Elevation Requires Isolation.

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Whatever you have been assigned to do on earth is going to take dedication and effort on your part. There is no escape from this. If you are not prepared to do the work, don’t expect to arrive at your place of purpose. Don’t be fooled by these name it and claim it, spin around and claim it, dance and claim it preachers. It takes a lot more than running around a church to fulfil your destiny.

The biggest hinderance to fulfilling our purpose is our inability to focus. We have so much irrelevant stuff going on that it’s impossible to get anything done. People spend hours on the phone talking about nothing. Then they spend hours scrolling through social media; they’ve got to turn up to every event, or they are always in front of the TV.

There are only 24 hours in the day, if the majority of your time is spent on frivolous activities, you are never going to get anywhere in life. To reach your goals, you’ve got to make sacrifices, that means cutting out your social life, turning off your phone and the TV and focusing on what you need to do.

When you make a commitment to your destiny, you will experience opposition. Click To Tweet

When you make a commitment to your destiny, you will experience opposition. Your friends won’t understand why you no longer want to come out every weekend. In fact, they will taunt you for it. Family members will mock you; people will do everything in their power to discourage your efforts.

The problem is that the majority of people don’t have a vision for their life. They have resigned themselves to a 9-5, marriage, kids and a couple of holidays per year. When anyone around them starts aspiring to anything greater than this, they get intimidated and it is expressed through disdain at what you are doing.

In the process of reaching your destiny, you will lose many friends. They will accuse you of thinking you are better than everyone, that you’ve changed, you are not who you used to be. Some will even tell you that what you are trying to achieve won’t work. You will find that the people you hoped would support you have no interest in the new path your life is taking.

The road to destiny is a lonely one, and few people are bold enough to make the journey. But when the hand of God is on your life, your spirit is compelled to move in the direction of your calling no matter what it takes.

Unfortunately, you can’t take everyone to the top, elevation requires isolation and there are some people you will need to leave at the bottom of the mountain. Don’t be dismayed by this, God knows who is for you and who is against you, let the naysayers go, they will only hinder your steps.

May God bless the hearers and the doers of His word.

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A survivor of the American injustice system, ulcerative colitis and a host of tragic life events. Her strength comes from Christ alone and she has found purpose in suffering. Abigail's life mission is to help others turn their pain into power.