The moment I pushed the button to start something new the resistance showed up. Satan got in my face. He tormented my thoughts and made me doubt my decision. With every lecture that I complete, it gets a little harder to keep going. My mind wants to take me back to the safe place—where everything is comfortable. It wants me to stay right where I am without every growing or trying something new. But, my heart desires more.
My heart wants God to mold me into a mighty soldier for Him. I want to do His work and help as many people as possible. I want to become the person that He created for me to be. Therefore, I have to be willing to walk by faith and trust Him. I have to keep putting one foot in front of the other—even when it’s really hard. Because the only way to truly overcome the resistance it to embrace it and allow it to make me stronger.
Yesterday, as I sat down to do my work, I was feeling overwhelmed. Discouraging thoughts were looping in my mind. Distracted, I couldn’t really concentrate. When I took a break, I checked my messages. Someone had sent me a message to tell me how much my book had helped her and how she applied the things I taught her in my online course to make a difference in her life, and the lives of other people. God always knows what we need, exactly when we need it.
The enemy is trying to make it seem like that when I get this certification it will be up to me to help other people. But, I know that I am just learning the skills. God is the One who will help others. This is His work. Sometimes He just allows me to assist Him. And, oh how I love those moments. I love it when He uses me in some way to help someone else. It is one of the greatest joys of my life. I am so thankful that He placed the desire in my heart to do more. I have this beautiful vision in my heart of God using me to help others. When Satan tells me that I am not qualified to do this work, I know that my heart is qualified in God. The day He saved me He put His spirit in my heart and I became qualified. It is His spirit that does the work anyway. God can work in the heart of a willing vessel. As long as I am obedient to Him, then together we will be able to do His great work.
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