Aim Higher And Refuse To Give Up
by James Aidoo-Baidoe
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Has God ever told you to do something, but when you set out to do it, it seemed like all of hellís power broke loose on you? Or perhaps there had been times in your life when you have set goals which you fully intended to accomplish, but the moment you began to pursue them, it was as if you had run into a dead end.
If you answered yes to the above, then take heart for you are not alone. The fact is we all sometimes go through times like that. We seem to think that once you sit down and write out our goals, everything will just go on smoothly. The reality is things may not always work out the way we want it.
There is an enemy in the world that will do everything he possibly can to frustrate and stop you in your tracks. But the good news is you must never give up for you are not alone for you have a friend who sticks closer to you than a friend and his name is Jesus.
Whenever you face such opposition from the enemy, your key to help you stay on course to victory is to remind yourself of who you are in Christ Jesus and stand on His promises to you in His Word.
For example you can remind yourself that the greater one lives in you than he that is in the world. (1 John 4:4). Jesus has also made you more than a conqueror in Him and as such you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you.
You should not be content with failure. We sometimes put up with the devil and give in to his tactics but the truth is you have authority over him and the only way you can defeat him is to resist him standing on Godís Word and in faith.
If we are what the Bible says we are, then we ought to be winning. We should be succeeding. We should be accomplishing. We should be productive.
If God tells you to do something, then you ought to be able to do it. You should not compromise just because things are not working out.
The key to successful life lies in what you do with Godís Word and using the mighty name of Jesus. Donít let faith lie dormant inside of you. Keep your faith alive by staying in Godís Word and allow your faith to grow. This will empower you to accomplish anything you desire to do.
The Bible tells us in Romans 10:17 that faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. Putting your hope in Godís word will enable you live an overcoming and victorious life whatever the enemy throws against you.
It is about time you stop accepting the enemyís lies which could lead you to defeat and be determined to do what God has told you to do even if it looks like everything around you is falling apart when you set out to do it. You should not accept anything less than total success in every area of your life and ministry.
To accomplish great and mighty things in your life and ministry, you must maintain constant fellowship with God and His Word. If you are not having that intimate relationship with Him and His Word, then satan will defeat you; for it is only through His Word that you can expect victory over every adversity and overcome every attack of the enemy.
It is my prayer that you will not settle for failure and defeat but rather choose to hold on to Godís promises in His Word and continue to fight the good fight of faith and win every time.
With Jesus on your side, always remember that you are a winner. Donít let anything keep you from fulfilling everything that God wants you to do.
So, set your goals higher every day and never settle for mediocrity. Your Heavenly Father has a divine plan for your life and He has equipped you with His ability to carry it out.
James runs an online Christian media ministry reaching out with Godís message of hope, wisdom and encouragement to strengthen you in your Christian walk. You can visit his website at: http://www.wisdomtel.com
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