“The road we’re on is the road we need to trust God on.” – Jake Stride.
For today’s talk, I would like to address going forward and not backward. I hear it already, it is apparent as so, and some may think well how obvious is that? You are to go forward to get to anywhere. Yes, that’s very true. But many don’t grasp this, and that’s okay, as long as God is still their guide. Guidance is vital when moving into success. We have to go forward to some things to be successful. Even if that be going out of our comfort zone, whatever God has in store for us, I won’t say it will always be comfortable.
Though the little lie the enemy tells us, “there’s just no way (out).” And that there is away. We believers in Christ will know that He is the way. “I am the way, the truth, and the life” John 14:6 (NLT). And of course, we’re not going to see the way, even the path, or we may not hear Him telling us the way. The only way to is to believe He is the waymaker. “For we walk by faith, not by sight.” 2 Corinthians 5:7 (NKJV). I allude to this passage as we need to believe, most importantly, believing in God through our faith in Him.
The way I see things, it is imperative that when we have discouragement or feel He isn’t doing anything for us, we can count on He is. We’re not always going to feel Him or see what He does. We are to take God by faith. He is behind the scenes for us. He goes before, behind, around for us. When the enemy tells us lies, and believe them, the way we perceive can affect how we perceive God. As the enemy wants you to think that God doesn’t love you, he will have you question if God’s faithful. In which God is faithful. Jesus says to us, “I tell you, you can pray for anything, and if you believe that you’ve received it, it will be yours” Mark 11:24 (NLT).
Perhaps He is waiting for His sheep to come back to Him over and over again, through showing Him in prayer that we want Him, that we need Him, and that what you ask in prayer, you’re willing to wait. He wants us to surrender our thoughts and self onto Him. We need to seek His face more than we do His hand. We wouldn’t look only at the hand of another, and not want to know what they look like.
God never told us that all days would be perfect; they can’t be, we’re human. Plus, we are in a battle with the unseen. When the days we encounter failure, give it to God and go about your day can be the best thing you can do. We all failed at one point. So is there a problem you’re saying? Our problem isn’t being knocked down or failing. It’s a problem when staying down. We have to get up! The devil would like to see us stay down and fall some more. That’s why when you feel like you need to be away from others, he will isolate you and take you over.
But that is not an option! Get back up, and reclaim the power the Holy Spirit has given you. That power is God’s strength and armor. Some passages to remember, “For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline” 2 Timothy 1:7 (NLT). “A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil” Ephesians 6:10-11 (NLT).
Success can only happen when you trust God and allow Him to work with you, and when your faith is in Him. Of course, not making your failure a defining character of yourself that’s what the enemy wants you to do. Accepting the fact you’re human, and you need the Lord every day helps too. Remember this, “Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest” Matthew 11:28 (NLT).
That’s all for this one; I hope you enjoyed this and understood some key takeaways I felt was necessary to share.