The Holy Spirit showed me people who were packing their bags, zipping them up, putting a lock on them, and throwing away the key. These people had given up on pursuing the plans that Jesus had for their lives. They used to spend all their time in the secret place, but now the light seemed to grow dim in their prayer closets. They used to be the first ones in the church when the doors opened. They no longer play worship music in their cars or search for the latest books and CD’s on revival.
Pursuing Jesus has become a task and a burden rather than a privilege. Difficult times have brought discouragement.
The Lord says;
“I am calling you back to pursue the vision that you once had. I am restoring the dreams that you have forsaken. Do not be dismayed by adverse circumstances. Do not allow discouragement to overwhelm you and lead you in the wrong direction when things happen that you have no control over. The assignments from the enemy are meant to divert you from your purpose, but as you pursue your dream, your perseverance will catapult you into your destiny. The misfortunes that were sent to destroy you will strengthen you as you endure without wavering
Don’t be disillusioned when people reject you, spitefully use you or speak against you. Don’t lose your focus when situations seem hopeless, but pursue again the vision that you had once. It is time to bring that dream back to life. I will restore your fragmented lives and shattered dreams. I will heal the broken hearts and restore your joy. Don’t be disheartened by disappointments that you have encountered and don’t be overcome with fear. Trust in Me to once again make the crooked paths straight as you pursue the plans that I have for you once again,” says the Lord.
In the book of Hebrews, the Apostle Paul encouraged the people not to throw away their confidence because it will be greatly rewarded. If you don’t become weary in well doing, in due season you will reap if you faint not. Be persuaded that what He has promised to you, He will perform and complete.
There are numerous stories throughout the New Testament where people would do anything to touch Jesus. Everywhere He went, people would swarm around Him just to hear His teaching. Lives were transformed, people were delivered, healed and set free. A man named Jairus fell at Jesus feet and begged Him to go to his house. Jesus willingly went and healed his daughter. A woman who had an issue of blood was desperate to touch Jesus and she pressed through the crowd just to touch His cloak. He replied to her, “Woman, your faith has made you whole, go in peace.”
One time, when Jesus went through Jericho there was a wealthy tax collector who was short in stature named Zacchaeus. He was not able to see Jesus because of the crowd so he climbed up a sycamore tree just to see Him. Jesus told him that salvation has come to his house. Jesus healed everyone, whoever went to Him. The only time He had to withdraw himself from doing miracles was in His own hometown because of their lack of faith. Jesus is calling you back to pursue your first love.
Then a great multitude followed Him, because they saw His signs which He performed on those who were diseased. And Jesus went up on the mountain, and there He sat with His disciples. (John 6:2)
And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. (Galatians 6:9)
Therefore do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward. (Hebrews 10:35)
Author: Elaine Tavolacci
After what she has endured in her past, Elaine Tavolacci’s life is a sign and a wonder, an amazing testimony of how God has healed, delivered, restored, renewed, and set her free indeed. She shares teachings and prophetic words on her website, A Word in Season and her Facebook page.
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