The enemy has battled me hard in my life. It seems like when I have a breakthrough then I go through a period that seems like regression.
When the dust clears and I gain my perspective of what the truth is, I push forward by the grace of God. This pattern I realize is what is called to be as transition.
Just like when a woman gives birth, everything seems fine and she has control of what is happening, then comes transition where she needs support to gain control of what is happening.
She might panic and lose it for a period of time, but with the positive support of loved ones she gains momentum and goes with the flow of birthing.
I believe that is what many are going through today. Many are a great threat to the kingdom of darkness and a great asset to the Kingdom of God and the enemy knows this.
These people were proclaimed to be mighty ones for God. He would move mightily through these people but life has not been easy for them.
The truth is where there is great breakthrough comes greater encounters with the enemy where he sends his “big guns” to defeat, pull back, and hinder the flow of God’s spirit through them. I’ve seen many churches fall apart after they had a breakthrough in the Spirit.
Those who appear to be unlovely and a real trial to be around can be those who are in the cocoon period of their life. God is moving mightily in them and through them in spite of their flaws and soon they will push through and become the beautiful butterfly God called them to be.
I believe the Lord is wanting to say to these precious ones to be strong and to believe that He who began a good work is faithful to complete it.
Do not look in the natural at your shortcomings where you don’t measure up to those around you and look to Jesus who is the author and finisher of your faith.
You are accepted in the Beloved. He loves you just the way you are! He didn’t bring you this far just to leave you. By His great grace He will bring you all the way to the finish line with victory.
He sees you already complete and that is how we need to see our self.
~ Yolanda Ballard
Yolanda Ballard of At The Father’s Feet website, shares with you, the body of Christ, the words she’s received quietly sitting at the Father’s feet. I believe Jesus set the example for us to follow. Whenever He could He would come apart from the busyness of the world so that He could quiet Himself before the Father, for that is where He received direction and strength to carry out His will.