“For it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure” Philippians 2:13, NKJV
God wants to widen your sphere of influence. He wants to accomplish in you the same thing He plans to accomplish in others. You must first let Him work in you. Let Him free you, stretch you, help you overcome and grow you. Let Him demolish what’s not like Him and build what is 100% His character and nature. If you were to see in the spirit what God is doing within you, you would be amazed.
While in prayer with my husband, I saw a widening light. If you were to shine a light on a wall and slowly back away from it, you’ll find the light widens. The circle widens. Likewise, the more you back away from this world’s way and draw closer to the Lord, the wider your influence will be. People need to see what the Lord can do in the life of someone totally submitted to Him. Will they see this in you?
I write with tears in my eyes, pleading with you. Be willing to go first. Surrender first. Be delivered first. Let God do the hard work in you and set you free first. That’s what a true leader does. They step out of the boat while others watch on. They take the leap and watch God create in them the wings they need to fly.
Prayer: Father God, thank you for speaking directly to my heart. I want you to change my family, so I pray you change me first. I want you to change everyone I hold dear and help them see how good you are, change me first. I’m stepping out of the boat so they’ll see that you didn’t let me drown. My God, I’m taking the leap so they’ll see that you didn’t let me fall. You helped me soar. Thank you Lord that what you’ve done in me, you will do in so many others. That’s your promise to me and I thank you for it. Widen my sphere of influence Lord as I draw closer to you. I love you with all my heart. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Penned by: Kesha Trippett
29 thoughts on “Be willing to go first.”
Greetings my Sister, I thank God for you. I just wrote in my journal a prayer similar to what God has put in your spirit to penned. He has just confirmed through you what He wants from me in order for my prayers to be fulfilled for my family and friends and even my enemies. It’s time to be first and step out of the boat. Glory to God our Heavenly Father in the name of Jesus Christ. HALLELUJAH!!!
April you took the words straight of my mouth..
I’ve had a vision, I needed to be the one to self-examine & change in order for my Circumstances to do so, including the relationship I have with dear ones.
Including my enemies. I started this journey a week ago. It’s super hard, I was doing great. Until I allowed my old attitude to get the way. Then the enemy toy’d and I fell flat on my face. My patience wore then after three day. Got to remember the lord Angers slowly & Jesus taught how to love the difficulty.
If I can get prayer, for super natural patience & emotional energy. I need to save that energy on the right stuff.
. I’ve been told I have leadership skills… Time to get in gear!
Thank you Lord for speaking trough Kesha, you have also answered or reassured your will for me. This is the first step.. To become the daughter you want me to be.
thank you for you encouragement Kesha Trippett, you & your family have a blessed week ✝😊
Straight out of my mouth*
It brought tears to my soul when I read this as I stand outside of the boat on the water after 20 yrs of being in Gods captivity for the preparing of my now days… As I had had offered my life to be FIRST for my entire family may years ago, I now stand at the brink where God has led me, told to move out if state to a location unknown, as I await my next move for work and a place to live. God has filled me with dreams of His plans for me and now they are in play… as I see the magnitude of his sphere of influence He is placing me in. After asking why, why am I being placed in this large arena, I rcvd your message today. Thank you, thank you! I receive!
Thank you Father for putting me first and ordering my steps I thank you for your Grace and mercy in Jesus name Amen
Thank you Lord Father for choosing me to go first, I thank you for will in Jesus’ name, amen
Father I’m wating for you to change me so the rest of family will followed me Love you lord Amen.
Dearest loving Jesus thank you for Your amazing love. Teach me to be willing to go first. Lord I am willing help me to soar to heights I didn’t know was possible. I can’t lose with Your leading. I love You my King of Kings.
I thank him every morning knowing without his love & thankfulness my life would be empty . At times I can see myself in others shoes many of those shoes I’ve walked in but with the love from God I’m moving on in my life 😇😇😇😇 I thank him everyday !
Amen i received and delcare and decree this in my life have your way Lord in me in Jesus Name thank You Lord Jesus Christ.🙌🙌🙌🙌💃💃💃💃💕💕💕🏃🏃🏃🏃
Thank you Holy Spirit for sending your blessing words though this ministry I have prayed for my family but first God you continue to work in me and allow my family to see you in me for the uplifting of your kingdom I Surrender my all to you Lord Thank you for this ministry Dotk family God blessed you all Amen
Father You are so faithful, thank You that You care so much, that You will do what You have to, to bring my family and whoever else into Your Kingdom. I know that I am being watched as Your child, being Your representative, for Your glory. So have Your way in me, so that none will be lost , who through my life style, could be won for Your Kingdom. On my own I can’t do a thing, but all things are possible through the working of the Holy Spirit. I trust You and rely completely on You and the guidance of the Holy Spirit. All for Your glory, amen.
