Not by might, not by power, but by My Spirit says the Lord. Not because you are tired or done or because your patience has come to its end. Not because you want to have a new adventure because you are tired of where you are. These are not reasons I move you. I often keep you planted until you overcome these whims of the flesh.
I move you and open you to new paths when you are seasoned and refined for My purposes. I begin to rustle you inside to ready you to move, but you mistakenly think it is of your flesh. Does man know his own heart? I tell you the truth, I see the deep recesses of the heart of man and know his ways and his motivations. I tell you this day you have been refined for My purposes. Not one second longer do I leave you where you are, for I desire more than you to use you fully. When all is made ready I move you instantly.
You have even spoken out of your own mouth the characteristics and qualities and responses you have learned and what you would do differently. Know that I redeem the time, not one thing is lost, do not live with regret, but know that I teach you the way you should go and make all things new.
Do not look back for a moment and dwell on what you should have done, how you should have responded, what you should have used the precious time and interactions for, but look to Me for I desire to use you for more than you know. Apply all that I have taught you of My might and power, of My tender mercies and grace as you take each step and interact with others. Pour out, My love, to them, for even you will be surprised at how I have changed you. What was grating and caused responses of impatience before, you will now see as a delight to offer Me your service in this or in that.
I desire that all My children be unmoved by circumstance and even their daily tasks, and to take complete delight in Me and pour out delight to others around them in creative ways, for I lift My loved ones above the circumstance if they will only let Me. Some of these are still in their bouts with learning to overcome the fleshly ways, these are still called by My name and I Am refining them. Do not judge and when they at last understand My ways do not say, “I told you so,” for did I not bear with you patiently through all of these seasons in your life refining you and making you a useful vessel. Be very careful with these, for you do not know where they are with Me.
Walk now above the circumstance, pour out, do each task as unto Me no matter how menial or how great and watch how My rivers of living water will flow through you. Let Me bring you to greater levels of understanding in all things, there is so much more I want to share. Walk with Me without hindrance or regret, for I make all things new.
- “So he said to me, “This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the Lord Almighty.” Zechariah 4:6
- “Listen to advice and accept discipline, and at the end you will be counted among the wise.Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.” Proverbs 19:20-12