KNOW THIS, plan for this…..Each time God is ready to bring us higher, there is going to be new opposition that comes against us. It could be something we’ve dealt with in the past that comes back against us in a stronger way than before( this is usually my battle) or something new that we’ve never dealt with. IF we know this in advance, we need to plan in advance. Grab our tools (WORD OF GOD), get spiritual fit and be prepared for battle.
Preparation in the key. If we plan to progress in this journey, we need to know that there’s a price to pay. Talking about doing something is easy. But just hearing about it is not going to change our lives. It’s doing the Word, living it out day-by-day, that brings progress in our lives.
Proper Planning, Preparation and Practice Prevents Poor Performance in or spiritual journey as well as our physical one. ( Pat Parelli says these 7 P’s in the horse world all the time, it is so true for all of us.)
In 1 Corinthians 16:9 the apostle Paul tells us that with a new opportunity to bless more people, there also comes much opposition and many enemies to come against it. But 1 John 4:4 tells us …He Who lives in you is greater than he who is in the world. We don’t need to be afraid of facing our obstacles.
God did NOT give us the spirit of fear BUT of power and love and self discipline ! Once again this scripture in 2 Timothy 1:7 shows up and shows out. Isn’t that just like our God ?