In the month of February, God is bringing about divine turnarounds. He is bringing justice and restoring what the enemy has stolen. He is reminding you of His perfect timing and giving you joy in the waiting, so you may see your circumstances from His perspective. In addition, He's releasing divine solutions and creative breakthroughs. He is your deliverer. Lean into His heart for the solutions and perspective He has for you!
"As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today." (Genesis 50:20)
A while ago, I had an experience where I underwent some very painful triggers. In this process, I realized that I had been carrying some very painful subconscious beliefs about God in my heart that were causing me to overreact to everything that was happening around me. Now, these beliefs were subconscious. And I didn't realize I was thinking or believing lies about who God is and His goodness towards me, because in my head, I knew the truth. But God was wanting to deal with my heart, which was still doubting if God was truly good.
I cried and asked God, "Why didn't You deal with this earlier? Why have You let me live with this lie for so long?" The Holy Spirit responded that there was a specified time and a place that He had always intended to deal with this belief system. In addition, He was getting ready to upgrade me and lead me into a new season, and NOW was the time for this lie to go, so now was the time He was bringing it up. Then I got the strongest sense of the fierce, wild justice of God, and I saw Him as a Lion roaring over me. He spoke to my spirit, "The enemy will turn and run in humiliation for what he's done to you, and I will use all of this for My glory."
As Anne and I prayed about the month of February, we felt that this is something God is doing corporately. He is uprooting lies and deep-seeded belief systems that have been robbing people for many years. Although the enemy thinks he has gained a foothold, the Lord will turn this situation around, and the justice of God over you will absolutely floor you. For not only will He cause the enemy to pay for what he has done, the Lord will cause you to receive a divine recompense and repayment for the loss you've experienced. What the enemy meant for evil, the Lord intended for good.
God is turning the enemy's plans on their head and repaying you for what has been stolen from you. You will see a flood of divine repayment. God is bringing about divine recompense to areas where you have experienced financial loss, emotional loss, mental health issues, relational divides, and stolen dreams. In order to step into this breakthrough, surrender to the healing that God is leading you through. It might look like letting go of belief systems that you want to hold onto but that are no longer serving you. You cannot take an old belief system into a new season, or that old belief could prevent you from inhabiting the promised land. Therefore, it's important to surrender your old mindsets and allow God to lead you into truth and into a new way of thinking. (Photo via Flickr)
God's Perfect Timing
"For still the vision awaits its appointed time; it hastens to the end—it will not lie. If it seems slow, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay." (Habakkuk 2:3)
We live in a fast-paced insta-culture. We can microwave meals in minutes, get food delivered to our doors when we don't want to cook, and get free two-day shipping with Amazon. Texts arrive to us the second they're sent and we know what people are doing the minute they're doing it with social media. This lifestyle has programmed us to get what we want when we want it. And many of us have lost the very important skill of delaying gratification.
However, God is not an insta-God. He doesn't subscribe to our microwave culture. In fact, God has an extraordinary value for waiting and for perseverance. When we look at nature and its rhythms, we see God's heart for seasons. A fruit tree usually takes at least five years before it produces fruit. Oak trees take decades to become tall and strong. And character is developed in waiting seasons and even in seemingly unanswered prayers.
I have no desire to falsely glorify suffering or say that we always have to endure long waiting seasons for our promises (because that's not true). However, if we always got everything we wanted the moment we wanted it, it wouldn't serve our growth. Character is developed when we're forced to grapple with what we don't understand and still trust God. All of the giants of the faith went through some level of waiting season: Sarah and Abraham waited twenty-five years for a son. Joseph experienced the opposite of God's promise for about thirteen years. David waited around fifteen years to reign as king from the time he was anointed. Even Jesus waited thirty years before He began His public ministry. These were all people favored by God, yet they experienced seasons of waiting where their promise seemed like it would not come to pass.
Don't give up hope! Praise God in the middle of your waiting season. Ask God how to steward your faith right now. God's timing is perfect and intentional.
Joy in the Waiting
"He has filled my mouth with laughter, my tongue with shouts of joy." (Psalm 126:2)
Waiting doesn't have to mean struggle and hardship. In fact, most of your life will be spent waiting for something. But one of the hallmarks of a life of faith is the extraordinary joy that you get to experience in your waiting seasons. You can have outrageous joy while believing for a promise. You can absolutely love your life even when you're experiencing unfulfilled dreams. In fact, God can give you such full joy that you can forget you're still waiting on a promise. What was once a burden to you can become a light and easy task.
You are living your life right now. The fullness of life is available to you today. Stop waiting for your circumstances to change for you to enjoy life. Instead, embrace the richness and beauty of where you are right now. You have joy available to you and purpose available to you today. (Photo via Pixexid)
God is releasing to you the gift of joy in the waiting. He is filling you with fresh joy and purpose while you're still believing Him for a promise. If you've been waiting a long time for a dream, take this word for yourself. It's time to step into joy! If you've been praying for a husband, children, a prodigal to come home, or a dream to come to life, take this word for yourself. Praise God as if the breakthrough has already come to pass. He is faithful.
Creative God Solutions
"... call on Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you will honor Me." (Psalm 50:15)
God is the God of divine solutions, of creative breakthroughs, and of impossibilities becoming possible. If you have been feeling stuck or blocked in a certain area of your life, it's time to come back to the Lord and ask for wisdom. Often, God's wisdom looks different than we expect. We might want Him to immediately change our situation, but He wants to change us through the situation.
God is bringing about perspective shifts so that roadblocks and obstacles will become stepping stones and opportunities. With God, obstacles are always opportunities. They are opportunities for growth, opportunities for miracles, and opportunities for creative solutions. God wants to expand your thinking to see setbacks as invitations to divine solutions. If you can't go through the way you thought, can you go around?
Right now, God is opening up your eyes to see divine solutions and deliverance where previously you only saw difficulties. He is bringing creative breakthroughs and He is raising up His people to recognize how to access them. In fact, the thing that seemed like it would keep you from your destiny is the very thing God will use to launch you into your greatest influence. Access His perspective over your situation. Take bold steps of faith. Take action, even when it's tempting to sit in discouragement. God's got you.
• God is repaying me for what the enemy has stolen.
• God will fulfill His promises in His perfect timing!
• Obstacles are becoming opportunities for me.
• I have outrageous joy exactly where I am!
• My God will grant me justice.
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The Crowning Jewels
Texas-born¬†Anne Jackson¬†worked as a nurse for seventeen years before fully embracing her creative nature. Having grown up believing that God only spoke through the Bible, her life was transformed with the personal knowledge that He still speaks today. As she experienced a revelation of God's love for her and the power of words to transform and heal, she began designing jewelry, partnering with the Holy Spirit to create a tangible way to bring Heaven to Earth. This is where her prophetic jewelry company, The Crowning Jewels, was birthed. Many people recognize her company as a business-ministry hybrid. She is known as a prophetic visionary with the drive to accomplish her dreams. Her mandate is to champion others as they discover their God given identity and fulfill their divine purpose. After living in Redding, CA for ten years, she recently moved back home and currently resides in Texas.
The Crowning Jewels
Katelyn Alexander is a masterful teacher and coach with a passion for seeing people walk in the wholeness of who God created them to be. An actor, writer, and storyteller, Katelyn blends creativity and charisma with a solid foundation on the Word of God. Katelyn first worked with Anne and The Crowning Jewels in 2015 and now blogs, writes, and teaches for TCJ.
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