If we believe that being a Christian means that we will never encounter anything rough, we are sadly mistaken. We wouldn’t need faith if God were promising us a life of total ease. Being a believer does not give us a ticket on the train to a fairytale land. It does not mean that we won’t have to work to achieve our goals and dreams. But, it does give us a ticket to victory, even when the ride there is a tough one.
In the midst of our heartache and trials God is there. He does not leave us or forsake us. As a matter of fact he takes ALL we go through and uses it for good. We may not see the good as we are trudging through the disappointments, pain and the suffering. But, if we can learn to keep our eyes on Jesus, if we can learn to trust him and believe him, He will not let us down.
The key to living in this victory purchased for us on the cross is this; We must CONTINUE to have faith, believe and agree with and trust Jesus. Sometimes we have to stand in faith and keep putting one foot in front of the other even we don’t SEE what we are hoping for. We must protect our hearts from anything that is in opposition to the truth and we must be completely dependent on God to help us. We cannot change our own hearts but we can ask God to do that work in us and believe by faith that He is.
We must be patient and not give up or give into settling for less then 100% of all God has done for us. When Jesus told the parable of the sower and the seed he said that when the seed is sown that it brings forth a harvest as much as 3o, 70 and 100 percent. We do not see the 30% before the 70% or the 70% before the 100%
What a shame it is when we walk away from the watering-can before the fullness of what God has planted has come forth. Don’t give up and walk away from your goals, dreams and desires just because the road is not paved with golden ease through out the journey.
Don’t give up and don’t give in! Hold out!
Be open to God changing the direction or the vehicle in which He is getting you to where your going, but don’t stop going in the direction He is leading you. Stand in faith and Hold out for all that Jesus has done for YOU! YOUR worth it 😉
Being Loved By Him, With You,
BIO: Daveda Schmidlin is a former pastor, teacher and speaker turned Stay at Home, Networking Marketing, Homeschooling Mama with a passion for overall health and wellness. Daveda has build a successful, home based business with It Works! Global and her desire is to inspire others to live healthy spiritually, mentally, financially and physically.