I am honored to introduce to you Sara Whitten. Over the years, I have truly been blessed by Sara's writings, teachings, and the prophetic gift that she operates in.
Sara has been blessed with wisdom beyond her years, and her writings are a testament to that. She walks in such humility, yet her passion for God's Word continues to shine boldly through her.
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Recently in worship as I was closing my eyes, I got an image of myself standing in front of a big window.
"What do you see?" asked the Lord.
It was dark outside, so I honestly replied, "Nothing." Then the sun began to rise, so light illuminated the view. God whispered, "If the day hasn't come yet, you can be looking in the right place and still see nothing."
There are some of you who are looking out the window. You are waiting and you are watching for the promises of God, and you see NOTHING. You are starting to wonder if you're even in the right place. If this is you (and the Holy Spirit will confirm for you if it is), God is saying, "Don't let the TIMING make you feel like you missed it. You can't see what's there UNTIL THE DAY COMES." (Photo via Unsplash)
Don't Let Delays Make You Wander
In our little town we just got a new Arby's, and a new restaurant means traffic issues. So later that week, as I was driving down the road, I saw a road sign flashing the words "Expect delays right lane." As I read it, it clicked in my spirit as "Expect delays even in the right lane."
I thought again of that window vision. You may be in the right lane â€“ going the direction that God is calling you and hitting delays. You're wondering at this point if it's a sign to turn around. Know that delays do not necessarily mean you're on the wrong track. Don't let delays make you wander.
A Question Mark and an Exclamation Point
In a prayer time recently, God showed me a question mark and an exclamation point. He said, "Just like the actual question mark and exclamation point, both questioning and declaring start off at the bottom with the same point â€“ My initial calling or unction. As time goes on, declaring My Word (despite appearances) keeps you traveling down the straight and narrow. Just like an exclamation point, you arrive sooner and you don't deviate off course. Questioning, like a question mark, has the same point at one end. It follows the straight path for a little while, then veers off and comes back around. It's a longer path, and it ends off course. Questioning does the same thing.
"When you know that I've called you to something, don't stop short. Don't veer off course. Don't quit when it gets hard. Instead, keep declaring. Don't adjust your course. Keep seeking Me."
The lack of "results" may NOT be an indicator that your promise isn't coming. The day may just not have come yet. If God's confirming this to you, I want to encourage you to finish strong and stay on course because God always finishes what He starts, so long as you will let Him. (Photo via The Noun Project)
"And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue His work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns." (Philippians 1:6)
Lord, I pray that You would set me in position for Your daybreak. Fix my eyes in the right direction and remind me of Your promises. Illuminate areas where the enemy is tempting me to give up before the promise. Help me to have clarity and confidence in Your callings this season and to stay in a state of declaration rather than a state of questioning. Confirm to me if delays happening in my "lane" are indicators that I need to move or just attempted deterrents on the way to my destiny. Thank You for all You've started and thank You for Your promise to finish all You start. In the name of Jesus Christ, amen.
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Arrows of Zion
Sara WhittenÂ is an author, speaker, equipper, and founder of Arrows of Zion Ministry. She and her husband are pastors for the youth at Impact Christian Fellowship in Kerrville, Texas. Sara is a prophetic writer that has been featured on The Elijah List, Spirit Fuel, Charisma and more. She hosts "Hear God Everyday" on Charisma Podcast Network, a podcast with tools to help amplify the voice of God amidst the noise of everyday life. Sara also co-founded One Spark International, an organization that sponsors Bible-based training and education in unreached and restricted nations in order to see the gospel reach all people groups. She is also an active part of groups that train and invest in professionals wanting to use their business and marketplace skills to transform unreached nations for the Kingdom.
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