Sometimes you just have to jump on someone else’s bandwagon, because you’ve been singing the same song. Inspired to take the Kingdom? Of course, I’m always ready to blow my trumpet and watch the walls of Jericho fall! That’s my theme of life. Walk in Faith.
I’d seen him online, actually knew him on Facebook for a while before I met him in person the first time. And to be perfectly honest… I’ve yet to hear him speak in person. We’ve talked, he’s spoken through my computer speakers, and I’ve watched him in action… He walks his talk.
There aren’t many speakers you can say that about – in a real world sense of the word. But there are a few, and when I meet them, I’m inspired. I’m inspired to take action. I’m inspired to step up to my own full potential and fill the shoes God provided.
I am ready to Take the Kingdom, how about you?
“Do others underestimate you? Or do you underestimate yourself? How does that affect your life results?”
I once had a man tell me, “You play the innocent country girl role really well.”
He was a man I aspired to be more like, because he served his clients well, promoted others, and stood strong on principle and a fundamental position of integrity. After a particularly revealing discussion about a legal situation with another client, he asked about my education. I shared some of my education with him, but more… I gave him the reason for my expertise in the area of which he asked. That’s the first time I realized that people don’t make assumptions about your abilities, they perceive only what they can see in your reflection of themselves.
Why does THIS little story belong in a discussion of the grandiose and inspiring experience of the message I’m sharing in the video below?
Because… People don’t make assumptions about your abilities, they perceive only what they can see in your reflection of themselves.
In recent years, we’ve heard a lot about racists, or misogynists, or some other deprived rhetoric about dysfunctional phases of discrimination. Most of it is bunk. To be honest, most of it is processed stale cow feed, regurgitated and distributed for use as fertilizer by people who intend it for bad purposes. The people of this world don’t even understand the true meaning of most of the terms used in the past six years, to define humanity. If you think about it, most of the terms didn’t even exist in polite company, eight years ago. So, step away from the Urban Dictionary, back up a few decades of idiocy, and look at the world through naked eyes…
Do you see a bit more inspiration? Maybe a little more “gynormous” opportunity? Perhaps you can visualize who you were meant to be in this world? Can you look beyond the reflection of who you are today, to who you were meant to be?
Do you walk in FAITH, inspired to be more than your reflection?
Who are you when nobody’s looking?
For years, I’ve had a huge personal image issue. I’m not alone. I talk to other people who call themselves fat, or ugly, or some other derogatory word, demeaning the value of the life God gave them. But one afternoon recently, I was headed to the store to pick up a few groceries and I had to stop at the bank to get my debit card activated. For some reason when I’d called it in, the numbers weren’t recognized and they automated system rejected it.
As I walked past a bank window I caught a glimpse of my reflection. Because of the angle of the window, the light, and the motion, the reflection in the window reminded me of who I see myself as, when I’m not looking in the mirror.
Many years ago, another man told me, “When the picture changes, you will become the picture.”
In that momentary reflection – NO, I didn’t step back and take another look, I wanted the momentary reflection to be imprinted on my brain – I saw myself as standing tall, walking gracefully, energetic, and spirited, a full figured woman with an elegant appeal. The glimpse reflected what I feel inside my heart.
In that glimpse, I could see myself take the kingdom.
“When the picture changes, you will become the picture.”
Are you inspired to be more than your reflection? Do you walk in Faith that God has provided you with everything you need to take the kingdom? To be an influencer? To fulfill the purpose for which you were created?
Your picture should include the moment when you take the kingdom by storm.
In a recent discussion with another friend, she said it was extremely egotistical of me to believe:
- God would answer my prayers.
- That I have any influence over God (aka prayer).
- That my faith in God is greater than anything that can come against me.
- God hears me when I speak.
Because in her mind, she sees humanity as a tiny speck of nothing with all of the universe surrounding us, and it’s really BIG out there, with a lot of people for God to hear and answer. She believes it to be presumptuous of me to believe God pays any attention to ME.
I would say, to her, and to the world, that you’re looking at yourself from the wrong perspective.
Inspired to influence the world.
When I think of the world, I don’t see it as a huge vast open space with me lost somewhere in a mini-pixel of the bigger picture. When I accepted Christ as my savior, and invited Him into my heart. The perspective changed… He’s no longer out there, looking in on my vast and undistinguished world… He’s in me. God is the source of my perspective, and how I view the world.
From my perspective as a child of God, I see the world as my canvas, and I hold the brush. God and I are painting the picture of my story, and I’m inspired by God’s power to take the kingdom.
You’re holding a miracle in your hands…
God’s already created the miracle that is YOU. Are you going to BE inspired by God’s loving guidance and the joy of walking in Faith? Or will you reject the miracle and wonder that he’s given you, and disappear into that vast vacant universe as a speck of nothing?
You CAN take the kingdom, by walking in faith.
Watch this message, and tell me you still believe you’re a speck of nothing, without power or influence.
“What you hold in your hands today, you owned in your spirit, yesterday.” ~ Stan Grant
Author of the book, In Defense of a Nation, Stanley Grant took on the battle of a lifetime a few years ago, when his wife was consumed with cancer. Still he battled his way through life struggles and met the future head on.
Trumpet in hand, his message continues.
There’s more. There’s a miracle wrought for you, by the King of Kings, and all you have to do is accept the miracle.
When you own it in your spirit…
Now remarried, with a fresh perspective and well-founded faith in his Lord and Savior, Stanley Grant is working toward publication of another book.
Where you go with what you know is at least half as important as where you’ve been. We push toward the ultimate goal, and when we have faith to carry us that direction, it’s easy to step onto the path where God’s light is shining and keep up the step.
Focus on the goal and keep moving!
If you’re feeling inspired to take the kingdom… Let’s have coffee!