You can't take steps in faith, fully trusting God, without challenges quickly surrounding you...whispering in your ear to give up. The devil is very good at what he does and knows how to attack you at the prime opportunity, when you are at your weakest moment. When you make a decision to trust God, you become a threat to the devil and what he hopes to accomplish. What do you do when everything seems to be going wrong? What do you do when the going gets tough? It seems so easy to just give up doesn't it? If it has been a few days, a few weeks, or even a few years since you have heard from God...keep doing that last thing He asked of you! Keep moving my friend, and do it with everything that you have. You keep going, and KEEP going, and keep GOING, and KEEP GOING! When God speaks, it is not confusing...it is clear, direct, and simple. We are the ones who make it hard. 1 Peter 5:8 states, "Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour."
I knew stepping out in faith was going to be hard. I knew even before I left home...it would attract the devil. I knew at times it was going to feel like everything that could go wrong...would go wrong. I knew I was going to feel tired, scared, hungry, angry, lonely, hurt, discouraged, worried, disappointed, abandoned, frustrated, empty, rejected, and defeated. BUT, I also know that the God I serve...THE God of all creation and eternity...has prepared me for this moment! I know He has gifted me with the ability to persevere through all of these trials...even if I can't see it. He has brought me through so much in my life, to prepare me for this exact moment. Every time I have been broken, I grew back stronger! Break me once more please...so I can grow back yet even stronger! He has done the same for you my friends. Proverbs 3:5-6 states it best, "Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight." Don't be afraid to claim what is already yours. Read God's word, understand it, and accept it as The Truth it is. Be bold...Be brave...Do not give up! ...when the gets tough...the tough get going.