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By September 1st, 2023Uncategorized9 min read

It would seem the Holy Spirit is on my case in this season
about pending assignments, about things He had ministered to me over the past
year that I didn’t quite do anything with. This is honestly the only
explanation I have for why He keeps sending me back to certain spaces. Its almost
freaky how He sometimes ministers to me to go to where I have my old study notes
stored, asks me to pick up a specific one, and then to open it to a specific
page or sets of pages where He has me read something He spoke to me a while
back. I almost laughed out loud in church the week before, when my sista and
pastor shared how the Lord had done the same thing with her and instructed her
to preach a specific message she had shared almost ten years ago. And it was
such a word in season sis, it sure was!
Anyhow, today the Lord also had me flipping through some
very unlikely files and places where I found different notes I had written as
they’d ministered to me at those times. In every case I was reminded about the
when and why I wrote those notes, as well as seeing them from fresher
perspectives based on the going’s on in my life in this season. Can you relate,
sis? It is such a comfort to see God’s mindfulness of me being expressed daily
through both the big, small, as well as ‘seemingly’
insignificant things, sis.
As I riffled through this one file, I saw somewhat crumpled
scrap of paper which was clearly ripped from off a full-sized sheet. I wondered
why I had that in a file but as I turned it over, I remembered clearly. It was
from last year. I was scheduled to hold a particular program I run every other
month, but in that instance everything in me so didn’t want to. My mind was
such a blank. I couldn’t conceive a theme, couldn’t visualize the flow, had no
inspiration to try to conceptualize it properly, and honestly just wasn’t even
in a place where I wanted to press in and allow myself hear God regarding the event.
I was just tired, sis. Simply put, I was tired!
My personal assistant kept asking me what the theme was, so she
could build the pre-event communication around it, but I had no answer for her
so she went on with other elements of her planning. I found myself an odd
combination of amused and annoyed, somewhat wishing she would also give up on everything
else so I would have more of an excuse to lay back and rest. I should have
known better though as she was relentless in making sure she held up her part. We
were less than two weeks to the event, she had all arrangements in place and
she’d gotten several people signed up to attend…… I just wasn’t clear exactly what
they had signed up for. Each time I asked her what she was up to, she’d just
smile her brilliant smile and move on.
I guess I finally realized that I needed help from above on
this one, and so I prayed a small prayer. Truth be told, my desire was for the
Lord to cause some loud thunder and huge bolt of lightning to come from the
sky, with a deep voice saying, ‘Rest
child, it is not my will for the event to hold this month’
. Oh, how I longed
for that! But, you know how it actually went down don’t you, sis? First there
was an element of chastisement from the Lord for my taking His assignment lightly
because I was ‘tired’ (like it was
about my ‘strength’ in the first
place); then there was a reminder from Him about the purpose behind the assignment
in the first place; and finally, He gave me the theme …..and boy was it heavy! It
was so heavy that I couldn’t think how I would put it together in the little
time I had. He also told me who He would have minister with me, and I honestly
doubted he would be available given the short notice. I knew would have to at
least try anyway, as clearly the Lord was not having any of my attempted
Well guess what, sis? My PA contacted the speaker and he was
so available that he committed right away. She came in to relay the info to me
and that sent me on another tailspin. He was free, he had even expressed clarity
to her regarding why he believed the Lord would have chosen him as the second
speaker and what he felt God would have him say…. whereas yours truly was still
clueless. I said as much to my PA and without missing a beat she smiled again
and said, “You’ll do great ma’am. I just
know this month’s session is going to be EPIC!
”. Can I tell you that it was
indeed EPIC, sis? It was phenomenally epic, maybe our best session ever as at
that time. This God? Indeed, He is too good!
I was on my knees in utmost thanksgiving in the evening
post-event, when the word ‘EPIC’ dropped in my spirit again. It was in that place
of gratitude that the Lord said to me: 
you are EPIC. 
You are:
Positioned in Christ
Purposeful in Christ
Powerful in Christ’
Wow, sis! Wow! This made absolute sense then and it still
does now. This was God Himself reminding me that it was and is not about me, but
about Him. This was Him reminding me that because I am in Him, I am seated with
Christ in heavenly places. This was Him reminding me that He is the One Who has
steadily guided my destiny up to where I am today; Who has made sure the enemy
did not devour me in my wilderness days; the One Who has redirected my errors
and turned my life around for His glory; the One Who chose to love me enough to
look past my failings and call me by a new name; the One Who saved me by His
grace, Who is working out His will and good purpose for my life and His glory. This
was God telling me that I am EPIC because I am exceptionally positioned in
Christ Jesus, by His grace, mercy and power. Halleluyah, sis! As epic as I am,
is as epic as you are so please praise this God of ours with me. Halleluyah!
Sis, this was the Lord reminding me that because I am in Christ,
He has put me in position as a Son of God, an Ambassador of Heaven, a divine diplomat
useful for Kingdom assignments on the earth. I am exceptionally purposeful for Christ,
sis. For the life I live now is the life in Christ Jesus Who loved me and Who
gave His life for me. This was God reminding me that any assignment He gives me
is not for me to feel good about myself, but to bring glory to Him. This was
Him reminding me that I cannot give Him that which costs me nothing, so if pressing
forward despite my tiredness was the cost, then so be it. This is as much a
reminder for you, sis as it was and is for me. God’s purpose must be fulfilled
through you and I sis, and as long as our focus is to give Him the glory that
is His due, then we have to keep pressing forward in the assignments He has for
us per season and time.
Lastly sis, this was the Lord reminding me again, as He is
today reminding you, that we are exceptionally powerful in Christ Jesus, for
where we are weak He is strong. He is reminding us that all we can ever do/be/achieve
will be about His power and might that are ever-working in and availing for us.
I got help when I finally looked past my flesh and looked up, sis. I did, and
honestly it was such a huge lesson for me once again. I don’t doubt that every
once in a while, I might find myself in that place of tiredness or lack of
clarity, but I hold the acronym EPIC up as my divine signpost to remind me that
I am able because He Who is in me….my Greater, is more than able. I hold the acronym
EPIC up as a marker that as long as I am looking up to Him and seeking to
deliver more glory to Him, He will infill me with everything I need to carry
Sis, can you please allow this same conviction to come into
your heart and spirit? You are EPIC, sis. You are! Exceptionally Positioned in Christ…Exceptionally Purposeful in Christ…..Exceptionally
Powerful in Christ! 
As you allow this truth indwell you sis, let me assure you
that in every situation and for whenever and wherever you need it, the Lord will
help you…as surely as He has and continues to help me.
Be blessed sis ….for you surely are!

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