These past few weeks have been a struggle for me (I will admit it). I have lost interest in so much that I love to do. While sitting and watching TV Wednesday I thought to myself, what’s up with me? I haven’t been spending much time with God, praying less, haven’t been to the gym this week, not eating right, house a mess, car a mess, not taking the time to make up my face, dragging myself out of bed to go to church, cursing, and I can go on and on. No one really knows how much stress and pressure I have been under these past few weeks. And yesterday, I just flipped! (Yes I will admit it; you all know God has called me to be Transparent in my meditations). And I will admit someone just made me go “there” with them.
Last night while lying in the bed, someone close to me sent me a blackberry message. (This is why it is important to be connected to Men and Women of God, because they will speak life into your dead situation). The message said “Stagnancy is not good for someone like you. It bothers you to much to stay in this. God gave you an overflow to last through this time of famine”. So I began to search the scripture and God showed me the story of Abram
Then Abram set out and continued toward the Negev. Now there was a famine in the land, and Abram went down to Egypt to live there for a while because the famine was severe.
God told Abram to leave his family and his place of comfort. So Abram took his wife and as they traveled they arrived in Negev and there was a famine.
I believe that there are some people who are in a dry place and all they have been doing is obeying God. I too found myself in a famine… I was obeying God but still found myself feeling “blah”. But on this Friday, I encourage you to not be like I have been these past few weeks. Because during my famine, I joined in on the pity party and found myself turning away from the promises of God!
I don’t know what your famine is on this Friday! But just like Abram there is a Blessing in and after the Famine! See Abram became the Father of All Nations and I believe that God has a blessing in store for many of us who too have been obeying and found ourselves in this dry place.
And just like the person who spoke into my life last night, I know that you are not comfortable being stagnant and God has given you enough overflow to make it through this time. So keep obeying and don’t fall off. Just like Abram, God has shown you your promise. See God Promised Abram that through his offspring the Nations would be blessed. Therefore, I encourage you to keep trusting God through your famine, because God has a Nation out there waiting for you!
God, we apologize for the sins that we have committed through this famine. Forgive us for not trusting you or obeying your word; for not believing in your promise. But God on today, we stand in forgiveness, thanking you for using us on today. God we thank you for your word. Thank you for connecting us to people who pour into us. God we LOVE you! And we declare that no weapon, no famine, nothing shall separate us from your Love. God, thank you for the overflow you have given to us in this time. We LOVE you Lord and give your name all the honor and Glory. In Jesus name we pray Amen!
Trusting God in my famine,