Many people quit right before the place of victory! Do not despise the days of small beginnings (Zechariah 4:10) and do not fail in being faithful with a little!
It is when you are faithful with a little, the little which you do not despise, that God is testing and trying your faithfulness to the call of Christ Jesus, in which you are promoted! Most people want the position of the promise, without going through the process of the promise!
Our soul has to go through a process whereby that which is not of God is exposed and removed by the power of the Word and by the Holy Spirit. It is through this process that we also grow strong in Spirit (Luke 1:80; Luke 2:40). A lot of people quit and give up here, because many times pride is in the heart and they want the promised place, without having gone through the entire process of the trying and testing of the Word, so they quit! We see this in Mark 4.
“16 And in the same way the ones sown upon stony ground are those who, when they hear the word, at once receive and accept and welcome it with joy; 17 and they have no real root in themselves, and so they endure for a little while; then when trouble or persecution arises on account of the word, they immediately are offended (become displeased, indignant, resentful) and they stumble and fall away” Mark 4:16-17 AMP.
Trouble and persecution comes on the account of the Word of God within your person! That Word of God that is being tried and tested for the purpose of faith is working out the righteousness of Christ Jesus within your soul, that Jesus died and was resurrected, in order to give that power to us!
Many times the enemy catches us up in the trials and tribulations so much so that they are larger to our person than the power of God’s promise! If your present trials are louder than the promise of God to you from His Word, then you have to ask yourself this question: What have I given into in my own flesh and strength which us allowing the persecution I’m going through, to be louder than the promise!?
Whatever the persecution of the word is fix your eyes upon Jesus Christ and know that He is the author and finisher of your faith, of those who believe and rely on Him! Lean your entire personality on Jesus Christ, knowing that He is preparing you to be fit for the day of the manifestation of the promises of God for your life!
If you complain when you break a fingernail and become a cry baby with every trial, then how can you handle the promises, when you cannot handle the persecution? It is only the grace of God that causes us to endure through the trying and testing of the Word!
Therefore, if you are whining and complaining, you are not walking in God’s grace. Look for the blessings of God in your life and begin to praise Him! At the point of your praise, in the midst of your trial, will be the time of God’s raise lifting you up, because you stayed humble the whole while!
A saint crying out to God for fullness of deliverance and the manifestation of salvation.
Robin Kirby-Gatto operates in the prophetic, bringing the testimony of Jesus into the earth through the scripture Revelation 19:10 “For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.” Robin walks in God’s Wisdom, Knowledge and Understanding and is brought into areas to bring a revelation of God’s Truth, The Word as the Holy Spirit brings forth God’s anointing into her ministry.