I hear my Abba’s still, small voice:
“Rejoice and give thanks! Celebrate and be glad! Triumph and victory are yours in every circumstance. Though your outward circumstances may argue otherwise, since when are you ruled by the circumstances of the earth? You belong to Me, child, and I have the final word! Your position in Christ elevates you from the earthly realm into heavenly places. Learn to live in the authority you already have in My Son. You decide which kingdom you will serve. You decide whether you remain bound to the negativity of the world or soar in the heavenly realm where you belong.
“It’s time to resolve a thing or two inside your own soul. Are you going to walk out your days grumbling and complaining? That is beneath you, child! Are you going to spend your time groaning and moaning about every situation that displeases you? That is beneath you, child. Are you going to set yourself against others in such a way that you are always conflict-weary and frustrated? That is walking in futility and is far beneath you. I meant what I said when I instructed you in My Word to set your mind on things above and not on things on the earth. I meant what I said when I told you to be fruitful in the attributes of My Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. My desire is for you to stress less and live in My righteousness, My peace, and My joy, which are markers of My Kingdom on this inside of you. In Me, you have every right to step out of the boat of limitation and constraint and walk on top of the water of your circumstances. Give no thought to the wind and the waves of others’ opinions of you, for I have called you to live according to My Word and My purposes for you. As you pursue Me and My Kingdom, you will experience abundant life in your body, soul, and spirit. On earth, as it is in heaven. Rejoice! Again, I say rejoice!”
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