Ever feel stuck?
It isn’t pleasant or fun.
The Good News: Stuck Always Precedes UnSTUCK!
When we redefine the stuck state, it is the first phase of your exodus.
We have many perceptions and expectations as to what that will look like and how it will occur, but only God knows.
Stuck is good when we get God involved.
God allows us to get stuck because it is only when we’re stuck that we discover our strength.
Stuck is your strength builder and strength finder.
Strength is activated only in a condition called resistance.
Strength is the unusual capacity to overcome resistance and move into a new setting in which our strengths become the ascendant force and transformation takes place.
Transformation is the result of your strength being activated.
You have strength.
Finding it is part of the joy of faith in Christ.
The joy of the Lord is my strength.
Joy is not a feeling, it is an expectation.
When joy manifests, it conforms weakness into opportunity.
Jesus said in Luke 12:6-7 “Do not be afraid, you are of more value than many sparrows.”
We live in a world where God is giving us an opportunity to discover the strength He’s placed in each one of us.
According to certain scientific research published by the Gallup Organization, we are comprised of five unique talents or strengths which create a very unique fingerprint.
Your talent fingerprint is so unique that it has been calculated that you are 1 in 33 million. (Living Your Strengths p.64.) That works out to 4 New York City populations put together in order to find one person with your Strength Fingerprint.
I know of two great examples of people who discovered their unique strength who are actually alive today and are transforming the worlds that they touch.
They are Rick Warren and Marcus Buckingham.
Rick Warren had a mentorship relationship with Peter Drucker for a number of years. It was there that Peter Drucker, the Father of Modern Management, introduced Rick Warren to the theme of Purpose; with a capital P.
The rest is history: Warren took the theme of purpose and transformed Christianity with 60 million copies of the book The Purpose Driven Life.
Marcus Buckingham was an employee of the Gallup Organization who developed the concept of strength. Buckingham took the theme of strength and brought that to an entirely new level, transforming the business landscape and becoming himself a world famous author.
What strength has God given you that He wants to use to transform your world?
Remember the concept of strength only exists in the environment of resistance.
Complacency is simply surrender disguised.
God never intended resistance to produce discouragement; resistance is the perfect environment to develop one’s strength.
Discouragement usually points to a deficiency in faith.
When we no longer are able to tap into our strengths, we become complacent to live with our weaknesses.
We are defined relationally to Christ as Overcomers – with a capital O!
So if you are tempted to that famous New York City expression: Oh Sh#%!, don’t. Replace it with Oh Strength.
Remember: God made YOU to be 1 in 33 million.
Our strengths are merely the platforms from which God functions.
God is ultimately the One Who reveals to us all strength and the process He uses to do that is called sanctification.
God made us all to be 1 in 33 million.
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