When Spiritual Attack Makes You Feel Like Quitting
Last week I blogged about spiritual attack (click here) And this week my mind continues to camp out on this topic from a somewhat different angle.
Spiritual attack means Christian writers and speakers are warriors in a battle–always. I’ve read and heard recently in the Christian and secular world about women being strong warriors. I appreciate these thoughts. I do. But can I just tell you something?
Sometimes all I can think is, I’m not strong, and I don’t know if I can be. Sometimes I don’t feel like a warrior. I just feel weak.
And I think we writers and speakers are all are familiar with where these feelings might lead: quitting our dream, passion, or purpose; giving up because it’s too hard; putting the dream on the back burner for a bit and continuing to trudge along on a less treacherous path.
As I journaled about this, I sensed the Spirit giving me this thought: Melanie, you don’t have to be strong because I AM.
Wow! Does anyone else need to hear that? I can’t even tell you how much relief that gave me. And honestly, it made me cry.
So, let God be strong in you. He is the great I AM!
In Exodus 3:14, God speaks to Moses about his fears by responding,“’I AM WHO I AM.’” And continues in verse 15, “’This is My name forever, and this is My memorial-name to all generations.”
So, carry on, sweet sisters, in God’s strength. I know you’ll get weary sometimes, you’ll question what you’re doing, and you’ll feel like quitting.
Take a pause, maybe a break to refresh. Then pray for God to be your I AM, and don’t let the enemy deter you from your purpose of glorifying Him.
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Oh, how I needed the balm of your encouraging words pointing me to God’s Word. Thank you, Melanie 🙂
I love that word balm! You have persevered, friend. Proud of you! Jesus sees you and your heart and all the steps of obedience, both private and public, you have taken for Him.
Been there. Thank you for the reminder!
Hi Deanna, Nice to hear from you. May we not return there! Keep our armor on!
It is freeing to stop thinking “what do I need to do?” and remember all that my God has already done! We can find safety, peace, and rest in his everlasting arms!
What a relief that change of perspective can bring! Thank you for sharing, Sue!