“ Heavenly Father, I pray that your will, your way and your Word be embedded within my heart to reach out to those who need and seek you. I pray that your strength, comfort, blessings and your abounding love moves gently yet swiftly over your children. Remove the spiritual blinders that we carry that blocks us from receiving all that you have for us. Break us of our own will that we may be made perfect in You. May we seek righteousness, show compassion, be merciful and show grace towards others even when we feel that that they don’t deserve it. We are not in a place to judge anyone. You are the Judge, the Ruler. My God in heaven, remove the shackles that weigh us down and slows up our process in doing your will for our lives. May we strive to be a living example to those around us in a Christlike manner. I speak with authority in Christ Jesus that any negative seeds planted be uprooted and removed. I bind up everything that Satan tries to use against us to keep us from doing your will. I pray healing and deliverance from the crown of our heads to the souls of our feet. In Jesus name, Amen. “
Where do I begin from here. Well today (actually this morning) has been challenging within itself to some degree. Emotional roadblocks here and there. Detours, twist and turns from out the blue. Geez, I wasn’t sure if things were going to get better. Well, I knew they would as long as I stayed focused and didn’t allow the troubles of the world to control and dictate my day. I know I can always count on God to bring me through the smallest things, knowing that He has moved mountains in my life before as well as storms that raged and blew mightily when I didn’t think I could recover from, but He did. Okay Terra, here we go again with being shaped and molded. I didn’t realize it at the time. He is creating a new woman in me. I am being refined by The Potter. It sounds lovely but it ain’t pretty y’all! Just think about pottery and everything that needs to take place in order to make it what the creator designed it to be! Amazing.
Whoa, let me save that subject for another time. That sounds like some good stuff. ( smiling )
Let me get back on track. God is breaking me of my own will. This must take place in order for me to change bad habits, ways of thinking and doing. I must tell you that He is right up in my face! God may show himself in suttle ways and then BAM! There are times when you know he is on your case. That was me today. Feeling a litte flustered and moody. Sometimes it can be the smallest things that can set us off. Dumb stuff at that! I can laugh about it now, but during a time of stubborn mind thinking I wanted to have MY WAY. It felt good to feel that way though I know it was wrong and I was determined to have just that. ” Oh no you won’t ” is what I heard as I was driving down the highway. As a parent corrects a child for their own good, God was doing just that in me. He was not about to let me throw a fit over something that I just needed to take time to pray about and let go until a way was found to deal with such matter. In my mind I was thinking and kinda acting bratty saying ” Omgosh, are you serious?!! Ugh. Fine then. Good grief! ” Needless to say, I let the matter of the heart go because I know His plan has a greater purpose than letting me have my way. Yes conviction set in and I just road the rest of the way to my destination reflecting. It was for my own good that I yielded. Ahh. I relaxed and smiled from that point. Why fight. I wasn’t going to win anyway! Might as well hear, receive and learn an on-the-go lesson. A seed was planted. Now as to how I care and tend to that seed is up to me. I want to reap a good harvest, so I will choose to take care of it properly day by day.
In this, I want you to know that there is nothing wrong with having your will broken. We don’t know what’s best for us. Thankfully God does. Breaking of our own will is truly needed to grow. If we want to see a change then just ask God to help you do something you can’t do own your own if He doesn’t do it for you. I think he gives us chances to do it the easy way in so many words but if we chose to ignore, he will likley break us down to get our attention. Just like a good parent should do, He will dicipline us for our own good. Be encouraged and know God will work it out. Whatever it may be.
Thank you Lord for showing and allowing me to see where I was wrong so I could move forward. I pray the same for everyone that they too shall receive and reap a good harvest after their will has been broken and yours has taken it’s place. In love I thank you for teaching me what’s right.
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Thank you for your transparency. I really connected with this post. It was truly a blessing to me. God bless Terra 🙂
Thanks Brandon. I’m glad to know that you connected with this post. I don’t mind being transparent. All to often we can keep up walls that need to be broken down in order for God to mold us. I can only pray that we all lean on one another through our own challenges to grow from. God is good and he’s brought me a long way from a year ago. Now I want him to break me more and more so that I can be made more in his image. God bless you friend. 🙂
Thank God he always has a plan and that even when we can’t see the bigger picture we can trust that there is one.
You got that right!
Amen!! Having our will broken can be painful to the flesh but the less our flesh is in the way, the more His Spirit can thrive! It may be difficult to recognize and be genuinely grateful for these chiseling moments but isn’t it wonderful when He gives us a mind to receive His love and grace? I know how foolish I am naturally so I am forever grateful when I have a change of heart, mind, and action by His wisdom alone. Encouraging post!
Amen! Thank you 🙂
Could really relate to all you said, time has proved that Abba knows best and that He’s in control and to be honest I’m glad that He is; He is making me into that new creature (man (woman)) that He has promised to all who wait, hope, rest and trust in Him. Like you said it’s not pretty, but God still keeps that oven hot.
Blessings and shalom in Messiah
It’s good to know that I am not the only one who has felt this way. Not that I felt I was the only one, but that others can relate and share. Thank you for that. I thank God for keeping the oven hot because it keeps me humbled! Honestly, I ask to be broken more by Him. More of him and less of me! May his great illuminating light of truth and righteousness shine upon us all as we recognize daily that we can do nothing right without him.
Shalom and blessings to you too!