A Kingdom Leader is keenly aware of the trap we fall into when we face trying situations in life. Those difficult events tend to distort the reality of what is going on. It requires that we have eyes that can see those challenges from a spiritual perspective.
Can you see God amid your painful and challenging circumstances? Are you overwhelmed by the size of the adversaries you face? Are you struggling to see a path to victory as you study the enemy? Do you see yourself like a child facing a tremendous giant?
There are numerous Biblical examples of those traps. The spies in the promised land saw themselves as grasshoppers. So, the adversaries also saw them in that way. Facing Goliath, the Israelite's cowered and ultimately sent a boy to do a man’s job. Elijah prays that God will open the eyes of his servant and see the armies of God.
Do you have the heart and confidence of the young boy David? Do you see God as your ally in facing difficult situations? Does your strength and skill come from him or yourself? These critical questions will determine if you avoid the trap and persevere alongside Him.
You are never alone without His company. Corrie Ten Boom said there is no pit so deep. . . that God is not deeper still! You may be blinded by the brilliance of His presence.
Cathy and Danny Sartin
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Four decade veteran of youth ministry in churches, Youth For Christ and now is the Founder and Executive Director of Deeper Still Missions. Danny and his wife Cathy spend most of their time mentoring missionaries in Africa, Europe, Central America and North America. Future opportunities include South America and the Asia Pacific area.