Have you ever been excited about something, only to experience something that lets the “air out of your balloon”? Maybe you set a financial savings goal, and just as you built momentum toward it, an unexpected expense occurred. Maybe you were positioning yourself to advance professionally, when all of sudden, a rumor circulated that sabotaged your integrity. Or, maybe you were in a situation like Hezekiah. He had resolved to be all God desired, and the enemy (King Sennacherib) showed up to suspend his progress.
These moments, especially when we’re moving toward the destiny God has decreed, are intentional. Our adversary, Satan, meddles in our affairs to make us stop pursuing God. He wants us to be so discouraged that we stop believing that we can achieve what God has revealed.
So, how should you respond to the attacks designed to stop you? The answer is simple: yield, don’t stop. Yield to the Spirit long enough to get instructions, and keep moving forward. Don’t let obstacles stop you. Yield to God, and like Hezekiah, you’ll be victorious!
Thought to Consider:
For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever (2 Corinthians 4:17, NLT)