As you begin to walk on the water, you might feel unstoppable: your faith is firm, your eyes are fixed on Jesus, you have stepped into your gifting, God is equipping you, and you’ve got this!
And then along comes a harsh word, or a subtle taunt thrown your way…
“How are you going to balance everything?”
“If God wanted you to do that, He would…”
“You might be okay at X, but you’ll never be as good as X.”
“Are you sure this is what God really wants for you?”
The list goes on an on of potential remarks and encounters with people whose sole purpose is to undermine your faith journey. There is a difference between Biblical wisdom delivered with kindness and genuine concern versus the know-it-all-watchdog who does not want you to succeed or feels threatened in some way.
Remember Deuteronomy 31:8, “The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”(NIV)
As you walk deeply in faith, don’t let the World (i.e., naysayers, Enemy, etc.) hold you back and discourage you.
- What discouragements are you facing right now?
- Who can help you on your journey?
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