Don’t give the fight!
Jerimiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord. “Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
God placed this desire for rest in our souls, and he promises to fulfill it however with that being said he also asked us to have long suffering because he knew that eventually we will all long for rest from the stress of living
“I will satisfy the weary soul, and every languishing soul I will replenish” (Jeremiah 31;25)
Have you ever spoken to someone who said something like “I don’t want to live anymore..but I don’t want to die either”?
What their really saying is simple. I want hope–I want to know that my living wont be in vain.
I have been at this stage many times sometimes the thought of suicide even crossed my mind but as a child of God I wouldn’t dare take my life because it isn’t mines to take.
There were times when I fell into deep depression and I didn’t want to try anymore,depression is real I see it everyday and its prevalent amongst young people
As believers we really need to ask God to give us the spirit of discernment so many people are suffering around us but we cant see it. We walk past friends, church members and people within our vicinity everyday and we have no idea about the things there are going through.
Encourage someone today if you can sometimes just a hello can make a difference in a person mind where life and death is concerned and If you feel depressed and alone, and feel like there’s no point to it all, remind yourself that you have a plan, you are working your plan and that someday it will come to past .
Don’t give up the fight because your future depends on it, and do not give up on yourself God has a plan for us all that MUST come to Past but it can only be fulfilled if we Endure.
Long suffering is one of the fruits of the spirit and its something we need to acquire in order to walk this walk of faith. Encourage yourself because outside of the assurance of Christ all we have is ourselves so we have to love on ourselves and speak life over ourselves
“But don’t give up. No, rather “take courage! Do not let your hands be weak, for your work shall be rewarded” (2 Chronicles 15:7).
My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. (2 Corinthians 12:8–9)
Are you a Visionary or a Wishful Thinker?
Living In your head is such a dangerous thing. It can cripple your reality if you’re not working towards your goal or making progression towards the vision.
Wishful thinking fools you into thinking what exists in your head is more than a figment of your imagination.
Often times all we create in our mind stays in the mind then slowly that new innovative idea withers away with the rest of our puffed up thoughts , then it never yielded tangible evidence.
The word of God makes it clear to us in James 2;14 that faith without works is dead. “What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action is dead“
The question I want to propose to you today is, what kind of faith do you have, does it reflect that of a noun or verb? We ‘ve been taught the differences between Nouns and Verbs and their differences are simple.
A Noun is just a word , that word can be either a person ,place or thing but a Verb is( an action word). The Verb is what ultimately what brings us to the Noun . Any body could talk about the things that they want or places they want to go but they will never achieve it if there is no movement in their life .
The same can be said about our faith. If faith is just talked about (like a noun) without action(the verb) we wont accomplish or move forward in our lives.
In the book of Ruth Naomi had to leave a familiar yet dry and fruitless land called Moab behind in order to get to the place that God wanted her to be in. She stepped out in faith by moving from one land to another. She didn’t see the harvest that she heard about but she took the chance and went towards the promise
Ruth 1:6 -7
6 Then she arose with her daughters in law, that she might return from the country of Moab: for she had heard in the country of Moab how that the Lord had visited his people in giving them bread. 7 Wherefore she went forth out of the place where she was, and her two daughters in law with her; and they went on the way to return unto the land of Judah.
For all we know the land could have been just like Moab (dry and fruitless full of misery and bad experiences) but she chose to Activate her faith and move despite of the way she felt
Look at where you are today. Have you activated that kind of faith as yet? Have you applied for that job or perhaps took those extra classes? What about your relationship with God and our self? Do you put aside time to commune with God daily ?Do you set some time aside for yourself so you can work towards the vision and ideas God has deposited in you?
People who are successful at accomplishing personal goals, visions and assignments understand a vision without strategy and action will generate no substantial outcome.
There is a huge difference between wanting something to happen and following a systematic approach for making it happen.
Steps to success
1. Execute – Work towards the vision God has deposited in you (James 2:14) What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no works? Can such faith save them? ) But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves” Jame 1;22
2. Trial and Error- Much of life is a process of trial and error (James 1:12 Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to.
3. Personal life coaching/counseling- Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom in the future. Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.( Proverbs 19:20-21 )Listen to advice and accept instruction, and in the end you will be wise. 21 Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails
Maybe its time for some changes starting today! We cant keep reading the word of God day after day without any action being put into place. James 1:22 Encourages us to not only hear and read the word of God but to also do what it says through action and deeds and by this we could avoid living a fruitless life
After reading this today I want you to Activate your Faith then Put that Faith into ACTION!