I just celebrated 61 years of living in my earth suit. What a joy and blessing to see this. At one point in my life I didn’t believe I would see the age of 61. Both of my parents died at 60. Lies from the darkness, the underworld, the devil would whisper in my ears on a regular basis, I too, would not make it pass 60 years old. Such things as this is call self-fulfilling prophecies. Many of us have and are experiencing them, and they are not from God. It is now high-time for us to stop believing lies, and believe the promises of God.
I have seen the prison, the pit, and the palace, from one end to the other, through the hardships of failed finances, failed relationships, and broken dreams, God has prepared me for such a time as this. I have never lost my sense of wonder about God. I don’t have Him all figured out. I’m still on a pilgrimage, a journey to know Him like never before. There’s a hunger and a thirst in my heart for doing the right things, doing only those things that are pleasing to Him.
The things mentioned above, labeled as “failures” were allowed as a means of being proved by God’s Word. Once proven, which I strived for, God is blessing me to move out of them, using them for His purposes. Many of us have gone, and are going through trials, not because of any failure, short-coming, or missing the mark, but because of an incredible calling — to bring healing and provision to our world. Stay the course, don’t quit, don’t give up. Trust God’s timing for your life!
In closing, there was a time I was full of pride. I had it all figured out. I went through a season of real brokenness where I lost something that was very near to me, and dear to me. I lost something that I loved and I had a choice at that point in my life to replace it with things that the world says, or replace it with God. I went to God like a child with my cup and said, “God I don’t have it all figured out. I come to you humble and broken.” That day God filled my cup and has filled my cup since. Many of you reading this post are in that same place. Today, ask God to fill your cup.
My desire and prayer is that I’m in position to be a vessel, allowing God to move and work through me to bring healing and provision to others. This has already happen through the physical practice and instruction of yoga and meditation I teach. God has now allowed me to added Freedom Sessions (spiritual/mental freedom), teaching individuals how to break free from their past, and move to the next step. Yes, 61 years of age is going to be great for me!
Thank you for taking time to read this post. Praying peace, love, and healing over you. ~ Joseph Stingley
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