Walking on Mountain

Keep Moving

- by Joyce Meyer

I like to say that God is the “Chief of Change.” He is always doing a new thing…always working in our lives. However, His promises for us don’t just automatically happen. All things are possible with God, but not all things will positively happen.

Renew Your Mind

There are some things that can hinder us from moving forward in life. One is an old mindset. Mark 2:22 AMPC says …”no one puts new wine into old wineskins; if he does, the wine will burst the skins, and the wine is lost and the bottles destroyed; but new wine is to be put in new (fresh) wineskins.”

In other words, your mind needs to be renewed. You need a fresh new outlook based on God’s Word and His promises. Knowing God’s will for your life will help you in your determination to keep moving.

Opposition Will Happen

Now when you decide to move forward, be prepared because you will be opposed. The apostle Paul said in 1 Corinthians 16:9 AMPC that a wide door of opportunity for effectual [service] has opened to me…and [there are] many adversaries. I like to call them “giants.” But whatever you call it, the enemy will not make it easy for you to do God’s will.

This is where determination comes in. Our enemy, Satan, wants to stop our advancement. He is determined to stop us, so we must be determined to keep moving forward!

I will never forget when I first started talking about the call of God on my life. Some of my friends decided I must be mistaken. They told me I didn’t have the personality to do this kind of ministry. It was discouraging to say the least. But I knew God had spoken to me about the ministry He was calling me to do, and I was determined to see it through.

I was eventually asked to leave my church, I lost friends, and even some family members turned their backs on me. I had to press through quite a few obstacles to do what I do now. But what if I had given up when I felt that rejection? I would not be fulfilling God’s call on my life today—and I would be miserable, because this is my passion.

Press In & Press On

When you decide to follow God’s plan for your life, the enemy will often try to use people to distract you, criticize you, or outright reject you. But just remember, God is greater! (See I John 4:4.) You have everything you need, through Christ, to endure and outlast the enemy. As you press in and press on, don’t look at yourself…look at God. Ignore others’ criticism and unbelief and follow your God-given dream. Be determined to press past every lie of the enemy, every discouragement, and even rejection from others.

Whatever you do, just keep moving! When you feel disheartened...keep moving. When others condemn you…keep moving.

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