For I am about to do something new.
See, I have already begun! Do you not see it?
Isaiah 43:19 NLT
About two weeks ago, in a vision, I stood at the end of a long corridor in the heavens. Around the corridor was only blue sky and clouds. The Lord appeared to me in the form of the Lion of Judah. He started to speak to me very kindly and firmly about the things that Abba Father had been revealing to me in visions during my prayer times, things about my future and the plans that God has for my life.
Honestly, all the things that the Father has been showing me are so much bigger than anything that I could ever dream of for myself. In fact, to my natural mind they are impossible. I don’t know how I am ever supposed to achieve any of the things that God has been showing me. Also what has been happening over the last few months is that I have been caught up in a vicious cycle of belief and unbelief. In my prayer times I would see and believe, and then when I came out of my prayer time and was just busy doing life, that voice would come into my head and say to me,
“Do you really think that you are going to do all these things that God has shown you? Surely all these things you are seeing are just a figment of your imagination. Look at your life and your situation, these dreams of yours are impossible, you’re never going to achieve any of these things with the way your life is right now.”
It has been such a battle in my mind and it has been emotionally and psychologically draining. You might say I should have had more authority and taken my thoughts captive, but it wasn’t that easy. I was missing a fundamental basis, which was simply TRUST. I didn’t trust God enough that HE would bring all things to pass. I was seeing His promises but I was so distracted by all the hurdles and giants that stood in the way. I had the complete wrong mind-set and that is why there was war raging in my mind. I was having the mind-set of the Israelites, who on the brink of entering into the Promised Land, suddenly rejected the whole plan of God for them to inherit it, because of fear and unbelief. That is what happens when we have unbelief, we end up rejecting God’s good and perfect plan for our lives. They should have just trusted God for the victory; after all, He had promised them and their forefathers that the land was theirs.
So in my vision, Jesus kindly affirmed that all the things that I had been seeing were true and would come to pass, if I came into agreement with heaven about them. I listened to His words and His reassurance was like a soothing balm to my soul. I was not crazy…Then He started to gently rebuke me about my lack of trust in Him the Father.
“Daughter,” He said, “Your lack of trust in Us is the ground upon which the seeds of Unbelief, Doubt and Little Faith grow. Everything that the Father has shown you, HE will bring to pass and not you. It will happen not by your strength or might, but only by the Spirit, and the Spirit of God. The Father has seen that it is good for you to receive all these things and you can rest in that. Rest in the Father. Have faith. In order to move forward together in agreement, you have to fully trust Us. Your lack of trust limits the Father and I moving upon your life. Take down the walls so that We can move freely. Let go of little faith and ask the Father for big faith, and you shall receive it. Also, exercise the little faith that you have right now and you will be given a bigger portion of faith. Do not look at your own weaknesses or your situation. Is my Father not the God of the impossible? If He has revealed it to you, then surely He shall bring it to pass, according to His good will for your life. If you have seen it, then you can trust that the Father watches over it to fulfil it”
The word of the Lord came to me, saying, “Jeremiah, what do you see?” And I said, “I see the branch of an [b]almond tree.” Then the Lord said to me, “You have seen well, for I am [actively] watching over My word to fulfill it.”
Jeremiah 1: 11, 12 AMP
Thank God for the gift of that repentance which breaks the yoke. I fell on my knees at the feet of Jesus and cried. I hated that I had so little trust in Abba Father. I repented and asked the Lord for forgiveness for my lack of trust.
Then the Lord said to me, “Now Daughter, it is time for you to choose. Which door will you go through? There is only one way for you to step into your future, and that is through trusting Us. It is vital, it is fundamental, and in fact there is no other way for us to start building together unless you fully trust Us, despite what you perceive with the natural eye.”
He motioned for me to look behind me. I turned and saw all the different doors that were in the corridor. I saw that they were different colours and had a label with a word written on them. Although the doors were different colours, they all had the same word written on the label; TRUST. It didn’t matter which door I went through, I had to go through trust, and in fact it wasn’t much of a choice; it was either I trusted God or I didn’t. There was no room for middle ground here. We walked along the corridor until we came to a yellow door, my favourite colour. Before I stepped through, I put my arms around Jesus and hid my face in His mane. This was it, a new beginning. Time to step into the dimension of the impossible.
