2019 is the Year of Release!
I tried to fight that message for so, so long! At the start of the year I watched a sermon by Pastor Michael Todd of Transformation Church in Tulsa, OK. He said that God had given him a word for the year, and that word was release.
Immediately I fought against it. I started telling myself that I didn’t need to be released from anything–that everything in my life was going well, and I was no longer going to watch that particular series.
Let me be the first to say, you cannot run from God! We are 4 months into the year, and God literally released me from EVERYTHING all at once. I lost my job, my friendships, and my relationship literally all in the same week.
I went through every emotion that week. I cried, I was angry, I was hurt, I was bitter, and then one day it just all hit me. I’m scrolling through Instagram and I stumble upon a post that reads, “this is the sign you’ve been looking for.”
It was in that moment that I realized Pastor Michael Todd was right. This was the year of release! I had to be released from things that were holding me back in order to be released into my destiny.
We get so caught up in trying to do things our way that we completely overlook the fact that God knows the best and only way. Lean not to your own understanding, but in all ways acknowledge him. God is the only person that looks out for your best interests at all times.
Sometimes, our emotions get in the way and we make rash decisions. We want to lash out, curse, fight, and throw a fit, but if we spent more time looking at the silver lining in every situation our lives would be a lot less stressful.
So, embrace this season. Declare and decree that it is the year of release! God has to release you from in order to release you into!
Peace, love, & good vibes…