“You Can’t Do It By Yourself” by Dr. Jené Walker 

Jehovah will cause your gifts to make room for you. Jehovah will bring you before great men. Jehovah will make your name great. You don’t know enough and you don’t know enough people in high enough places to do in your own power what Jehovah is going to do through you. I remember trying to justify Jehovah’s vision for my life with a bunch of “I’s!” God said, “I?” Jené, you are insignificant in the God scheme of things. Jené, turn those “I’s” into “God’s.” That’s why our faith gets shaky sometimes because “we” know good and well “we” can’t make the vision manifest in our own power. It’s far too huge for human ideas, human power, human knowledge, human philosophies, and human effort. It’s far too huge for human connections. Until we humble ourselves [because we aren’t great without the power of Holy Spirit on the inside making us great], we will continue to stammer, stutter, and squirm when trying to explain how we’re going to “make it happen.” When people ask, “How?” Say, “I don’t know how, but God knows how.” Don’t try to justify the vision, just go along with God for the ride. Just continue to humble yourself to be a vessel. Just keep the faith in what He showed you and be ok with saying, “I don’t know. But God knows.” 

God’s timing is perfect. His will for your life is perfect. His ways are not ours but they’re perfect. His thoughts are not ours but they’re perfect. We’re not special; we’re vessels. Be willing to die as God uses you. Be willing to decrease as God uses you. Be willing to look like you’re losing [and look like you’re losing with grace] as God uses you. It’s not about us. It’s about the kingdom. Always. Always. Always. Jené Elaine Walker  

“I Dare You to Stop” by Dr. Jené Walker 

Don’t go to their page not one more time. Don’t ride through their neighborhood. Don’t inquire about them. Pray for them and the spirit in them but focus on God and increase. The enemy knows just how to keep us distracted with foolishness. It doesn’t matter how badly they treated you, if they abandoned you, stopped talking to you, gossip about you, doubt you, took something from you, messed with your spouse or significant other…leave those people who are being used by the enemy alone. God has shown you the spirit in them so pray that spirit out of the person but don’t you let the spirit get on YOU! Leave them alone. In your heart and in your actions, let those people go. God won’t let anyone do anything to you that He isn’t aware of and sovereign over! Persecution is supposed to advance the kingdom but we won’t let the kingdom be great! 😒 Because we’re doing the most trying to get them back and keep up with them and copy them and compete with them. You’ve just been set free. Pray every time you’re tempted to act just like the spirit in them. Pray and stay away. Increase. We don’t have time for it. The kingdom of heaven is at hand. I love you. Now go be great.