Sometimes our services to God and humanity can come under attack.
There is an army of agents of Satan unleashed to distract you, frustrate you or wear you out so you would never be able to do what God has called you to do.
This attack comes in various forms like personal problems; prolonged lack and financial hardship, misjudgement of motive and defamation of character. Or those you lead who go behind your back to sow discord. Others may be unkind superiors who take our loyalty for granted.
As frustrating as these could be, you should not allow them to douse your flame. Don’t let your hand drop from the work. Don’t let suspicion, reaction or opinions of men discourage you.
Most importantly, don’t allow your personal struggles or discomforts freeze your zeal for serving God and helping people.
You are required to fight for your vision, calling and assignment in life, otherwise it would never come to pass. It may be familiar people or even fellow believers that are against you, but the truth is the ones behind it is Satan and the cohorts of hell.
Don’t allow them to wear you out. Don’t entertain the urge to quit or change your style or focus. Be strong in the Lord, be tenacious, be tough, don’t break down!
While it may be safer to quit, compromise or become apologetic, think of the many lives that your life and call was meant to help. Think of the day you will stand before the Master.
Don’t lose your passion; do all you can to preserve your inspiration. Keep praying, take time away to rest and recharge. Contend earnestly to keep your intensity.
““Joseph is a fruitful bough, A fruitful bough by a well; His branches run over the wall. The archers have bitterly grieved him, Shot at him and hated him. But his bow remained in strength, And the arms of his hands were made strong By the hands of the Mighty God of Jacob (From there is the Shepherd, the Stone of Israel),”
Genesis 49:22-24 NKJV
Written by: Ps Sunday Oladokun