In the first few months of the year, you may experience setbacks on the goals set at the beginning of the year. As a result, you can feel stuck. So then, how do you reset your clock, reset your mind and heart, and get back on track?
By making God’s glory your goal in life.
What Does Living for God’s Glory Look Like?
Strong’s concordance describes the glory of God as “weightiness—that which is substantial or heavy; glory, honor, splendor, power, wealth, authority, magnificent, fame, dignity, riches, and excellency.”
Living for God’s glory means you allow His power, splendor, and abundance to “weigh” on you. The result is that others see His excellency through you.
How to Make Living for God’s Glory Your Goal
- Reset your clock…
12:00—Seek first the Kingdom of God (Matthew 6:33-34).
3:00—Remember your power to get wealth comes from the Lord (Deuteronomy 8:18-20).
6:00—Walk in the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23).
9:00—Believe you can do all things through Christ who makes you more than a conqueror (Philippians 4:13, Romans 8:37-39)
- Ask the Spirit to reveal where you get stuck…
Where do I have trouble seeking Your Kingdom first?
Where do I have trouble trusting You for finances and provisions?
Where do I have trouble walking in the fruits of Your Spirit?
Where do I have trouble embracing my identity in You?
- Know, see, and feel…
KNOW where you are getting stuck in the cycle. Write down the areas the Holy Spirit reveals to you.
SEE what a breakthrough looks like. Visualize what it looks like to be unstuck and in the flow.
FEEL success as you get unstuck.
Living for God’s Glory Sets Us Free
Colossians 3:23 says, “And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men…”
When we live for God’s glory we become free from the fear of people. We are free to let people see His excellency in us (that they might glorify Him too), the working of His Holy Spirit. We are protected from the burden of what their opinion might or might not be about us.
This takes time, but the more we prioritize God’s glory the more we walk in freedom. For where His Spirit is, there is liberty (2 Corinthians 3:17). If His Spirit is in you, freedom is in you! The more you grow in awareness of His Spirit within, the more freedom comes to every area of your life.
The Enemy Doesn’t Want You Living for God’s Glory
When you live in the rotation of the clock, you practice and exercise faith. You focus your heart and efforts on God’s purposes, not your own plans. You practice giving and trusting, not worrying about provision. You exercise walking in the fruits of the Spirit when making choices and interacting with others. You see yourself as a King’s child, one who is invited to the Father’s table, not adopting an orphan or religious mindset.
Remember that… in consistency lies the victory. Living this “clock rotation” lifestyle leads to your transformation—your victory! As a result, you begin living in God’s glory and favor.
However, the enemy will attempt to construct roadblocks in the rotation. He will sow seeds of disunity, negativity, human reasoning, emotional responses, doubt, and shame. All of these are obstacles that hinder glory—honor, wealth, authority, power, and excellence.
Satan will attempt to cancel your voice and finances. So, stay focused on God’s Kingdom—allowing Him to establish His covenant with you as you remember that power and wealth come from Him.
Verses on Living for God’s Glory
As you talk to the Father about resetting your clock, here are some verses to guide your prayer and anchor your heart in truth:
“Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” –1 Corinthians 10:31
“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” –Matthew 5:16
“For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I still pleased men, I would not be a bondservant of Christ.” –Galatians 1:10
“For of Him and through Him and to Him are all things, to whom be glory forever. Amen.” – Romans 11:36
“I will praise You, O Lord my God, with all my heart, and I will glorify Your name forevermore.” –Psalm 86:12
“Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.” –Ephesians 3:20-21
Let’s Pray Together …
Father God, in the name of Yeshua,
I want to align my life with Your life within me. Please help me to seek Your Kingdom first, knowing You will add unto me all other things I need.
Thank you for the fruit of Your Holy Spirit in my life. Please help me to continue to bear more fruit for Your Kingdom and let my light shine before others so that they may glorify you also.
Thank you for setting me free from the fear of man. I am Your child, and I seek to please You first. Whatever I’m doing throughout my day, I want to do it all for Your glory! I can do all things through You who gives me strength. I am more than a conqueror in You!
Thank You for the joy that comes when I live my life for You and with You.
In Jesus’ Name,
Moving Forward in God’s Glory
If you are feeling stuck in your Goals to Grow plan, it is time to check-in. It’s time to step into and see your true identity as a co-heir, one with authority and power, in Messiah. What you sow—speak and confess with your mouth—plants seeds. If you want to move forward in glory and favor, declare God’s glory!
The word for March is PREPARE, just as Esther did. March is a time for Mordechais and Esthers to arise and shine. “Prepare and unsnare!”
Deuteronomy 28:44 (ERV) says, “The foreigners will have money to loan you, but you will not have any money to loan them. They will control you the way the head controls the body. You will be like the tail.” As we prepare, reset our clocks, and check our goals with the Spirit’s, God will raise up Mordechais and Esthers to unsnare the hands and feet of those who will rise up and cancel the enemy’s assignments to control the minds and heads in the nations. We declare God’s glory—that we are the head and not the tail! Let us not get stuck, but step into and live for God’s glory. It is there we will find rest as we look forward to placing our feet beneath His table.