When You’re Diametrically Opposed To The Familiar

A message from God to you…

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight. More often than not, one can only feel secure when one is able to trust in that which seems familiar and reliable. Typically this includes what you can see, feel, touch or control. But this time, it’s different. You’re being led where God is taking you. Anytime your footsteps are being ordered the familiar doesn’t work anymore. If anything, your current circumstances are diametrically opposed to that which is familiar. In other words you’re on a pre-destinated path. This is the unfamiliar territory. During times such as these, I put my faith in what God is doing, not what I’m accustomed to.

As an entrepreneur I’ve seen many highs and quite a few lows. Nonetheless, it never ceases to amaze me how God uses what appears to be my lows to prepare me for a whole new set of highs. I’ve consistently witnessed Him use paradoxical undecipherable situations to evoke foreordained situations and circumstances in my life. Put another way God utilizes uncertainty and confusion to on-board His plan for your life. Getting through times likes this necessitates leaning NOT to your own understanding, but trusting fully in Him.

This season is designed to accomplish two things; 1)teach you the real meaning of FAITH, 2) develop your character. God is making sure you attribute your success to Him and Him alone. He’s making sure you don’t get arrogant and think you did it. He’s making sure you don’t think a bank loan, a hookup from a friend, or your talents and gifts got you there. He’s making sure he gets the credit for what He’s doing with and in your life. In other words there’s a greater purpose at hand.

Favorable outcomes are the result of intention not coincidence. From day one it was His intent that you be what you are and who you are. “As a man think, so is he,” is much more than a cliche, it’s a decree. What you contemplate, you fabricate, what you fabricate, you create. It’s time for your perception of you to match his conceptions of you. There’s a Divine reason for this season in your life. Be still and watch God work. From God, To You, Through me,

Dr. D Ivan Young.
I love you madly, most sincerely I do…

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