There has been an intense resistance that I’ve felt this morning…
To be honest, even just bringing myself to the table—has been unusually challenging today.
I spent some time in my head… thinking “this thought” and “thinking that thought”…
Dwelling on a few things, considering a few things…
And then finally I took it all to my Heavenly Father…and as I felt His presence, I began to feel such a tremendous release as the tears came…
Have you ever had conversations like this with the Lord?
“Father, I’m tired of being in this place… I’m tired of all the wrestling matches… I’m tired of what feels like testing…learning to rest in ‘these kinds of places’ is not an easy lesson to learn, because just when I think I’m starting to learn it, I realize I still have SO much to learn…”
It’s okay… 🌷
“With my voice I cry out to the Lord; with my voice I plead for mercy to the Lord.
I pour out my complaint before him; I tell my trouble before him.”—Psalm 142:1-2
Is it any surprise that the enemy would attempt to come against the things that God has prepared for us to do?
Is it any surprise that the enemy would attempt to come against the things that God has for us to step into?
Is it any surprise there would be lies of deception whispered into our ears?
Lies and schemes to discourage, to destroy, to shut us down…
The enemy is going to attempt to steal the unique, and valuable thing that God has put inside of you.
Is this any surprise?
“…In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”—John 16:33
No matter how things appear or seem…
No matter how the current situation makes you feel…
Refuse to give up on the thing that God is growing and shaping, and pruning and cultivating inside of you.
These attacks are going to be attempted against the things that God has assigned and designed us to do.
It’s a “clue” that reveals something beautiful that God has for us develop and grow into.
…But in these times, remember Who lives inside of you!
He will give you eyes to see. He will help you to know.
And He has enabled you…
“Christ in you, the hope of glory.”
Thank You, Father. 💝
Thank You, Lord, for enabling me to “break through” this morning. ☀️
Perhaps this journal entry is just for me, and for You, Father.
But perhaps there is more that You plan to do…
And all of that…
…is only up to You.
“No weapon that is fashioned against you shall succeed, and you shall confute every tongue that rises against you in judgment. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord and their vindication from me, declares the Lord.”—Isaiah 54:17