IT’S NOT WORKING!
Over the last few days, there was a situation that just has not resolved itself, and I have found that I was getting discouraged along with some of my team members. In fact, the harder we worked on the situation, the worse it seemed to get. The problem is out of our control, and we need God to step in. It’s not a life or death situation, but we have been working on this particular project for a while and have had decent time frames, communication, and project management. The situation is out of our hands, and regardless of what we have done over the last few days, it’s been a response of “IT’S NOT WORKING.”
HAVE YOU FELT LIKE THAT BEFORE?
Pastor Steve preached a fantastic message this past weekend called GOD’S GOT THIS. The team was reminded of this specifically in this situation, and we asked ourselves what gift or opportunity could come from this? We realized that maybe God wants to show off, or his timing is different, or He will reveal later His specific plan, but for RIGHT NOW, WE NEED TO TRUST HIM!
I was reminded of the scripture below:
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
Here is another one:
1 Corinthians 15:58 | Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.
2 Corinthians 4:1 | Therefore, since through God’s mercy we have this ministry, we do not lose heart.
Ok, maybe just one more:
2 Thessalonians 3:13 | And as for you, brothers and sisters, never tire of doing what is good.
Ok, for real this time:
Hebrews 12:3 | Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.
LISTEN, when I’m discouraged, stressed, anxious, or feeling overwhelmed, I drive myself to scripture, the Word, which is LIFE and ABUNDANT life!
APPLICATION: In what area of your life can you leverage scripture to encourage you. IF YOU WANT, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO SHARE BELOW SOME ILLUSTRATIONS.