Friday, 27 June 2008

Are You Fed Up Enough?

FED UP is "unable or unwilling to put up with something any longer"

Unable means "lacking the necessary power, authority, or means"

And, Lacking is to be "inadequate in amount or degree of something"

Are you fed up enough of your situation, or your circumstances of being cheated out your heritage, of being cheated out of the covenant you have with God. Are you unable to get yourself out of this same situation? Are you lacking or have inadequate wisdom, power, might or strength to pull yourselves up and upwards onto a higher plain?

If the answer to any of one of the questions above is yes, then I call you to "TAKE HOLD OF GOD'S STRENGTH" and pull yourselves out and up from your current situation, from your current stance.

To take hold means to:
to accept or adopt for one's own
to capture physically; seize
to seize with authority

God's strength is made perfect in our weaknesses, as described in 2 Corinthians 12:9, which reads “My grace is sufficient for you: for My strength is made perfect in weakness.”

In our fed up and weak state we must remember like the Psalmist David did that the arm of the Lord will give us strength, as he confessed in Psalm 18:32, which reads "God arms me with strength, and he makes my way perfect".
You see, I asked the question Are you fed up enough because, being fed up brings forth the spirit and demure of restlessness, and when we are restless, we are open to finding a solution to change our situation, to change those things that is making us restless.

To be restless means there is:
a sense of being fed up right down to the very marrow in our bones
a sense of knowing that there is more to life and the desire to find it and take hold

Restlessness is described as "Not satisfied to be at rest or in peace; averse to repose or quiet; eager for change; to be discontented"
Are those words familiar to where you are - no satisfaction, a sense of there being more to life than what is in the present, a hunger and eagerness for change and the like? When we are restless, our spirit is telling and confirming to us that there is more to what we are seeing or experiencing. It is trying to call us back to our source to find out how we can obtain peace from this restlessness, understand the reasons for the restlessness and ask God to help get ourselves out of this state.
You see, restlessness can be caused by a number of reasons, such as:
Breakthrough is around the corner
Harvest is ripe for the picking
Danger is around the corner, and much more.

The spirit and feeling of restlessness brings forth the "desire and decision" to do something to break free from it. Genesis 27: 38 - 40 reads "38 Esau pleaded, “But do you have only one blessing? Oh my father, bless me, too!” Then Esau broke down and wept. 39 Finally, his father, Isaac, said to him, “You will live away from the richness of the earth, and away from the dew of the heaven above. 40 You will live by your sword, and you will serve your brother. But when you decide to break free, you will shake his yoke from your neck.”

This is the story of how Jacob stole Esau's birthright- I'm pretty sure most of us are familiar with that story (please read the whole chapter for completeness). Look at verse 40, it says "but when you decide to break free" - This tells me that a DECISION has to be made to "break free", once a decision is made, then we will be spurred into action to DO something about it. When Esau's makes a decision to be free, then he will shake the yoke from his neck! imagine that!!

So, if we are Fed Up Enough and restlessness is giving you sleepless nights? Then guess what, it is that fed up and restless feeling that will inspire you to make a decision to do something about the situation. Now, what we do and who we go to for help is the key. That's why I invite you to take hold of God's strength.

Why? Well, whether we like it or not, as long as we are alive, we are at war; we are in constant battle with the evil one. To break free from all forms of oppression.

BUT we don't fight in the physical, we fight in the spiritual, because we are first a spirit man and then a physical man. We don't fight with our own strength, we fight with God's strength.
We have to:
*War in God's strength*
*war in the covenant we have in God*

Psalm 65:6 speaks of God's strength it reads "You formed the mountains by your power and armed yourself with mighty strength."

We are also encouraged to take hold of God's strength in Ephesians 6:10, which reads "A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. "
The message bible translation calls this passage "A fight to the finish" and it reads " 10-12And that about wraps it up. God is strong, and he wants you strong. So take everything the Master has set out for you, well-made weapons of the best materials. And put them to use so you will be able to stand up to everything the Devil throws your way. This is no afternoon athletic contest that we'll walk away from and forget about in a couple of hours. This is for keeps, a life-or-death fight to the finish against the Devil and all his angels. " Imagine that!!!

So, back to my first question, "Are You Restless Enough"? If so, I call, encourage and challenge you to take hold of God's strength, wisdom, counsel and understanding- as described in Job 12:13 " which reads "With God are wisdom and strength; he has counsel and understanding" -
and FIGHT your way through your restlessness, through your fed up state. Listen to that restlessness in your spirit in the realms of your heart, for it knows, there is more that God has set out for you, more that God wants to do for and through you, more places and heights God wants to take you to, all for the glory of his holy name.

Have an awesome day being as strong as your father, taking hold of all that he has already set out for you, whilst making him famous along the way.

Much Love
Remi Banjo
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1 Comment:

Jaycee said...

I will keep fighting...

This reminds me of the verse that says "we'll run and not grow weary, and we'll walk and not get faint..."