1.Cor.15:58 (” Therefore my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord: for as much as YOU KNOW THAT YOUR LABOR IS NOT IN VAIN IN THE LORD. “) Don’t let the adversary SHIFT YOUR FOCUS from faith to Frustration. Keep your eyes on Jesus; and stop looking away from Him. In St. Matthew 14:28-31 we see Peter as he was walking on the water; and for a while, he did just fine: he was walking STEDFASTLY TOWARDS JESUS. But when he looked away from Jesus; then Peter’s focus shifted; and he became AFRAID & AGITATED because of the circumstances around him. Beloved! if you are going to walk & live as an Overcomer over opposition; then you must maintain your CENTRAL ATTENTION ON CHRIST & HIS WORD.
LK.9:23 (” If any man will come after me, let him deny HIMSELF, and take up his cross DAILY, and follow me. “) EVERYBODY HAS ONE: everybody has a cross: and whatever that cross is for you; then that’s the very thing that you will have to deny yourself~IN ORDER TO CARRY IT. Beloved! you will not be able to carry your cross if you do not FIRST deny yourself. You won’t even follow Jesus, if you don’t deny yourself.
If you do not KICK AGAINST THE PRICKS, or are disobedient; then your cross will be fairly easy for you to carry: and the calling upon your life fairly easy to fulfill: but if you REBEL, AND BE DEFIANT; then it will become a very hard thing for you to do.
Listen, I know people that have ended up within institutions, and in all kind of terrible shape~~resisting God’s Will, and fighting God’s Call, and trying to resist the power of His hand upon their life. God doesn’t make anybody do anything; but if He ever REMOVES HIS HAND; then you’ll wish you had.
ONLY YOU & GOD KNOW exactly what your cross is. Jesus said His YOKE IS EASY, and His BURDEN IS LIGHT~ (St.Matt.11:30) and it is Easy & Light truly, when you’re willing to LEARN OF HIM, LIVE FOR HIM & LOVE HIM. You see, we are the ones who make things hard & complicated: but the Lord’s Way is not hard, and His commandments are not grievous.
Don’t stay in any place where the SPIRIT OF GOD is not welcomed, or is resisted, or is not allowed to flow FREELY. The scripture says in 2. Cor.3:17 ” Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty “. Listen, if the anointed isn’t free there~ then neither are you. Even though the Word of God is not bound; it can be HINDERED, RESISTED, OR QUENCHED in the places, and lives of those who in unbelief, and who are afraid to allow it to flow in liberty~St.Matt.13:58. Now, I understand there must be order, and organization in every place: but if the Lord chooses to operate in that area; then my advice is to let God have HIS WAY, and for us to get our flesh OUT OF THE WAY. Amen! we can’t control God, and we cannot contain Him. Listen friend! if the Spirit of God is not at liberty in a place; then there will be BONDAGE in some way, and the people will stay BOUND & BROKEN. Beloved! don’t ever QUENCH, or stifle the Spirit of God when you know He is moving in your life. Don’t resist the Lord’s holy hand upon your life. Amen! Resist the devil, not God. You submit unto God, and you can walk in Liberty, Love, and Life. (Stay Blessed)