It’s Going Around – The personal experiences and seasons you have in God is very often share by your friends. We’re not islands. We’re in a season in which Kings have sown in faith and many are contending for a harvest; some specific result they’ve been working toward. Delays are the portion for many. These are not divine delays; they are the design of the enemy to try and discourage God’s people.
What it feels like – Spiritual Warfare is often mis-diagnosed. We start getting frustrated. We feel distant from God… sometimes a little mad at Him because we think He might be responsible for the delays. This same emotion can extend to anyone we view in our spiritual oversight. The symptoms rob our joy as worry sets in and our dreams seem to slide out into the future… and off the edge of the earth. The number one goal of the enemy is to use confusion or deception to separate Kings from their dream. We lose our motivation to try and the spiral can continue on into listless, prayerless, depression. Want to know how to break through?
Turning the Corner – The tide will turn when we go back to the goals of our heart’s desire and start thinking of what we can do to make them a reality. Usually our concept of God’s sovereignty is causing us to wait on Him – while He is actually waiting on us. The key is to take inventory on what you (and God) want to happen and taking the initiative to bring it into reality. Faith is really what we do to bring about what we’re believing for. God will certainly multiply our efforts. However, the key to breaking off spiritual warfare is to get back to work on the dream – perhaps from another direction or with more help.
Revisit your goals – The blockage could indicate a need to update your goals… not to abandon them but to bring them back into your heart and improve them with an update. Mine are written out in some detail in chapter 21 of Desire to Destiny and they show up in a brochure so I can get help from others (like you) to reach them. Here’s a summary:
1.The Message – Our first goal is to get the Releasing Kings message into the hands of the messengers that will carry it… do it, preach it, teach it, example it.
2.The Money – The second goal is to help Kings break out of poverty by networking them with practical opportunities to prosper. We want to introduce them to the right people, the right opportunity, and the right financial approach.
3.The Mission – Network Kings with opportunities to mix business and missions. Accomplish the great commission through the marketplace.
Help Others – Spiritual warfare can also be overcome by getting your focus off yourself and helping others. At some level our personal dreams carry ministry to others. When my dreams come true the result is “others are blessed.” That’s part of my dream. We get help by helping others and finding the synergism between our dreams. That dynamic of cooperation is the reason two can put to flight 10,000.
How could one man chase a thousand, or two put ten thousand to flight, unless their Rock had sold them, unless the LORD had given them up? Deut 32:30
Life is an adventure. People are a blessing. God is amazing. We’re winning.