This Christian walk has taken me through many different training fields. Some more difficult than others. As a younger Christian, The Lord seemed to appease me much quicker. As the years passed and I matured, things did not come as easily. I would question and long for the days of ‘quick appeasing’. I realize now that time does not necessarily mean wisdom. Wisdom is developed as you gain knowledge and experience and learn to use good judgment.
The struggles, trails, tribulations and wilderness that we have to walk through as Christians, gives us endurance and builds our faith, opens our Spiritual eyes and teaches us to listen for Holy Spirit’s voice. Our stamina is enhanced and allows us the ability to press in and lean on the Word of God. It is all part of a Christian’s workout to strengthen and build up Spiritual muscles and to make us warriors; Soldiers in the army of God. It is all in preparation for the battle against the enemy.
I recently attended a conference, IGAP 2013 (International Gathering of Apostles and Prophets), where I know I received a new level of impartation. Prior to attending, I had been feeling like there was more to my walk but, I just couldn’t put my finger on it. I had this anxious feeling in the pit of my belly. I was desiring to go deeper and to see a supernatural manifestation take place. My husband and our eldest daughter were there with me. We received revelation that opened our eyes to things we thought we already knew but we didn’t have clarity. I, myself not only received revelation but a new excitement and strength to move forward in my call.
We all have times in our lives that we feel like, “there has to be more”. We all get sad, angry, tired, discouraged, fearful and sometimes we just want to throw in the towel. We were not created to give up, back down or cower from the difficult things. The bible tells us in Joshua 1:9:
‘Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.’ And Romans 8:31b says: ‘……If God be for us, who can be against us?’
So be encouraged! Your “more” is waiting for you. You’re just steps away from something wonderful. It’s gonna be worth it!