Led to share this:
Proverbs 3:5-6 NKJV “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.”
I heard the Lord say, “Lower your (human) expectations and prepare to rise!” Many of us face discouragement and defeat because we have set burdensome expectations upon ourselves. Many have listened to the Lord and have obeyed, but outside of His time. Many have taken prophetic words and either let them stagnate or moved through them before the time of preparation. Still others have allowed the voice of the enemy to speak over the voice of the Shepherd.
God wants you to know He is redeeming your time. All is not in vain and He is preparing to lift your human expectations and place His mantle of purpose upon you. He is telling you discouragement and defeat are not your portion, and He has given you the authority to silence the enemy.
Allow God to align your goals and expectations with His. His word and His love never fail, His grace is sufficient and His promises are true. Do not lean on what your physical and emotional senses tell you, the enemy will always magnify them, but trust what God has spoken to you. Lean on that word, His Word; rest in His arms and allow the wind of His Spirit to carry you, for He is ready to take you onward, upward and forward!