You just said out loud,
“WHAT???? What do you want from me?”
Frustrated with trying to please people, doing the right thing, being at the right place…
Staying saved… just staying sane…
Then more things come out of the woodwork?
Its Not From God
You realize God doesn’t throw all this, this… junk and bunk your way.
So, I guess that means the person we are asking that question to is – the enemy.
What’s scary is that he answers. His answer is the same every time, to every person, in every instance.
“Just quit,” he suggests. “It would be easier if you just give in and quit.”
That is the same answer he gives to the addict trying to hang on — the marriage that seems so unfulfilling in the moment — the job that feels like there is no upside.
To some… just life in general.
The enemy whispers in our ear to quit and walk away. It will be easier somewhere else with someone else in another time.
The Devil is a Liar
You know what? HE IS A STINKIN’ LIAR!!!!!!! A big, fat, ugly, hairy liar!!!!!
The ONLY reason he wants us to quit is so that he doesn’t have to work so hard. He knows that if we step out of the will of God, we will be miserable without him having to do anything.
Read that last part again. It is soooooo important!
He knows that if we step out of the will of God, we will be miserable without him having to do anything.
Trust me! I have seen many people believe him and then have MORE than double or triple the feelings of unfulfillment and unhappiness than they had before they quit what they were doing in the will of God.
The enemy does NOT want us having any peace, joy, happiness or anything that goes along with God.
And many times, right before we move to another level or into a sweet spot in life that God has for us – the devil kicks and bucks and does ALL he can to try and keep us from attaining the mark.
He doesn’t want us to win and be happy. So he will lie, cheat, steal and tell us everything but the truth, 24 hours a day, to try to derail us.
I Will Not Quit
Well guess what enemy? I WILL NOT QUIT!!!!
You better just saddle yourself in because you are going to be in this one for the long haul! We are going to fulfill God’s destiny for our life. We are going to serve the King of kings in the place that He wants us.
We are too smart to fall for your second hand shoddy chicanery. We are King’s kids destined to rule and reign in this earth. It may not look like it now, but we are on our way up. Up and out. Beyond all we can ask, think or imagine according to the power of God that works in us.
God has a plan for us that He planned and destined before we were born. We have a purpose in life and that purpose is to fulfill His plan for our life. A plan that includes happiness, overcoming, peace, blessing and victory!
So the next time you hear that little voice that nags at you and says, “Just quit. It would be easier without this mess,” just put on a sly smile and know that the blessing must be right around the corner for you!