Have you ever had a dream from God? Have you ever felt like giving up on it because it seemed like it was never going to come to pass?
In every dream you pursue, there will be a give up moment. What you do with that give up moment is what determines whether you fulfill your dream or whether your dream goes up in flames.
Your breakthrough, the outcome you have been promised, is on the other side of your give up moment.
Let me let you in on a secret: satan, our enemy, wants you to give up so much that he pounds your mind with accusations. “You will never make it,” “You don’t deserve to have your dream fulfilled,” “You missed God,” “You didn’t really hear God” are just some of the things he whispers in your ear.
“You are the children of your Father, the Devil, and you want to follow your father’s desires. From the very beginning he was a murderer and has never been on the side of truth, because there is no truth in him. When he tells a lie, he is only doing what is natural to him, because he is a liar and the father of all lies.” (John 8:44 TEV).
If there is no truth in the devil, then those statements that he tells you cannot be true.
Those statements have to be from satan and not God.
2 Timothy 3:16 (TEV) states, “All scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching the truth, rebuking error, correcting faults, and giving instruction for right living.”
Now if God’s Word is for teaching the truth, rebuking error, correcting faults, and giving instruction for right living, God’s verbal commands would serve those same purposes as well. God is consistent. God is never changing. But He doesn’t hound your mind with accusations that weigh you down instead of help you.
satan will come against you morning, noon and night with accusations and lies if he knows he will eventually wear you down.
You cannot let satan control your destiny. You have to take control of it by refusing to believe his lies.
As Joyce Meyer used to say, “How much intelligence does it take to believe a liar?”
It is in the moment when satan is telling you lies that you must make a choice. Will you believe the lies and eventually forfeit your destiny? Or will you believe the truth in God’s Word and fulfill your dream?
When all looks hopeless and dark, that’s when you must choose to trust God and His plan for your life.
Your breakthrough, your destiny, lies on the other side of your give up moment. But if you decide to give up instead of rise up, although you may get to your destiny eventually, you will have delayed your purpose, your dream. Maybe even stopped it.
What do you care? You are a teen. You want to have fun, not worry about profound things like destiny and purpose.
It is in your teen years, and in your twenties, that you build the foundation, the character traits, that will take you to your destiny. And could mean the difference between having a dream that is fleeting or long lasting.
God wants you to show His light to others, but you cannot do that if you are more concerned about getting Sally’s phone number or hanging with Natalie and Trisha at the mall. He wants you to be responsible, full of integrity and compassion. Things that build the foundation for you to minister the love of God to the hurting people of this world.
The choice is up to you. What will you choose? To give up and let satan take your destiny from you? Or to stand up for God and His plan for your life?