Seek Me first and My righteousness – the right standing only I have and only I can supply. It is yours if you seek Me. You will not fold. You will not fall out or lose focus on Me. You were made to advance from glory to glory, everlasting to everlasting.  


Sometimes, all you can do is stand. You stand with God not knowing how to advance. You can’t move forward and God’s certainly not going to let you turn tail and run.

 Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God – Ephesians 6:14-17

That’s the full armor of God, but it doesn’t include any butt armor. Retreat is not an option. It’s forward or nothing. You can’t turn around because you’ll die. 

You ever been in a place where you can’t move forward, but if you go back you’ll die? I’ve been there many times in different parts of my life and I can tell you what you do in that place. You stand.

What does it mean to stand? It literally means “to be righteous” or have “right standing.” Some deeper research will give you this little-known definition of righteousness: “one with legs.” Hallelujah. 

This means when all hell is breaking loose and you have nowhere to go, you can stand in the righteousness of the Lord Jesus Christ. God is Holy. God has His act together. God is good and I won’t budge on that. I won’t!

I will stand on that fact and I will stand on the truth that God is with me. I will not turn tail. I will not run. I may not be able to explain it or see His hand, but I can stand in that place and say, “God is good. He’ll never leave me or forsake me.” You can too.