How to Go from "Shut Down" to Rising Above! | Doug Addison
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How to Go from “Shut Down” to Rising Above!

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Do you feel as if you’re at a standstill in your life? You may feel like there are many obstacles in your path with no way to break through them.

This is the enemy trying to shut you down in the spirit. Some of the most strategic tools in his arsenal are feelings of hopelessness, despair, discouragement, unbelief, negativity, doubt, etc.

His goal is to shut people down in their minds from pursuing their destiny before they ever get started!

Your solution to battle this feeling of “shut-down” is being released from Heaven right now. Here are a few tools to get you started.

Allow God to pinpoint things in your life that need changed

Picture this: The lights are off in your home, but you’re trying to clean house.

How can you clean your house when the lights are turned off? You can see much more clearly when you flip on the light!

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. John 1:5 NIV

This is what God wants to do for you. Ask him to “flip on the light” so He can help you pinpoint what needs to be changed or “cleaned up.”

He reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what lies in darkness, and light dwells with him.
Daniel 2:22 NIV

Rise above the challenges of life

There are times when we have to walk through difficulties in life because they are challenges the Lord has put before us. This is a time of rising above the challenges so you can see from God’s perspective what He has planned for you!

When confronted with obstacles, we may be tempted to start overcoming them without consulting the Lord on how we should overcome them. Many times, we need to take a moment of pause so we can rise above life’s obstacles.

After this I looked, and there before me was a door standing open in heaven. And the voice I had first heard speaking to me like a trumpet said, “Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after this.” Revelation 4:1 NIV

Notice it was the Lord who gave John the instructions, “Come up here,” or rise above your current situation. Ask God to show you exactly how He would have you walk through the doors that are open for you.

Don’t allow discouragement to take root in your life

The enemy may be trying his best to discourage you and shut you down, but you can get through and rise above these attacks by remembering that God has a destiny and purpose for you! Ask Him to help you further understand what He has written about you in your Book of Life.

Get ready for God to release angels, strategies, finances and other tools from Heaven that you need right now.


Doug Addison

P.S. Want to understand more about how to navigate and rise above life’s challenges? God has instructions written for you in your Book of Life! Check out my new prophetic activation training—Opening Your Book of Life: How to Reveal and Activate Your Destiny—to learn more.

Doug Addison is the founder and president of InLight Connection. Doug is a prophetic speaker, author and coach. He is known for his Daily Prophetic Words, Spirit Connection webcast, podcast and blog. He and his wife Linda live in Los Angeles, California where they are impacting the arts, entertainment and media industries.

30 thoughts on “How to Go from “Shut Down” to Rising Above!

  1. Greetings my friend.
    This was a “Timely” Word as usual. I lost the location where my counseling was being held (a long story); this was very discouraging. I thought about “shutting down” my Toledo, OH location because of this. For the past 2 months I have been Asking, Seeking, Knocking (A.S.K.) for a New location. Today, 1-17-19, I decided to “pause” and go spend Time with a Team of pastors and leaders (the group, Merge, who brought you to Defiance, OH, in 2011, when you and I first met). I have a meeting following this gathering to look at a possible location for my agency, Good Company Christian Counseling & Life Coaching. This location is across the street from the high school I graduated from, and next door to the 2nd place where I ever received treatment for my drug/alcohol issues. Please pray with and for me. Today is a good day for Open Heavens and Open Doors.
    Thank you my friend,
    R Carter Thomas

  2. Grace says:

    I could not be anymore discouraged about selling this lovely home in this no growth, backward town..No one in town even knows it is here and it is a wonderful place to live, but we have no town worth driving into..all in the past and owned by just a few mormons and good ole boys…So frustrated, and life is passing us by..No life for us at all.

    • Nikki, InLight Connection Team says:

      Hey Grace. I am praying for you now to have clarity and joy on what God is calling you to do. God bless you.

  3. Lavonia Jones says:

    I have been going through some very hard times. I want help to tap into my calling. And hear what the Lord is saying to me. I don’t have any finance because of the Fed-Government shut down. I want to go to the school of the prophet and so much more. Everything cost. I just need help.

  4. Sabrina Wallace says:

    Hi Doug,
    This goes alone with the revelation reveal today doing our prayer group. Praise God for the confirmation. The Lord is saying the same thing all over the globe. Thank you for your voice and for the spirit of the Living God inside you.

  5. Anna says:

    Thank you so much Doug for writing this blog post on ‘How to go from shut down to rising above’. I am so encouraged by what you wrote. This is sooo exciting! I am signed up for Sat. webinar, and I would like to inspire anyone who is considering it to go ahead and sign up! I truly believe that this Sat. something very big will take place in heaven over our books of life-and I want to know, that I know, that I know that I am as much apart of it as possible 🙂 God is moving and I can hardly wait to see what comes next. God is Good. He loves you so much.

  6. Jeanne Rourke says:

    Dear Doug Addison, the prophetic Words the Lord gives you is very accurate and just what I am going through and is always right on target. thank you so very much for sharing His Word .

  7. Cori Smiley says:

    Thank you for being such a encouragement. My daughter just started using drugs again. I believed she was delivered. Also I watch people make hundreds of dollars at work and I’ve been unable to really make money. I trust Heaven is coming to my rescue.

    • Nikki, InLight Connection Team says:

      Agreeing with you for your daughter to break free and walk in everything that God has for her. Your prayer for her are very powerful. God bless you both.

  8. Wendy Mitchell says:

    Thank you, Doug. You have helped me through some of God’s hardest lessons. Mostly in warfare, but discouraging none the less. My SS# was sold, my house stolen, I lost almost everything I owed. Even clothes. Even though I have the theft in writing, no one will investigate. It was so crazy for awhile I could not believe in the visions or dreams I had. Now a few have happened so I’m trying very hard to trust what I’m being shown now is true. Thank you very much! Wendy

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