God's Character Woman

Monday, August 22, 2011

It's in her Stride...

Stride:  v. 1. Walk with long, decisive steps in a specified direction
                     - decisive: (of a person) Having or showing the ability to make decisions quickly and effectively
2. v. Cross (an obstacle) with one long step

3. n. A step or stage in progress toward an aim 

As women of God we must stride towards our purpose in Christ Jesus.  We must be able to stride past obstacles, construction, and avoid pits in our walk with God. Our stride must be long steady steps towards his destination for our lives. We should walk with confidence as each step presses firmly on the ground. Our rock is the Lord Jesus Christ, so we should rest assured that each step is ordered by God by continuing in prayer throughout our day. God is constantly elevating us and we are learning him the more as we stride. 

Each step we make is a step of progress from our past relationships, friendships, and mistakes.  Yes, you will endure in your stride. We go through storms, rains, over hills, and we must keep the pace. We must remember that we have past that part of our lives and never walk backwards or continue in a cycle. A stride is a step forward! When we are stepping forward we must look forward. We should never look back  because we then miss out on what God is trying to show us.  Every obstacle is a testimony to glorify God. Every situation is temporary!

When you stride you have the ability to step over things that were setup to trip you. For example, a pot hole in the ground, you see it in advance, you are prepared to step over it in your stride. In your stride you must be able to make quick decisions and be able to adjust to change. Remember to always pray a covering over yourself and those you are dealing with each day. You never know how the enemy is working against you so you want to be prepared.

Stride with Confidence because you know God is in control. 
Psalm 18:2
The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower. 
Keep the PACE!
Ecclesiastes 9:11
I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.

Never give up!
2 Chronicles 20:17
Ye shall not need to fight in this battle: set yourselves, stand ye still, and see the salvation of the LORD with you, O Judah and Jerusalem: fear not, nor be dismayed; to morrow go out against them: for the LORD will be with you. 

~ Prophetess 

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