Push Through To The New

Push Through To The New

This morning when I walked onto my back patio, I saw this green shrub growing up through a crack in the concrete.

When I came inside and reflected on it and these words came to my spirit…

Push Through To The New

“Even as this shrub has pushed through this “impossible” concrete barren place and brought forth green leaves representing new things, in this season, if you determine to push through the “impossible” concrete barren place in your life, you too will bring forth green leaves of new things.”

Move Forward And Push

“Move forward and push. Push and I will help you break through the “impossible” concrete barren place. Push and I will help you penetrate that which has blocked your advancement. Push and I will cause you to break forth and flourish in the very place deemed “impossible” for you. “

Do Not Get Discouraged or Dismayed…Refocus

“Do not be discouraged. Do not be dismayed. Do not let past experiences paralyze you. Forget those things which are behind. Remember them no more. Refocus. Refocus and cast your net again. Refocus and build it again. Re-focus and step forward in faith and push, and as you push, I will make a way through what seems to be immoveable, indestructible, impenetrable barriers and will cause a breakthrough for you.”

Push Through To The New

“Even as this shrub has pushed through this “impossible” concrete barren place and brought forth green leaves representing new things, in this season if you determine to push through the “impossible” concrete barren place in your life, you too will bring forth green leaves of new things.”

Those are the words that came into my spirit as I reflected on the green shrub growing up through a crack in the concrete on my back patio.

They were a rhema word of encouragement for me because I am aware of the “impossible” concrete barren place in my life and am now determined more than ever before to trust God, refocus, and push through.

What about you?

Do you have an “impossible” concrete barren place in your life?

Do you have a dream, a vision, or a goal that you know at your very core that you need to move forward in, but you’re hesitating because you’ve tried it before and failed, or you’re afraid to try because of seemingly immoveable, indestructible, impenetrable barriers?

If so, be encouraged to trust God, refocus, and by His grace push through believing to see Him cause a breakthrough for you to His honor and glory.

God Will Make A Way

“This is what God says,
    the God who builds a road right through the ocean,
    who carves a path through pounding waves,
The God who summons horses and chariots and armies—
    they lie down and then can’t get up;
    they’re snuffed out like so many candles:
“Forget about what’s happened;
    don’t keep going over old history.
Be alert, be present. I’m about to do something brand-new.
    It’s bursting out! Don’t you see it?
There it is! I’m making a road through the desert,
    rivers in the badlands.”

Isaiah 43:16-19 – The Message Bible

I pray that just as this post was an igniting rhema word of encouragement for me, it was also for you.

Blessings!

Kim

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Life Got Busy

Life Got Busy

“We can make our plans, but the LORD determines our steps.”

– Proverbs 16:9 NLT –

When I started Unwalled Words my intention was to write and post a minimum of once per week.

Things started out okay…then in June, life got busy.

Life Got Busy

Notice I did not say that I got busy…I said then in June, life got busy.

And, what do I mean by life got busy?

What I mean is that a cascade of extraordinary circumstances and difficult situations happened to people close to me and these persons reached out to me for support and help in various ways…it was like the old adage, “when it rains, it pours”.

As each situation presented itself, I knew within my spirit that I needed to help, and as such had no inherent problem doing so, but it did not come without a price.

The Price When Life Gets Busy

What was the price?

Helping them cost me lots of time, energy (mental, emotional, spiritual and physical), and focus, and this in turn, and most significantly, cost me the laying aside of the pursuit of some key personal goals and plans.

You may think, “So, what’s the big deal with that?…it happens to me lots of times…you sound selfish”.

And you’re right… on the surface.

It’s normally not a big deal for me to help in this way, in fact, as a person called to help others, it’s something that’s quite common in my life, but in this instance, what was different was the timing.

You see, at the beginning of the year, God told me that it’s time to re-build and pursue certain goals and plans that He had previously instructed me to place on hold, and I’ve steadily worked in that regard, but as June approached, I sensed an urgency in my spirit to bear down and push harder because an extra grace to move things forward would be present during the month.

This was confirmed when my pastor announced that the theme for the month of June was, “We’ve Got to Make a Move” and shared with us that He believed that God was saying that it was time to lay aside all previous hinderances and procrastination and move forward in the things that He has been speaking to us about both corporately and individually and as such, we need to make a move.

That confirmation placed a sense of urgency in me, and just as I was about to focusedly barrel down and push forward…life got busy.

Something Came Up Each Day

Each day, seemingly out of nowhere, something inevitably arose that necessitated my attention in some way resulting in the laying aside of what I’d purposed to do relative to pursuing my goals and plans.

Has that ever happened to you?

Has life ever gotten busy for you…at the “wrong” time?

Have you ever been in a season where there’s an urgency in your spirit to really push forward and focus on certain goals and plans and just as you are about to thrust forward, life got busy and unanticipated demands were placed on you that necessitated a shift away from your intended focus onto the needs of others, and you found yourself getting everywhere with everyone else’s plans, but nowhere with your own?

