Day 12 of 21 Day Daniel Fast – So for today’s meditation I will talk about the thieves of our dreams. Some of us have now past the half way check point of this race and for me it’s been an amazing journey. These meditations keep me grounded and I’m learning a lot as I write each day. I hope that my posts are encouraging, motivating and thought provoking for you as they are for me because I’m still learning to Hear what God has to say. I always pray before I post so that the message is pure and encouraging, I feel like God is preaching to me and I’m all about “Yea and Amen to that Father!” Each time He downloads something into my spirit to talk about in my blog meditations for this Fast. What has Father God put into your Heart? I am not that great at journalizing everything that comes to mind every single day, but blogging has been a great avenue to help me get that habit kicking in. Ok so enough chatter, down to business.
Todays meditation is in respect to the thieves of your dreams. You must understand that when you are making good progress in a project, receiving honorable recognition with an audience, or when you are increasing your cup of faith in your prayer life that is beginning to shine outwardly that people can notice that there is a significant positive difference within you that is shining on the outwards; you are building charisma. To me, Charisma is a Godly divine gift of attraction. It is a privilege NOT a right to have because it serves a purpose and that is to build, bless, and edify others with the WORD of GOD. You will attract people’s attention and focus on you, but you shouldn’t forget that you also attract the Devil’s attention and all his minions have their eyes set on you as well as their Target to attack with full force and effect.
This Fast is the kind that attracts the Devil’s attention on those peeps that are “for real” with their walk in Christ. Ask yourself, are you even making a dent in the kingdom of darkness to gather their attention on You? Is your prayer life such that it causes crazy things or people to manifest adversely towards you?Are you pressing the right buttons to warrant a reaction to your ACTION (which in this case is through prayer and fasting)? Are your prayers kicking demonic butt? I know I have a tendency to ask funny questions like this, but I’m being serious because these are the kinds of questions I ask myself when I meditate. Am I wishy washy or am I hitting the target when I pray? The point is, when you purpose to aim for the Mark, God steps in and directs your arrows to the target, but if you are praying amiss or are not praying at all…you aren’t hitting anything and are sitting in the boat of mediocrity being tossed by the winds of ignorance.
You should never underestimate your enemies, especially the Adversaries in your life. Men, who are the Delilahs and Jezebels in your life? Women, who are the Ahabs, Herods or Hamans in your Life? Children, who are the Pharoahs and jailers in your life?
We all have adversaries, but can you discern who they are? As the Lords Glory falls upon you through this time of consecration and spiritual purification, you have to understand that there is ALWAYS an assignment on your life and in the lives of your family, friends and networks. It is up to you to RECOGNIZE them as they come because you have to increase in your level of discernment in order to foresee and forgo the battles in your life with wisdom and understanding. When God raises a standard in you, the Enemy rises against you at the same time. The enemy may come in like a flood, but God comes to raise a standard up against the enemy (Isaiah 59:19). You have to be that standard. You have to determine whether or not you will become the standard because like I said before, when there is a great outpouring of Gods overflow, some will be prepared to swim with it and some will drown because they couldn’t handle the overflow which can be explained by one of two things:
1) They refused to handle it; or
2) They didn’t or were not prepared to handle the overflow.
When God plans to elevate you, it’s always for the purpose of giving Him Glory. However, it’s always a CHOICE to follow His WILL above our own. It is up to us to believe that He always wants what is best for us. The question is, have you arrived at a level and prepared yourself to follow His Will? ARE YOU WILLING TO DO HIS WILL IN YOUR LIFE? Don’t answer this question with haste without putting real effort to think deep about it because, once you say “Yes”, there’s no turning back.
In order to Work your Faith out you need to put what you believe into Practice. If you say you’re gonna meditate on His word, do it, If you’re going to worship him expressively without shame then do it, if you’re going to dance in His name then do it. What ever you believe you have to do to get God’s attention, DO IT. God will fulfill your dreams when you purpose to fulfill His Will in your Life.
When God’s Hand is upon you like a Father who loves His child, the Devil will notice you and you should be sure that your life will encounter some serious spiritual attacks. Let’s not water this down so that you can “sleep well at night”. You have to know the reality so that you can prepare for it. If you don’t prepare, don’t expect your adversaries to halt their attack on you because they are trying to thwart what God has for you because that is their Modus Operandi (Latin: Method of operation) on your life and your dreams which is to Kill, Steal and Destroy (John 10:10). Don’t wait to be on the defensive against your adversaries when you can start to be on the Offensive. You already have what you need which is your weapons of warfare that are not carnal, but are mighty in God for the pulling down of strongholds (2 Corinthians 10:4). REMEMBER THAT! Also, always operate with Humility and with Wisdom. Seek God for DIVINE ideas and strategies for effective warfare. You need God every step of the way.
Dream thieves are those that are Destiny Killers. They are people assigned to tempt you away from God’s purpose in your life. This is why discernment is crucial. You have to build your ability to discern your friends from your foes and your enemies from your allies. If you don’t know how to do it, then now is the time to seek wisdom in this area. Read my post Sharpening Your Discernment in order to prepare your mind for the times ahead. I’m still learning to sharpen my discernment, but let me tell you that during this Fast, I’ve been noticing some crazy things going on and it’s because my spirit has become heightened and quite sensitive to the things happening around me. You must always rely on God and if you ask Him to point out your Foes, He will show you provided that you are ready to accept the reality that some of them maybe people you trust. Can you handle the truth?
If you want to move up in life and progress towards your destiny, you must prepare your Heart and Spirit to accept what God reveals to you when He removes the scales off your Eyes. Are you ready for that slap of reality to wake you up? I know it doesn’t sound inviting, but the truth will make you free.
So ask yourself if living in ignorance to those who are devising methods to cap your potential is bliss or is the harsh reality that unveils what was always lying underneath the surface of things the best for YOU?
I think it’s better to seek the truth and remove the scales so that you can reach your full potential as a person and achieve great things in this life with a heart that is steadfast and unwavering. Let GOD expose your enemies so that you can arrest the thieves of your dreams. Pray about it and seek wisdom as you continue to Fast and seek Gods face to SHARPEN YOUR DISCERNMENT.
Scriptures to Meditate
So shall they fear The name of the LORD from the west, And His glory from the rising of the sun; When the enemy comes in like a flood, The Spirit of the LORD will lift up a standard against him.
1 Peter 5:8
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.
The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
2 Corinthians 10:4
For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds,
The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD, And He delights in his way.
2 Corinthians 10:5
casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ,
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”
Then Joshua said to them, “Do not be afraid, nor be dismayed; be strong and of good courage, for thus the LORD will do to all your enemies against whom you fight.”
Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the LORD your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.”
The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; My God, my strength, in whom I will trust; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, The LORD mighty in battle.
The name of the LORD is a strong tower; The righteous run to it and are safe.
[ The Whole Armor of God ] Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.
1 John 5:4
For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.
1 Corinthians 15:57
But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.