Revelation 3:11 Behold, I am coming quickly! Hold fast what you have, that no one may take your crown.

All that takes place in eternity will rest on the foundation that is established during your lifetime here on earth. The Lord wants you to speak from your heart and not your head for it is by your spirit that you must be led in this hour if you are to complete your journey.

Hebrews 12:1 “… let us lay aside every weight … and let us run with patience the race that is set before us”

You may feel at times that you don’t have strength to continue the race. At each stage of the race the Lord will ask you to voluntarily lay down something in the natural realm that is weighing you down before you can proceed. For me at times it required laying down things I loved which were not evil but which consumed a great deal of my time. The things that slow us down can be possessions, attitudes of the heart, habits, relationships, the work of our hands or the words that we speak. The Holy Spirit will clearly identify what must be left behind and then wait as long as it takes for us to place it on the altar of sacrifice. When we delay in our surrender and aren’t instantly obedient we suffer needlessly. There are many things that you wont need where He is taking you. You get to choose the measure of His life. You can love your life or offer it to Him.

Matthew 10:39 “Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it”