The thoughts keep sounding off in my head, “You haven’t reached your goals, why bother now?”
I know that this is a direct attack from the enemy. God never tells us to give up on our goals, even if there is a setback on the journey. He tells us to go forward, even if that means to fight for what we are called to do.
“Rise ye up, take your journey, and pass over the river Arnon: behold, I have given into thine hand Sihon the Amorite, king of Heshbon, and his land: begin to possess it, and contend with him in battle.” Deuteronomy 2:24 (KJV)
We don’t know what is before us always. That river Arnon could be raging and about to flood when we reach it. You can prepare all you want for a flood, but you won’t know if it is truly flooding until you reach it. However, you also don’t know what God is prepared to do through you. Maybe you are going to be strengthened and will lead others to the other side. God will also not let us go alone. He is always with us, but sends his angels to watch over us.
“And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.” Matthew 4:6 (KJV)
God could also just be working on helping you to overcome your fears. He doesn’t want us to live in fear. Our Heavenly Father knows what we are up against on earth, but He still gives us a different spirit.
“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7 (KJV)
We are called to stand strong and go forward. There are times when we just don’t feel strong enough to do so. When we can’t do it on our own, we are called to cast our cares on the Lord and He will carry us. I tell our son often the same when he is upset about something or he feels he just wants to give up. Do your best and let God handle the rest.
As the enemy tries to attack me with lack of progress, goals not met, time that has not stopped along the journey, I will stand on His word of truth. Our Heavenly Father sees my progress, knows my heart, and knows the ending of my journey. I remember the past and see my current chapter. God sees my next and final chapters. He is alongside me in the race against time the enemy wants me to remember is still ticking. His angels are around me to protect and help, but He carries me when I have no more strength to continue. The Holy Spirit will guide, encourage, inspire and motivate me too along the way.
My writing is not just for me. God calls me to it. He knows who will be touched by the words He inspires me to write. I need to trust Him and write. All other thoughts and feelings that attempt to quit or doubt my writing are attacks from the enemy.
I am creating a pipeline from Heaven to others through my writing. I just need to be obedient to Him. Do you feel called to write for God as well? So many feel called, but for some reason, they put it aside along with other dreams they may have. Life is short. We are meant to share with others. Write that story! Start that book! You just never know how it will touch another human.