Psalm 34:19 “The righteous person faces many troubles, but the Lord comes to rescue each time.” ~NLT
A good running back on a football team disciplines himself to be good at what he does. He trains, he works out and he studies the plays given to him by his coach. As a result, he becomes the best running back in the league.
Other teams begin to study how to keep him from gaining yards or even stopping him from scoring on them. He has proven his strength as a running back. He has become and is known as a threat to the other teams they play. Because of this, the other teams will build strategies on how to stop this running back from accomplishing his mission for his team.
The same situation exists for Christians. God has created you for a purpose and that purpose will be done by walking the same mission of Christ. As we grow as Christians, studying God’s Word and living that Word, we become strong in our faith. This faith is noticed in our walk as followers of Christ.
Have you noticed that the more you go to church, the more you study and live righteously, life seems to be harder at times? That is because the devil has a team together. His mission is to destroy the cause of Christ. When you are that player that sits on the bench, doing nothing for God’s team, Satan doesn’t bother you. As long as you’re not living for Christ, you are actually allowing Satan’s team to benefit from your stagnation.
In other words, God has much power He wants to flow through you. So, when you get off the bench and get into the game, God will surge this power through you and the world will begin to change. But the devil doesn’t want this. This is why things seem to be going wrong in your life. The enemy will come at you with everything he has to prevent you from continuing your journey in Christ.
But know that you serve a God that loves you so much, He will step in and rescue you from all of it. If something occurs in your life because of Satan, God will take those negative results and turn them into something beautiful. You will be given a brand-new testimony about God moving in your life!
Stay the course in being a righteous person. No matter what life throws at you. Your mission, (should you choose to accept it), will go on and flourish like a blade of grass pushing through concrete. God will reveal you as not only His child, but also His purpose for fertilizing the Garden of Eden.
May God allow you peace as you continue your Journey in Jesus’ name.
Authors Billy & Yolanda
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