We Should be Working from Victory, Not Toward Victory
The darkest time of the day is just before sunrise. Our lives may feel like total darkness, but the dawn of hope is on the horizon. Remember that the sun is always shining, even though we may not see it.
Don’t doubt in darkness what you knew to be true in the light.
So, let’s stop saying “oh my, look what is happening to me” and instead with joy and anticipation say, “look what is happening for me.”
Try to adopt a new attitude. Disappointments and challenges come and go; however, God never wavers. Maybe some of your dreams have not been fulfilled but remember – it is not over until the Lord tells you it is over.
The enemy always attacks you most intensely when he knows God has something great for you. Remember – you are a victor, not a victim. We should be working from victory, not working toward victory.
Remember the story of Moses: God put a promise in Moses that someday he would deliver the people of Israel. However, Moses got sidetracked, killed a person, and disappeared. Moses may have been thinking: “Boy, I blew it. God will never use me now, I might as well give up” or “God wants nothing to do with me--what a loser."
God never gives up. If God places a dream in us, that dream is always there. We may give up on God, but God never gives up on us.
Forty years later when Moses was 80 years of age – God told Moses – “get ready, it is time to deliver your people.” What?! Moses had to wait until he was 80 years old? Yep. That is why it is important to never give up.
Remember Philippians 1:6 “Being confident of this very thing, that He which had begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.”
As we continue on with the challenges of today, let us all adopt a new attitude--one of anticipation, one of hope, one of expectancy, knowing that greater is He Who is in me, than he who is in the world.
The darkness is ready to give way to morning!