Let’s play a game? The game is called have you ever? I am going to give you a scenario and you must respond with a yes or no. Okay, are you ready? Good.
Have you ever been sitting in a church, and heard a man or woman of God begin to prophesy? They tell you to jump now, shout down, sow your seed now and what you have been dreaming, wanting, and wishing is going to come to pass within days, you do what you were told and it doesn’t come to pass.
Have you ever been discouraged because you are not at the place where you thought you’d be? Maybe you thought your ministry would be flourishing by now? Maybe you thought you’d be a success by now? Maybe you waited much longer than expected, so much longer that you had to go back and say to God, “Did you really mean what you said?”
Have you ever cried yourself to sleep because you were so disappointed and discouraged, you felt like giving up?
Have you ever felt like quitting but you thought, “I come too far, I can’t turn around and I can’t stay stuck, I might as well keep moving forward.”
Have you ever been wearied in well doing? Meaning your heart got tired from deep within because you got worn-out of doing the right things and getting the wrong results or no results at all?
Have you ever said when God when? Has it ever felt like God was blessing everyone around you except you? Have you ever celebrated a friend’s new found success, but inside your heart was stinging and your eyes full of tears because he or she got so easily what you have been praying and working hard for and you still don’t have it?
Be honest, God knows the truth anyway. Have you ever felt as if God had betrayed you?
Be honest, have you ever felt like the scriptures didn’t work for you in particular? I could go on, but if you have said yes to anyone of these questions, this book is for you. As a warning, we are going to put aside all of our religious rhetoric. We are going, to be honest, truthfully honest. We are going to speak truth to the lies of the enemy. We are also going, to be honest in a way that you may not be able, to be honest in church. The intent is to break the spirit of discouragement off of your life. Believe it or not, if you have ever had feelings and thoughts related to the questions, you are right in line with where you should be. As long as you determine to not give up. This book will cause you to keep on the road ahead of you and not allow the voice of the enemy to become a stronghold.
Bishop Don Mears told us a story years ago that I will never forget. He said a soldier who has just started going to war is not tired or wearied. He said it is after you have been in the fight a long time that you become wearied and tired.
You may still be in the fight but you are tired, wounded and wearied. Let’s go through the journey of healing together.