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.
I remember when I first learned how to drive a stick-shift car. Driving a stick-shift car is nothing like driving an automatic. When you are driving an automatic, all you have to do is put the key in the ignition, use the gear shift to put it in drive and you can keep on driving without worry. An automatic means that the car automatically shift gears for you.
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. There are times when you might stop at a light that is slightly on a hill and when the light turns green you have to be able to shift gears properly, using your clutch and gas pedal. If you don't shift properly or in time, your car will make a loud noise and then either shut off or begin to move backwards. When shifting gears in a car that has a stick-shift the key is to evenly press the gas and release the clutch just right. Okay, so what am I getting at, what's the message?
Woman of God, there will come a time in your life where you will need to 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 the Lord is telling you to, you will get stuck and eventually will shut down. Just like operating a car that has a stick-shift, you have to know when to SHIFT. The right amount of prayer and the right amount of studying your bible will keep you from moving backwards. There must be a balance of those two things (prayer and reading your bible). The more you read your bible, the more your prayer life should increase. If you study your bible regularly then you will be able to know what the bible says about certain circumstances that will arise and you will be able to pray God's words back to Him.
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!
Ladies, please sign up for the upcoming Women's Conference, June 7th in the Chicagoland area. This is a FREE event all I need is for you to sign up. I want everyone to be comfortable and have enough space so an estimate is what I am looking for. Don't miss out, expect a mighty move of God.