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Last Friday as I was sitting waiting in line at the car wash, I saw a bird walking in the incredible wind that was blowing. As it walked, its feet mostly stayed on the path. The wind was blowing so hard that it was moving its long tail feathers way to the left, yet the bird was able to mostly stay on course. It wavered very little. Its feet moved a little from the straight line, but it stayed the course. It didn't let the fact that its tail was being hit hard by the wind stop it from staying the course. It was as if it kept its focus on the path, the course. It was as if the bird was so focused that he was using the wind to his advantage. I watched as the wind was blowing his tail so hard. He stepped into the direction the wind was blowing his tail and kept on going; he wouldn't be stopped. I knew it was prophetic and that the Lord was going to show me things through this.
The Lord began to speak to me about this. I watched that bird walking mostly steady as the wind was blowing so strong against his tail and yet he stayed focused on the path/the course that he was on. He really wasn't being affected by the force that was trying to come against him. It was as if he was so focused on where he was going that he could not be swayed to move any other direction.
The Lord began to show me that this is exactly how born again children of God need to be. Steadfast, immovable and focused on Him and on the course He has us on. We need to STAY the COURSE. The enemy wants to try to bring the wind of adversity against us and try to blow us and move us off of the path that God has us on. We must keep our focus on the course, the path God has us on and not be moved by the distractions of the enemy. When the enemy tries to blow us off of our path, the course or plan God has for us, God says in His Word in:
Isaiah 59:19 (NKJV) “So shall they fear the name of the Lord from the West, and His glory from the rising of the sun; When the enemy comes in like a flood, The Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him.”
So if the enemy has tried to come at you, know that the Spirit of the Lord is there. Keep your focus and STAY THE COURSE. Do not allow the enemy, any of his distractions, or any of his attacks, to cause you to go off course, off path. Keep your focus on the path set before you by God. God has already gone ahead of you to prepare the path in front of you. He has already been into your future.
Psalm 139:16 (NIV) “Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.”
How could God have written them down unless He has already been there. The enemy, the devil, wants to try to throw you off course. He wants to get you off the path God has ordained for you. Why? Because he knows who you will be and what you will accomplish walking on the path. The enemy does not want you to fulfill your destiny. We must stay focused and keep our eyes on Jesus. As we do this we will stay on the path He has for us. As we stay focused on Jesus and not the distractions of the enemy, we will stay the course and walk in the days God has ordained for us.
Hebrews 12:2 (NIV) “Fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before Him He endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
Focus, stay the course. The more you focus on God the smaller the things the enemy tries to do look. The more you focus on the things the enemy is trying to do instead of God, the bigger the things the enemy is trying to do look. So let's all agree to keep our focus on Jesus and allow Him to take us wherever He wants to and do whatever He wants to do through us. What an incredible time to be a Child of God. You were created for such a time as this.
God says to you: “Keep your focus with fixed purpose, look straight ahead, stick to the path. Ignore the enemy's distractions. I have you in the palm of My hand. What I have planned and purposed for you I will do. Don't allow yourself to be sidetracked for even a moment. Don't turn to the right or to the left. You will hear My voice behind you telling you which way to go. Stay on path. I have you in My plan. Stay fixed and focused and lean in to Me. There is much I have for you and it is time for you to BE the MOVE