When God tells you something…it will come to pass. But what happens in the moments leading up to the manifestation of the promise? Doubt, insecurities, or even people. From the moment God speaks a promise to us to the point of the promise coming to pass, there is a certain period that the enemy has to stop the promise. So what does he do? He brings the doubt. What if I am not good enough? Do I want to pursue this? Am I qualified enough for this responsibility? I have personal experience with this myself and I know the struggle that comes along with it. This is what you need to remember, what God has called you to…He has anointed you for. YOU ARE ANOINTED FOR THIS!! The only way you succeed in anything that God calls you to is by your complete dependence upon Him.
Living a life where your will is submitted to doing His will, no matter the cost. Oh, wow…that makes people stop in their tracks when they realize being anointed of God will cost you. It can cost you relationships. Sometimes certain people come into your life for a season. Some people will celebrate you when God elevates you and then some will hate you. It can cost you time. Anything God-ordained must be done with the spirit of excellence. Therefore, you may have to learn and research the thing that God is calling you to or you may have to receive training. Whatever it is, it takes time. Remember, we were created for His glory. So, anything that we do, it is for His glory.
This thing that God has called you to requires you to step outside your norm and into uncharted territory. It causes you to have to depend completely and totally on Him. It is quite natural that feelings of doubt come but what you choose to do with those feelings is the important thing. The Bible tells us in 2 Corinthians 10:5 “Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.” So when the thought and feelings of insecurity and doubt come, cast it down. Put the word of God on it. Moses was born with a purpose. In Exodus 3, we learn that he was called to deliver a nation but he felt inadequate. Moses looked over the fact that God told him that He will be with him and still came up with excuses as to why he was not the right person for the task. Why do we do that? God gives us an assignment and we questioned Him to make sure He knows what He is asking of us instead of just complying.
Sometime ago, during a weeknight class at my church, I learned something profound and it still sticks with me until this day. The power of my “yes”. Your yes to God enables you to stand and to succeed against all odds. When you say yes to God…there is an agreement that happens between you and God. Don’t break the agreement. God uses people to get his will accomplished here on earth. Now one thing I will say is this, where one will not, there is one that will. I do believe that God anoints a person for whatever He calls them to, but if you are not willing, He can anoint someone else to do what you are not willing to do. One person’s refusal does not stop the will of God. God’s will shall come to pass. Stop doubting yourself and start trusting God. Romans 8:28 says ” And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to His purpose.” It may not feel good but it is working for your good. Keep pressing and pushing. Most of all keep trusting God.