Seasons of Struggle
You have been given a unique gift, before you were formed in the womb, your Creator; Almighty GOD knew you and is working in you until Christ’s nature is formed in you. He separated you for Himself and appointed you to be a prophet to the nations. You have been placed in this season for this generation; for if you fail to speak up now, relief and deliverance will come from another; who knows whether you didn’t come into your position precisely for such a time as this.
You are not a mistake; you are in the right place, chosen by the Righteous King. Praise Yehovah for what he has done for you. Praise Yehovah for giving you through Christ every possible spiritual benefit as citizens of Heaven! For consider what He has done—before the foundation of the world He chose you and fashioned you Himself to become, in Christ, His holy and blameless child living within His constant care. He planned, in His purpose of love, that you should be adopted as His own through Jesus Christ and that you may learn to praise His glorious generosity which has made you welcome in the everlasting love He bears towards the Son.
Don’t run from tests and hardships, as difficult as they are, you will ultimately find joy in them; if you embrace them your faith will blossom under pressure and teach you true patience as you endure. And true patience brought on by endurance will equip you to complete the long journey and cross the finish line—mature, complete, and lacking nothing. In this process/season you will discern when it is a time of preparation, a time of testing and when it is time for it to be revealed.
I encourage you to maintain a fearless witness until the last day. You have the victory in whatever arena you have been placed. Set your heart not on riches, but on goodness, Christ-likeness, faith, love, patience and humility. Fight the worthwhile battle of the faith, keep your grip on that life eternal to which you have been called, and to which you boldly professed your loyalty before many witnesses. And I am persuaded of this same thing, that He has begun this good work in you and will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.
Now may the GOD of Hope fill you with ALL joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Jeremiah 1:5, Galatians 4:19, Esther 4:14, Ephesians 1:3-6, 1 Timothy 6:11-12, Philippians 1:6, James 1:2-4, Romans 15:13
By Sylvia Villalpando