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Begin Again

By Nina Keegan


"Who are you, O great mountain? Before Zerubbabel you shall become a plain. And he shall bring forward the head stone with shouts of ‘Grace, grace to it!’” Zechariah 4:7

Recently, while I was cleaning out my garage I happened across a 30 gallon storage tub filled with many items that were bought with good intent and excitement for certain projects and ideas that are now  seemingly abandoned and left in the giant sea of things I never finished! It got me thinking ... what else in my life have I ignored and left unfinished? What happens in the gap between exuberance and disinterest?

Lately, I feel like God has been repeatedly trying to resurrect something in my heart that He placed there long ago. He wants me to accomplish that which has remained unfinished.

I'm sure that happens to many of us and sometimes we don't know how we could possibly begin again. We make declarations and rationalizations about how busy we are or that maybe we would get to it later at another more convenient time.

When God gives you something to do, He always gives you the enabling grace to do it, regardless of how dauntingly impossible the task may seem. God's Grace, that wonderful enabling Grace, will help us get through it with a spirit of ease that will simultaneously cause dreams to manifest and come to pass.

God doesn't change his mind. His plans are brilliant for us the first time when He so diligently wrote our stories and thought up every last detail and sequentially numbered the pages of our bios long before we were ever born and before one day ever came to pass.

What is God asking you to resurrect today?  What dreams and ideas have you been laying aside? What have you been putting off in sheer avoidance or because of the enemy's voice whispering thoughts of failure, incompetence and lack of qualifications? What has kept you at a stand-still; frozen in your steps? When have we become so complacent in our thinking that we would rather succeed at nothing than fail at something?

God does not call the qualified; he qualifies the called!  It's when we are obedient in the small things that He so proudly and lovingly bestows more trust in us and gives us a bigger assignment laced with blessings and manifestations all so intrinsically designed to bring him glory as endtime harvestiing witnesses for His Kingdom. I believe they're all tests that when passed, allow us to be propelled forward expeditiously into preeminent levels in our relationships with Christ.

We are to grab the headstone ( the final piece) and see the end from the beginning. We are to visualize our mountains being leveled! We are to bring our dreams and our purposes forth with shouts of Grace, Grace!

How many times have you lost your lack of vision and gotten burnt out on something that could've been a glorious victory for you?  The enemy loves nothing more than to see us abandon that which God intended for our blessing.

I believe the Lord is saying it is time to begin again; it is time to hope again. It's time to get the vision again. It is time to believe in yourself again. It is time to bring it forth with shouts of Grace, Grace!

Grace, Grace over the child that needs salvation!  Grace, Grace over the marriage that is in crisis!  Grace, Grace over that business idea!  Grace, Grace over the book that hasn't been written! Grace, Grace over the dream that has been laid aside for fear of failure!  Shout Grace, Grace!

I'm declaring Grace, Grace over every unfinished dream, over every unrealized calling, over every single desire of your heart that has not yet come to pass! It's time to pick it up. It's time to begin again! It's time to see the victory!  When you bring it forth with shouts of Grace, Grace - all the help that you need will come running! God does not give you an assignment and then abandon you..

God will help you realize your dreams, but He's asking you to step forth in faith, grab hold of it, believe! Dream Big!

Take the first steps ... do something. It's time for your old dreams to be resurrected. It's never too late to begin again! What dream have you laid aside? It's time to go pick it up again! In Jesus' name I pray, Amen!

Copyright © 2014 Nina Keegan. Used by permission.

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Nina Keegan
Nina Keegan
 is a mother of 2 wonderful young men, she is a writer, blogger and owns an interior design business in Houston, Texas. To read more from the writer go to www.godcake.blogspot.com

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