Jesus clearly said, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me and to finish His work.” (John 4:34). It is in the doing what we should be doing, believing what we should be believing and pursuing what we should be pursuing that we get strengthened. If we stop, we deprive ourselves from eating our spiritual food. And that’s like letting the enemy take the upper hand because guess what? The enemy’s goal is to steal away that purpose God has given us – he wants to steal that “moment“.
Instead, let me share to you one of my principles that I try my best to practice: when the enemy is trying to steal away my joy, I give the enemy a bigger blow! Whenever he touch my family, I would say, “Alright, I’ll get up and encourage more people.” Whenever I see his plans advancing, yes there are moments that I will just give myself a break – let all the things out of my chest, cry out (aloud) to God… but at the same time, I tell the enemy, “Watch out. Once I’m back, I’ll definitely give you a bigger blow. I’ll preach all the more. I’ll excel all the more. I’ll lead all the more. I’ll love all the more. I’ll write all the more. I’ll give all the more. I’ll give you more bigger blows!”
For this I know, I’m strengthened in living my very purpose!
“Each time He said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me.” 2 Cor 12:9, NLT