It’s the day that many dreams and projects are aborted. This is the day that you want to throw in the towel, and call it quits. It’s the day that many relationships are broken. On that day, divorces occur. On that day, many commit suicides. It’s a terrible day.
Yet, the most disturbing thing about this day is that it’s the last day before the magic day of the Lord. The day of adversity is the day that precedes God’s time for you.
So, unless you figure out how to outlast this day, you will never be able to breakthrough to higher heights.
Every major breakthrough is preceded by a vicious and stubborn season of adversity.
I sense that we are on the verge of a major breakthrough in this ministry, and in our lives. I can smell it. I can feel it. It’s almost here.
So to chicken out now is the most foolish thing that any of us can do; because it is the equivalent of giving up your breakthrough. Instead, develop the strength that is in you.
Resolve to be more stubborn than your troubles.
“If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small.”
~ Proverbs 24:10 [KJV]
“If you falter in times of trouble, how small is your strength!”
~ Proverbs 24:10 [NIV]
Notice it never says anything about the strength of the adversity; because, that’s not important. The magnitudes of the storms of this life are insignificant to men and women of inner spiritual strength.
In other words, what you really need is to build up your spiritual strength to outlast the day of adversity. It’s just a day; it’s not an eternity. It’s not forever. It has a span; so it’s bound to end.
Denials and delays ultimately bow to persistence.
However, persistence is the offspring of stamina – which in turn is a manifestation of spiritual strength.
So, when you take time to build up your spiritual strength, you harvest the stamina and persistence that you need to overcome the denials and delays of life.
This is why I encourage you to persist in this 100-Day Fast and do it with all your heart.
“Jesus answered, “it is written: ‘Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”
~ Matthew 4:4
Read what is written in the bible. Then ponder on it. Reflect on their meanings; their implications. Ponder on the ability of God, and reflect on His promises. This does something to your spirit: It edifies it.
You are an overcomer.
“For everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. 5Who is it that overcomes the world? Only he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.”
~ 1 John 5:4, 5
Do you believe that Jesus is the Son of God? Then the word of God says that you are an overcomer. There’s nothing this life, or anyone can throw at you that can sink you. Your very nature means victory; you are an overcomer.