Never allow time to hold your heart hostage. ~ M. Lamont Cooper, Sr.

What is she talking about now? Read the quote again.

Never allow time to hold your heart hostage.

This simple, yet profound, statement was given by my Pastor, named above, during our Bible Study last week. He was teaching on doubting when we ask something of God. We ask and expect God to answer within our own personal time line. Then when He does not answer or give it to us by that due date, here comes Mr. Doubt. Now read the quote again.

Never allow time to hold your heart hostage.

So what happens when we take time out of the equation? We put up our request before the Lord, leave it there with Him, and then activate our faith to believe that it will happen according to HIS timing and HIS will. It sounds good, looks easy on paper, yet it is still sometimes challenging to live out in our own reality. That’s where I am today and honestly have been off and on for the past few weeks. I know what He said, I’m holding on to the prophecy that has come forth, I see the plans in front of me, yet and still there is a little bit of doubt that has moved from the back of my mind to the front and is now trying to take over. You see it happening for someone else, you’re happy for them, praise and rejoice with them, but still sit and wonder “When will it be my turn”?

Sweet Pea and I were driving through a sun shower the other day and as we were driving along I looked up and saw one of the prettiest rainbows I’ve ever seen! I showed Sweet Pea and she was SO excited and was now looking for the rainbow with every turn that we took. We’d see it one moment, and the next it would be gone. With great anticipation Sweet Pea kept her eyes glued to the sky determined to see those pretty colors once again in the sky. We played the disappearing act with the rainbow for about 5 minutes and within that time period saw it 3 different times. As Sweet Pea named all of the colors in the rainbow, I asked her if she knew what it meant. I then explained to her that a rainbow means “God Promise” and just that quick it hit me. A feeling of reassurance…God’s Promise…


Just because we don’t see it YET doesn’t mean that its now there. Just because we don’t feel the hand of the Lord on the situation, does not mean that He is not there working it out on our behalf. The same way that rainbow showed back up when we weren’t looking for it, is the same way God will show up in our lives. We have to hold on to our faith, we have to believe, we have to cast down thoughts and feelings of doubt, we have to speak those things that be not as though they were. If God said it, then He will do it. All we have to do is hold on to His promise, remove time out and keep time of the equation, stay out of God’s way and keep believing.

For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. ~ Mark 11:23 NKJV

But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. ~James 1:6 NKJV

Jesus said to him, “If you can believe,all things are possible to him who believes.~Mark 9:23 NKJV

So Jesus said to them, “Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you. However, this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.”~ Matthew 17:20-21 NKJV

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good testimony.By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible. ~Hebrews 11:1-3 NKJV

Its getting ready to happen….

Peace & Blessings,

sig KT

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