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You’re up now and you have a lot of ground to cover. Shout with the voice of victory! … and Run, Don’t walk! It’s time to run to Jesus even while the Devil is still talking. We must trust the Lord beyond our knowing exactly what lies ahead. We must believe even though we haven’t seen the whole picture.
It’s called faith. The Lord is growing and maturing our faith. Faith in what He’s preparing for us to do. Faith for what’s ahead. The enemy tries to instill us with fear that what’s ahead must be bad. But’s that’s not necessarily so. However, at times, the Lord may disappoint us to elevate us… to get us up!
But we will say…
15 Though he slay me, yet will I trust [in] him:Job 13:15A
The Apostle James says, Count it All Joy!
2 Dear brothers and sisters,[a] when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. 3 For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. 4 So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.jAMES 1:2-4
But, unfortunately, some of us may still be thinking, what if you don’t feel like running. Then I’d suggest that you tell God about it, you can’t fight the enemy in your mind. Some of us have been taught that we can’t complain to the Lord, but David said otherwise…
I cry out to the Lord;
I plead for the Lord’s mercy.
2 I pour out my complaints before him
and tell him all my troubles.
3 When I am overwhelmed,
you alone know the way I should turn.
Wherever I go,pSALM 142
my enemies have set traps for me.
4 I look for someone to come and help me,
but no one gives me a passing thought!
No one will help me;
no one cares a bit what happens to me.
5 Then I pray to you, O Lord.
I say, “You are my place of refuge.
You are all I really want in life.
Let me tell you a little secret, I don’t like to run at ALL, ever! But, I will walk very fast. I’m kinda out of shape, so walking very fast will get my heart rate up and I’ll start to sweat. So, you may have to run at your own pace and if you don’t really feel like running, then start walking really fast! Now that you’re up, don’t let anything or anyone knock you down again. Only go down on your own terms and then, get up running or walking really fast! Because, the Lord has exceeding abundantly above all that we could ever ask or imagine, according to the power that worketh in us. So, we must remain humble… it’s all for His Glory.
Here’s Special Word for the Entrepreneurs/Business Owners that might be out there:
There is someone out there that waiting to see the numbers to determine their success. Number of likes or followers, or maybe dollars, or clients, I don’t know what you number is, but the Lord is saying that your obedience will determine your success, not a number.
5 Don’t love money; be satisfied with what you have. For God has said,
“I will never fail you.
I will never abandon you.”[a]
6 So we can say with confidence,
“The Lord is my helper,hEBREWS 13:5-6
so I will have no fear.
What can mere people do to me?”[b]
Remember, always take a quiet moment to listen to what the Holy Spirit is saying…