It’s time to prepare for closure and the ending of the year and season.
I know you have been standing there at the brink of the new day but afraid to let go of the past season.
I know you have been apprehensive about moving forward because so much feels in the air still.
I know you have been wearing yourself out trying to pull together the pieces and still in damage control.
They are His loose ends to take care of and it’s time to let them go and entrust them to Him.
Like keys to a car that ran its race, it’s time to hand them over.
It’s time to give your heart space to process, heal, defragment, and declutter.
It’s time to leave some things where they lie and surrender your questions at the feet of Jesus.
It’s time to give God your doubts, fears, trauma, and wounds from the season.
It’s time to let the Father minister to you, affirm you, and speak truth into the core of your being.
It’s time to let those people, cities, and expired and unfinished projects go.
It’s time untie yourself from some expectations that didn’t come to pass.
It’s time to shut the door to the failure and lies that say you didn’t walk this season out well.
It’s time to internally reconcile and be revived.
It’s time to turn your head around from the past and look forward towards your future.
It’s time to remember in all of your hard and exhaustive labor that God is the author and finisher and just because right now it doesn’t look finished, in the years to come you’ll see the full picture.
It’s imperative right now to leave survival and enter creative mode.
It’s so crucial right now that you shift gears out of worry and into wonder.
It’s time to break any agreements you have made with doom and gloom and the spirit of death over your destiny.
It’s time to sever all ties to everything that is trying to keep you in bondage to the past season.
It’s time to remove the labels and words you collected over the last few years and flush them.
It’s time to give yourself space to dream with the Lord again.
Don’t be afraid of a fresh slate because what comes from it will be fresh and new.
I see such a pent up river of creative exploits being released that have been delayed and waiting at this crossing point. Get ready to move from stagnancy to overflowing with innovation.
Cos right now the Holy Spirit is breathing upon your dry and dead bones.
He is breathing life upon the places of your soul that have been twisted and sick.
People will say “But didn’t he/she face that deadly storm? How are they standing?” and you will know that it could only have been the power of God that in a moment shifted you from the grave path of continual mourning and back to life.
It’s time to open the door to what the enemy has been hoping you wouldn’t see.
It’s time to clear away the distractions of judgements and constant chatter to see the new day and hear the words of the Father saying “Well done!”
It’s time to give yourself permission to breathe and find the adventure and unbridled passion you began with and get it back.
It’s time to adjust your ears to what God is saying over you, without the critics’ words ringing in your ears.
It’s time to see the hope you haven’t been able to see for so long and break your feet free from the concrete of heaviness you have been stuck in.
It’s time to untie your old, bloodied, and worn warrior boots from the battle, and put on your new shoes for a new season.
It’s time to see beyond the storm you have been in and walk through the door of hope and fresh promise again.
It’s a hard step I know. I know it’s a faith one but you know you can’t stay where you have been another minute.
I have seen the decision we are in. Do we stay or do we go? Do we keep going around and around this mountain or do we lay our cards at the foot of the cross?
But I have seen what is awaiting us. I have seen the hour of glory the church has if we keep moving and adapt to His leading.
I have seen the opportunity we have to be part of the next wave that is going to be an answer for the problems and chaos the world is facing.
That’s you pioneers. That’s you.
So today, surrender to the Lord afresh. Do business with God. Give Him your hang ups and have that hard conversation you have even avoiding. Lay everything down at His feet and invite the Holy Spirit to bring closure and usher in the new day. One day we will look back and it will all be worth it.
“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope” Jeremiah 29:11
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Author: Nate Johnston
Nate and his wife Christy host online courses to train, equip and empower people as they walk through deep inner healing, identity issues. They release regular encouragement and prophetic words to the body of Christ through social media and create simple, bible-based books and resources to help edify and empower the body of Christ to walk in their full authority and identity as Sons and Daughters of the King.