I have good news today. First, you aren't crazy, and second you're not alone. Ever heard of Noah? God told him to build a HUGE boat in a world that had never seen rain. What about Abraham? God told him to load up his family and things and just start walking to a new land, and that He would let Him know when he arrived. He also told him that he would have millions and millions of descendents even though he was 100 years old and didn't have a son. What about Joseph? God spoke crazy dreams to him that he would have a position of authority, but he ended up in jail for something he didn't do in a land where he knew no one! What about the disciples? Jesus told them to walk away from everything and follow Him. These guys struggled to believe & have faith too. Them & countless others since the beginning of time woke up & laid down battling that same spirit you and I did this morning. They are that great cloud of witnesses mentioned in Hebrews 12:1 to encourage us to not give us! "Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.."
When we are confident in what the Spirit of God has spoken to us, we can stand confidently in His truth & Word in spite of what things look like, what others say, and what we have done. He is and always will be faithful and He WILL finish the work He has started IN US, and as Fear continues to come after us we can take the Shield of Faith and extinguish every fiery dart he shoots our way!
SOMEBODY BE ENCOURAGED TODAY!!! YOU ARE NOT ALONE!!! This is for you today! I know that because I wrote this status completely and it got deleted before I could post it. THE DEVIL IS A LIE!! I WROTE IT AGAIN!!! LOL!! Let's Get our shields up & believe today no matter what things may look like around us!!! JESUS DID IT FOR US!! If you got this far & are with me shout HALLELUJAH in your office, from your hospital room, in the middle of your meeting, while you are trying to figure out your checking account, or as you battle that old addiction that helps you escape reality! TELL FEAR TO GO!! Then when He comes back, Tell Him to Go AGAIN, and AGAIN, and AGAIN!!
"But you are not like that, for the Holy One has given you his Spirit, and all of you know the truth...But you have received the Holy Spirit, and he lives within you, so you don’t need anyone to teach you what is true. For the Spirit teaches you everything you need to know, and what he teaches is true—it is not a lie. So just as he has taught you, remain in fellowship with Christ." (I John 2:20;27)