Season 2: When God Puts You on Pause | Ep 10
Welcome back for Season 2! Jemese LaChel, host of A New Creation Podcast, brings a short update after being on hiatus for about two months. Hear what happens when God puts you on PAUSE (which will inevitably happen as we follow Him). How do you navigate that? Plus a word of encouragement for those struggling to find their purpose or calling in life.
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In this episode, you will learn the following:
1. What does it mean to glorify Jesus?
2. How can I find my purpose in life?
3. What are the spiritual and biblical tools I can use to apply Jesus’ teachings in my life?
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Jemese is an Evangelist, trauma therapist & mentor for women. Her greatest joy (besides spending time with her family) is to watch souls be saved from darkness and brought into the Kingdom of God. Today she serves in the ministry of inner healing and deliverance, helping women grow in their Christian faith.
Hey, friend. Welcome to a new creation podcast where we’re pointing women towards victory in Christ, one Jesus story at a time. My name is Jemese LaChel. I’m your host. Go ahead and get yourself comfortable, and let’s dive right in to today’s episode.
Well, welcome back, you guys. It feels like I’m greeting the family after being gone for a really long time, and I’m saying, hey, how you been? And it has been something like two months. I mean, it’s been quite a while, but about two months since I last uploaded an episode, and wow. I just want to say thank you for hanging with me.
There’s been so much growth happening over here personally in my part of the world, and, oh, my goodness, god has just been moving on. The last episode, I said something like, I never want to be just producing content for the sake of the production. I never want to be just uploading or speaking just to say that I did that thing because I’m at a place now where I really desire to be so immersed in the presence of God that everything I’m doing is from that place. And when you’re in the presence of God, you really don’t have to put on a show. There may be times when we’re pressing in, we’re pressing into our Father, we’re pressing into our God, but you’re not having to put on a show
Hey, friend. Welcome to a new creation podcast where we're pointing women towards victory in Christ, one Jesus story at a time. My name is Jemese LaChelI'm your host. Go ahead and get yourself comfortable, and let's dive right in to today's episode.
Well, welcome back, you guys. It feels like I'm greeting the family after being gone for a really long time, and I'm saying, hey, how you been? And it has been something like two months. I mean, it's been quite a while, but about two months since I last uploaded an episode, and wow. I just want to say thank you for hanging with me.
There's been so much growth happening over here personally in my part of the world, and, oh, my goodness, god has just been moving on. The last episode, I said something like, I never want to be just producing content for the sake of the production. I never want to be just uploading or speaking just to say that I did that thing because I'm at a place now where I really desire to be so immersed in the presence of God that everything I'm doing is from that place. And when you're in the presence of God, you really don't have to put on a show. There may be times when we're pressing in, we're pressing into our Father, we're pressing into our God, but you're not having to put on a show.
And that's the place where I'm coming from these days. I don't want to ever be outside of his presence. And my goodness, back then, when I said that little comment about not wanting to produce just for the sake of production, your girl may have been speaking a little bit prophetically, because no sooner do I release that episode than did God literally put me on a two month hiatus. And I was like, okay, yes, Lord, this is what we're doing. This is what we're doing.
Because when he says move, we move. And when he says be still, we be still. And it's always good to do it his way. I don't know if you've ever been through a time like that where it's like you're way deep in the doing of the things, but when you try to make that next move, it's like, no, the door won't open. You just cannot proceed.
And there's a sense of, wow, I just really need to be still, because nothing is producing right now, and it could appeal sometimes when those periods come on us, people want to say often, oh, it's the enemy, it's this, it's that, it's the other, when sometimes it's actually just God showing up to produce something new. Sometimes it's God working. We feel like we can't produce outwardly because he is producing something in us inwardly. He's producing fruit in us that will last. And it's such an intimate time, and it requires a lot of crust on our part.
It's not the pattern that we typically see in the world. In the world, we see this push, push, push, hustle, move, go mentality. But in Jesus, he calls us to rest. He calls us to peace, to surrender. He calls us to putting his will above our own.
And girlfriend, it is always cute. I don't know how to say the process is not always cute. So over these last couple of months, man, it was not, like, always totally instagram, curated content for me to be putting out there. You know what I'm saying? I don't know if you can relate to that.
Sometimes we move through these periods of time where, like, our growth seems messy or God puts us on pause. He puts us on hold. He tells us to be still in weight, and we're just in the thick of it with Him. But it's a beautiful thing because we're in it with Him, and that's how it's been for me. I think sometimes we can sensationalize our spirituality, that it has to be this very aesthetically pleasing thing.
It has to be this very comfortable process. It has to be so cute to put on the Internet and all your social so there can be this Hesitancy around, withdrawing or hitting pause or taking a hiatus so you can go to that secret place where God wants to work something out with you. And it can feel like stretching. It can feel like crushing. It can feel like going through the gauntlet.
I had a mentor, God bless his soul, he's with Jesus now. But this mentor, I would often tell Him, I'd say, it feels like I'm in Jesus boot camp right now. One of those things where it's a joke, but not really, because it can feel like that. It can feel like you're moving through this training process or you're moving through this really rigorous growth process, and it can hurt sometimes. It can be exposing, because God is really showing us who we are in those moments, and he's showing us what needs to be removed or pruned away or what needs to be grown and nurtured.
