In frustration, I vented how challenging it is at times to follow His call upon my life. Because the enemy will slyly find ways to silence my message of hope. To bury my posts and videos in algorithms. And there's moments when I become weary.
Many of you will relate to me. Instantly, you will connect to what I'm sharing. Others may not fully understand or may deny it. Not everyone will "get it." In some cases, Christians are sleeping. They're unaware of what's going on in the spiritual realm.
“And do this, understanding the present time: The hour has already come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed.” Romans 13:2 (NIV)
He yearns to wake you from your slumber. To shake up your content life. To usher you outside of your comfort zone. To stir up your spiritual awakening. To test your faith. To lead you to His truth.
When everything shatters and falls, will you still stand for Christ? Will you prove yourself steadfast to live out your calling even when opposition comes against you? Will you remain faithful in a faithless world?
The Bible reminds us that even if we lose doubt in God, He remains faithful. “If we are faithless, He remains faithful, for He cannot deny Himself.” 2 Timothy 2:13 (NASB)
As I prepared to eat lunch, I heard the Lord speak. It stopped me right in my tracks. No, it wasn't audible. Instead, I heard Him within my spirit. It was clear. And I humbling take this prophetic word seriously. His message is for me and for you.
If you're in a ministry or any form of business in which you share God's Word, love, and grace, yet you feel as if you're not where you planned to be, do not despair. If you've been waiting and struggling for a breakthrough, don't give up.
Today, this is your confirmation to continue to do what you have been doing. To write, to speak, to create, and to make a powerful difference in the world around you.
Christ sees you. He hears you. Just as He understands your overwhelming trials, He knows your pure intentions. And He will keep His promises.
This is what Jesus pressed into me...
For those who remain diligent, faithful servants used as vessels for Christ, He will increase you a thousand-fold more than you are and bless you abundantly. Press in. Continue to march victoriously to the finish line. Great things are about to unfold!
"May the Lord, the God of your fathers, increase you a thousand-fold more than you are and bless you, just as He has promised you." Deuteronomy 1:11 (NASB)