Chapter 21 – Persevere Through
“Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:13-14
Reinvention is a call to a higher level! Fulfilling this spiritual call will require some effort. Natural activities will still be in operation, so you must have great determination. You cannot be lazy, lethargic or indolent and expect the blessing to come your way. You can’t be sedentary and a procrastinator and expect the move of God! God works through working people!
Also, you will need strong perseverance because the enemy is not going to let you participate in a high level of anointed service without a confrontation. Whenever you start doing anything for Christ to build the Kingdom of God – understand that Satan will not be far behind.
“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:” 1 Peter 5:8
There will be a fight…but you must fight to trust God while God fights your battle. We don’t fight a physical fight – ours is spiritual.
“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” Ephesians 6:12
There will be many times when you might feel like giving up – honestly, most of us have felt like that and will feel it again. However, in spite of the feeling, you must press on if you’re going to achieve great things.
Perseverance is a quality that must be in place for the reinvented believer. This is very important because God uses those who are determined. If you examine the people who were “called” in the Bible, they were all doing something when they were called. Those who want to be used by God must put their faith in action and keep going.
This is an excerpt from Chapter 21 of “Reinvent Yourself: 21 Practical Keys to Your Personal Spiritual Makeover”. Pick up a copy of Reinvent Yourself here!