I am one of the most tenacious people around, but the other day I felt like just quitting a project that has been near and dear to my heart for many years. We have all experienced discouragement, frustration, disgust, and consternation at every turn and sometimes the buildup is so intense you just want to quit and
I believe this comes directly from satanic oppression. Satan does not want us to succeed and will attack our minds and fill them with junk. This effort is always contrary to God’s desire for us to succeed and to win the races of life. Be assured He wants no one to fail.
So the solution to the problem is one of focus. We need to focus on God and not the problems when faced with overwhelming frustration and discouragement.
Get out your Bible and read and get on your knees and pray. Ask for supernatural strength, wisdom, and unwavering perseverance to continue, and then get up and go out there and kick some butt.
I have been successful in life because I don’t quit at the first hint of trouble, or the second or the third. I fight and keep fighting my way through it. I consider worry useless and adopted the saying years ago that we should work not worry. Worry is a sin and Jesus Himself excoriated it. It is an insult to God for one of His children to doubt that God will not take care of them. He told us to look to the common sparrow and how they are fed and to consider if He would take care of them, surely we could deduct that He will do far more for us.
Worrying accomplishes no good thing. As a matter of fact, it is very harmful to our bodies and anxiety is now the leading cause of mental illness in the country with billions spent in trying to treat it. Jesus said in Matt. 6:24 So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today. This is not just an idle statement; He means it.
Did you worry about the election? Do you worry about your kids and grandkids having a twisted worldview devoid of God? Worrying about such things accomplishes no good thing. Get out there and work hard towards changing the situations that concern you and you will not have time to worry.
Spend the same amount of time working towards solving your problems as you do worrying with “what if” questions and you will find it will be more productive. Rely on God, focus on Him, trust Him, and know that He will never desert you – No matter what, He LOVES you.
And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
Have a great weekend and go to Honey Lake church or somewhere this Sunday!
December 2 2016 – Click here to listen