God, are you playing tricks on me?


You prayed about it, you got spiritual guidance, you got quiet, you listened and you were still. You got what you felt was a clear sign from God not once, not twice, but three times. So you put one foot in front of the other, then another, then another. Things are going well, you’re still scared but you’re moving anyway. You feel inspired, you’re feeling passionate, ideas are flowing, you’re excited. You work hours through the night because the adrenaline won’t let you sleep. Something is stirring. It seems God is aligning things; oh yeah he’s in this, you’re sure of it! You’re using your gifts and he’s speaking to you all along the way. With every problem that comes you ask Him what to do, shortly to follow is a solution. You’re still in motion and making progress.


Then suddenly!


Something happens that halts your momentum, why are simple things suddenly becoming difficult to complete, insecurity peaks in, self-doubt, what if they don’t like me, what if I don’t succeed, what if mine isn’t as good as someone else’s, why do things seem so much harder for me than anyone else. Help isn’t coming through as they said, delays, delays, delays, I’m frustrated. Am I doing the right thing? Did I make a wrong turn somewhere? Was I wrong about this? Maybe it wasn’t God? I thought I heard right. I prayed with intent, I stopped to listen, I didn’t make a move until I was sure of it. My heart was in the right place and I really only want to do what God would have me do. I thought I had his favor, did I do something wrong???


NOW WHAT GOD!


I get it, you’re angry, you feel betrayed, like you said yes to God, you were all in. It seems He was helping you and all was on your side but now you feel forsaken. Perhaps it’s not what you did wrong but more of how much you’re doing right. Perhaps the enemy has gotten wind of your momentum and is shooting darts to distract you and to convince you to give up. But maybe it’s not time to give up at all. Maybe you heard right and this is the stage to turn up the gear and work a little harder until you catch your stride again. Maybe the enemy knows just how great you’re going to be. Do you know?


Will you keep going to find out? #forhispurpose


XOXO,


Shantika


And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. - Romans 8:28

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