The Oil Of Joy - Don't be Discouraged

/ by Rebuild Your Life Ministries

Isaiah 61:7
7 Instead of shame and dishonor, you will enjoy a double share of honor. You will possess a double portion of prosperity in your land, and everlasting joy will be yours.

God always sees the potential in every situation. He is full of ideas for solving our problems and enhancing our lives. However there is a small note of caution, every idea from God seems crazy at the time but when we follow it, we will end up with the most amazing experiences. For instance when God promised to give Abraham the land, He first showed him fields which were leftover after his nephew Lot had chosen the best. For some of us God has given us several ideas in succession and we have never pursued it. Or we started and stopped somewhere along the line.

We may be feeling discouraged because our life is not going as expected but I will say it is well. It is never too early or too late to start with God, however the earlier the better because none of us know how long we have on earth. Whenever God identifies a need on earth, He starts sending ideas to people to solve it. Those who take it up, He guides them to successful completion. But those who do not use it, He moves on to the next person. If any of us look back in our lives and see that we had many ideas which we never developed, then it is time to go back to God and ask for guidance to know which one to take up and run with it. The fact that we delayed in following the ideas from God shouldn't make us panic and try to rush the process. But rather we need to be prepared to wait for God to renew our strength so that though we run, we will not grow weary but be able to see it through. For every darkness or uncertainty we see in our lives, God is ready and waiting to speak light and put ideas into our minds.


Prayer: Father, many are the times when I feel discouraged because my life is not going the way I planned it. Please help me to remember that You are still in control, so nothing can destroy me but I would see Your goodness in the land of the living in Jesus Name. Amen.


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