There Are No Set Backs

I am accelerating the work that I am doing in your circumstance. What would have taken 10 years, without the added pressure of My touch, will be completed in 10 months. Can you take the heat? Certainly you can! I have worked with you to increase your capacity to stand the pressure without cracking. Do not say that you can’t handle one more disappointment or one more step back. Take your expectations off of the process lining up with your need to be in control, and place them onto My promise to answer your earnest and heartfelt prayers of faith.

There are no setbacks. You are experiencing set ups. Each imperfection that comes to the surface is, by its nature, going to produce feelings of angst. These emotions are only markers of what needs to be laid on the altar; guideposts of what not to carry into the future.

‘What is this?!’ You will think, and wonder why I am not blocking the intrusion on your righteousness, peace, and joy. My answer is that these are those things that are no longer useful being brought to the surface. I must remove them from your heart and life for you to move forward in My Kingdom.

Recognize that even when you see dark spot after dark spot bubbling up from the depths of your lives and relationships, My goodness is at work.

Many wounds are healed in layers.

Keep your eyes open for the ways that I will redeem your mistakes, and the mistakes of others, as you exercise audacious faith in My being your Vindicator and Redeemer. Let Me lift the burden. Cast the care of your weakness onto My strong shoulders. It brings My heart delight to turn those mistakes into doorways of blessing for you and others. Receive My grace and watch it in action. Laugh in the face of the accusations of the enemy that says you have blown it.

Boldly asked Me to bless your mess.

OK, got it for yourself? Do you feel better just knowing that I have your back? Now, turn this hope outward towards those on your path that need the same faith from you to believe that I can work miracles out of their wobbly attempts at obedience and sometimes half-hearted efforts at perfection. Look deeper than the surface and wider than the day. Have they really made so little progress as you imagine?

Set yourself free from living under the microscope of scrutiny that imagines I am so small that I am unable to work all things for good. Examine your heart and life before Me; accept My rebuke, then receive My encouragement and restoration. Remember the cross and My promise of redemption. Apply My blood to your sins and transgressions. Claim the redemption of the cross for all of life’s circumstances. Let the anxiety of your imperfections, imperfect relationships, and the imperfect circumstances you find yourself in drive you closer into My heart. Do this and be change from glory to glory.

Enjoy the glory you’re in!

Accept others in their current level of glory. Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage – with great patience and careful instruction. Don’t let anyone tell you that you shouldn’t try to change someone else! You are created in My image. Do not use manipulation and control- this is witchcraft. Use My Word, My Wisdom, and My Spirit. Let me change you. Let Me use you to change the world.

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