And Jesus answered and said, Verily, I say unto you. There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother ,or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake and the gospel's.
But he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses and brethren and sisters and mothers and children and lands with persecution and in the world to come eternal life.(Mark 10: 29-30)
God promised that for anything we leave or anything we give up in this lifetime for the gospel's sake we will receive a hundredfold in return.
If He said it , shall come to pass in your life not in the sweet by and by but in this lifetime. However He also said that it will come with persecution.
Therefore when persecution comes you must make a conscious decision to be committed, consistent and to stand firm on what God said.
Persecution comes in many forms.Storms and distractions comes to get you to give up on the word of God
When you receive a revelation or a word you must be ready for an attack.When ever you get ready to act on what God has placed in you the enemy always shows up with distractions.
Mark 4:15 declares that immediately after the word is sown Satan comes, why?
Persecution will arise for the word sake.
Distraction is meant to break your focus, because people who are not focused tend to fail in life.Many projects are started but they never get done. James 1:8 says a double minded man is unstable in all his ways.
We believe God on Sunday, we are all pumped up but give up by Wednesday.
It takes commitment to see possession.
It was the enemy that distracted Peter from focusing on Jesus when he got out of the boat and began to walk on water.He took his eyes off Jesus and began to see the waves, he was afraid.He lost his focus and began to sink.
Before you meet your destination there are going to be some midway crisis..
There is purpose for your storm.Hebrews 6:1 says the promises are inherited through faith and your patience.You have faith, you believe that God is going to do what He says but often times the problem is not your faith but your patience.
"My brethren count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations. Knowing that the trying of your faith worketh patience".(James 1:2-3)
But the same storm the enemy sends to distract you and destroy you is the storm God will use to develop patience so you can inherit the promises.So you need to come to the understanding that there is purpose for the storms in your life.
Don't let the devil use it to destroy you, let God use the storm for your good.
The Word of God is living and active. If you confess the Word of God over your heart and life, it will not return void. We encourage you to meditate on these confessions.
And I have put my words in thy mouth, and I have covered thee in the shadow of mine hand, that I may plant the heavens, and lay the foundations of the earth, and say unto Zion, Thou art my people. (Isaiah 51:16)
The Lord has put His words in my mouth therefore I shall be his mouthpiece, and because He covers me I shall not be afraid to speak.
- A Christian who loves to write about christian living, natural health and self improvement. I pray daily that the love and grace of God will be poured out through my life to others. I remind myself daily that whether or not I have "witnessed" I am still a witness in everything I do.