If thereís one thing I am continually learning it is this: it doesnít matter what we see with our physical eyes, itís our perspective and what we are choosing to speak out of our mouths that will determine the outcome.
So often we are deceived into thinking that something is not working because we donít see immediate results.
As I was helping pull out the tent pegs to the big Gospel tent our pastor friends had put up, the Holy Spirit began to speak to my heart. These tent pegs were metal, over 2 feet long and had been driven deep into the ground. They were not so easily pulled out. Many of them wouldnít budge, even with the strongest man giving them a good yank. Deeply embedded in the hard ground, they required a good pounding with the hammer first to loosen then be pulled out.
The Holy Spirit used this experience to teach me something valuable; often our circumstances in life are like this ground the tent pegs were in -hard. Yet, until we choose to do some serious pounding to the enemyís kingdom by the hammer called the Word of God, circumstances in life will rule over us instead of us ruling over them.
Our wrong thinking Ė and speaking - keeps these enemy strongholds in place to where we just want to give in.
Everyone wants to see the fruit of their own labour; especially when we have worked long and hard at what we know to be the will of God. However, hard ground will take the Word of God, consistently spoken and sown to see the breakthroughs finally come.
And as with that tent peg, the hits will have to be hard and consistent to see results.
Itís the continual planting of the good seed of the Word that leads to the fruit we long to see. The Lord promises us that His Word will not return void, but will accomplish the purpose to which He sent it. As itís spoken out of our mouths and released into the atmosphere, it begins to change our circumstances.
The ground that was once hard begins to soften. Breakthroughs are on the way and perhaps for the first time, we begin to see results with our physical eyes. It may have taken a long time, but the victory is so sweet in the final outcome!
ďSo thank you, Lord, for a determined faith that will remain consistent and focused. Not on the hardness of my circumstances or on what the enemy is doing. My focus needs to be on what canít be seen with my physical eyes Ė the things Your Word calls eternal. For that which I do see in the natural is subject to change. And change it will as I press in and press on - speaking Your Word over every circumstance. In Jesus' Mighty Name I pray. Amen.Ē
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Thank you for writing this article. Just today some sisters and I had a Bible study on this subject. You are so right-consistency and focus in the truth of the Word of God is the key. A Wordfilled mind defeats a worldfilled mind every time.