Today I want to tell you as soon as you hear your assignment from God the enemy will come and try to steal that direction from you.
Mark 4:15 The ones along the path are those who have the Word sown [in their hearts], but when they hear, Satan comes at once and [by force] takes away the message which is sown in them. AMPC
If he can’t keep you from starting he will try to get you to quit once you start. If he can’t get you to quit right away after you have started he will come up with another strategy, and another one.
He will work to keep the pressure on you to quit, by trying to get you offended or frustrated. He will use offence or distractions whatever will work to try to get you off of your assignment from God.
Mark 4:17 And they have no real root in themselves, and so they endure for a little while; then when trouble or persecution arises on account of the Word, they immediately are offended (become displeased, indignant, resentful) and they stumble and fall away. 18 And the ones sown among the thorns are others who hear the Word; 19 Then the cares and anxieties of the world and distractions of the age, and the pleasure and delight and false glamour and deceitfulness of riches, and the craving and passionate desire for other things creep in and choke and suffocate the Word, and it becomes fruitless. AMPC
He won’t try once or twice but constantly. He is always working to get you to quit, because when you do the will of God you have lived the purpose of life. The enemy knows your gift will make room for you, that all those unanswered prayers he has you focusing on are tied into your obedience to God.
Jesus said to seek God’s way of doing and being right, then those things we need will be added to us. He said those who don’t know God seek things and spend their lives doing so. We though should be doing our assignment with things needed and the things we want —added to us.
We can wisely estimate the simple concept that the direction Satan has in mind for us and the trap he sets for us over and over is to seek stuff —to live in self gratification.
Satan is not creative, but uses the same old things over and over to keep us in a trap, his trap of stagnancy. Living in the same place, in the same trap over and over never going anywhere.
Satan uses our feelings, our flesh, and circumstances to try and control us. Therefore those things are the things we can’t let move us. We have to be aware of his tactics and resist him.
So often we start out all excited about what God has called us to do but then when we start and nothing seems to be happening, we quit and slow down in our assignment —because we‘re not feeling it.
Sometimes before we become proficient in our assignment we have to practice it and while were practicing it there often times comes discouragement in the sometimes long time frame of preparing for our ministry —circumstance.
I want to encourage you today that even though you don’t feel it or see it, it is happening. In the spirit it is happening, what you are doing is purposeful and God is evaluating your work. He is watching to perform His Word, His work in you that He called you to do.
The enemy will try and get you and me to stop doing that assignment because he knows where it’s going. He often times will use those around you to discourage you by suggesting you are off track. Don’t let that happen, don’t let Satan use his methods to get you off of what you know God has called you to do. It doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks. You know what you heard God tell you to do, don’t let distractions of the age, opinions, lusts of the flesh or anything else get in your way of doing the Word, what God has called you to do. Don’t let your flesh dominate you, don’t compare yourself to those we are flesh ruled, but be led by the Spirit!
Do what God has called you to do and keep doing it because when you do, you have won! You are the over comer you were called to be and then you will be living that somewhere over the rainbow kind of life! You will be living a life of purpose rather than a life only about you.
Mark 4:20 And those sown on the good (well-adapted) soil are the ones who hear the Word and receive and accept and welcome it and bear fruit—some thirty times as much as was sown, some sixty times as much, and some [even] a hundred times as much. AMPC