By Pastor Andrew Bawa
"And the Lord said, “Simon, Simon! Indeed, Satan has asked for you, that he may sift you as wheat. 32 But I have prayed for you, that your faith should not fail; and when you have returned to Me, strengthen your brethren.” Luke 22: 31-32 (NKJV)
Bible Readings: John 4: 6, Malachi 3: 6, Philippians 4: 13, Galatians 4: 1, Hebrews 11: 1.
The greatest tragedy is not the shouting of the loss of anything but for someone to end a year depressed. The greatest mishap is for someone to enter a year happy but end it depressed with little or no faith.
There are times we do things and find ourselves tired. Being tired is not the issue but where you stopped when tired. It’s okay if you find yourself weary or tired but what you do when that happens is what matters. Why are you tired now? Who are you surrounding yourself when you are tired? When you are tired, your guard is out & when your guard is down, that is when the devil strikes. Why are you giving up right now? If God’s plan is to give you what he desires to give you at a particular time & you are tired, you loose that privilege and can only get it back by his mercies. Why is your faith failing now after all you have been through?
The challenges you face are not meant to break your faith but mend it & make it stronger. Only people that stand till the end are going to be rewarded. It’s not how you start the race that matters. Heaven did not just send you to earth to start but to also finish. Jesus says he prays for you. God is not praying for you for what you want but for what you need and what you need is faith.
The reason why God hasn’t answered some of your prayers is because you have downgraded your faith. Whatever is yours will always be yours, your faith is what matters. Your faith speaks! It’s either you are managing your faith, downgrading it or upgrading it.
Upgrade your faith!