Friday, September 12, 2008

Do not grow weary

Some days for me it is really hard to stay strong in God’s call for my life. I find that everywhere I look there are flashing billboards calling my name- and the choices are endless. Some of these choices are very tempting-they are called comfort, ease, immediate gratification- and they all cater to ME. I gotta admit, most days- they all sound really, really good. Safe.
And then I remember...I’ve visited those places before.
Been there. Done that.
And you know what- it’s false advertisement and it’s not all it’s cracked up to be.

Lately I have really been struggling with not allowing the enemy to defeat me. God has a big job ahead for us- I don’t even know for certain all of the details, but I know He is at work. (*as a side note- I think God does that on purpose- only tells us a little bit at a time because He knows that it is all we can handle at once). I know that I need to stay in His word, keep my eyes focused on Him and Him ONLY and not let the lies that Satan tells us detour me. I know that I need to say to Him 'Lord, whatever you will is, once again I submit to you… Have your way in me.'

I'll end with this written by Teresa Seputis:

Do Not Grow Weary In Well-Doing
My child, do not grow weary in well-doing. Do not allow the enemy of your soul to wear you out, drag you down, or discourage you. Don't you realize that this is one of his strategies against you, designed to shut you down and make you ineffective. At times he uses direct attack and confrontation. At times he tries to get you so busy with tasks that I have not assigned to you, so that you are too exhausted to do the things that I have given you to do. And at other times, he will play mind-games with your expectations. He will tell you that you are working so hard, and no one appreciates what you are doing. Or he will try to convince you that all of your efforts to obey and honor Me are for naught, and are accomplishing nothing. But I say to you--don't listen to his voice, for he is a liar and he has no power over you. Choose to believe My truth, and know that I am with you always. I am doing a good work in you life, and I desire to do good works through you. So again, I say to you: do not grow weary in well-doing.

1 comment:

Doreen said...

Thanks Amy... Some days we need to hear those words.. doreen