I’m Dr. Clarice Fluitt, your supernatural life coach. You have heard the word “coach”
Do you know what a coach does?
There are counselors, there are mentors, but a coach is different. Counselors deal with your old nature, past hurts, and wounds.
Mentors say, “Follow me. Do as I do, and you’ll be able to do what I do, hopefully.”
A coach helps you get to where you want to go. A coach says, “What do you want to do? What is your vision? What is your plan?”
I want to be your coach. I want to coach you in the realm of the supernatural things of God; you will become an extension cord of the power of God.
Do you know what an extension cord does? When plugged in, it gets power. When you walk into a room and see a lamp, do you think what an important looking extension cord on that lamp? No.
Nobody looks at the extension cord, but without it being plugged into the power supply, nothing happens.
We are plugged into the power supply so that the light of God can show, the illumination of God’s love and power and his Word. That’s what makes me a supernatural life coach.
I believe what you want more than anything is to get yourself in alignment.
Do you know that when you align with the right things, your alignment determines the power of your assignment?
These things are very important. Know who you are, where you’re going, and how you’re going to get there. And you’ve got to know what you want.
One of my favorite topics is the Book of Ruth. The Book of Ruth is an incredible book about love that brings transformation.
The story is about this woman and her wonderful family, who fell upon hard times. Have you ever fallen upon hard times?
Naomi, her husband, and two sons were living in Bethlehem-Judah. Bethlehem means the city of bread, and Judah means praise.
They left the city of bread and praise to go down into a place called Moab.
Moab means weak as water.
What do we do when things get bad? We say, “I’m going to leave the city of bread and the city of praise and I’m going to go down to weak as water. I’m going down to an incestuous place looking for my fortune.”
That’s where Naomi and her family ended up. Her sons, named Mahlon and Chilion, married a woman named Orpha, which means empty skull. While they were there, her husband and sons died.
What’s in a name? Here’s what I know. There was Ruth and her name means something to behold. Naomi means pleasant. They were lonely women after their loved ones died.
When Naomi heard that bread and praise were being restored, she decided to go home. She had enough.
People that fall upon hard times often magnify the problem and get stuck in a “woe is me” state of mind.
Thankfully, the Word of God was in the depths of Naomi’s heart. She told her daughter-in-law’s, Ruth (something to behold) and Orpha (empty skull) that there was nothing more she could do for them. She couldn’t have any more sons.
She said, “Go back to your family.” They said, “No, we want to be with you. We love you.”
Empty skull went back. Ruth (something to behold) stayed. She told Naomi, “I’m never going to leave you or forsake you.”
That was commitment. In a time of peace, it’s easy to make commitments, but in a time of war is when our commitments are tested and if you’ll remain true to them.
God is looking for people of commitment. People that when the winds blow are not going to run away and say, “Because it’s bad times, I have to run.” We are not running anymore. We are coming to a place where we recognize we have been put on planet earth to be in charge of it.
Circumstances and situations cannot be greater than our covenant, than our contract with God. God always causes us to win.
Ruth and Naomi got back to Jerusalem. Naomi then changed her name to Mara, which means bitter.
That woman messed up. When you get into bad times, don’t talk about all the familiar spirits of all the bitterness and all the brokenness. That will draw more bitterness and brokenness to you.
Whatever you honor, good or bad, it’s going to draw to you. It’s just going to come running to you. You’re going to have what you say.
Remember this: The Kingdom of God is a kingdom of words.
The Kingdom of God is not meat or drink; it’s righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit.
God’s word has the power to perform itself. If you choose to talk about how bad it is, then that’s exactly what you’re going to get.
What you say is the way it’s going to be. When Naomi changed her name, she was no longer pleasant, she was bitter.
Legally, Naomi was in line to marry her husband’s brother, Boaz. Boaz was an heir. He had plenty of money, goods, and fields.
Naomi was too busy being bitter and didn’t see the benefits from God. There are people that are entitled to incredible benefits from God, but they won’t make a draw on it because they’re so full of woe is me.
I know sorrow is bad and it hurts. The longer you magnify it, the bigger it gets. The more you talk about it, the bigger it gets.
Instead, talk about God and his kingdom. Those are eternal and lasting.
What happened to Ruth? She was sent to the fields of Boaz, which was a great blessing.
There are people in the body of Christ who understand that this is a new day and that things are changing, opportunities are being brought to us, fresh additional revelation that we go from glory to glory.
We can be sincere about things, but you can also be sincerely wrong. We are finding, in this season, that there is that wonderful revelation.
Every revelation brings a revolution and a new set of friends.
Ruth was a Moabitess, a heathen. She was coming in to be a part of the chosen few. She was born into a mess, but she makes a decision to follow.
Ruth noticed that despite Naomi’s bitterness, there was something about the way she prayed that drew her in. There was still something alive. There was a spark of the life of God that was in her that caused this little heathen, Moabitess to leave what she knows for what she didn’t know.
What about you? Are you going to run? Are you going to remain in sorrow? Or will you choose to embrace new experiences and all God has for you? Listen to your coach. Let go of sorrow and bitterness. Be joyful. What is your vision? Decide what you want. Get excited and receive all God has for you.