In Joy Life Magazine

In Joy Life Magazine

Do Not Lose Heart

What have you been believing for?  Is there something that God has put in your heart and now you’ve somehow dismissed it or given up on it because you’ve bought into the lie that its far too impossible of a dream? Or that it’s too far off from where you’re at today?  Or maybe you HAVE been believing and hanging on to hope and prayers for a time now, but have yet to see the fruit?

I want to encourage you today to persevere in hope and waiting, and to just press on.  God is not a God that is cruel or unfaithful…what He says He will do, He will surely do.  Rather see this time of waiting and hoping as a season in which He is perfecting you and preparing you for His purpose.  “But let patience have it’s perfect work that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing” (James 1:4).  That word “perfect” in this context means “mature”, so God is maturing us and growing us up spiritually during these seasons.  In return we will gain new levels of knowledge, wisdom, breakthrough and victory.

The word perseverance means “steady, persistence in a course of action, a purpose, a state, etc… especially in spite of difficulties, obstacles, or discouragements.”  Friends, “let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart”  (Gal. 6:9).

Do not lose heart in the promises, dreams and hopes you are believing for and have in your heart.  “Blessed is she who believed for there WILL be fulfillment of those things which were told her from the Lord”  (Luke 1: 45).

Allow yourself to dream BIG…do not be afraid to iStock_000011809894_ExtraSmalldream BIG!








May Akinyemi

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