It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God. Have you ever found yourself doing the same thing over and over again? For some apparent reason, you continued to repeat the same cycle. You hung with the same people who were comfortable doing the same things. No matter how challenged you felt to change, no change has been made. Have you ever found yourself talking yourself out of the blessings of God? It was not your friend or family member this time, it was you! You were the one who said it could not be done. You were the one who doubted the power and provision of God. You were the one who second guessed everything God promised you and your family. Have you ever allowed the fact that no one else has ever done it to stop you from being obedient? Since you do not know anyone who has attempted what God told you to do, now you worry about the outcome. Your faith has been suffocated by fear and anxiety. Have you been there? Are you there now?
This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you. In each of our lives there comes a time when we must make a change for the better. There comes a time when we must be willing to step out on the promises of God, whether you have man’s support or not. My friend, it is time to SHIFT! To shift means to change the place, position, or direction of; to move. Have you ever thought that maybe what you are going through is God’s way of making you change your direction? It could be God’s way of showing you how to trust in Him for everything. The Bible declares in Romans 12:2 - And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. In order to be the most effective witness for the Lord, each of us must experience a time of shifting. A shifting away from the old man and the old way of doing things. We cannot continue to do the same thing, the same way and expect a different result. It is time to SHIFT!
My brother, my sister, what hinders you from being obedient to the call of God for your life? What prevents you from stepping out on what God to you to do? Beloved, it is time for a SHIFT! Often times, we allow what other people say or think about us to prevent us from completely surrendering and obeying God’s commandments. The Bible declares in 2 Corinthians 5:17 - Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. When you totally commit yourself to the work of God, He washes away the old man and the old man’s nature. Yes there will be challenges from all sides. Yes there will be people who question you and your ministry. Yes there will be times of discouragement and weariness. But through it all, when you SHIFT you stop living for others opinions and start living for God’s will. Prayer for Today: Father, help me make a SHIFT in my life. A SHIFT that leads me closer to You and further from the old man. In Jesus’ name … Amen!
Scripture Reading for Today: Isaiah 43:18
May God Bless you at Your point of need!
Minister Darrick D. McGhee