Last night I was bitten by a Cougar!

Last night I was bitten by a Cougar!

What self limiting belief is holding YOU back?

What empowering belief or mindset can you begin to replace these with?!

Last night I had a vision that I was outside and as I looked across from me I saw these animals (some type of little furry fox 🦊things with big ears👂) and at first they were sitting up. But slowly they began to flatten themselves out. 

I couldn’t figure out why but then from the right a cougar appeared and was literally standing right over/next to me. At first I did like the little foxes and tried to play dead 💀but I was caught off guard so I didn’t have enough time to suck in air so as to hold my breath for a long period of time. 

Given this, I had to keep taking shallow breaths to lay still and hope that it/he couldn’t tell. Well, as I was laying there, playing dead, breathing in shallow breaths, the Cougar 🐈never took his eyes off of me. 

Do you know the enemy is always watching to see what we will do?? 

By the third breath I took, GLORY did you catch that?!    

On he 3rd day! Hallelujah satan realized that Jesus was NOT dead! He got up! He rose up for me and for you! 

He realized I wasn’t dead and pounced on me grabbing my arm in his teeth 🦷! I of course freaked out but i fought and was able to get away 🏃! 

Please note there was NO blood or punctured skin although the I could feel his teeth as he grabbed onto my arm. 

I began to run 🏃‍♀️screaming to the others that were around me to “open the door”🚪“Run!” I screamed! They opened the door and I made it to safety. They being people who like you support the notion of running away when the going gets tough! Running away from scary situations! We actually need to be running away from these types of people or we will NEVER get to the place of standing and delivering on the devil and facing life head on with our armor on; shields 🛡 up and with God as our great and mighty DEFENDER!

So...point please! Yes, I’m getting to that... chill out sir/ma’am.

I had to make myself a cup of coffee ☕️first and sit with my Jesus to understand this. Initially, I was going to say, I had to sit with Jesus so that (I) could “figure this out”...HOLD THE PHONE ☎️!! ”figuring things out” implies human intellect and reasoning AND that’s the problem NOW with many of us, including myself! Reasoning.... the Bible says in all of our getting to get what?! Understanding! Oh vey! Help us Lord Jesus!

This is what the Lord revealed... there are (in the natural) situations I am currently pondering on, reasoning, wrestling with (internally) that although seem scary are not able to or going to hurt me-as much as I may feel attacked, caught off guard or unsafe! Truth be told, I have been holding my breath waiting mentally for or in case the other shoe dropped and taking shallow breaths. Well rebuke to me ‘cause the Breath of God lives in me and His breath has decreed in Isaiah 54:17 that NO weapon formed against me shall prosper and though the enemy comes to steal kill and destroy, my portion is abundant life (John 10:10) and I/we/you have the power to shake the devil off and to trample serpents and to kick 🦵young lions 🦁off the path (Psalm 91) !!! Come on Jesus!! I literally just got that revelation! Hallelujah! 

So in essence God was showing me and now I’m sharing with you! STOP ✋🛑running 🏃‍♀️breath deep (seriously take in a deep inhale right here) and feel the breath of God in your lungs and STAND FIRM in the liberty where which Christ has set you/us/Me free and if we plan to run, let’s RUN w/ PATIENCE this race that is set before us...NOT because we’re afraid of a “fake paper tiger”  🐅of an enemy! 

As I sat and pondered what this meant… it came to me!

*Why do we play dead and run from situations that are sudden, scary or even slightly/momentarily painful?

Why are we laying down in this life?

Why are we shrinking back when we have ears to hear and eyes to see? Why do we allow the “little foxes” to spoil our vines? Let’s NOT run anymore or encourage others to run when fear comes! God-Jesus Daddy-Our Savior has already defeated our enemy and has him on the run!

*What will you do today?

*What change will you make?

*What enemy will you shake off! 

So let’s get after it! Fist 👊 UP! Shields 🛡 UP! Ephesians 6…also a subtle “Trekkie” reference. LOL!

2 Kings 18:19-22 (excerpt)

The third officer, the Rabshakeh, was spokesman. He said, “Tell Hezekiah: A message from The Great King, the king of Assyria: You’re living in a world of make-believe, of pious fantasy. Do you think that mere words are any substitute for military strategy and troops? Now that you’ve revolted against me, who can you expect to help you? You thought Egypt would, but Egypt’s nothing but a papertiger—one puff of wind and she collapses; Pharaoh king of Egypt is nothing but bluff and bluster. Or are you going to tell me, ‘We rely on God’?...”

God bless you, 
Dr. Patrice Carter

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