“…calls those things which be not as though they were.” – Romans 4:17
It is so easy to speak just the present tense and to have no hope for the future. It is so convenient to just “call it like I see it” without an expectation of anything more. It takes very little effort to say “it is what it is” and not look for something better. However, it takes a higher level of consciousness to be able to deal with the current predicament on the physical plain but speak another reality, our desired outcome.
When God called Moses to lead the children of Israel out of Egyptian bondage, Moses was afraid. Moses used his speech challenge as an excuse. God did not accept “No” for an answer. God told Moses to go in the power of the I AM and tell Pharaoh to “Let my people go (Exodus 3:4-14).”
When God called Abraham “the father of many nations,” Abraham’s current condition was that he had not had his first child and his wife was old and barren. Nevertheless, God still spoke God’s desired outcome for Abraham telling him his seed would multiply (Genesis 17:5).
When God called Gideon a mighty man of valor, Gideon was a coward hiding in a cave (Judges 6:12). God did not settle for Gideon’s excuses but God spoke of God’s desired outcome for Gideon.
God dealt with each of these men where they were but used words and names to call them where He desired them to be. We have that same authority because we are God’s children. We have that same power because the Holy Spirit lives within us. We have the God-given right to speak our desired outcome regardless of the current situation and to continue to say what we desire until we see it manifested right before our very eyes.
Affirm aloud this week as often as you can the following words: God is giving me the desires of my heart. My heart’s desire is coming to pass.
Rev. Doral Pulley is the senior pastor of Unity Temple of Truth Church, 511 Prescott St. S, St. Petersburg.