As the days passed, on one hand I felt good in my spirit because I believe the Lord wanted me available to help as I did and I could see Him at work in the various situations, but on the other hand, I felt frustration threatening to brew inside because June, the month of divine acceleration to move forward with my goals and plans, was quickly running out and my progress in that regard was zero.

Frustration Arose

One morning last week, frustration was no longer a threat, but had become a reality, so I began to talk with the Lord about what was transpiring.

Not far in, He reminded me of a powerful reality that I knew, but embarrassingly had allowed circumstances to cloud.

The essence of what He said was:

Do you not make yourself available to Me and ask Me to order your steps each day?…And do you not place everything including your plans before Me each morning and ask that My will be done?

Yes Lord.

So, what’s the problem?

Why are you frustrated?

Have I not answered your prayers?

He was right.

What was the problem?

Why was I frustrated?

In light of my prayers, and the fact that God is God and He knows best, there was no real reason at all.

God’s Manifested Will Trumps All

Since I’d already asked the Lord to order my steps each day and had committed everything including my plans to Him each morning, and asked for His will to be done, by faith I needed to accept that each of the extraordinary situations and circumstances that arose where others needed my help and I could sense the Lord wanting me to help, were a part of His manifested will, and as such submitting to the same was more important than sticking to previously authorized and approved plans so there was no problem nor need for frustration.

With that simple shift in perspective and alignment with spiritual reality, my frustration evaporated.

Instead of seeing June as a frustrating, “wasted” month because of a lack of progress in my goals and plans, I saw it as a month of service to others and faithful submission to the Lord’s manifested will.

When life gets busy, as we submit to God’s manifested will, what a difference a shift in perspective and alignment with spiritual reality can make!

And, not only that, because of my pliable posture and obedience to His will, the Lord has promised to redeem the divine acceleration what I “missed” in June…what a blessing!

Today if you find yourself in a similar season and/or situation to the one I was in, I pray that this post is a source of encouragement and help that leads to spiritual alignment, breakthrough and peace for you.

Blessings,

Kim

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Distraction or Divine Assignment?

Distraction or Divine Assignment?

Remember…it’s about Divine Flow

Good afternoon all,

Yesterday morning, among a few other things, “my plan” was to write and share a post.

I had everything nicely scheduled when one of my sons asked if I could assist him with a matter that would take a significant amount of time and I immediately knew in my spirit that I needed to lay aside “my plan” and help him instead.

As I shifted “my plan”, the Lord reminded me that as Women of God, it is important for us to be dedicated to our goals, plans and commitments, but not to the extent where when presented with an “interruption” we doggedly hang on to them instead of pausing and seeking His wisdom and direction.

When “interrupted”, before saying or doing anything, it is critical that we pause and seek direction from the Lord with an open spirit, recognizing that there may be times when He tells us to deny the request and continue on with our plan because the request is actually a diabolical plan of distraction in disguise, or times when He tells us to temporarily lay aside our plan because the request is a divine assignment that He needs us to attend to.

The bottom line in all of this is that life in the Spirit is not about allegiance to our goals, plans, or commitments no matter how good, noble, or lofty they may be, but it’s about our allegiance to the Lord, about discerning His Will, and following His Lead in each situation…it’s about Divine Flow.

Even as I write, I recognize that His Flow for this post has changed direction. There’s been a definite shift away from what I originally intended to share. That word has become a “then word”, and this word has become a “now word”, fresh manna for someone’s soul today…it’s all about discerning and going with His Flow.

Women of God, God wants us to be mindful of flowing with His Spirit in every situation and circumstance, even if it means temporarily or even permanently interrupting our goals, plans or commitments because on this journey, it’s not about us, it’s about Him…His Word, His Will, His Plans. His Purposes…not ours.

So, moving forward, I challenge you to make a conscious, intentional decision to place each “interruption” you encounter before the Lord to determine if it is a diabolical distraction or a divine assignment.

Discern His will then follow His lead because it’s all Him and being in His Divine Flow.

Be encouraged!

Kim

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The Journey Begins

The Journey Begins

Good morning,

Welcome to Unwalled Words!

The Journey

As women of God, I believe that when we hunger and thirst after God, after His essence, His presence, His being,

That when we hunger and thirst after His character being formed in us, His righteousness radiating from us, His will being done in and through us,

That when we invest time in His Word and prayer and incline our hearts to hear and obey His voice,

That when we seek to progressively discover and embrace who He is, His purposes, His principles and His plans,

That when we in essence say “yes” to Him in His entirety,

We position ourselves for incredible transformation and for the manifestation of His glory in our lives.

I believe it’s a time-tagged process, a magnificent unpredictable journey that begins with a “yes” and requires many subsequent yeses, sometimes difficult ones, but ends in priceless fulfillment and completion in His way and His time.

Thanks for joining me on this journey; I look forward to traveling with you.

Blessings,

Kim

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