Don’t be discouraged. Let the opposition fuel your faith.

It’s been awhile since I have written here. In addition to adjusting to a new season of life, I have also been facing all types of resistance with my writing. On more than one occasion, I tried posting to this blog but it would not let me email my subscribers. However, I continued to write on my laptop. Then my less than year old laptop began to malfunction and I lost all my files. ALL .MY. FILES. To say I was disappointed would be an understatement. The temptation is there to say, “FORGET IT, it’s not like I have that many subscribers anyway. I don’t have time for this!” However, I can’t give in to that kind of thinking. Huge following or not, I know that writing is a part of my purpose. I have enough sense to know that none of this is coincidental. Even in the process of writing this post, I experienced some more technical difficulties. However, instead of giving up, I am going to use this resistance to fuel my faith. I am going to use this resistance to develop a greater resolve to do what God has called me to do. The devil would love for me to just give in to my frustration but He won’t win. I am going to BANG AWAY AT THIS KEYBOARD AND TYPE THE WORDS THAT THE LORD GIVES ME TO SHARE WITH OTHERS. Keep watch for that book!

I love the story of Paul in Philippians 1:12-19. He was arrested for preaching the gospel. Instead of keeping his mouth shut and doubt God, Paul continued to preach even while in prison. His steadfastness fueled the faith of other believers and gave them the courage to preach the gospel with boldness! What has God called you to do? Are you experiencing any resistance? How have you been responding to the resistance? Today, I want to encourage you to keep going!


Don’t answer your own prayers. Wait on God!


We pray.  Then we wait.  And wait.  And wait. We become impatient.  Then we come up with the clever idea that God needs our help so we create a plan to answer our own prayers!  Ever been there?  Confession:  I have, more times that I would like to admit. Thankfully I am becoming a little wiser and learning that waiting on God is worth it.

Are you still waiting on God to answer your prayers?  What are some things you have done to help you as you wait?