Proverbs 23:17-18 Let not your heart envy sinners, but continue in the fear of the Lord all the day. Surely there is a future, and your hope will not be cut off.
Ladies have you taken a look around while you are doing everything you can possibly think of to live right and do right and while you struggle those around you who are living any way they want seem to be doing just fine? Are you frustrated wondering why you are working so hard to do what is right? Have you ever felt as though life seemed easier when you didn’t care so much?
Satan wants you to feel that way! Have you ever thought that maybe all the “blessings” that person is getting that is living a life of rebellion aren’t from God? Maybe Satan just isn’t fighting them any more because they aren’t a threat in fact maybe they are benefitting Satan’s cause by their rebellion so why would he fight them? Do you want your life to count for God? Do you want to be able to stand before Him one day and know that in spite of all you faced you did your best? Easy doesn’t always mean right and getting what you want doesn’t always mean it is best and right for you. If you ever feel as though Satan has stopped fighting you it may be a good time to stop and look at your walk with God and if you feel as though Satan is after you with a vengeance then thank God that Satan feels you are that much of a threat to his plans.
Don’t envy those around you that are not living for God! “Surely there is a future” – God has a plan and He will not allow “your hope to be cut off”! You may not be able to see His plan right now but He has one and His blessing will far exceed anything you can imagine! God is always good and He always does what is right but you must trust Him even though you can’t see what He is up to. There are times you will look back and realize that part of His biggest blessing came during the struggle, feeling God so close and feeling His love surround you knowing that the God of All is working out a plan on your behalf – yes, you mean that much. He is not allowing things to happen by chance, He has it all planned out if you will let Him finish what He has begun in you! The best is yet to come girl!
Quote: “Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” Martin Luther King