Prayer Ministry Empowerment Over Powerless Lies
God always desires to bring growth to our lives, new places of maturity where He can entrust us with new authority and new blessings. It is nice when we notice this growth and can thank Him. If I have to think long and hard to come up with recent ways I have grown in maturity, it may be an indication of a blockage in my life. Prayer ministry should be a normal part of our lives and Christian growth.
Recently I was shopping in a part of town right across the street of a former car dealership where I worked at as a salesman. I remembered how stuck I so often felt. I battled so many powerless lies in those days. Among the salesmen was a term we used called, “getting blacked out.” It meant being so discouraged and negative you would not even try to make a sale. There were many times a customer would come on the lot and I would want to hide. I was convinced that if I spoke to them, they would end up wasting my time and then buying a car somewhere else. I got blacked out quite a bit.
Since the start of 2013, I have had a several large projects to complete. For one, I have worked on a new teaching series containing five messages. As I’ve worked on these projects, I’ve hit many roadblocks. As I stood looking at this old car dealership it hit me that these projects have not been debilitating. I haven’t had that “blacked out” feeling at all. In fact I have been able to simply hold before God the places where I didn’t know the next step. Sure enough, within a day or two I’d have my answer and take the next step. On the occasions when I did feel stuck, I was able to quickly get prayer ministry, work through the issue in my heart, and get moving again.
In the past, I have battled getting projects started. And if I did, I didn’t finish many of them. This is how it was for many years of my Christian life, and now it is wonderful to have freedom in this area. I do praise God with heartfelt thanks for this liberty.
What has God done in you lately? Did you thank Him? Have you seen growth and movement in your walk with the Lord? If you are in a season of stuckness, trying to press through to that next level of freedom, be encouraged. It is worth it to press through. If you feel it is bigger than you can handle alone, we can help. We also have a new teaching series called Discovery Prayer Ministry that may help. If you need some face to face assistance, we offer one-on-one prayer ministry at our office. Feel free to call us and check out our website (roberthartzell.com) for helpful articles and teachings. God wants you empowered to mature.