Fasting Forward to Fall Into The Hands of God

Have you ever wanted or needed something so desperately that you'd do anything within your measures or reach to obtain it? Do you try it on your own or do you try God?

I am sure that like me, you have heard the saying and question "Have you tried God?"several times throughout your life. Do we really know what it means to try God?

Well I am in a situation now where my heart and vision is so wide that it is suffering at the lack of intentional direction. When I was younger, I was always very curious. It was not the mere curiosity of what is this and what is that but why and how is this and that. What I was yearning for was knowledge and wisdom in its deepest measure. Fortunately and unfortunately, I did obtain a lot of knowledge and wisdom through the teachings of experience yet, some of them have been very painful. This is what happens when you try getting to a place or pinnacle out of your own strength and understanding as opposed to getting there by trusting in and leaning on the strength and understanding of God (Proverbs 3:5).

I have come to overstand that God has gifted me with several gifts and talents and some of them I have been sitting on while others I operate in, just not in full strength and height. It was not until last week that I began to feel very uncomfortable and out of place with my place of employment. Most of it is due to the fact and principle that a lot of unrighteousness and politics reign there and I am the character of person that seeks out justice, righteousness and equality. During this week it hit me in my spirit that all that I am feeling and going through could be a direct push from God for me to step out on faith and step into the place and position that my spirit has been called to for quite some time now : Entrepreneurship and Independence. With all of that being said, known, and felt I am choosing to Fast Forward to Fall Into the Hands of God where I will be guided and safe. I have relied on myself for quite some time to try and figure things out because being a single parent and the eldest of most my family structures and generation, I have always felt like I had to have and hold things together.

What does Fasting Forward mean? Fasting is simply a deliberate abstinence from physical gratification. It is when you say NO to your flesh (Self) and YES to your spirit (God). It is during this time when you abstain from food and other gratifications that the cry of your soul is greater than the whisper or yell of your flesh.

There are various physical benefits that derive from fasting such as losing weight, increasing your metabolism, clarity of thought, the promotion of blood sugar control and more. Then there are spiritual benefits of fasting such as drawing closer to God, seeking guidance from the Holy Spirit, gaining strength, obtaining spiritual and natural breakthroughs and more. While the kind of fasting I will be doing will all be physical in sacrifice and exertion, I am doing it to maintain my spiritual strength and remain attune with God so that I do as He instructs me and all that is built is from Him and of Him. In Jeremiah 29:11-13 NLT, God says "For I know the plans I have for you. They are plans for good and not of disaster, to give you a future and hope. In those days when you pray, I will listen. If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me." Also, Mark 9:29 shows us evidence that some deliverances come only by prayer and fasting.

If you are anything like me with a beating yet bleeding heart to serve and abide with the Lord, then you understand the importance of submission and having a relationship with the Lord. Not an acquaintanceship but a True relationship with Him. This kind of relationship is only built by nurturing your spirit and keeping your heart postured in humility and reverence for God and knowing that all you are is connected to and rooted in Him. We can want the world and all that's in it but if it is NOT the will of God for you to have those things, we will need to find peace and comfort in knowing that God wants what is best for us. Therefore if it never finds you, it may be best to remain away from you. But on the other hand, if God has placed something in/on your heart to do or obtain, It means that He has a will to see you accomplish that mission or vision. When we lack the clarity or direction on what to do or where to start, we should posture our hearts with humility and fast and pray.

If you've got that vision and want to get on the mission... Fast Forward and Fall Into the Hands of God. There is your safety net and your breakthrough!

May our lessons be plenty and our journey's be joyous and beautiful!

God Bless 😘