Don’t Be Discouraged

This morning I knew I needed to blog, but my mind and heart are discouraged right now and I know I’m not on this particular journey alone.

Someone else needs to read this.

My insides are being turned inside out on this journey to become the woman God can use for this ministry. Do you know that sometimes the Lord calls us to lead even if we DON’T FEEL LIKE IT.

Have you ever felt like you’re walking around with a blindfold on and God’s just directing you here and there and everywhere. Yet you know there’s something beautiful on the other side.

A promise.

A vision.

A purpose.

I want to give up today. I want to throw in the towel. I want to say “I gave it my best shot”.

Then I feel like I’m in the Twilight Zone, like I’ve been here before. I recognize this scenery, but yet I always feel surprised that I’m here again.

That place of being UNABLE.

That place of I CAN’T DO IT!

Then I realize the Lord needs me right where I am. He needs to break me of thinking I can do this. He needs me to realize that all I have to do is be willing so HE can do the work and He can get the glory.

I looked up discouraged online and this story below of the Lord directing Joshua to get off his rear end (my words) after Moses had died.

It wasn’t an accident this scripture was divinely handed to me on a silver platter at my point of being totally distraught.

I hope you are encouraged to KEEP GOING if the Lord has given you a vision for His plan for your life or your ministry.

Joshua 1:1-9 (Message)

After the death of Moses the servant of GOD, GOD spoke to Joshua, Moses’ assistant: “Moses my servant is dead. Get going. Cross this Jordan River, you and all the people. Cross to the country I’m giving to the People of Israel. I’m giving you every square inch of the land you set your foot on—just as I promised Moses. From the wilderness and this Lebanon east to the Great River, the Euphrates River—all the Hittite country—and then west to the Great Sea. It’s all yours. All your life, no one will be able to hold out against you. In the same way I was with Moses, I’ll be with you. I won’t give up on you; I won’t leave you. Strength! Courage! You are going to lead this people to inherit the land that I promised to give their ancestors. Give it everything you have, heart and soul. Make sure you carry out The Revelation that Moses commanded you, every bit of it. Don’t get off track, either left or right, so as to make sure you get to where you’re going. And don’t for a minute let this Book of The Revelation be out of mind. Ponder and meditate on it day and night, making sure you practice everything written in it. Then you’ll get where you’re going; then you’ll succeed. Haven’t I commanded you? Strength! Courage! Don’t be timid; don’t get discouraged. GOD, your God, is with you every step you take.”

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