The Warfare Over Your Opportunity

Beloved, has the Lord given you an opportunity today that you are losing out on–all because you are succumbing to the warfare over that opportunity?

That wasn’t just an opening question. That is THE question … because, right now, I sense in the Spirit that a whole lot of people are missing out on what God is trying SO HARD to do for you. And if this word is for you, I pray that the Lord would both quicken it in your spirit AND cut you to the heart with conviction, so that you can receive everything the Lord has for you.

Beloved, warfare is never an option.

It’s always going to happen. You have an enemy, and that enemy–the devil–only comes to steal, kill, and destroy (John 10:10). BUT JESUS came that you may have life, and have it more abundantly, to the full, and until it overflows (also John 10:10).

Whenever God sends something good your way, there’s always going to be a reason not to do it.

There will always be a reason not to go. There will always be a reason not to follow through. There will ALWAYS, and I repeat ALWAYS, be opportunity for you to talk yourself out of the deal.

And if you let that happen, you will miss out. That’s the simple truth.

Because, you see, if you want to be aggressive about taking the territory of your destiny, there will never be a convenient time.

It will never be easy. You will never be able to sit back and relax. Rest, yes. Walk in God’s holy flow, yes. But God is the Lord of Hosts for a reason: those hosts are needed. The God of angel armies has those angel armies because warfare is a reality.

And too many people are sitting back today, saying:

  • “I don’t feel like it.”
  • “I can’t afford it.”
  • “It’s not a good idea.”
  • “I shouldn’t go.”
  • “So-and-so doesn’t want me to, so I shouldn’t.”
  • “My pastor didn’t get a witness, so he/she must be right.”
  • “I caaaaaannnnn’t” (insert whine here).

The thing is, beloved, that GOD’S TRUTH is that YOU CAN.

I know it’s hard. I’ve fought and battled for pretty much every good thing that has ever happened to me. Yes, it’s hard. Yes, it’s uncomfortable. Yes, there is physical pain involved.

But if you faint before difficulty now, how on earth will you sustain the difficulties that come after you actually get started? After you DO start to make money? After you DO start walking in your calling? After you DO start kicking down some walls? After you DO start casting out devils, healing the sick, and raising the dead?

If you let yourself be wimpy now, how on earth will you stand strong in the face of adversity when more than just your destiny is at stake?

God’s people perish for lack of knowledge, but they’re also perishing for lack of backbone.

This isn’t meant to be one of my big, politically-correct blog posts. (I don’t write those, anyway.) This is a hard message, put forth bluntly, with the goal of WAKING YOU UP …

… Because, right now, there are places you’re supposed to be … and you’re not there.

There are things you’re supposed to be doing … and you’re not doing them. Yet.

But you can start. You can begin. You can walk down the path from which you will never turn back.

And you can begin today.

Will you?

Love,

Jamie

38 Comments

  1. Abby Kennard says:

    Your messages are very uplifting, keep them coming!!!

    YOU GO GIRL!!!

    1. Owen Lombard says:

      oh my goodness taise the lord jamie you must be psychic today’s word speaks exactly to me thank you so much for my god has sent you from above I commit myself from this day forth to folow gods lead and purpose for me the inspiration I need right now I’m trying to set up a new business but just can’t get going dont know why I’m hesitating the opportunity has been put in my lap please I beseech father god to help me get going as I’m missing out on so much you are truly a blessing Jamie may you always be blessed and keep speaking those prophetic words you hit the nail on the head without fail every time in Jesus name I pray
      amen

      1. Hi Owen! Definitely not psychic, but it’s prophetic! It’s the Spirit of Jesus who loves you and desires to speak to you today! Thanks for reading!

      2. It’s definitely not psychic it’s prophetic. Psychic is of witchcraft and there is not of that here. God Bless. I am glad the holy spirit confirmed the word.

    2. cynthia ward -guidry says:

      WOW , EXCELLENT NUGGET

      1. Pearl Abotsi says:

        Hi Jamie,
        This message is for me! I need really urgent prayer. Please pray for me for my life to be restored to normalcy. I need urgent prayer. -Pearl.

  2. In Jesus’ name, Amen. You are definitely speaking to me today. I have been very slack and have not been obedient to follow through in the past but I repent right now in the name of Jesus and choose to, starting this very day, to move forward as God leads me. God bless you, your family and your ministry.

