A Word from Chelseia

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Please Mind your Business

John 2:1-5, 9-10 (MSG version)

1-3 (MSG) Three days later there was a wedding in the village of Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there. Jesus and his disciples were guests also. When they started running low on wine at the wedding banquet, Jesus’ mother told him, “They’re just about out of wine.”

 4Jesus said, “Is that any of our business, Mother—yours or mine? This isn’t my time. Don’t push me.”

 5She went ahead anyway, telling the servants, “Whatever he tells you, do it.”

Have you or do you know of anyone who tries to push you to doing something that you know God himself has not instructed you to do? Maybe someone always having something to say…yet they don’t know your story, some may call it gossip, I call it being nosy   Even those who will use the Lord name and simply state, “Well, the Lord told me to tell you!” Be mindful of those who will tempt you to move into something that you know deep down you weren’t destined for.  In a moment of such irritation, you may to say tactfully, “Please Mind your business.”

 As I read through the 2nd chapter of John (which I encourage you to read in your leisure), I realized His mother wanted Him to move and it wasn’t His time!  Perhaps, someone may be in the process of wanting you to move and God hasn’t instructed, then there are times when He’s saying “move,” and you’re looking around. Of all the verses, the one that I feel is key and what He’s speaking too many of us right now is the 5th verse, His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”  If we were honest with ourselves, and did whatever He has said/saying things would be much better.  I find that sometimes we want to be glorified more than we glorify Him.

  9-10(MSG)When the host tasted the water that had become wine (he didn’t know what had just happened but the servants, of course, knew), he called out to the bridegroom, “Everybody I know begins with their finest wines and after the guests have had their fill brings in the cheap stuff. But you’ve saved the best till now!”

 He’ll allow you to put your best foot forward and allow you to think that you’re doing something grand, when He still has your best in His hands.  He’ll allow your mess to convey a message, so He can prove the BEST! Don’t allow people or material things to cause you to race through life when God is trying to pace you.  When you try to pursue things instantly, you’ll pay an instant price. He knows… just listen to His voice not MAN, refuse to be persuaded, despite the thoughts of others!

 So…Mind your business, so you can focus on His business. Don’t expect Him to enlarge your territory, when you haven’t positioned yourself to allow His glory to be shown. If He turned water into wine…Imagine what He can turn around for you!

 Make today powerful–you never know who’s watching! People will always have something to say, but they can’t dictate your purpose! Do what He says….

*Positioning to Purpose Prayer call when resume in a few weeks….information will be posted…Look forward to you joining us*


When your stumbling block becomes your Stepping Stone

Stumbling Block:  an obstacle or hindrance to progress, belief, or understanding.

Stepping Stone:  a stone in a marsh or shallow water that can be stepped on in crossing; any means of advancement

 Matthew 16:23 Jesus turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the things of God, but the things of men.”

23 But Jesus didn’t swerve. “Peter, get out of my way. Satan, get lost. You have no idea how God works.” (Message Version)

 Have you ever stumbled, not paying attention to what you were suppose to be doing? Perhaps, you’ve stumbled repeatedly, not realizing why you fell the first time or is it safe to say, “I wasn’t focused.”  Children do it often, sometimes getting up to do it all over again. Then there are times when the fall may require the child being consoled by a parent. After being consoled, it’s time to get up and keep it moving.

 I’ve realized, it’s not how you fall, but how you get up! The enemy will throw stumbling blocks (physically, mentally, emotionally, health) your way and you may become immune to them, so you get up and keep going.  Then there are those stumbling blocks of life that may keep you down just a little while longer that might cause a few tears and sometimes you just may have to walk alone, away from everyone else.  That particular stumbling block, may cause you to call on the father, like a child needing a parent. Is it possible that you’re stumbling, because of who you’re following? In the text, Peter was tempting Jesus not to go on the cross, so that He wouldn’t die for our sins. In my opinion, he was Satan’s mouthpiece.  Sometimes in life people/things will try to speak things into your life for their benefit, and not your own. Be careful who you allow to speak into you, it can easily be a mouthpiece of Satan. Everyone that has a smile on their face doesn’t necessarily have a smile on their heart!

 Whenever it feels like you’re continuously stumbling through life, remember, if you don’t stumble, you can’t step out onto the stepping stone.  I love the stepping stone, because it’s firm, and you can step over the things that once had you bound.  Make your negatives positive, and allow Satan to know, his place is behind you.  Allow your stepping stones to take you higher and to change your current situation. Man can’t make miracles, he can only make mess! Tell him to get OUT of your way, you’re on an assignment! If you are stumbling that means God is trying to advance you, perhaps He’s shielding you from something you cannot handle alone! When you get up….look up…it’s going to be alright! Are you going to step out on your stone(s)? Have faith and allow God to carry you above your circumstance!!

 Dear God,

 I pray for each heart that’s reading this word on today. I personally had a few stumbling blocks writing this message, and it occurred that whenever your Name/Word is reaching the hearts of others the enemy will began to throw out stumbling blocks. Thank you for the stumbling blocks that we’re facing, and allow your glory to be seen in the stepping stone. Each stumbling block is only setting US up for a blessing! Teach us not to become immune by our stumbling blocks.  I rebuke any spirit that’s not of You! Touch those that are sick, for by your stripes we are healed. I bind every assignment from the enemy in Jesus name. For this is the day you have made and we shall and will rejoice. In advance, thank you for all you’ve done and are doing right now. We will walk in expectancy, knowing ALL things will work together for our good!

In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Remember to “Thank GOD” for your right now….He’s setting you up to step on your stones….It’s my hope that you can share this message with someone else….inspire!