After this encounter, I was meditating on all the things that Jesus had spoken to me. I thought about how Mary must’ve have felt when the angel Gabriel came to tell her that she was going to carry the son of God. The angel assured her with these words:
And listen, even your relative Elizabeth has also conceived a son in her old age; and she who was called barren is now in her sixth month. For with God nothing [is or ever] shall be impossible.
Luke 19: 36, 37 AMP
Even Moses had a hard time believing God when God spoke to him about sending him to Egypt to confront Pharaoh. Moses mentioned his weaknesses and listed reasons why he was not the man for the job. But God reassured him over and over again. Here are the reasons that Moses mentioned to God in his argument;
1. But Moses protested to God, “Who am I to appear before Pharaoh? Who am I to lead the people of Israel out of Egypt?”
2. But Moses protested, “If I go to the people of Israel and tell them, ‘The God of your ancestors has sent me to you,’ they will ask me, ‘What is his name?’ Then what should I tell them?”
3. But Moses protested again, “What if they won’t believe me or listen to me? What if they say, ‘The Lord never appeared to you’?”
4. “O Lord, I’m not very good with words. I never have been, and I’m not now, even though you have spoken to me. I get tongue-tied, and my words get tangled.”
5. “Lord, please! Send anyone else.”
Does this sound like you? There is hope for you too. Trust is a decision, you decide to trust someone and then stand firm in that trust; it is like this for every relationship in life. When God starts stretching our faith, we need to keep standing on that trust. Faith and trust are very connected. You can only have faith in the things of God when you have the foundation of trust in God. When you know beyond all doubt, that God is your healer, God is your deliverer, God is your provider, no matter what the situation looks like He is STILL all these things, He never changes, He is not a man that He would lie, HE IS. And when you have that trust in God’s goodness, faithfulness, mercy and grace, you are then able to step out in faith, because you trust that God will come through for you. It is just like a child who gets thrown up in the air, and trusts beyond a doubt, that their father will catch them, no matter how high they get thrown up.
For I know the plans and thoughts that I have for you,’ says the Lord, ‘plans for peace and well-being and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.
Jeremiah 29:11-14 AMP
When God commissions us, He also gives us, in Him, everything that we need to execute that mandate, and if He is for us, then who can be against us? No weapon formed against us shall prosper, no stronghold raised by any enemy can hold us back. I want to encourage you (and myself), that if God has spoken it to you or has revealed it to you, and you come into agreement with Him, then surely it will come to pass. That is why it is so important to be sensitive to Him and to learn to discern His voice, so that we can partner with Him and not start things in the flesh, out of our own ideas and imaginations. Only things which are of the spirit, will have long-lasting grace and favour from heaven upon them.
God’s Commission to Joshua
Now it happened after the death of Moses the servant of the Lord, that the Lord spoke to Joshua the son of Nun, Moses’ servant (attendant), saying, “Moses My servant is dead; now therefore arise [to take his place], cross over this Jordan, you and all this people, into the land which I am giving to them, to the sons of Israel. I have given you every place on which the sole of your foot treads, just as I promised to Moses. From the wilderness [of Arabia in the south] and this Lebanon [in the north], even as far as the great river, the river Euphrates [in the east], all the land of the Hittites (Canaan), and as far as the Great [Mediterranean] Sea toward the west shall be your territory. No man will [be able to] stand before you [to oppose you] as long as you live. Just as I was [present] with Moses, so will I be with you; I will not fail you or abandon you. Be strong and confident and courageous, for you will give this people as an inheritance the land which I swore to their fathers (ancestors) to give them. Only be strong and very courageous; be careful to do [everything] in accordance with the entire law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, so that you may prosper and be successful wherever you go. This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall read [and meditate on] it day and night, so that you may be careful to do [everything] in accordance with all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will be successful. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not be terrified or dismayed (intimidated), for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
Joshua 1: 1-9 AMP