up tent pegs”. God is not the only One doing any activity. The prophet Micah doesn’t seem to be waiting for some outside stimulant to condition him. He takes what he already knows of his God and decides what his mindset and actions shall be. Mic.7:7 “But as for me, I will watch expectantly for the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation: My God will hear me.” I agree with the declaration: “I anticipate the inevitable, supernatural, intervention of God!”
The coming generation will anticipate something. Who will give them something to anticipate? Will they anticipate hopelessness or the possibilities of the God of the Bible? One of the biggest favors we can do the coming generation is to build anticipation into them, anticipation for the intervention of God, anticipation to see God do something no previous generation has ever seen. Every time people speak of tragedy and hopelessness, let us say to the coming generation, “BUT GOD….”. Let’s help them keep their anticipator alive and well and functioning at peak capacity. Let’s charge it up at every opportunity!
As the people of God assemble today, may they speak and sing together of the great goodness of Jehovah God and adore Him in the company of those who are of like faith that the atmosphere may resound with His goodness and the people be lifted above their trials. “They shall pour forth [like a fountain] the fame of Your great and abundant goodness and shall sing aloud of Your rightness and justice.” (Ps.145:7, Amplified Bible)