My definition of a, God shift, is anytime you ditch disruption or delay in your life, collide with, God’s purpose, in moving to a greater, destiny. And it’s important because many of us are pursuing the wrong place. And sometimes that’s a physical place. But sometimes we’re also putting energy into the wrong places in terms of our relationships, and our destiny
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Myrna: What is the concept of the, God shift? And why is it important when we’re navigating the seasons of life to get to our destiny?
Shayna Rattler, the Founder of A God Shift ™ Movement, is an ordained prophet, author and speaker who empowers individuals and organizations around the world to experience a God shift that moves them into a greater destiny, expectancy and possibility. She is passionate about helping others develop a deeper understanding of God and the identity they have in Him. Her wit and humor make God’s word relatable and her direct communication style makes it actionable.
Shayna has helped celebrities, influencers, military officers, political dignitaries, pastors, corporate executives and seasoned entrepreneurs achieve personal growth and organizational excellence. She and her businesses have received multiple awards, she has published multiple books and has been featured in over 450 media outlets. She is also the host of A God Shift Podcast and A God Shift TV show
Shayna: My definition of a, God shift, is anytime you ditch disruption or delay in your life, collide with, God’s purpose, in moving to a greater destiny. And it’s important because many of us are pursuing the wrong place. And sometimes that’s a physical place. But sometimes we’re also putting energy into the wrong places in terms of our relationships, and our mindset. The Lord is so committed to the results in our lives and getting us to where he desires us to be. That if there’s anything that we’re putting energy into, that is not on the path that he has planned for us, he will shake us up and he will use things like disruption and delay in order to get our attention. That is what I call a, God shift.
But that attention is really an invitation that there’s another level of destiny that await us. And so, since so many people are personally in the wrong place and putting energy into the wrong things, It’s important that we respond appropriately to God’s invitation so that we can really get everything that he has for us.
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Navigating the seasons of life
Myrna: So when are you talking about the, seasons of life, are you saying that how we incorporate the spring, summer winter, seasons of life? Are you saying the negative disruptions are the winter season and the positive disruptions are the spring and summer season?
Shayna: Yes, we all have seasons in our lives that mimic the natural seasons related to the weather. It’s just the natural ebbs and flows of life. But sometimes it’s a season of waiting. Sometimes we’re going through a season of we’ve accomplished everything that we’ve set out to do, yet there’s still an inkling in our belly that there’s another level of success with our name on it. So, it’s not always negative. I do believe that sometimes the negative seasons like the winter season are the ones that we pay the most attention to.
Oftentimes we give the, winter season of life, the most attention to in terms of resources and effort, but it can be all of those things. Sometimes a, season of life, can be I just sent my kid off to college and this is the very first time that I’ve ever been alone in my entire life. Whatever it is that you’re experiencing good, bad or indifferent, is contributing to a particular, season of life.
Myrna: So, if God has a purpose for you, and you’re putting your energy into a different purpose, we said that the, God shift, is when God sends some kind of disruption so that he can get your attention. The disruptions could be illnesses, the disruption could be disappointment etc. So, when you talk about the, God shift, how do we use those disruptions to get us back on the correct path?
Disruptions are not always negative
Shayna: First, we have to be clear that the disruption is not always negative. A disruption is any unexpected circumstance in your life. So, you could unexpectedly get a major job opportunity that requires you to move to a part of the country or part of the world that you know nothing about and it can make you uncomfortable and it can come with fear and doubt. However, it’s the most money that you’ve ever made in your entire life and gives you the opportunity to have more impact and influence than you’ve ever had in your life. So, I think we first have to be clear that disruptions don’t have to be negative occurrences. But that’s one of the misnomers.
The question is, are we going to see what it is that he needs us to see? Are we going to learn what it is that he needs to learn? Are we going to go where he needs us to go? We have to be able to identify, why is the Lord using what it is that he’s using to get my attention? Why is he using it now? And what do I need to do as a result of that? That’s kind of the backdrop of a, God shift, is that we’re pursuing a path that is not in alignment with the ultimate, destiny, that God has for us. He uses something to shake us up to get our attention. Now, how are we going to respond? Just like if I send you an invitation to a dinner party at my house? How are you going to respond?
Sometimes it can be that you’re on one path and you’re at a crossroads and you wonder should I stay on this path? Do I do something different? Are your opportunities in relationships? Are they drying up? Do you find yourself always relying on other people to pray for you? You don’t feel like you have enough power and authority to be able to pray for yourself. You’re waiting idly on God to do everything and you don’t recognize that you have a role in your life. Sometimes people feel burned out. Sometimes people feel anxious. There’s a number of things that you can identify that something is just off and you may not know exactly why it’s off or how to fix it, but you know, whatever this season is that you’re experiencing right now, you don’t want to stay there.