Father, I acknowledge it’s you who is charge of my life; I can’t do nothing in my own strength. I believe in you God and all good you’ve ordained for my life. Please take full control today; give me the boldness to take further steps. Do your work God I’m yours and all I desire is to do what’s pleasing and live according to your will, I fully surrender my will to you Lord because your my only help in Jesus Name, Amen 🙏 🙏
DOTK sisters God blesses the word you’ve shared, thank you for speaking directly to my heart
Amen! Amen! Amen! Amen! Holy spirit move through me. If there is anyone looking for Jesus let them find him in me! I am a willing sacrifice Lord, use me to your glory. Less of me and more of you is my prayer today heavenly father!
Your will be done change me for your glory in Jesus name Amen 😄😅😆😇
LADIES I ASK IN JESUS NAME TO PLEASE PRAY FOR ME…SINCE I CAME TO THE LORD A YR. AGO I HAVE READ THIS DEVOTION DAILY…AND AT TIMES I READ THE COMMENTS….TODAY IS THE SECOND TIME IVE COMMENTED.. RIGHT NOW I FEEL LIKE IM AT A BREAKING POINT OF JUST SHUTTING DOWN. ..I SEEK HIM STAND IN FAITH AND TRUSTING IN HIM…BUT IT SEEMS LIKE THE MORE I DO DRAW TO HIM THE MORE THINGS BEGIN TO HAPPEN. ..ITS BATTLE AFTER BATTLE. …MY HEAR. LITERALLY HURTS …I CAN TELL BY READING SOME OF THE COMMENTS THST U LADIES CAN RELAYE SO I ASK U TO BE IN PRAYER .. IN JESUS NAME…GOD BLESS EACH OF U. .THAN. YOU
I have prayed for you my sister
He who is falthful will uphold you with his righteous right hard be of good cheer he has overcome the world.
That just means you are about to be given major blessings it’s worth it all focus on Jesus and what how he went to the cross He has won don’t let Satan lie to you let God fight your battles cast your care on Him He has got you in the palm of his hand no weapon formed against you shall prosper. Keep fighting the good fight with your shield of faith in one hand and the sword His mighty Word in the other praise him and thank him He has great blessings hang with Him He won’t let you down. Pursue Peace with all you have got. God bless.
Angelita your name is so angelic. The more good the more closervwecget the more thevenemy trys to undermine Gods plan for our life. God doesn’t waste anything he will use it for your betterment . I to have gone through a tsunami of the some most unusual storms so many assaults and attacks on many levels at once. Its disheartening. Storms of life.the enemy wants to wear you down so you give up. But the Lord has come to give you life, and life abundantly. When I’m atvtge end of my rope even suicidal or just plain give up , orcwslk away Jesus steps in. Don’t give up one second one hour one day before the miracle happens. Agbe Zlord is close to you carrying through all these storms of life and I cimneand and release piece to your life command the storms to quiet down in Jesus name.
Thank you God for speaking to me today, let me go first in the plan and place you want me to be. Let my family see what you do in me First. Thank you God for this word In Jesus Name Amen.
Glory to God!!! I needed to read this… God is speaking to my heart! Thank you For!!! May God continue to bless your good work! Amen
Lord I thank you for your word which again is timely. I will step out of the boat to see more of your awesome works. Holy Spirit I pray that you would minister to Angelita right now and carry her through each and every situation in her life. Help her to stand against the plans of the enemy and lead her into your will and plan for her life in Jesus name amen. Angelita be strong and remember God loves you and would not put on you more than you can bare.
Thank you Lord once again for speaking to my heart through sister Kesha Trippett.. Kesha, may you be blessed in every way for spending your time sharing what God is putting on your heart! Thank you!
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Lord thank You
Thank you Lord for your promises. They are infinite. Because you are unchangeable.
The first shall be last and the last shall be first. Yes Lord change me inside out first. A planting of the Lord for such a time as this for the display of HIS SPLENDOR