For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.
Isaiah 43:19 NLT
Welcome back! I trust you are good. God has a word for you today. Yes, YOU!
Rahab was a woman, Canaanite and prostitute. She was THAT woman who had quite a number of haters. Unknown men would go in and out of her house, she was a big deal! Rahab had a rough life, she made audacious decisions, she left a part of herself with everyone she laid with. She was without definition. She was a bad role model. You can read more about Rahab in Joshua chapter 2.
But God redefined her
from a fallen woman to a chosen woman,
from a bad girl to a bride,
from a mess to a mother and
from prostitute to progenitor of the Messiah.
God can redefine you as well. Are you sinking in the pool of regret? Are you laying on the bed of guilt? Are you ashamed of decisions you made yesterday, last year or even five minutes ago? There’s hope for you.
In the previous blog post, I established that you need an upgraded identity to bring forth a better result. You can read the blog post if you haven’t done that. In today’s blog post, God will have me talk to you on what it means to walk in upgrade. You can become a better person. God wants to do something new in your life. He loves upgrade, renewal and He wants to use you.
To walk in upgrade, firstly, you MUST NOT count yourself out. In one of my blog posts, Stop Hiding, I wrote about Saul and how he went hiding behind the baggage when God chose him to be king of Israel. He went hiding. He counted himself out. He was unable to rule successfully because of his mentality.
God can do A LOT through you. Psalms 139:17-18 says His desires for your life outnumber the grains of sand at the seashore. You are super precious in His sight. Connecting with all God has for you calls for a relationship with Him. He knows you more than you know yourself. He would love to introduce you to yourself.
To walk in upgrade, you must have faith in God. You must trust all that He is doing through you. God is doing a new thing. It’s never been done before. It’s something you’ve not seen. It’s breathtaking. Hence, He needs your faith. Without faith, you cannot please Him.
The Scriptures says in Romans 1:17, “it is through faith that a righteous person has life.” You are alive when you have faith in Him.
To walk in upgrade, you have to obey God. A hymn says “trust and obey.” You cannot obey if you do not trust Him first.
Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do.
Joshua 1:8 NLT
The same way you need food to stay alive, you also need The Word to stay alive as a Christian. His Word is needed to become all He has called you to be. The Word is a lamp that will direct you as you walk with Him.
There is a need for you to submit to God in obedience. The devil is going to raise his ugly head at you but if you are living a life of submission, you can always resist the devil. The devil is smaller than the size of your foot, and God has given you authority to trample on him.
The devil is a noise maker and a deceiver. If you do not submit to God, you cannot resist him. The consequence is that you will remain in the same spot and eventually, he will draw you down to the pit. When you submit to God, you are a master of the devil; when you don’t, the devil becomes your master.
To walk in upgrade, you must take charge! Quit self pity, laziness, procrastination, live intentionally. Control what crosses your mind. Stop complaining. Whenever you face an obstacle, call on God. Do not wallow in self pity.
“Becoming you” is a journey with God. It takes patience, love, consistency, obedience.
Lastly, before Rahab became part of the generation of The King of kings, she surrendered her life to God. You have to believe in Jesus to live an upgraded life in Him. You can simply say “Dear Jesus, I want to walk in the life of upgrade. I ask that You forgive my sins. Thank You because You have forgiven me. Amen.”
I pray that God gives you the boldness you require to become all He has called you to be in Jesus name. Amen. Thank you for reading. Please share this post to your loved ones.
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1. The Holy Bible – New Living Translation, The Passion Translation.
2. The Living Word.
3. Lisa’s blog.