I Just Can’t Keep Going
I can feel it and I can see it. God is at work in so many ways despite me, through me and around me. Yet, I can also feel the winds and waves of adversity like never before. Am I comfortable with all I’m going through? Absolutely not! Am I confident that God is heavily at work even in this category five hurricane? Absolutely yes!
I believe the process never makes sense or feels good during the downpour. It’s like you can’t catch your breath before the next bomb blows up your best laid plans. You literally feel like you’re having to dodge constant flaming arrows that the enemy hopes destroys you. While you feel so close to victory, you also feel so close to collapsing.
These are the signs of getting closer to your God-sized goal. These are the signs of seeking to let God take over territory the devil has had for far too long. So, it’s not gonna be easy and it’s not supposed to be. God is growing you as God takes you where you’ve never been before. Faith is not about how you feel. Faith is believing that God has you and the future in His hands. Your role is to simply stay the course, keep believing, and don’t give up when you’re so close to your breakthrough. Keep your eyes on Jesus.
“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith. Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God’s throne. Think of all the hostility he endured from sinful people; then you won’t become weary and give up.”