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The Spirit of Frustration and Discouragement

Posted in Christian fantasy fiction with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 14, 2012 by eliseway

When you are serving God and trying to live a saved, consecrated life, sometimes the journey can become what I would call, overwhelming and hard especially when you begin to take on extra responsibilities and duties that add on to what you already do for the Kingdom of God. It doesn’t help either when the attacks continue to intensify and more burdens are put upon you due to the Call you have on your life and the mandate God has placed on your life to complete. It may appear that other people who aren’t serving God and are doing what they want to do in terms of sinning, wickedness or just being slothful and lazy in the things of God.They are not experiencing the attacks nor the suffering you are going through even seeming like they are getting continously blessed as well. People that are what I call living right and acting right seems to get the worse persecution, attacks, disappointments and setbacks than other people aren’t even trying to living a righteous life in God.   This is nothing but the trick of the Enemy to get you to believe that obeying God’s commandments and Word is futile and unprofitable because things are gettting worse in your life than better.  The Enemy will send obstacles, hindrances, people and circumstances to cause a Spirit of frustration and discouragement to come into your life. The purpose of the spirit of discouragement and frustration is to get you to develop a fainthearted spirit which means you start to lose hope and faith in God’s promises and the blessings that He has in store for you.  Sometimes you can get discouraged when people reject you, walk out of your life, and betray you and thinking that maybe you were at fault or guilty of causing it to happen. Discouragement can come when you are doing all you can to love God and His People but an event or situation appears that adds more responsibility to your many responsibilities making you feel tired and losing strength physically and spiritually. Frustration can set in when you are trying to do things in a righteous manner but it seems like nothing is manifesting or coming into your natural  life making you begin to doubt and lose trust in God.  Satan knows that if he can get you frustrated and discouraged, then you will likely to quit your Calling and assignment because you need to some time to get yourself together. I have witness this time and time again when the going gets tough for Christians, the tough say I need a break from church and doing what God has called me to do. I call it taking a unsanctioned vacation from your divine assignment because you are tired of the attacks, delays, setbacks, frustrations, and disappointments and want a break from it all.  The problem with this choice is that it shows you are no longer in faith for God nor that you can stand the suffering to reach your destiny and the many blessing God has in store for you. The faith process in receiving the promises, blessing, and anointing of God requires you to go through trials, tests, tribulations, and sufferings to be more equipped, stronger, and prepared for the full responsibility of your Calling. Yes, it can get to a point  in your walk with God that you want to say forget this and do what you want to do, but there are souls that are attached to your purpose and need you to press through to help them in the future.  There has been times in my life that I just want to lay down, sleep, and just rest from my responsibilities on occasion and sometimes you need to take vacations such as go on a trip, take a cruise, or simply go to a movie to keep balance in your life. People can burn themselves out in serving God if they don’t have any hobbies, interest, or things they enjoy doing to keep the joy of God flowing in their life. Prayer is very vital to keep the joy, peace, love, and strength to handle the pressures of life and your Calling.  Quitting is the worst thing you can do to get a rest from your God-ordained assignment and blessings are delayed and hindered because of your disobedience. Don’t think God is pleased with folks who throw in the towel and quit because “I need to work on myself” so I can’t do my assignment right now. Imagine if Jesus had told God, “I don’t want to get crucified right now. I want to live my life”, we would all be going to Hell with Satan in fire, brimstone, and damnation.  If Jesus didn’t quit His assignment knowing He was about to die horribly and suffer, what makes you think you can just quit?  When you are not walking in your purpose in God, you aren’t willing to crucify or give up something, YOU!

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