Almost always before I have experienced some type of breakthrough in God’s call in my life, the discouragement which comes against my mind has been almost overwhelming. This morning as I contemplated the beauty of His way and the importance of continuing to press on when there seems to be no way or when the way makes no sense, He gave me the following confirming word. I pray it is a blessing to you and that He uses it to speak to your heart exactly what you need in this hour. He is great! He never fails! His mercy & love endure forever!
In His service for His glory,
“Press on. Press on. It is My message for My people today. Though you cannot see anything before you but one possible next step, trust Me, step into it and do not stop. Though the step seem like it is leading nowhere or in the wrong direction, when you know it is from Me, step into it and obey. I will not disappoint you. Though the remainder of the path is obscured and there are obstacles which seem insurmountable, do not quit. Though you feel ill-equipped for the journey, press on, press on.
“Do not be overwhelmed by discouragement. It is from the enemy, it is NOT from me. Remember My promises. I will never leave you or forsake you. Nothing will ever be able to snatch you out of My hand. The threats, the thoughts of defeat and dissuasion are not from Me. I would never speak to you in this way. I LOVE YOU.
“These thoughts are part of a strategy which is not Mine, meant to cause you to fall into complacency and apathy, to give up because you don’t feel you can move forward in accordance to the vision and promises any longer. But fear not, I am with you! Nothing can thwart My purposes! My ways are so much higher and better than yours.
“If you could only see from My viewpoint, then hopelessness would have no power over you and you would only hope. This is not a test; the discouragement is not from Me. But I will use it as I use all things – for ultimate good.
“As you choose to press on in spite of all odds and human wisdom, I am developing your spiritual muscle and helping you to become spiritually fit in a way you will need for what lies ahead. I am your strength and your song; there is no other. I am your answer. I am the way and I have not forgotten you or what I have spoken to your heart. Continue to move forward with the understanding and trust of a child and what I supply will be sufficient to your need and My purposes.
“How devoted I am to you. The breakthrough is near, yet, do not tell Me what it will look like, for I am God and there is no other. But I am bringing you one step closer and into that place which I have promised. Do not give up; press on. Only if you quit will you lose that which I have promised.
“I AM and what I have said I will do, though it look different than you may expect. Rejoice in My Way. Express your trust in Me by rejoicing when you cannot see. How I delight in this sacrifice of praise. It is then that I see your trust and pour out My strength into your heart that you might continue.
“One day soon the fog will lift. The view will become clear and you will be amazed to reflect on the distance you have come on your journey deeper into My heart. For isn’t this what you seek? Isn’t it the only thing which is of lasting value? – You in me and Me in you for all eternity.
“Everything else is vanity and of no value. Everything else you need for your time here as My ambassador here on earth is promised and I will deliver. All you need is Me.
“So press on. If in your heart, your desire is to please Me and to obey, then do not worry about a misstep. You are My child and I love you. I do not expect perfection from you – only a heart which seeks to obey.
“I am Sovereign to lead you in the way you should go for I am Your Shepherd. Play at My feet for a while now and allow Me to refresh you. Do not trouble your mind about anything important. Strive not. Rest. Then arise and move forward again. I will tell you when – always rejoicing for you know who I am.
“Whenever the attacks come on your mind, thank Me for what I am surely doing which you cannot see, calling on Me with the faith of a child. Focus on who I am and worship especially when you do not have the heart for it. I will lead you on. And it will be good. In the end surely I will say, welcome into My kingdom and all I have promised you my dear, good and faithful servant. Well done.”
humbly written out and submitted as heard on May 17, 2011 by Elizabeth Burgard Fulgaro (c) 2011