Yesterday, The Lord whispered a Truth in my ear. As only the Holy Spirit can do. No blame. No shame. Just something to work on. Disappointment. Hurt. Fear. I become double-minded. But His desire is that I – that you also – live The Kingdom Life. Undaunted.
Like you, I have a calling. But everything seems to be against me. I know I’m in a battle. A battle I’m losing. Everything is falling apart. Nothing is working. And I’ve run out of ideas. I need help. But I feel totally alone in my struggle.
What Shall I Do with Wisdom?
Like you, my spiritual reflex is to cry out to God. But nothing is changing. So The Lord gently reminds me that I’ve forgotten about my part. It has sneaked up on me unawares.
If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do. (James 1:5-8)
Believe and Not Doubt
Like you, I must admit that I can’t conjure up an that kind of bold, steadfast belief on my own. Fortunately, everything good thing comes from The Father. A Gift. Just for the asking. But I have to be willing to trade in my negativity. It’s a Divine Exchange:
- My hurt. My disappointment. My fear.
- For His Healing. For His Promise. For His Faithfulness.
“So exactly how does this work?” you ask.
Well, it’s the not-so-secret Work of the One and Only Holy Spirit. We acknowledge our need (as soon as He points it out). Then …
- Give Thanks.
We get to be Undaunted because
He Who promised is Faithful.
Now, Lord, consider their threats and enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness. Stretch out your hand to heal and perform signs and wonders through the name of your holy servant Jesus.
After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly. (Acts 4:29-31)
[callout]Find more encouragement in Undaunted: Daring to do what God calls you to do by Christine Caine.[/callout]