Welcome again to this week's word for the week. Well, let's hit the ground running wide open this week. I literally just heard the Lord speak and say whatever you're going through you are battle tested for the task at hand. Give that some thought for a moment. There's not anything going on in your life right now that you're not ready for. You may not want to go through it but you're ready for it. As Caleb said, we be more than able!
As we come to a close this year you still have to keep victory on your mind. This journey is a race and I'll never stop saying that. I'll also never stop saying what the bible says which is the race is not given to the swift or the fastest person but to the one who endures. Again, you are battle tested for the task at hand. God has processed you and built you for what you're facing. You're not at your weakest. You're at your strongest because by now you should know that God is the One fighting on your behalf.
A normal race is a contest to see who will cross the finish line first. Rather that race is ten feet or ten miles the fact is the first one across the line is declared the winner. However, in the spirit it's the last who shall be first. You don't have to be in a rush in this race. You simply need to finish and still be declared the victorious. God is not interested in who finished first. He's interested in who finished complete and whole. He's more concerned about who finished with growth and they're better because of what they've gone through.
You're not in a race against anyone else. Whatever God has for you is truly for you. It doesn't matter who gets there first. The things God has for you are tailor made for you. No one else can fit that blessing except you. There is something unique about your blessing because God has uniquely created you. You were never intended to be like anyone else. You are an original plan from God! Let me say this again. All you need to focused on is simply crossing the finish line. You will get credit just for that.
Stop letting things sidetrack you and discourage you. Put away the foolish thoughts and you will eliminate the foolish talk. There's no maybe on if you're going to make it. You are going to make it. There have been countless trials in your life that have been designed to build and prepare you for a time such as this. There is no weapon formed against you that is able to prosper. Anything that tries to come against you will be knocked down by God. Relax and enjoy the journey. Stand in awe and amazement at the glory and power of God. This is the season of the winners. Instead of only seeing your troubles why not see yourself taking those victory laps?
May the Lord continue to bless and keep you in His grace,
Bishop Carlos J. Lennon