Each one of us has a Holy Spirit-designed purpose where the fire of His spirit flows through us for the benefit of others. Ephesians 2:10 echoes Psalm 138:8, “The Lord will fulfill His purpose for me; your love, O Lord, endures forever—do not abandon the work of your hands.” And the enemy of our soul will come at us with guns blazing and flaming arrows, often using other people, life’s disappointments, and our flawed understanding as the carriers for his weapons.
What draws you? What pulls at you even though the risk of rejection reigns? What do you need courage for in order to say, “Yes”? What is the one thing that won’t let you go even in the midst of opposition and disdain?
It could be a desire to grow in knowledge about the Bible, but people are telling you it’s not important. Maybe you burn to start a non-profit, but opposition confronts your every move. You might have a drive to serve your local church, but your innovative ideas get rejected by the leadership team. Or maybe you have a vision for your family that runs opposite of the world’s vision, and you just want to do what God has asked without criticism from your mother, next door neighbor, or the stranger at the store.
That thing you’re most discouraged about in your life just might be the one thing that God has designed for you to step into with courage and victory, fulfilling his purpose for you.
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