“There has never been the slightest doubt in my mind that the God who started this great work in you would keep at it and bring it to a flourishing finish on the very day Christ Jesus appears.” Philippians 1:6 MSG
I love this scripture…it brings such hope to anyone lagging in their hope! At this very moment, everything around you might look hopeless, but if you will stay in faith and not give up…you WILL have a flourishing finish! It’s easy to say, “I trust God” when everything is going great, but it’s a true test when everything is going wrong and you can STILL say, “I trust God!” James 1:3 says, “The testing of your faith works patience.” The Message says, “under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors.”
I spent so many years of my life professing that God was my source, but anytime something went wrong I usually failed in my faith walk and went with my emotions…worry, fear, anger, etc. The past 8 years I’ve been on a desperate quest to truly make Jesus the Lord of my life and trust Him completely regardless of what I see, feel, or hear. Yes, I still have opportunities for my feelings to take over, but my faith is now fixed in God’s Word and His promises for my life. I cannot be shaken, regardless of what the devil brings my way! I will not get off my faith and I expect God to move in my behalf! That’s faith talking!
I want to encourage you to dig your heels in and refuse to let the devil dictate your life anymore. You may have given and tithed and still have seen no change in your finances, or you may have cried out to God to restore your marriage, yet things remain the same…you cannot give up! The devil will push and push and push, but you have to push back and stand your ground…stay in faith, speak the Word, and be thankful! You can and you WILL make it! It’s just a matter of time before your flourishing finish arrives!
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