Embrace The Suck-Podcast #31

After a July 4th weekend of one sweet moment after another, I hit my emotional toe on a “sucky” misfire in communication.

A SWEET moment of life. Prophetic words over powerful NOLA Pastors…with one word above that says it all: TRUST!

So I had to shift my mindset and “embrace the suck.” (Pardon me if that is offensive to you)

What does this mean?

It is a military term. What it means is “when we deny what reality is giving us, what is really happening, then we create suffering. So life is a dance between minimizing expectations and surrendering to what our lives actually reveal to us.”

I asked Holy Spirit on this and He said…Surrender EVERYTHING TO ME. This is those times when you learn to praise and trust Me right where you are…and set your mind on what I SAY.”

He said… “Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord; seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence. For by these He has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises, so that by them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world by lust.” 1 Peter 1:2-4 (Read on for the next verses for more truth of this!)

So to embrace anything that seems to hurt you, something that does not go your way, a feeling of insecurity, or even a stall in your destiny, God has given you a gift of walking in the power of your divine nature in your mind. You can control HOW your react.

When you see the situation from the perspective of the way God sees you, and the trouble, you are loaded with promises from the Word to prevail. You are also empowered to walk in your true identity being spirit lead, partakers of His divine nature in you as you go through life embracing HIS Word and empowering His declarations over your life.

And… you are given the power of choice. The choice to not let the situation rule your life. The choice to cry out to Him for help. The choice to forgive and ask for forgiveness. The choice to praise Him in the storm…..The choice to ask a few close friends to help you by speaking life over you… The choice to take a step in faith and believe He will always help you through the circumstance. The choice to sing allowing His joy be your strength.

These choices have the power to change you, transform your mind, and help you walk in your true identity as a spirit lead Kingdom shaker for heaven.

God sees you as wonderful, powerful, and able to persevere. He calls you His much loved son. His much loved daughter.

Corrie ten Boom used to say, “When the train goes through a tunnel and the world gets dark, do you jump out? Of course not. You sit still and trust the engineer to get you through.”

A word from the Vinedresser which I wrote about a year ago seems to say it best.

Take it as your word, friend.

First..the IN THE VINE DECLARATION: The internal pressures will not take me out. I am growing through the test to carry well my destiny.

“You can draw from Me purpose in the midst of the internal pressure. Under the surface of your travail lies a spring that My Spirit has deposited in you. Contend with your difficult circumstances by going often to this pool of refreshment. When the world invades your garden with the weeds of worry or foxes of fear, lift up your heart to Me.

“I will get down on My knees and help you pull the weeds. I will go to the well and pour the water out freely to keep the soil fresh. My Word is the fertilizer that helps you grow.

“I am your sun. I am your shield. My promises will sustain you. I will give you endurance from strength to strength as you travel through this valley of despair. I infuse you with grace and glory. No good thing will I withhold as you walk uprightly. A day in my vineyard is better than thousands in the cesspool of the systems of success based by the world.

“Blessed are you as you dwell in My Vineyard. The garden of your heart is My concern. Now take this time to silently soak. I will sustain you through this intense gardening of your own heart….
#theVinedresser (From My Devotional: Listen To The Vinedresser: 31 Declarations Of Who You Are In The Vine

Living from your spirit identity is dynamic and ever growing. It is the key to understanding life experiences and lessons while continuing  to make the choice to trust God!! 

Stay abiding amidst the process…

In the Vine,


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