What’s stopping Y.O.U?

Your Overcoming Uniformity 

Uniformity is defined as a lack of change, equability, sameness, resemblance, alikeness, identicalness.  In many arenas uniformity is a requirement.  Our solidiers are dressed in fatigues and learn to walk in cadance to show their likeness. The promotion of sameness eliminates the mindset of priviledge and promotes brotherhood.  However, while we are all one in Christ His requirement is that we standout in the world,  Romans 12:2 The Passion Translation (TPT) 2 Stop imitating the ideals and opinions of the culture around you,[a] but be inwardly transformed by the Holy Spirit through a total reformation of how you think. This will empower you to discern God’s will as you live a beautiful life, satisfying and perfect in his eyes.

The word of God thus advises us that the way to “live our best life” is to discontinue being like the world around us.  However it seems to be easier said than done.

In order to progress into the satisfying life promised we must take deliberate steps. 

1.        We must be willing to get naked 

Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.” [Hebrews 4:13].  Taking off our cloths in front of a mirror for some is a daunting task even if we are alone in a room.  Why? Because the mirror provides a reflection of what we actually look like uncovered.  When we are stripped we no longer have the ability to drape ourselves with the clothing that hides the “extra” we have in our lives.  

God’s word is that mirror.  When we stare into it, we become aware of what we have and what we lack, how harmonious we are or how we are discordant.  Unfortunately just like the mirror in our bedroom, we avoid the word in order to circumvent a much needed confrontation with ourselves. 

Our willingness to see ourselves as God sees us and transform into the image He’s planned for us will set us on the path to beautiful. 

2.       Develop an awareness of your environment. 

Awareness of your surroundings is important in reducing physical safety incidents.  Studies show that being cognizant of your immediate environment will assist you in offensive and defensive perspectives in that we are alert to the significance of what is in our reach, what can be handled and what we should leave alone.   Knowing what is accessible is the key to securing victory.  

In Exodus 4:2 God asked Moses, “What is that in thine hand? And he said, a rod.” By asking the question the Lord provided situational awareness for Moses.  Often times we already have exactly what we need to get through what is hindering our forward progression.

We are familiar with the scripture Isaiah 54:17 New King James Version “No weapon formed against you shall prosper”; but we fail to go on to the next part of the verse, And every tongue which rises against you in judgment You shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord.  And their righteousness is from Me,” Says the Lord.  Our father, the God of all creation tells us that we have the ability to denounce, convict, sentence and doom every word (one of the most powerful weapons) that is up surged against us in a decision! The very deterrent formed to break you completely can be disarmed with the power you already have! We must use our words against the words sent to block us for gaining momentum in our journey.

3.       Don’t respond like everyone else. 

Psalm 1:1 -2 Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful; 2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night. Typically when we are confronted with an issue we seek answers from those around us.  We ask family, friends and work associates “what they would do” without regard of where they are standing or seating.  The word of God is given so that we do not follow into the pits and traps set to halt our headway. We must ensure that we are not walking in stride with those who are not following the ways and will of God. We must reject the call of our flesh to conform to the malevolent standards of the culture around us.  Our response to life’s stimuli should always be to delight in His principles.  

The next time you are asked the question what’s stopping you? Your answer should be Absolutely Nothing!

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