Hello, Mighty Woman of God! I pray that you are all blessed and highly favored of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
You will have to put your spiritual cap on for this message, but I believe that you will be blessed. EACH TIME THAT YOU SHIFT YOU GO HIGHER AND HIGHER
When you are driving a stick-shift you have to learn the fill of the car to know exactly when to shift gears. If you do not shift gears at the right time you are putting your engine in danger and possibly setting yourself up to having to buy a new engine. If you don't shift gears when you're supposed to your car will make a loud noise and then shut off.
Woman of God, there will come a time in your life where God is telling you SHIFT. Meaning, you have to change your gears or your speed because you are headed in the wrong direction. Or you are moving backwards and this will cause you spiritual failure (engine trouble). If you do not SHIFT at the precise time that God is telling you to, you will get stuck and eventually will shut down. Just like operating a stick-shift, you have to know when to SHIFT. The right amount of prayer and the right amount of praise and studying the Word of God.
How do you know when to shift? If you keep doing the same thing and your outcome is the same bad thing, then it's time to SHIFT. If you are trying to somehow make it through the day without having signs of depression, it's time to SHIFT. If you have come to a point where your heart feels so empty and you feel like you are alone, it's time to SHIFT. If you know without a doubt that God has promised you something and you have not received it yet, it's time to SHIFT. Don't keep going backwards. Learn how to evenly shift-gears so that you can move forward. AMEN!