“I will turn to you and make you fruitful and multiply you and will confirm my covenant with you.”
Distractions and obstructions come to our lives just to cause us to lose focus and lose track of our destinies. There is something great about life I have learned: what you perceive in your mind is what you conceive, and what you conceive you have the potential to receive, when you receive whatever that conception was, it’s called achievement. Here is the process:
PERCEIVE –> CONCEIVE –> RECEIVE –> ACHIEVE
Since we only receive what we perceive, and perception is related to focus, the enemy tries to stop us by shifting our focus. He tries to shift our focus in the form of bad dreams or bringing people around us that are contaminated with bad thoughts and spirits. Jesus only endured the cross by virtue of focus.
Looking up to Jesus brings joy and focus so every other thing becomes secondary. Jesus was so focused on going through the crucifixion because of the joy that was to come after that. Focus is important in the life of an athlete; their race is over when they lose focus. God never designed life to be led in reverse. That is why, when Lot’s wife looked backwards as opposed to the divine instruction to keep looking forward, she became a pillar of salt (Genesis 19:17). She couldn’t make the move to completely leave the wicked community of Sodom. The Bible says:
As soon as they had brought them out, one of them said, “Flee for your lives! Don’t look back, and don’t stop anywhere in the plain! Flee to the mountains or you will be swept away!” Genesis 19:17
It means that whenever you look back you either regress or stay put and will never make any progress. Vehicles are the only machines designed to go in reverse, and even then there is only one backward gear, but four or five forward gears.
The reason why people on your level may try to talk you down is that they think you are naive. There is a clear sense of revelation here that anytime you go through discouragement and people try to depress you, it is a sign for you to know that you are getting closer to your destination. I believe you might have a very great vision, goal, dream or aspiration, and anytime you try to put it across to people they tell you reasons why you can’t achieve it. It is a sign that they can’t do it so they don’t see the reason why you have to do it.
I pray that God will grant us strength and the power to resist satanic voices of discouragement.
I pray that God will give you more than enough and multiply His blessings over your life.
I pray that God will expand your vision to go further and achieve all your good dreams.
You see, human voices of discouragement carry spirit, as God created everything by his word (voice). So anytime a word (voice) is released, it comes to either make or unmake an individual.