“In your darkest hour, I am with you. As you walk through the most dangerous place, you are not alone. You need to stop walking in fear. You need to trust Me. You also need to begin to do what I tell you to do for My reasons, not so that you benefit. Your reasoning mind cannot interpret My heart. Step out in faith without consideration of the consequences. Even if you look like a fool, even if it appears as if you have failed, trust Me to determine your success. I am with you because you are Mine. Eternity will be the judge of what is successful and what is a failure, not immediate appearances. Be bold in Me. I am with you.”
Isaiah 43:21 NIV
“the people I formed for myself that they may proclaim my praise.”
Isaiah 55:8-9 NIV
8) “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord.
9) “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.”
Jeremiah 10:23 AMP
Oh, Lord [pleads Jeremiah in the name of the people], I know that [the determination of] the way of a man is not in himself; it is not in man [even in a strong man or a man at his best] to direct his [own] steps.
God is calling for the mature bridal heart to be accepted by each of His children. He is bringing to those who will hear a desire to sell out completely, so that the passionate life of Jesus can function through us, exhibiting His character to a dead and dying world.
Whatever you do, don’t allow the enemy, or even your friends, determine whether any move you have made in obedience to God was of God. He is the One to determine success or failure. He is the One to plan your steps. Your response is to be obedient. Outcome is His responsibility.
Love deeply. Walk in His Word, making sure that you are in line with His Word. Seek wise counsel. Then do what you know to be right in your heart. Get up if it looks like you have fallen down. Dust yourself off and prepare for another opportunity to serve your Lord. If you seem to have fallen again, allow the Lord to minister to you. He loves you. This life in Christ is exciting. Go for it!
Hold my heart as I follow You, Lord,