1 Corinthians 1:30 – But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God—and righteousness and sanctification and redemption…

Do you see your calling? Jesus doesn’t call many wise, mighty or noble people to build His Kingdom. They are too busy building their own. That’s not you. He uses you, in your weakness and humility, to shame those the word exalts. You are worthy of your call. 

Declaration: In my weakness, Christ is made strong. I am chosen and equipped for every good work. I will go low to lift the name of Jesus high today.

Resolutely FAT

One of the things that happens this time of year is people make resolutions. While some believe it’s some sort of worldly high treason, I’m not against making resolutions. I see them as prophetic declarations God can partner with. 

God likes it when people are resolute – when we are determined and persistent. He likes it when people go, “That’s never gonna happen again.” That, my friend, is called repentance. It’s when you turn away from the thing that didn’t work and run to the King of Kings for what does work.

The idea that we shouldn’t make resolutions for the new year is preposterous. “But Pastor Troy, what if I fail?”

Who says you’re not gonna fail? You know what you do if you fail? Get up, that’s what you do, and you keep on plugging, right? God Almighty has not asked you to be successful in all things. He’s asking you to be fruitful in all things. Man, you get up and go after it.

One of the biggest challenges people have at the beginning of the year is actually pulling out the measuring stick or getting on the proverbial scales. Leanna came in the other day and I was on the scale holding my belly in. And she says, “Do you think that helps?” I was like, “It helps me read it!”

All joking aside, I decided I’m gonna be FAT in the year 2023; Faithful, Available, and Teachable, amen. Be ye FAT in Jesus’s name!

I hope and pray in the name of King Jesus that you are indeed faithful and that this year that you’re more available than you’ve ever, ever, ever been to the call of the Lord. That you have a yes in your spirit and that you’re consecrated to the purposes of King Jesus himself. 

I pray you’re somebody who lives a passionate walk with the Lord this year, and that you are extremely teachable. I don’t care how old you are, learn some new tricks. I hope you say, “Man, I never saw that like that before” about things that you didn’t even know were holding you back.

It’s a new year and a new you, but only if you resolve to get FAT and happy despite the chaos of the day you live in. There’s a mess of people just waiting for you to fulfill your assignment in 2023.

Therefore let us not judge one another anymore, but rather resolve this, not to put a stumbling block or a cause to fall in our brother’s way. – Romans 14:13