A word of encouragement
It is one thing to fight a battle. It is a wholly different situation to continuously motivate yourself to win the war. The present pandemic has tested many of us to our fullest extent and some of us feel that we have nothing left in the tank.
The truth is that every Christian has suffered casualties in this fight of faith. There have been glorious moments that we proudly testify about. But there are also those moments that we hide from our peers. Those times that the enemy got the better of us.
The longer we continue to fight, it is not the fight that becomes harder but rather the motivation to continue. Fighting on our own strength will eventually see us burn out. The enemy we fight is weak, but He is relentless. A Child of God is seen as an overcomer only if they manage to fight till the end.
If you feel drained from all the battles you have encountered, let this word encourage you today.
Do not frown at the weapons that the enemy has made. Satan will always create a weapon to best us. His intention is always to kill, steal and destroy. But be of good cheer, for God says no weapons formed against you shall prosper.
We have a powerful name, JESUS. The power of the blood never wanes. The strength that we derive from the joy of the Lord never grows tired. He that is within you is always greater than he who is in this world. So equip yourself with the divine armor. The enemy may come in waves, but they will dissipate like vapors.
“No weapon formed against you shall prosper”. Isaiah 54:17
Israelites faced many harsh realities in the wilderness. But the covenant-keeping God was always faithful to protect them. You will have to combat the enemy and his dominions. But until you reach your eternal home, God will keep all his covenants and will protect you.
You are moving forward towards victory.
“If you listen carefully to what he says and do all that I say, I will be an enemy to your enemies and will oppose those who oppose you.”. Exodus 23:22
Understand that the enemy is already defeated. His lies are built to distract you from seizing your victory. God has given you power and authority over the enemy, through his son - Jesus Christ. Satan cannot block your progress or hinder the promises of God in your life.
You are the church.
God has declared that He will build you. The construction is underway, and none of the plans of hell can work against it.
“I will build my church and gates of hell shall not prevail against it”. Mathew 16:18
So do not be discouraged by looking at your current situation. Even the best palaces do not look great while they are still under construction. Continue to build your life on Christ, and the Holy Spirit will finish the good work He has started in you.
There is a better future for you.