The Lord will never put too much on you than what you can bear. See it as an honor that he can trust you to handle whatever it is that you’re going through. Your process and challenge was not meant to drain you mentally, emotionally, spiritually or physically. Allow him to replenish and restore your strength, for the joy of the LORD shall be your strength.
Every time when you feel that it’s too much, just remember it will work for your good. It may feel unfair but what he wants to see is: Are you going to stand on his word or are you going to stand on your feelings and what it looks like? Even if it has been years, he wants to see what direction you will go towards.
Will you stick with him although in the natural it appears like you are you are coming in last place? Will you leave and turn away because you want convenience and is willing to compromise to get what you want instead of waiting? Don’t allow frustration to overtake you. Your pain and suffering has purpose and if you want the LORD’s best, then you must be willing to go through what you have to in order to receive it. THERE ARE NO SHORTCUTS!
Shortcuts lead to demise, destruction and to a dead-end. Short-term benefits will not be worth it in the long run. Remember that you can handle this. Just breathe. It will get better along the way. Your patience, obedience and faithfulness will pay off at the end. The best is still on the way. You will come out on the top. The best is in-store for you. You have not seen your best life yet. You can handle this!
It is written in 1 Corinthians 10:13: “There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it”.
Please don’t wait until you have what you want in life to be happy. Make a choice and a decision that you are still going to be happy regardless of what you are waiting for. Make a decision that you are still going to enjoy the journey along the way. Being unhappy robs of us of time. There is beauty in almost every situation. Whether you are starting over, feeling like you are stuck, or being almost there in achieving your goals; you can still be happy! The LORD does not want your happiness or faith to be based on conditions. Yes there will be things that we encounter in our lives that will try to destroy us; as well as our joy. We must fight to not allow no one to steal our joy. Weeping may endure for the night, but joy shall come in the morning.
Remember that your situation is temporary. Be bold and gracious my friend, for the best is yet to come. Don’t be ruled by temporary emotions and circumstances. Happiness is a choice. Our happiness cannot come from other people, places, money, material things and our professions. If our happiness is based on those things, then we are building a fragile foundation that will eventually crumble apart. Be strong and faithful always. Don’t live any less because you currently don’t have what you are praying for yet.
It is written in Psalms 37:4 – “Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart”.
It’s important to be yourself. If God has called you to do something, then you must do it. There will always be obstacles and challenges along the way. You cannot allow the fear of others or what may happen to deter you from what you have been called to do. The jealousy and the lack of support will come. There will be people who will not be able to continue the journey with you. These are all of the things and events that will occur. See it not a strange thing. It is all an indication that you are walking in the right path. You cannot make everyone happy neither is it your assignment to do so. Some people can become uncomfortable and intimidated by what you have to offer.
The greatness on your life is so strong that you don’t need the numbers, approval nor validation from man in order to continue to pursue God’s will for your life. This is not regarding nor referring to material/financial possession, but his purpose. No matter what constant changes you may face, endure until the end. Your steps are still ordered no matter how many times you have fallen off. Endure until the end. Be faithful over a few things, so he can make you a great ruler of many. The capacity and the amount of responsibility that he wants to entrust you will be greater, so the process may appear slower for you than most people. Endure until the end. The waiting time is a training ground that you must use to prepare yourself for whats to come. Anything worth having will not be easy, again endure until the end. Be the best you, you can be. You were made for this!
Matthew 24:13: “But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved“.
1 Peter 4:12: “Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you”.
Proverbs 18:24 “A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother“.