But none of these things move me; nor do I count my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my race with joy.
We all have promises from God that we’re standing on as well as dreams we’re hoping will come to pass. It’s easy to believe at first, but what happens when nothing is improving, we have setbacks, the door doesn’t open, our health doesn’t get better? That’s a test. Before the promise comes to pass, you have to go from “I believe” to “I still believe.” To still believe means you’re not moved by what’s not changing in your health, by the setback from the downturn, by the child who is off course. You know that God is still on the throne, still ordering your steps. What He promised is still on the way. When you’re tempted to get discouraged, just switch over from “I believe” to “I still believe.”
The apostle Paul went through all kinds of unfair situations, disappointments, setbacks, and imprisonments. When you face troubles that are not changing, you have to say as he did, “None of these things move me. I still believe.” Be the exception and refuse to get talked out of your dreams.
Prayer for Today
Father, thank You that I don’t have to be moved by the tests and troubles I face because I know that You are still on the throne. My faith and trust are in You and I will still believe. I declare that I will be the exception and not get talked out of my dreams. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.