What a few EXTRAORDINARY & CHALLENGING months we have come through. We are being challenged on all sides but are committed to sticking together with our IWG family and facing our obstacles, TOGETHER. Nothing we can’t overcome or get through, but definitely causing us to turn the creativity up a notch.
We really are beginning to learn all angles of leadership as we encounter the largest growth our company has ever seen.
I was so encouraged with this note and I just wanted to share with my It Works! family and anyone else facing current challenges in their own lives or business. I so love knowing that there is truly nothing I can do anyway, but lean not on my understanding and trust fully in God’s plan and timing. Remember that 90% of life is about our response to what comes at us. Only 10% is about what actually happens to us. With that said, how are YOU choosing to respond to your challenges today? Are you going to sit back and WAIT on what may be your biggest blessing yet? Or are you going to forge ahead in complete confidence that if God has brought you to it, He will bring you through it? I know while challenges can be exhausting it’s that much more important that I stay in prayer, in God’s word, surround myself with a belief in what I’m doing and in the “process”. Faith is believing something is so, when it is not so, so that it will be so. AND I firmly believe my job is to be faithful. Remember in the bible when God says, “Those who are faithful with little will be given little and those who are faithful with much will be given much more!” I love it. And I plan to wait on the Lord! Allow Him to be my strength and guide.
So often we miss out on God’s best because we give up too soon.We don’t realize how close we are to our victory. Just another few days of believing, another few weeks of doing the right thing, or another few months of staying in faith is all you may need to see His promises come to pass.Today, I want to speak by faith over you. Your breakthrough is right around the corner!You might say, “Joel, I don’t know how I’m going to make it. Things seem to be getting worse instead of better.” You might be tempted to think, I’m never going to find my spouse, or I’m never going to get that promotion, or I’m never going to break this addiction.But you can, because the truth is your Heavenly Father is closer than you think.I have found that the intensity gets turned up when victory is near. The enemy would not be fighting so hard if he didn’t already know he was about to lose his grip on you.When those negative thoughts come that would discourage you, just remind yourself that you are a child of the Most High God. Let your words be, “I am an overcomer. I am the head and not the tail. I am a victor and not a victim.”Scripture is full of people who were closer than they thought…
- David faced impossible odds against Goliath, but he was moments away from victory (1 Samuel 17).
- Elijah was surrounded by 400 false prophets, but the power of God was about to be revealed for everyone to see (1 Kings 18).
- Joseph was forgotten and left in prison, but he was just a dream away from his royal position (Genesis 39–40).
Can you imagine if David dropped his slingshot and ran? What if Elijah had backed down? What if Joseph had stopped dreaming?
They didn’t give up, and God gave them victory!
These stories reveal that it is often the darkest right before the dawn.
Perhaps today you are facing impossible odds. Maybe you feel surrounded, maybe you feel forgotten. The good news for you is that our God can act suddenly in your situation. In a moment’s notice, everything can change for the better!
I believe and declare that God is going to open doors on your behalf. Your faith will be rewarded. Your dawn is almost here. He will put you in the right position to win. He is going to give you inside information. He will do the impossible in your life. Get ready!
Victoria and I love you and pray for you every day. We are believing God’s best for you, and we are so excited that you are going to see God move in your situation sooner than you think! You are going to be amazed at His goodness in the days to come.