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When The Goin’ Gets Tough, The Tough Go With God!

Often times, doing the right thing is NOT the easy choice. It takes an amazing amount of courage to stay on the path where God has placed you and He will give you success...even when you are scared or weak!

Have you ever taken a look around and wondered how the heck you got to where you are? Like you just stumbled into the wrong place, with the wrong people, doing the wrong thing, at the wrong time?

Or maybe you just felt like a job, task or even a relationship, is just way more difficult than usual and you can’t seem to figure out why? You’re confused, unsure if you’re doing the right thing, are in the right place or fearful of the outcome.

There are a number of others throughout history who have felt the same way! Even in the Bible, Abraham left his father’s house to go to the Promised Land… running straight into a land of famine!

Often times, doing the right thing is not the easy choice. It takes an amazing amount of courage to stay on the path where God has placed you. When you hit that famine – after being told you were headed to the Promised Land – you gotta ask yourself, “Did I make a mistake? Should I go back to my father’s house?”

Today I want to equip you with three steps to transform you from a confused, whining wimp into a courageous warrior:

  1. Recognize weaknesses: When you are full of yourself and over-confident, you are blind to your weaknesses. It becomes easy to lead yourself into destruction because you don’t ask for help, direction, support or a sign of confirmation. Ask God for confirmation and be open to spotting – and working on – your weaknesses!
  2. Worship God: This one is pretty simple. If you want to know if you are on the right path, you have to work on your relationship with Him. If you aren’t communicating with Him – you certainly aren’t going to hear His instructions.
  3. Tear down your idols: You might not even realize you have them! But think about it… what occupies your mind most of the time? Are you consumed with concern, obsession or thoughts of money, recognition, stuff, alcohol or fame? These idols could be robbing your time and be the root cause of your fear and frustrations.

God is drawn to obedience. He is attracted to it, blesses it and prospers it! He blesses those who are obedient and those who follow directions. He raises those who are obedient to the top, makes them the leaders! He draws people to follow them and to fight for and with them. He gives victory, redemption and restoration to those who are obedient. He will give you success… even when you are scared, weak or feel out of place.

If you take a look in the Book of Judges, the story of Gideon shows him leading a group of 300 Israelites against an army of 10,000. They were outnumbered and afraid, but instead of fleeing, Gideon obeyed God and led his men to victory. Each man blew their trumpet and God sent confusion. The army of 10,000 destroyed themselves! Because of Gideon’s obedience and leadership, he went on to lead the people of Israel through 40 years of peace!

Are you afraid? Do you feel like everyone is against you, or you aren’t where you’re supposed to be in life? Listen up! There are people called into your life, who will never become who they are supposed to be, if you do not obey God’s plan and become who YOU are supposed to be first!

So, set aside your feelings next time you feel that fear or doubt, and revisit today’s message. You may even want to print it out and keep it close by as a reminder. Please leave me your comments, stories or thoughts below and remember to Like and Share today’s message.

Then, be sure to tune in for our weekly Spiritual Equipping episode of The Dani Johnson Show today for more biblical insights and inspiration. You can find the show on your TV and radio and please remember you can always stream today’s show right here on our website.

In great faith,

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