And we really just have to lean on Him whenever he steps near to us to do those kinds of things in us. And it's my prayer that for everyone listening that we all have those moments in the course of our life. I'm sure this will not be the last time that God sets me aside to say, listen, honey, we gonna work on this. We're going to work on that, because there's a calling that he has on me, and I know it. And there's a calling that he has on you because we are all called to do something.
I don't know what you're called to do. We are all made to glorify God. That's our purpose. We all have that same purpose. We are here to glorify our Father.
We're here to give glory to the Lord God. We're here to give glory to Jesus. We are here to glorify Him. That's scriptural, okay, you can go research that. You can go look it up.
People say, I don't know my purpose. Society wants to tell people, go find your purpose. People waste a lifetime trying to find purpose. And our purpose, according to the Bible, according to God's word, is to give Him glory. But we all have individual call, right?
And that calling can be different than our purpose. That calling might be to be a mother or to be a wife. It might be to teach the scriptures. It might be to go be a preacher, a pastor. It might be to be a student.
It might be to go be a chef. I've heard of stories where people were called to go serve the military and go do ministry there. Some people are called to go do missions work.
Some people are called to go to distant foreign nations, and others are called to do missionary work right here at home.
Whatever your call is, know that you have one. And I just want to say for someone, if you're having this sort of idea that the place where you're at can't be your calling because it's not as cool as this thing or that thing, that's really something that we have to work out with God. Press in and ask Him to reveal to us his purpose for us and his call for us. What does he want for you to be doing? But know that if your call is to be a wife or your call is to be a podcaster, or if your call is to be a mother, or if your call is to be fill in the blank, know that it's a high calling.
If you're doing it for the Lord, know that it's a high calling. Don't let anyone downplay it, and don't you yourself downplay it. If you know God has called you to do something, it can be as small as going over to give your neighbor a plate of cookies because they just moved in. That may be one little assignment. You may want to think of it like that, but know that's what God calls you to do, that is huge.
Because God partners with his people. Jesus is the head. We are the body. And I've heard it said, what can that do without the body? So don't ever discount the place that God has you in Him.
He wants to use you. And I'm speaking that, of course, for myself, but I'm definitely speaking that for you, the one listening. Because if God called you to it, that's huge. Because we're here in the kingdom of God saying, you know what? Society is not our standard.
Society may want to downplay our calling, but if God called us to it, that is huge. Society may want to downplay the call, but the society is not our standard. Heaven is our standard. And if God puts a call on you to be a mother, a wife, a student, et cetera, I fill in the blank. If he puts that call on you to be a chef, to be single, I don't know, you can fill in the blank, right?
You get my point? Whatever your specific calling. And guess what? Heaven is your standard. And if God called you to that thing, guess what?
You live up to that standard. You live up to that standard. You say yes, lord. I guess I'm just saying that because when I took this two month break, that was my way of saying, yes, Lord. Yes, Lord.
You called me. You called me to it, and I'm listening. It reminds me of this scripture coming out of Ephesians 210 that says that we are God's workmanship created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God has prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. Your Heavenly Father calls you his workmanship, so be blessed in the call that he's called you to in Christ Jesus. You don't have to feel qualified for the calling.
I certainly don't feel qualified to be on this platform all the time, you know what I'm saying? But God uses me in this way, and he sends women to me anyways. Like, I was offline or at least off of the podcast for a period of time, and yet God was still sending me women here and there. He would work on me, then he would send me someone to walk alongside, he would work on me, and he would send me someone to mentor. And that's been the process.
That's my personal process with the Lord. What's your process look like? I'm hoping that during this season, two of the podcasts will get to explore a little bit of that more tangibly and giving you tools and how to apply this very spiritual biblical knowledge in a way that you can actually walk it out in your life. Securely attached not so much to the work, but rather securely attached to the word. So you're just going to have to tune into these next episodes to grab hold of some of this juicy content we're about to put out for you.
So on that note, I'm going to wrap up this episode and hop off here. We're going to go back to our busy lives. But you know me. I have not done an episode yet where we haven't prayed for you. I love to pray for others.
So before we hop off, would you mind if I pray for you?
Most gracious and Heavenly Father, how do I love your name? I love you, my God, to be called a child of God, to be called by you. My God, what a gift that you would call us like you would partner with us in this way. Lord, I just ask you right now to reach into the heart of every person listening, reach into their mind, reach into their souls, Lord. Begin to rearrange anything in them that needs to be set aside or prune the way anything that would hinder their ability to hear you or their ability to walk in you.
Lord, in the spirit of love and in the spirit of truth, I pray that she would give the listener deeper awareness of you and deeper revelation of you and your goodness and the way that you work and the ways that you move your attributes. Lord, we just want to know you more. And I know that as we focus on You, Lord, you begin to work on us. As we focus on you, everything around us changes. As we focus on you, everything that we need falls into place.
Help us to know that that word is truth. In the name of Jesus, we pray. Lord, bless the listener until we meet again in the next episode. Amen. And.
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