God is a sure pillar of strength that you can lean on at all times. Focus on God, and you will see yourself the way that He sees you. In that revelation, you will find strength. The answer lies in God, the only way to know that faith works, is to believing first and let the process follow, lest the process discourages or intimidates you.
Often we want to attain the promise before believing what God the promise keeper has said. However, the challenge with such an order is that when the storms of life rise against you on your way to attaining the promise, the only thing that can sustain and strengthen you is the faith you have in God and his promises. Without it, you will quickly give up and succumb to the challenges.
In the book of Judges 6, Gideon had to accept that he was a mighty man of valour first before he proceeded to defeat his enemies with an army of only 300 men. It was because he believed first, that he was able to have the strength to go through the process, i.e. remember first he selected thousands of men and God said reduce the number. Again after cutting down, God said they are still too many, and again Gideon reduced the men until only 300 were left. Gideon had to believe that if God saw a victorious mighty man of valour in him then indeed he was one. When the numbers kept reducing, Gideon did not fear, question or doubt God. I am sure some of the people who saw the process said all sorts of things to discourage him, but he pressed on until he attained the promise.
Every success starts in your mind and heart before it manifests. Success is not something that comes by surprise, it takes preparation, hard work, and commitment. Faith and believing that you can, will give you the strength to endure the process. Isaiah 43 is a constant reminder that surely the storms of life will certainly come, but never the less when they do God assures us that He will be there to fight for you and strengthen you.
Do not put your faith in the process because you do not know the mountains or storms that will arise along the way. Instead, trust in the one who gave you the promise because He knows what lies ahead and has a plan to help you overcome. Jeremiah 29: 10-14 MSG “I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out—plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for. “When you call on me when you come and pray to me, I’ll listen. “When you come looking for me, you’ll find me. “Yes, when you get serious about finding me and want it more than anything else, I’ll make sure you won’t be disappointed.” That is why we call him the promise keeper. He not only gives it but also keeps it.
So focus on God, pray that He may open your eyes so that you see yourself the way He sees you. Once you have that clarity, nothing can stop you from pursuing and attaining your destiny. Perchance one might wonder what if I fail to reach my destiny? Then remember Hebrews 11:13-16 MSG “Each one of these people of faith died not yet having in hand what was promised but still believing. How did they do it? They saw it way off in the distance, waved their greeting, and accepted the fact that they were transients in this world. People who live this way make it plain that they are looking for their true home. If they were homesick for the old country, they could have gone back any time they wanted. But they were after a far better country than that— heaven country. You can see why God is so proud of them and has a City waiting for them.”
You can never live a life of faith and have an insignificant life. These people might not have attained the promise, but because of faith, they lived fulfilling and significant lives that showcased the Glory of God. That is the most important thing above all else – loving God & having faith in Him. As some would say, it is better to live and die in hope than to live in despair. After all, according to Romans 5, hope does not disappoint.
Have a blessed day!