DECLARATION: My season of barrenness is over! I’m coming out of this season of barrenness. Impediments are being removed. What God has started, He will finish (Isaiah 54). God’s anointing will cause me to do what He has called me to do. I need strength, power and grace to accomplish what God has for me. God has lifted the lid of discouragement off my life.
After Elijah killed the prophets of Baal, the spirit of discouragement in the form of Jezebel, came upon him and he wanted to die. Just when you think you are seeing light at the end of the tunnel, darkness surrounds you. You feel like your life is on a rollercoaster. When you think that it is your season of breakthrough, you hit rock bottom and wonder how you will get back up. Many times, we want to stay up the mountaintop where there is the glory (Matthew 17:4), but we go through challenges. Be encouraged that the fruit of the Spirit does not grow on the mountaintop, but in the valley.
The aim of the spirit of discouragement is to cause us to not receive God’s word and to come down from what God has called us to do by stopping to fulfill His vision. It makes us question whether our season of hardship will ever come to an end. It is an impediment that will prevent you from fulfilling God’s purposes and plans for your life. Sometimes you may be so discouraged/in despair/weary that you don’t want to do anything for God.
Don’t come down from the wall that God has called you to build (Galatians 6:9). It is your due season and appointed time for a harvest for your season of barrenness is over. Therefore, do not give up on doing good, you will be soon rewarded. Sometimes we have been in a situation for too long, prayed and fasted for too long, and are wondering whether we will come out.
You are entering into your due season of harvest. You have tilled/ploughed the ground, you have planted seed and are watering the seed. Are you now wondering when the seed will grow? When we are planting, it is exciting. A farmer’s joy is to see a harvest in due season after planting seeds.
DECLARATION: I’m entering into my new season of harvest. This is my due season of harvest.
(Nehemiah 6) The things that you are going through are to distract you. The wall God is calling you to build is God’s plan and purpose for you. Not every time does God call you to do something exciting. He can call you to do something out of your comfort zone. God was calling Nehemiah to rebuild a city that was destroyed (not a fresh,new city) – a difficult task (Nehemiah 1:4). God was birthing in him something that He wanted him to do. The men gave him a picture of what he was about to step into. Nehemiah chose to say ‘yes’ to building that wall, though he had every opportunity to say ‘no’. No matter how you are feeling, always say ‘yes’ to God.
In your discouragement, God will release His angels to refresh and re-engerise you as He did for Elijah. So look up to God.
DECLARATION: I’m going to do what God has called me to do. I’m not going to let the distractions stop me from fulfilling God’s purpose and plans for my life.
No one was born by mistake. You were born with a plan. The work God has called you today is great; there is nothing too small. God sees the great work that you are doing, whether others see it or not, and He anoints you for it. Don’t allow anyone to look down on you. The due season is for those who remain faithful and consistent. If a farmer gives up on his seed, he won’t reap a harvest.
PRAYER: God release on me the grace to build the wall; to do Your will and purpose.
The distractions must not allow you to step out of the will of God. Don’t throw in your towel for a land that you are pursuing. Don’t stop praying, don’t give up.
How To Say ‘Yes’ To God: