Are You Ahead of the Lord?

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Chris Garcia

Some people want to get ahead of God. He is praying for you so much more than you can think of in the present moment.

The way I see it or the best way I can describe it is like this: I see a pot of stew being prepared, like a soup with various vegetables in it, cooking. The Lord is preparing this stew, lovingly stirring it. As He is preparing the ingredients, some things in the stew are ready while others are not.

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I could see it as being similar to when a child would ask, “Is this ready yet?” “Is it time to move on? “Can we go now?” This could be related to the process of growth you might be currently experiencing in your life. Perhaps your calling or the destiny the Lord has specifically for you is related to the process you are in right now with your fellowship with the Lord. Maybe it is just you and God. Perhaps you are looking for a breakthrough in your life. Maybe you are feeling dry and stagnant and stale, and the Lord would then say to you that He is preparing and stirring. He is stirring the ingredients of the plans He has for you.

Your job is to simply be patient. He is the one who pours, mixes and adds the necessary ingredients. Not you. He is the one who is preparing the timing and the unfolding of all things concerning you. Your job is to simply sit still, be still and let Him work the processes out for you.

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So often we tend to rush God through our impatience. We get in the way of His purposes and plans for us. We then walk away feeling defeated and frustrated, upset at the world. Upset at everyone else, but never looking at ourselves, making the necessary internal adjustments or repenting for our behaviors.

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There are destinies at stake here. For some of you, there are souls hanging in the balance. There is an unfolding of the plan of God concerning some of you where there is a specific timetable established. A season that is a time for sitting or a time for fulfillment.

Do not get ahead of the purpose of what God has for you. Do not be slack, falling behind in your walk with Him. Walk with Him in the cadence of the rhythm of His Spirit. Walk to the beat of His heart. Don’t rush Him in the season you are in or in your personal walk with Him.

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Chris Garcia is the founder of Father’s Glory International. Father’s Glory is devoted to promoting God’s manifested presence and power through the proclamation of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is Father’s glory, and it is through the unveiling of the Son that lives are transformed. Chris is also a revivalist with a heart for the local church and serves as the lead overseer at House of Glory in Fort Smith, Arkansas. House of Glory is a Spirit-filled, fivefold apostolic revival hub that exists to cultivate the presence of God and the power of the gospel regionally and internationally. God is looking for those who will give Him a place to rest and allow His people to interact with His presence, power and glory. Second Corinthians 3:18 says, “But we all, seeing the glory of the Lord with unveiled faces, as in a mirror, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory by the Spirit of the Lord.” It is for His glory that we proclaim His name. Chris and his wife, Zuly, reside in the Fort Smith area with their three children. His new book, Fresh Oil, releases Tuesday, Nov. 5, and is available for pre-order now on Amazon.

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