  3. Priscilla says:

    This is Confirmation as I seek the lord he is awesome
    Thank you you truly hearing from God.

  4. Joy Ehrenzweig says:

    Hallelujah Praise God Jamie! This message is coming straight from Gods Throne Room. Yes! I do need to get going – for too long the evil one is trying to keep us down, when God has given us the authority and dominion over him. This is why we’re called Christian soldiers.
    Thanks for the encouragement. Starting today, right now I’m moving forward in Jesus name.
    Bless you and your family!
    💕💜❤️ Always🙏

  5. Pearl Abotsi says:

    This message is for me! I needed this. Thank you for letting God use you to bring me this message today. God Bless You! Praise God! Lord give me strength to complete what I have started! Guide me, protect me, and lead me.

  6. This word is timely.🙏🏼🙏🏼Yes Lord I will go.
    Thank you Jamie.

  7. Alexia Rivera says:

    Awesome!!! Thank you so much Jamie for everything that you do!

  8. Wow!! The devil did NOT want me to hear that today but thank you for giving him a kick in the pants and dispersing that message anyway. I wait all too often thinking if God wants me to do something I have to be comfortable but in reality, you’re right. I see that now, it’s going to hard but ultimately it’ll be worth it. Thank you Jamie. Such a timely message too as God’s dealt with me earlier today while talking to my mentor something she shared. Thank you immensely

  9. Francie Robertson says:

    Here is a rhema word I received yesterday that confirms what God is saying to us through you Jamie.
    “Now what I am commanding you today is not too difficult for you or beyond your reach…
    …No, the word is very near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart so you may obey it.
    DEUTERONOMY 30:11, 14
    Prior to this God He had just set forth the Blessings of Obedience and the Curses that come as a result of NOT obeying Him. The Blessings have come to be called “THE GOLDEN TOUCH OF GOD” (see Jamie’s NOV Post) and that is in ALL THINGS & EVERYTHING for us. His strength and power and abilities (His Grace through FAITH IN JESUS) come to us to do even the ABSOLUTE IMPOSSIBLE and that is THROUGH US as well as TO US.
    Can it get any BETTER than that? A 1000 times YES LORD. It just gets BETTER & BETTER according to YOUR COVENANT based on BETTER PROMISES through YOUR SON LORD JESUS CHRIST and His Finished work.
    Oh LET US CHOOSE LIFE TODAY!
    AMEN!!!

  10. Thank you Jamie for sticking your neck out! This is the kind of message believers need to hear.

  11. Greg Miller says:

    Very appropriate and timely and, very possibly, needed word for many, or most, if not all in the Body of Christ

  12. Janetta Batten says:

    SPEAK!!! this message is for me, I was about to go to bed when I decided to open your email. Earlier I was about to talk myself out of going forward with starting a nonprofit and rejuvenating my ministry but this time only online, hallelujah or hosanna to the highest and I thank God for you and pray that you continue to put these messages out for people like me. Much luv

  13. Thank you so much Jamie. This word is an eye opener. I clearly understand now that there will always be warfare because the enemy has come to steal, kill and destroy everything good God is bringing into our lives. So we shouldn’t succumb to his tactics, we should remember that our God is a Lord of hosts, he has his army of angels fighting for us. We must also remember that Jesus has already has purchased our victory for us through His blood and He leads us in a triumphant procession. Therefore no matter how hard the fight gets, we must never give up because we’ve already been declared victors in Christ. Whosoever is born of God overcomes the world.
    Thank you so much sis Jamie. We are so encouraged. May God shower His blessings on you and your family. You truly are an arrow in His hand.

  14. Hey Jamie thank you so much I know I’m supposed to be so far in life and I want to ask God to forgive me for not obeying where he want me to be in life but I asked him as this day to leave me in the right direction and give me the strength to do what he want me to do I’m ready To do what god want best for me In my daughter this message was for me a eye-opener I got to get my life together I pray that God blessed me with a job that I can understand Time to step out on faith and I ask God to release every blessing I didn’t receive I’m ready to be all I can be and make God proud of me I think God also for using you

  15. Henrietta says:

    Thank you Jamie! I needed it!!!
    Please pray for me… There’s something urgent that I need to complete. I really need the Lord’s help and leading to do this right!

