Content To Contend – A Word by Joe Joe Dawson
As we journey through life, it is easy to grow stagnant within the normality of life. It’s easy to get caught in the rhythm of the day to day and settle in to that. But what we must realize is what God is doing in the earth right now. God is moving, shaking and stirring many people in this hour. God is equipping His people and preparing them for what He is going to do. I also believe that this is time where God is reminding many people to go back over prophetic words and promises they have received in the past and dreams that they once had about doing great things for the Lord.
God spoke to me recently in a time of prayer and said, “content to contend.” The word content means to be happy, peaceful or satisfied in the place or situation you find yourself. However, contend means to change something or apply something in order to achieve a new result. Like I mentioned earlier, many have grown content in the normality of life. You may be content in your walk with God, your marriage, your purpose, your business, career or your ministry. However, God is calling us in this hour to shift from just being content to contending. In this season, we must contend in prayer, in fasting and in moving forward in obedience to what God has said. On a daily basis, we must spend that daily time of prayer with the Lord and be found contending.
I believe that there is great destiny and purpose locked up inside of people in this hour. I believe that the true champions of the Kingdom and the real, authentic sons & daughters of God will contend in this hour to go forth and demonstrate the Kingdom of God everywhere that they go. God is calling us to rise up in this and shift from being contend with the ways things are and start contending. God is looking for those that will not just say, “Well, this is just the way things are.” Instead God is looking for those that are hungry for more and that will join with Him as He is always speaking, moving and manifesting His Kingdom in the earth. This is a season in the body of Christ where God is raising up those who will contend. Those that will contend for revival and awakening and those that will contend to see the prophetic words that have been spoken over their lives come to pass. No longer will we just be content, this is a season to contend!
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