Many of us have heard those discouraging words or something like them when we’ve shared a plan or a dream with someone. I know it’s hard to press forward when we get friends and family telling us things like that. Sometimes they mean well, sometimes they don’t. We even have the enemy whispering words like that to us to get us to give up before we even try. I just want to say to you, don’t listen to anybody but Jesus!
For anyone out there who is feeling discouraged and hurt by those kind of words right now, be ENCOURAGED. Don’t ever let anyone tell you that you can’t do something that you have in your heart to do. If your desire is aligned with God’s will, you can’t go wrong. God’s purpose will prevail! Don’t expect that it will be easy. Just believe and trust that it IS possible with God and that He will see you through. And no matter how long it takes or how difficult it becomes, NEVER give up.
Early on in this journey, I heard something from a great preacher that I’d like to share. It goes something like this: “If anyone tells you that it can’t be done, your immediate response should be ‘Watch me! Watch me, in Jesus’ name!’” I never forgot that, and I hope you will never forget it either.
Here’s something else you can remember when you start to feel discouraged, of course it’s just one of many: “’If you can’?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for one who believes.” Mark 9:23 (NIV)
So again, be encouraged friends. Let’s keep on keeping on for God’s glory! ♥