Now Is Not the Time to Give Up!

There’s a lot of uncertainty in the air right now, but God is saying that now is not the time to give up! Now is the time to stand firm and watch God move on our behalf. This doesn’t mean there isn’t work to be done; it just means that all is not hopeless and God has good plans for you.

God has actually released Strategies from Heaven to help you get through this time. Here are a few strategies you can begin to activate in your life right now.

Joseph anointing increasing!

This is a time when we will see many people who have a “Joseph anointing” come on the scene. Joseph interpreted Pharaoh’s dreams and gave prophetic words that set up a huge financial blessing and far-reaching provision during a famine (Genesis 37–41). These “Joseph People,” both men and women, will release prophetic insight and financial blessing into the Kingdom of God.

Similar to the life of Joseph, people who are called to move in this new anointing from God have gone through rejection and turmoil. The “Joseph People” are coming alive and will be released from their prisons of rejection. They will begin to rise up in various areas of influence in society!

Here’s what I encourage you to do right now.

Ask God if you are a part of the “Joseph People,” and then ask Him to give you an understanding of what that means specifically for you. The “Joseph People” will offer hope and healing to others when everything seems to be going badly. This means not only surviving during difficult times … but thriving!

Believe for more than what you need!

When difficult times arise, we can be tempted to only ask for the things we need instead of asking for the deepest desires of our hearts. I want to encourage you today to think, dream, hope and pray big! God wants more for you than a roof over your head and food in your belly. Yes, we should all be grateful for our basic needs being met every day, but God also wants to give you the desires of your heart!

Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Psalm 37:4 NIV

Pray with shameless audacity!

Just after Jesus taught on the Lord’s Prayer (Luke 11), He shared a parable about a man who needed bread in the middle of the night and came to a friend’s house and asked persistently until he got it.

“I tell you, even though he will not get up and give you the bread because of friendship, yet because of your shameless audacity, he will surely get up and give you as much as you need. So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.” Luke 11:8–10 NIV

In other words, A.S.K. Ask. Seek. Knock. Don’t give up now on the desires God has put in your heart just because the future seems uncertain.

Continue asking God with shameless audacity—press in!

Keep going!

If no one has told you lately, you’re doing great! Thank you for not giving up. Thank you for sticking it out and seeing it through. All of us here at InLight Connection are so grateful for you. You are not alone!

If you need more encouragement or a deeper understanding of what God has for you in this season, I invite you to look into my latest online workshop Strategies from Heaven: How to Prosper in Any Season.

Keep going and do not give up, the best is yet to come!


Doug Addison

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.

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    • Lizelle
    • June 23, 2020

    Good evening Nikki and Doug

    Something just happened now. The whole day was fine and peaceful, things were flowing. The one manager that came in this morning was strict and a bit harsh to put my mask on. He wasn’t very patient when I asked him when Mrs Watson was coming. After I wrote to you earlier I wanted to charge my phone again in the office which I did yesterday. The manager said no, not when he is working. When I went to the other place to charge my phone, all the plugs were full and their was no space. People started arguing with each other. I asked in the kitchen and they were not that friendly to do it but did it. There are elderly women here and the one sleeping under me got into trouble for not washing the cups. I saw the unfairness and I saw my mom before my eyes. My heart went out to the old lady and I felt tears in my eyes and said her she musnt worry about it. I still have this warm tearful feeling inside me and wished I could pray now. The atmosphere changed and suddenly there was kindness and care between the people again. I fetch my phone and they were friendly with a little joke. I am not sure what happened and how I have such an affect on the atmosphere.

    I saw a radio like my father in the kitchen and there was a Wimpy business card in the office of the woman I saw today. My mom and dad and Wimpy are the reminders of my family that is here around me. Maybe I spread love when I thought of my mom.

    Thank you for helping me understand myself

    Take Care


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    Doug is so encouraging, he is like a ray of sunshine in a dark world. Thank you!

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • June 8, 2020

      Glad you enjoyed Patricia! Blessings!

    • NAOMI
    • May 29, 2020

    Am truly blessed. May the God of heaven bless and do you great.

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • June 1, 2020

      Blessings Naomi!

    • Vanitha
    • May 28, 2020

    I thank God for you.It was an accurate word for me.God is speaking .God bless you

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • June 1, 2020

      I’m glad you were encouraged! Bless you!

    • Marlisa Sue Bevers-walls
    • May 28, 2020

    Thank you for your words of encouragement. They are just what I needed to hear.

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • June 1, 2020

      Bless you Marlisa!

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