It’s very difficult to hold on to a promise when there is no visible manifestation of the word…
But… when the promise was from God, we can guarantee that it will come to pass because He cannot lie.
In March this year, I celebrated my 30th birthday. If I’m honest… the thought of turning 30 initially seemed terrifying to me because for one, I don’t even feel 30 and two, I needed time to slow down because I haven’t even done or accomplished half the things I thought I would as yet.
But… there was something about this year that was so significant. Not only because it was a milestone year… but I was determined to celebrate this year no matter what.
I was literally sleep deprived my entire birthday week and weekend because if I was going to do everything I wanted and planned to do, I would need to be awake for much longer than I was asleep… both literally and figuratively.
The year isn’t finished yet… but to this day, whenever I pause to reflect, March 2022 is always the highlight. It was a pivotal month in many ways. I’ve felt the most beautiful I’ve ever felt in my life since I turned 30. It has been a beautiful new beginning for me.
God confirmed a desire that I’ve had forever in my birth month. At the beginning of 2022 I strongly discerned that there was something beautifully significant about this year beyond what I could imagine.
I definitely do not think it was coincidental… even though at first, I thought I was honestly just losing my mind and being too emotional… but on March 25th God publicly confirmed what I had been sensing since the beginning of the year.
I can laugh and say without a doubt that God knows me very well… He knows I will trust nothing I feel unless it’s confirmed in a loud, obvious way and loud and obvious it was lol. There was no reason for me to doubt anything I had been sensing anymore because it was the truth.
Of course, when you receive such a beautiful promise with not just one but two confirmations, the enemy comes in with distractions… some of which are quite attractive.
The beautiful thing about discernment is that you can see the truth behind the facade but sometimes it’s so similar to the promise that it’s hard to even tell the difference.
I’ve struggled with compromising and settling for counterfeits in the past so of course, if anything even tastes like, smells like, looks like, feels like anything familiar, it sets off an internal alarm. The confusion comes in when what sets the alarm off looks like the promise.
There’s a verse in the Bible that tells us God is not the author of confusion (1 Corinthians 14:33). Simple and straightforward I know… but who would not find that hard to believe when you are so focused on the promise that you either try to see it in the confusion or try to make the confusion into the promise.
Something happens when we declare the promises of God out loud. The enemy works overtime trying to do everything to stop the promises from coming to pass. So, with every promise, expect a fight… but be prepared and ready to fight back.
The promise is already yours. Don’t allow a jealous thief to even attempt to take it away from or distract you. Fight back and take what’s yours!
Love & Blessings