This has been weighing on my heart all day and I have felt God urging me to write to you. I just know someone needs this word of encouragement tonight.
I want to remind you my friend, that there are people in your life who want you to fail.
There are people who want you to quit chasing after God. They want you to stop pursuing the calling God has placed into your heart.
There are people in your life who do not want the best for you. In fact, they want the opposite.
How you respond to these people, matters.
God requires His children to do things outside of their comfort zones. Living for Jesus is not the easy road. It is the narrow road. It is also the best road.
When you examine God’s Word, you see God using the most unlikely people to do the most extraordinary things for His Kingdom. They did not do these amazing things because they were unusually gifted or talented, but because they trusted, and obeyed God.
They walked by faith, not by what they saw in front of them. They believed God and they, too, had opposition facing them each step of the way.
My friend, you have a decision to make each day. Who’s voice are you going to listen to?
Are you going to listen to those people who tell you that you cannot do what God is calling you to do? Are you going to listen to the people who question your motives and call you a fool?
People may tell you, “it’s not possible,” or “you can never do that.”
Do not listen to them.
Instead, make the daily decision to stay focused on Jesus. Stay connected to Him through prayer and reading your Bible. Cling to Him and keep running your race with courage and perseverance.
Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.
Guard your heart as you take each step of faith and BELIEVE that God will do what He says He will do!
The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it.
~1 Thessalonians 5:24
YOU have a important race to run! YOU have an incredible life to live! Do not miss out on what God has planned for you. Listen to the voice of God and go full steam ahead!
Remember, we are called to love everyone. We are not called to trust everyone. May God give us the wisdom to know the difference.
Grateful for you,
Joy that was perfect for me today!!! Thanks for posting!!
Beautiful words Joy.
What wonderful words of encouragement! Thank you, Joy!