There are many forces that are moving against you as a believer, but you must understand that the very title "believer" is rooted in the foundation of Christianity, "Faith". Without faith it is impossible to please God. Without faith it is impossible to activate the supernatural in your life. Without faith it is impossible to escape mediocrity and walk into greatness.
The enemy has pressed against you, laid on top of you, lied to you, painted illusionistic portraits of negativity and despair. He has done everything within his power to convince you that you are not who you are, but your power lies in the faith that you have in your identity and purpose. It is inextricably bound to your God-given vision. When you grasp your vision you will find that it is a portrait of your purpose and when you identify with your purpose, it will explain your pain, settle your anxiety, and direct you to your destiny. Yet, it all begins with a faith that is audacious and radical; a faith that dares to believe God for the impossible.
The following quote has moved into the #2 spot of my all time favorite quotes:
"If the size of your vision for you life isn't intimidating you, there's a good chance it's insulting to God." ~ Steven Furtick
If the vision that is driving you, the vision that you identify with, is not so large that in yourself you find it intimidating, it is probably not your God given vision. If you can manage the possibilities of your vision on your own it is not from God. God implants visions that only He can empower. If you look at the Bible to see when these Heroes were called into their destinies, they were overwhelmed. Moses didn't think he was eloquent enough in speech, Isaiah was undone by the purity absolute righteousness of God, Jeremiah thought he was too young, Gideon was fearful, but they all found that when they allowed God to work through them, all things were possible.
What are you believing God for right now? Are you willing to step out on faith and take hold of your destiny. Not that pseudo-destiny that the enemy has convinced you is yours, but the destiny you were designed for, the destiny that was woven into your DNA. God honors faith. Just ask Joshua, who called for the sun to stand still, Just ask Hezekiah, who had 15 years added to his life. Just ask Moses, whose faith and obedience delivered an entire nation from bondage. Just asked Peter, whose cowardly acts at Calvary was followed by boldness on the Day of Pentecost.
It is time for believers to stop living in defeat. It is time for believers to stop meandering through the maze of mediocrity. It is time for believers to stop succumbing to dwarfed goals and colorless dreams. It is time to fix your gait and steady your passion to fulfill your destiny. This is your moment. Will you take hold of it? ~ Dr. Rick Wallace