Our seasons are paths to our destiny
Myrna: Right, you don’t want to stay there. Just like the natural seasons, the, seasons of life, are not permanent. It’s the flow of life and you keep moving towards our, destiny. You don’t want to linger in that winter season for sure. Okay, what can get in the way of successfully sifting through the, seasons of life, especially the difficult ones to get to, destiny?
Shayna: There’s a lot of things that some of the main ones that I see are expecting things to look in the next season like they’ve looked in previous seasons, especially if we continue with your analogy of the natural seasons. Sometimes, assignments and seasons expire? Our purpose doesn’t change. Our, destiny, doesn’t change. Our calling doesn’t change, but seasons and assignments expire. And many of us the reason why we are not into the next level of, destiny, that God has for us is because we don’t give ourselves permission to let go of a season that has expired.
Myrna: How do you help clients navigate the, God shift, and get back to, purpose and destiny?
Purpose and destiny leaves clues
Shayna: I would say that purpose and destiny leaves clues. So if we look at my own life, and we look at previous assignments, when I was a young girl, probably a preteen, I volunteered in the activities department in nursing. And one of the things that I enjoyed the most was we had a bed bound patient that if they moved her, it would kill her.
And so I would ask her if you could go anywhere or you could do anything where would you go? What would you do? And then before I would come back the next time I would go to the library, and I would find a book about what it is that she said she would do and where she would go and I read it to her, so I was helping to make her dreams come true. So that was Clue #1 on my purpose and destiny.
You fast forward a couple of years, I became a therapist, and whether I was helping someone who’d had a stroke, learn how to brush their hair again, or someone who had just had a hip replacement learn how to navigate the bathtub again. I was making their dreams come true. That was Clue #3. I advanced into owning my own business and being a business coach. I was making people’s business dreams come true.
And now in the faith-based space. I’m helping people get into their, destiny, teaching them how to make their dreams come true that, God’s purpose and destiny, has for them because there’s usually something that’s blocking them seeing it.
Look at past assignments to see your destiny
And so if you look at the, assignments, that I had, from a pre-teen to now being 45 years old, my purpose and destiny on this earth is to make people’s dreams come true. That’s the impact of that I am designed to have and so you know I said a minute ago people use the words assignment, calling, purpose and destiny interchangeably, but they’re not the same thing. Your assignment is to your calling is how you help them. Your, purpose, is why you’re here. What is the impact that you’re meant to have? And your, destiny, is where your purpose takes you.
So, you see my calling, zigzagged a little bit in terms of how I helped people, but my purpose has always been to make people’s dreams come true. Although I’ve done it in different assignments and in different, seasons of life. So, for if someone came to me and said, Shayna, what is my purpose? I’m not even going to try to come up with some deep prophetic word. I’m going to ask them. Tell me about your previous, assignments, that you’ve had. And let’s see if we can identify a common thread that has been woven throughout those assignments. I would ask them, tell me about your passions and tell me about your frustration because I think we’re those two things intersect.
Formula to unlock purpose and destiny
Write down this formula. It’s called the ABCs to unlock heaven. This is how you use the authority that scripture says that we have.
- The A is aligned, we first have to be aligned with His Word, His willingness ways. This is not new age, a woman will name it and claim it. Just focus on what it is that you want and got out. We’re not talking about none of that. Witness camp. We’re aligning with God’s will and His Word
- The B is for belief. It’s not enough for us just to believe that God is able, but you have to believe that he’ll do it for you.
- The C is the most important as C stands for confession. As a believer the most powerful weapon that we have is our mouths. And we have to use our mouths and make sure that our speech is in alignment with everything that we’re believing for and everything it is that God says that we can have. That’s why there are scriptures like speak those things that are as though they were that’s why there’s scriptures that says.
Let the poor say I am rich. Let the weak say I’m strong. So we have to make sure that every word that comes out of our mouth now is in alignment with what we want. Stop talking about what you don’t want, stop talking about what did not happen. You need to begin to declare what it is that you want to see happen.
Myrna: You have a free resource that you want to share with the listeners, tell them how they can get a hold of you. Talk about your podcast about your podcast and TV show.
Shayna: Absolutely. So, we’ve talked a lot about, God shift, and all of us are shifting in some capacity in our lives. And anytime, no matter what we’re shifting from or what we’re shifting to. There’s always four primary areas of our lives that we’re going to have to shift. But there’s four shifts that are going to be required. And so, I created a free guide called “When God says shift, and inside that guide, you’ll discover what those four shifts are to help you shift successfully. You can grab this at www.Godsaysshift.com. And if you want to find out about anything about us, our website is www.AGodshift.com You can find out about our books, the television show, the podcast, everything all in one place. If you’re looking for me on social media, I’m the most active on Instagram @agodshift there as well.