From the desk of Steve Shultz:
Many are in transition right now as we begin a fresh, new season. God is aligning us anew, making new paths and divine connections are coming about. It can be exciting and at the same time challenging to be on an unfamiliar road ahead.
IF that is YOU... then you'll appreciate what Jo Ellen Stevens has to say about this very subject of transition. Here is a key word from Jo Ellen that we can tend to forget as we go through transition: When you are going through transition, you must keep focused on the bigger picture.
Your time of transition will lead to a time of promotion as you'll read about below. Remember this – God IS Faithful: being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ (Philippians 1:6).
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"From Transition To Position"
Do not remember the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing, now it shall spring forth; shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. Isaiah 43:18-19 (NKJV)
When you are going through transition, you must keep focused on the bigger picture. If you do not realize that God has a plan for your life and that He loves you and is only taking you to a higher place in Him, the enemy will succeed in causing you to doubt that God's love, provision, and healing are yours while you go through this time. That is the only way the enemy can win. Knowing the love of God through prayer and fasting and focusing on this plan will get you through because it will bring you joy, which is your strength! (Photo via Pixabay)
A Whole New Level of Promotion
Also, when you go through transition, the enemy will remind you who you used to be in the good old days. This is where we try to go back to, like Lot's wife and like the children of Israel as they came out of Egypt. We are not to think on the good, the bad, or the ugly, as the Lord told me once in a time of hard transition. God does not want to do what He did back then again! He has brought you out to take you to a whole new place! This transition in this season will be like nothing you have ever seen before!
When you go through transition, as Jesus did when going from the Jordan (baptism) to being drawn into the wilderness by the Spirit, it is a very vulnerable time and it is the time to fast and pray and build yourself up in the Word, so when the enemy says, "Did God say...?" you will have the ammunition to counteract the temptation that he brings during this time of testing.
You see, God allows and even draws us into the test during transition so that we will be positioned to a higher level in Him; but the enemy tempts us in this test to give up on God and go through the wrong doors and thus put off our destiny for a season. Been there, done that. So we must watch and pray during this time and speak God's Word only!
Don't Be Angry At The Agents Of Change
The enemy will also tempt you to be angry at those that are the agents of change during this time. Remember Joseph's brothers? This is a time when the spirit of jealousy rises up against you because that spirit knows where you are going and wants to kill that anointing on you! These are, oftentimes, people we love and respect, and can even in leadership – but if we do not get angry with these that mean to do us harm, we will come out of this transition time as Jesus came out of His wilderness experience "in the power of the Spirit"!
So, for us, respecting authority is very important during this time because they just might be sent to bring you to a place of destiny. Remember Saul as David was going from the cave to the palace. There is always a Saul to push you to your destiny!
So, get ready if you are in a place of hard transition, you are about to be positioned for such a time as this! Enlarge your thinking in this hour to know that God has a plan and a greater purpose for you just on the other side of this time of change! He is not mad at you – you are just going through! (Photo via Pixabay)
And when the devil had ended all the temptation, he departed from Him for a season. And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and there went out a fame of Him through all the region round about... Luke 4:13-15 (KJV)
But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive. Genesis 50:20 (NKJV)
Jo Ellen Stevens
Jo Ellen Stevens is a prophetic speaker, author, worship leader, and intercessor from Connersville, Indiana. She has ministered with her husband for 23 years, pastoring, teaching, and leading prophetic worship. She operates in a prophetic anointing with words of knowledge and words of wisdom. She believes that every Believer should be hearing the Lord's voice and resounding His heart out of their intimate relationship with Him. She also believes God called her many years ago to encourage the Body of Christ to arise and shine with the glory of the Lord for such a time as this, no matter what their age, background, or social status! She believes that God has given us each a platform to use the gifts and talents that He has given us to bring those who do not know the Lord out of the kingdom of darkness into the Kingdom of God, and that social media will play a great part in covering the earth with His glory!
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