"What we are being led by, will determine where we are going to end up."
This morning I woke up feeling really excited about Vous Conference. It was the first time that I got the chance to attend in person and I wanted to make the most out of it. That is why, I decided to take some time to talk to God, and ask Him to prepare my heart for what He wanted to speak to me.
I started to reflect on everything God has done in this season of my life, and how eager I am for the next thing that was coming for me. But even though I feel really grateful, I must admit that sometimes along the journey, I've been led by fear and by my own insecurities.
That's why I wanted to start the day, not listening to my own thoughts and fears, but listening to God's voice. So I opened my Bible and I was happily surprised to see the verses in Isaiah 43: 18-19, which said "Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?"
Through that scripture I could feel God strongly saying to me "I am about to do something new in you through this Conference." And as I walked through the doors of the arena, those words kept resounding in my head.
As Pastor Sarah started preaching about David's life in session 1, I could feel something shifting in my spirit. Suddenly I didn't see David only as the boy that killed the giant, I saw him as the anointed man that was ready to transition into becoming king.
And suddenly I didn't see myself as a regular woman who was just attending a conference, I saw myself as an anointed daughter of God, who is prepared to transition to the calling He has for my life.
Pastor Sara was saying how in order for David to receive what God had for him, he needed to decide to be led by the Holy Spirit Instead of fear, insecurities or past hurt. And in the same way, we need to check our hearts constantly to make sure we are being led by that same Spirit.
"The Lord who rescued me from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear will rescue me from the hand of this Philistine.” Saul said to David, “Go, and the Lord be with you.” 1 Samuel 17:37 NIV
- The anointing in David changed his expectation about the outcome of the battle.
- Sometimes transition needs to happen for a hunger to awake in us.
- You don't lose the anointing, you lose the focus on the anointing.
All of this changed my perspective on the giants that I am facing in my life right now. And I've decided to surrender my thoughts, my fears, my insecurities, my motivations, and even my desires, to God, and asked Him to take the lead.
As you go through Vous Conference this weekend, ask the Holy Spirit to lead you through every session, every worship, and every prayer. But most importantly, ask Him to lead you as He transforms your heart in the new season that is to come into your life.