Are you in an uncomfortable place right now—a situation that you know is either by God’s leading or allowing?

I believe Father wants to encourage you today. He is saying:

“This is the very place in which you will become acquainted with My glory.”

You are in a place of Divine appointment.


The Weakness Zone is the Glory Zone

Treasure_in_Jars_of_ClayAre you contemplating a sizeable task ahead of you, and being challenged by a lack of resources? Perhaps you are experiencing physical or emotional weakness. The situation you are facing requires more from you than you feel capable of giving.

Your place of weakness is the zone of God’s glory.

‘But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.’ (2 Cor 12:9)

God did not make a mistake when He chose you and empowered you with His Presence. Your weakness is not a disadvantage.

‘But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.’ (2 Cor 4:7)

‘All-surpassing power.’ The Greek word for ‘all-surpassing’, huperbole, means ‘throwing beyond.’ [1] It has also been translated, ‘excellent beyond measure’.

Get ready to experience the power of God in an unprecedented way. He says, ‘I have chosen you and am intimately acquainted with you. You are not my ‘back-up plan’. I have positioned you for My purpose.’


The Obedience Zone is the Glory Zone

Has obedience to God’s plan for your life taken you outside of your comfort zone? Does it seem that He asking something difficult of you?

The world will tell you that obedience is a negative thing—that being ruled by the will of another is something to be avoided at all costs. Do not pay heed to that image of reluctant submission.

Obedience to Father’s will is not like that. It is an invitation to join Him, to be empowered by His Spirit, to participate with Him in something that is on His heart.

You do not leave God’s Presence to go and obey. You are making the choice to go where His Presence is going. To obey is simply to say ‘yes’ to being with your Father in what He is doing.

Obedience is not drudgery, duty or hardship. To obey is to live in the ‘now’ moment with Him, experiencing your Father’s pleasure in you and His favor upon your life.

‘This resurrection life you received from God is not a timid, grave-tending life. It’s adventurously expectant, greeting God with a childlike “What’s next, Papa?” God’s Spirit touches our spirits and confirms who we really are.’ (Romans 8:15-16a MSG)

Hear the Spirit of God saying, “Rise up, My love and come away with Me. Let us do this thing together. How I am longing to be with you! How I desire for you to fellowship with Me.

I have so much that I want to give to you—so much of Myself to reveal to you.

Come away with Me, and you will know My all-surpassing power. Together, we will make a difference. With me, you will discover that you are capable of all I am asking of you.”


The Transition Zone is the Glory Zone

It is the nature of transition to feel uncomfortable. In that place of between, we no longer feel satisfied where we are.

Perhaps you can relate to that today, as you are waiting for the new thing God has for you to open up.

Take heart, and recall Israel’s wilderness journey between Egypt and the Promised Land. During that time of transition, journeying through a harsh landscape, God’s Manifest Presence accompanied them. He was present in a pillar of cloud by day and fire by night.

There in the wilderness, Israel had an experience of God that was unique to that generation. The entire nation was acquainted with His glorious Presence.

Father says, “Right here, in this seeming delay, I am with you. I am guarding you and guiding you. The moment has come for you to perceive Me.”

“Look into My Word—see Me afresh and believe. Be transformed as you look into My Face and see the radiance of My love for you.”

‘And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.’ (2 Cor 3:18)


Notes:

[1] Strongs G5236


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22 thoughts on “Prophetic Word: “Your Discomfort Zone is My Glory Zone!””

  1. Happy Monday!

    I really enjoyed the article. This was truly the encouragement that I needed on this evening.

    It is definitely in the transition where one could get weary, worn out and sometimes even bored. Not only because of the waiting, but because of the warfare. I’ve found that the enemy of our soul really likes to come and try to beat upon us the most during this time. And mainly because He knows what’s going to happen once we FULLY step out of that place of transition into promise.

    Thank you so much for the encouragement as well as the other prophetic teachings.
    They’re a HUGE help!!

    Blessings

    1. Hello Raven,
      Happy Tuesday from Australia! I love how we can connect across the time zones.
      I’m glad the article has been an encouragement to you. How true is that, the enemy wants to take advantage during times of transition to plant negative thoughts in our minds. I love that God is so redemptive and full of grace. Thank you for the note!

  2. Thank you Helen! Feeling very uncomfortable (was thinking this just today) and now your post. If it is going to produce more power, anointing, revelation and glory so be it 🙂

  3. Hi Helen,

    When I see your e-mails in my inbox, I now open them with expectation, because the message always seem to be only for me , for whatever is going on in my life at the time, your article speaks on it, and bring encouragement and direction to me/my spirit.
    I thank the good Lord for your ministry, for your obedience in doing His will,and helping us in our walk with God.
    Blessings to you and your family, In Jesus name.

    Juliet

    1. Hello Juliet,
      Thank you for stopping by and leaving a message, it means a lot to me!
      I’m glad you are finding the blog articles relevant and a blessing.
      Thank you so much 🙂

  4. Gabriel Wanga Candido

    After all this is the most program I am receiving on my email which is more important than any other one,in spite the information I am being nourished. I am new baby born but I am getting so soon well established like an elder once energized by mature sources. What can I do to come closer?I need to reach home.

  5. Thank you for this encouragement, Helen!
    I have been feeling so worn out lately, with nothing to give for the task God has been asking me to complete before we can move on to new things God has been preparing for me and me for. The last few days God has challenged my thinking by reminding me that the task God has asked me to do, God will provide the strength for. So thank you for emphasising this further, reminding me again that I am not doing this alone or in my own strength.

    1. Hi Kathy, praying today that you will receive a boost to your spirit, soul and body. May you be refreshed and strengthened for all you have to do now, as well as for what is to come.

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