This past weekend, Dale and I got the amazing privilege to travel to Texas to speak into, and encourage marriages. Our flights were cancelled due to “congested airways” and we were unable to find another flight at the last minute, so we took our time and drove to Texas from Alabama. It was 14 hours of road construction, wrecks, bad weather, and detours. We pressed through, made the best of it, and God did an amazing work. Powerful!!!
We finally made it back home and I started running errands and playing catch-up from everything we left behind! While driving around Birmingham, the Spirit caused me to notice several traffic issues: people holding up traffic because they were consumed on their phone; people not paying attention and swerving into another lane; people in such a hurry that they almost ran others off of the road to get where they were going.
I had to stop and simply ask, “Holy Spirit what are You trying to convey to me? What was all of this about? What was the revelation I needed to hear? The revelation that maybe YOU need to hear?”
Here was my come-away:
When it comes to your journey, if you don’t navigate life from the right position, you will always be struggling with the congestion.
Read that again.
The Bible says that if you know Jesus as Savior and Lord, that you are seated with Christ in the heavenlies at the right hand of the Father (Ephesians 2:6). It is from here that you must operate. It is from here that you must live and maneuver through life. Otherwise, there will be too many distractions, obstacles, and chaos, that will make you feel as though you can’t handle it all. The enemy feeds on that kind of overwhelmed ness.
When the spiritual airways are cluttered, it makes it hard to hear God. Satan uses circumstances, many that come out of nowhere, to clutter your sight, that then consume your thoughts, and overcrowds your hearing. If you are not seated in the position God gave you through Jesus, satan has opportunity to clutter the spiritual airways so that you cannot hear God. And we definitely need to hear God!!!
So let’s say that we get that. we are seated with Christ. And yet, we still have to live on this earth and deal with the stuff. What does it matter if we are seated in the heaven lies but still have to deal with the things that affect us on this earth?
The key to living in this world but operating from the Kingdom, where you are seated is this: that you don’t react in your flesh to the stuff, but rather you respond from a place of rest.
The Bible says that we are not to get caught up in civilian affairs (2 Timothy 2:4). In other words, remember who and Whose you are and don’t get distracted and caught up by the world’s system of chaos. Remember where you are seated and Who you are seated with. He’s got it all taken care of. Just surrender it to Him and ask Him to help you. He delights in that!
If we are operating from this world, we fight the world, the flesh and the enemy coming down on us. But if we are operating from our seated place in heaven, we are operating from a place of rest, a place of peace. A place where satan is under your feet, not over us, beating us down (Romans 16:19-20; Acts 2:34-35).
Right now, I believe we are in a season where the airways are congested. The heaven-lies are being bombarded with trafficking lies, distractions, disruptions, misunderstandings, and chaos.
This is vital:
Surround yourself with Godly people and Truth. (Either get into a small group and build some dear friendships or start one!!! And I will help you!!!) Put on your armor. Every. Single. Day. Know who you are. Know that you are seated, resting above all of this. Stay there. Operate from there. Respond from there. And when you do, you will make it to the place where God does His finest work. Powerful!!!
Let’s do this together, sisters!!!
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