Have you struggled to take the next step? Afraid to step out? Doubted that you had what it takes to do what you saw in a dream or vision? Ever wondered why God would choose you? Or considered yourself unworthy to be called, selected, chosen, anointed, gifted, loved, desired, supported, encouraged, or embraced?
Me too. I have had those feelings, and remained stagnate because of these thoughts and internal beliefs. And with every passing moment, my frustration built the foundations for my anger to erect a skyscraper in my life that was impossible for happiness to overcome.
You need to know you are not the only person to face those thoughts. But. That skyscraper fell to the ground in my life…..and You CAN stop those thoughts from plaguing you ever again!!!
I believe that God has put gifts and talents and ability on the inside of every one of us. When you develop that and you believe in yourself and you believe that you’re a person of influence and a person of purpose, I believe you can rise up out of any situation.
God chose you!!! And God placed something in YOU that’s needed! You are valuable! You are dope! You can beat anything you are facing!!! In order to accomplish anything in your life, You HAVE TO BELIEVE IN YOURSELF!!
Matthew 3:16 (KJV) And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him:
Here’s what you need to highlight in this scripture…
1. The Holy Spirit came from Heaven. Everything that is in you..came from God. Not people, from God! So, don’t allow any person to have the ability to control what God gave you!!! He gave it to YOU…to be used by YOU!!! Not for you to store, or hold on to…it’s for you to use! Use it!!! Stop sitting on the gifts, talents, callings, and anointing He placed in you!!! Use them now!!! You’re not too old! You’re not too young!! So what you are not sure how…use it and watch God show you how He wants YOU to use the gift He gave YOU!!!!!!
2. He saw it. This is the most profoundly applicable part of the scripture in my opinion. Because nobody else saw the dove…Jesus did! Jesus never doubted what He saw; He believed it! Jesus never asked if anyone else saw it; He was sure of what He saw.
In other words, stop doubting what He gave you! Stop doubting what He showed you!! And stop looking for approval, acceptance and encouragement from other people!! You may never get it…because they didn’t see it!!! God showed it to you!!! Not them! Yes, God can and will reveal your greatness to other people…but God does not intend for you to wait on those people to use what He gave you!!! They will come along on the journey to enhance what you are already using!!! Not as a kickstarter!!!!
I did some research….I looked…Jesus never asked ANYONE if they knew that He had the Holy Spirit…He used what He had!!
It’s in you!! Use it! Sing that song! Write the play! Arrange the song! Author the book! Encourage the masses! Establish the business!! Do what is in you!!!
Don’t be stagnant another day!!! Don’t be depressed, hindered or disappointed by the absence of the type of support YOU want. Believe in what God has put in you!!!! Believe in yourself! And use what He gave you already!!!!!
I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
Philippians 4:13 (KJV)
Now…repeat the first 3 words!!!!!!!
Elder Warren G. Smith, Sr., a native of Gary, Indiana, serves as the Senior Executive Pastor of True Faith Church Ministries of Gary, Indiana and Assistant Pastor of Southwind Church in Michigan City, Indiana.
He has been serving diligently under his pastor, Apostle Anthony Goffin, Sr., for the past 20 years. He has grown in multiple areas of ministry; including outreach, evangelism, Christian education and leadership. Destined for ministry from birth, Elder Smith has grown to become a wise and knowledgeable man through experience and revelation, leading him in becoming a published author of the book entitled “A Ministry Led Lifestyle”. This profound and Godly inspired writing was published in 2010, and He is already set for his second book to be in 2019!
An anointed preacher and teacher, he draws on his own failures and life’s challenges to deliver God’s Word. Elder Smith embraces technology and real-life application to illustrate Biblical teachings and principals to assist in conveying God’s plan; including his newest vocal recording on the latest song release, “Destined For Greatness” by Brandon McCallister and The Sounds of Overcomers, upcoming internet radio show “The Open Book”, and now contributing writer with “Hidden In God”!!! Through venues such as marriage seminars, conferences and revivals, he is committed to winning souls for Christ so that marriages are restored, families are healed and real world issues are overcome by the understanding of God’s Biblical principles!