The Shift: Becoming a Woman Who Moves When God Moves

Devotional




You’ve been studying God’s Word, and you’ve turned towards Him—but how do you ensure that you don’t miss your moment? How do you become a woman who moves when God moves? Just like a plane that proceeds down a runway with greater and greater momentum until it begins to soar towards its destination, you can use this series as your runway. Together, we will get into position as we become women who move when God moves. When you decide to SHIFT, you won’t miss another moment, or blessing, that He has for you.

My husband and I recently went on a long-awaited vacation, and when we arrived at the resort, the view was not the one we had reserved. I called the front desk, and they quickly arrived with new keys to escort us to a new room on the other side of the resort. When I walked in, I was so pleasantly surprised, because we had been upgraded! We had to make a shift, and when we did, we discovered that it was better on the other side.

To shift means to move or cause to move from one place to another. When God shifts you, you’ve got to be ready to move. There’s better on the other side.

How do you know if you are ready for the SHIFT? You’re ready if you’ve ever had a moment when you looked around and you really didn’t care for the view. You’re ready if you invested a lot of time and energy in something and the result was not what you expected. You’re ready if you know that there’s more to your current view than you’ve seen so far.

Consider this: you’re not the only one who has wanted a better view. We’re talking about you, but did you know that this has been God’s desire as well?

Genesis 6:5-6 says, “Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great on the earth…and He was grieved in his heart.”

God viewed His creation, and it was not what He wanted. We can learn a lot about how to SHIFT by looking at what God did next.

Instead of settling for what was, God had a different THOUGHT about it. He had a different vision for humanity. He was grieved, but not deterred. He didn’t give up. Even if you thought about giving up, and even if you’ve been thinking that it’s over, I want you to know that God can see your view, too. His thought about it is higher than your thoughts about it.

Isaiah 55:9 says, “For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.”

There’s another side to your view. God has better for you. God is looking at your view, and His thought is that there’s new life in it. His thought is about all the new places and spaces He’s sending you to. His thought is about all the people He’s sending your way to help you succeed.

Today’s Affirmation:

Your view is expanding. God is showing you more, and your heart is opening to His thought about your life. His thoughts are filling your experience with hope, belief, and discovery. You’re seeing positive opportunities, through this shift, that you didn’t see before. God is the One you’re relying on, and you realize today that He is your solid, firm foundation. You are secure.

Question of the Day:

What “view” are you going to surrender to God today?