As Jeannie, our family, and I are in final preparations for the launch of Faith Builders International, I felt lead to write to you about this powerful truth that I have experienced in my own life. I believe it is important to share the realities of our lives with you, as the leaders of the ministry. We will always strive to lead with transparency and authenticity because we never expect you to do anything we haven’t done or don’t do ourselves. I firmly believe that God is preparing a new season for our lives and ministry. I have spent over 15 years in ministry and over 10 years owning my own business in the financial industry. We’ve had ups and we’ve had downs in both ministry and business, but believe that has prepared us to lead this ministry into the future.
This week I want to speak this over your life, and I want you to believe it. I believe that you are going to start walking into divine appointments instead of disappointments. According to the dictionary the word divine, in the adjective form, means Heavenly. The definition of appointment, in the noun form, means a meeting set for a specific time or place. So what am I saying to you today? I believe that YOU are coming into a place where you are about to go into a heavenly meeting that God has set a specific time and place for that will cause you to go from a place of spiritual dryness to a downpour of spiritual rain that will quench every dry place in your life.
Disappointments in life will cause you to be spiritually dry and not alive. Sure you can go to Church and do all the right things but God never intended for you to just go through the “motions” of life. The devil will try and use disappointments you have faced to cause you to become dry spiritually.In reality though, disappointments can be turned around into divine appointments. I have come to this present reality. Disappointments that were meant to take me out spiritually are now taking me into the very plan God has for my life. Why? I didn’t give up. I didn’t stop moving forward. When my son Gavin died I went from a run into a crawl of faith, but I never stopped moving. You can’t stop moving toward God no matter what disappointments may have taken place in your life.
In my personal life I have experienced a lot of disappointments. I am sure you can think of a few of them as well. You look back and think, if I only would have done this differently maybe I would have had a different outcome or result. I remember my Dad leaving when I was really young and to this day he is not in my life. I remember my Mom having to work 3 jobs when I was young, and I was bounced around from babysitters to my Grandmas. I remember that my Dad never came to any of my sporting events. I remember my mom marrying my first stepdad who almost killed us a few times. I remember my Mom dying of cancer. I remember Gavin dying of brain cancer at 8 years old. I can remember many relationships that I thought were God sent that turned out to be toxic and disappointing. Disappointments come in life and today I want to encourage your heart to not give up nor give into the lie that says you will not accomplish anything in life. Don’t give up on your future even if you think you are too old or too young to be dreaming. Don’t give up on the relationships that God has given to you. Don’t give up because God is taking every disappointment and turning it around into a divine appointment that He has set up for a specific time and place for you. BELIEVE God today that you are walking into a divine appointment and no longer allowing disappointments to cause you to stay idle and think that what you are doing is all you will ever do. Today, take ground in prayer and thank God that He is bringing a divine appointment into your life that will radically cause you to excel in life and in everything that you do.
Jeannie and I are believing for divine appointments for Faith Builders International. WE are believing for resources and finances to come into the ministry so we can finish the projects that God has asked us to do. Today, I ask you to pray for our future launch in April.
I look forward to sharing more next week with you but felt directed by the Lord to share this powerful truth that I received and am living today.