“Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead”Philippians 3:13
The Lord says, “Shake it off! Beloved, shake off the discouragement, the confusion, and the heartache of the former season, for even now I am doing a new thing in your life. Do you not perceive it (Isaiah 43:19)?
“Truly your wilderness and season of extreme testing has only caused your roots to grow deeper in Me, and now you are emerging, leaning on your beloved.
“Who is this coming up from the wilderness, leaning on her beloved?”Philippians 3:13
“Watch now, as I take the very pit they tried to throw you in and use it for your promotion. Your testimony will be as Joseph’s was, and you will proclaim, ‘You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now what is now being done, the saving of many lives’ (Genesis 50:20).
“Do not grieve over those who have slandered you and walked away. I have been protecting you, and I will soon bring the vindication. Know that not everyone can go where I am taking you. Look straight ahead and be assured that everything you need I will surely provide. As you are willing and obedient, you will eat the good of the land (Isaiah 1:19).
“Put no confidence in your flesh, but continue to lean heavily on Me. Regardless of how I feel, you have been made ready! Allow My hope and joy to bubble forth in you. I am your God. I anoint you with the oil of gladness and prepare a table of feasting the very presence of your enemies.
“You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows”Psalm 23:5
“It is your time and your season declares the Lord!”
“Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you.”Isaiah 60:1