  16. Kim Miller says:

    Praise God for you Jamie! This was right on time and EXACTLY the push and kick I needed at this place in my life. Thank you for pressing into the Holy Spirit to hear Gods word for us when we try to pretend we dont😍

  17. Jamie, all I can say right now is thanks thanks thanks for your obedience in writing this article. I paused in the middle of it while tears filled my eyes and the Holy Spirit ministered to me.

  18. we must seek the Kingdom of God and his justice and that means battle. It is not about thinking only of my needs if God promises to add them to me, it is about establishing that kingdom in the earth now.

  19. TABITHA SEKOATI says:

    Thank you very much for letting God use you. This message was meant for me

  20. Lord, for the places I am supposed to be, the things I am supposed to be doing, and fullness of your blessings for me, Daddy, please strengthen me, lead me and guide me. May my arm not be weary nor my heart grow faint. Fight my battle. I do not know what to do or how to so it or what steps to take but I know I am not supposed to be where I am now. Father your wisdom, your leading, your grace. Open my eyes to see, open my ears to hear, lead my steps to follow with conviction in my heart. Father I ask and I ask and I ask again. Show me Lord. Thank you Lord. Glorify the Godhead Trinity. Sweet Jesus Jesus, cocoon me in your love and strength. Dear Holy Spirit, comfort and speak to me. Angels of the Father, I call on you now to fight with and for me both my seen and unseen battles. In Jesus name, Amen.

  21. I needed this! I am believing for a house but I hear one of those whines in me so I’m gonna suck it up and know God has one for me all I have to do is got get it!!! Thank you Jamie

  22. God bless you Jamie. You are a real gem. May God continue to bless you and your family and may God continue to put these words of encouragement in your heart and soul. In Jesus Holy name we pray Amen..God.

  23. Ana-Maria says:

    Thank you for prayer.

  24. Thank you for this inspiring Word! I am seeking the Lord for “what” to say Yes to this season and for eyes to see the Vision He wants to accomplish in and through my life.
    Thank you again!

  25. Pearl Abotsi says:

    Hi Jamie,
    I am going through an urgent situation! Please pray for me for my life to be restored to normalcy.

  26. Joseph Gandywest Agathe says:

    Lord please give me boldness to do not discourage and to walk by faith toward my destiny to be a conqueror in face of adversity and not to lose hope until my battle is won.Elevate me strengthen me lead me where my destiny in your plan to serve you .Show me your ways. Holy Spirit visit me .Do not let me be discouraged when the battle rage high .Strengthen me and fortify me so that I may keep going so that I do not miss my calling.In Jesus name I pray.Amen

  27. thanks Jamie this is timely just being feeling so low and alone in my struggles

  28. thanks Jamie this is on time

  29. A timely word indeed. So be it, and it is so. Thank you!

  30. Taniqua Burns says:

    Thank you for the wisdom

    Dear Heavenly Father, I will start today!

    In Jesus name, Amen 🙏🏾

  31. Bless God! This absolutely resonates with me! Doubt, fear, shame, has all but crippled me into a fetal position, BUT GOD! As I rebuild my life and revamp my business, which I allowed to go dormant, today is a new day and I recognize God doesn’t want me to operate in my own strength, wisdom, ability but to entrust it ALL to Him. I cried out for His wisdom, direction and peace. This gives me to the peace I am listening and need to keep moving forward. I’m listening and obeying the instructions. I pray the vast seeds I’ve sown will begin to return an exceedingly, abundantly, above and beyond harvest, to be a blessing to countless others. I bless God and bless God for you, and all of us that support this ministry!

  32. Gregory West says:

    Jamie, this really hit home with me, I’m in my own way, thanks for sharing that word, it woke me up, may God continue to bless you.

    Gregory

  33. Devora Diaz says:

    This season has been convoluted for me. I desire clarity as to what God wants me to do. It’s heart breaking what I’m about to say but my children and I are being ostracized subtly in church. I see it and I hear it right before me. But God! I owe no man anything but to love them. Previously being in an all black church and now attending a predominantly all white you believe it would be different. But God’s got a plan for my kids and I! No weapon form against us shall prosper and every tongue that judges us is condemned. I judge Him faithful, who promised.

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