Proverbs 29:18 Where there is no vision [no redemptive revelation of God], the people perish; but he who keeps the law [of God, which includes that of man]—blessed (happy, fortunate, and enviable) is he.
It can be easy to be distracted by bills, circumstances, bad relationships, and negative things. When we find ourselves discouraged, it is because of a lack of vision. If you live life like you have nothing to live for, then you’ll perish with an unfulfilled assignment. The King James Version says that “where there is no prophetic revelation, the people cast off restraint.” In other words, vision determines your actions. If you forget that God showed you you’d own your own business, you’ll make bad decisions and “cast of restraint” like you’ll never have it. If you forgot that God showed you that your family will be saved, you’ll stop praying for them and they’ll perish. God allows us to enter places of frustration in order to give us revelation.
If you feel like you are in a stagnant place, that might be a good place to be!! That means God is trying to speak to you and remind you of the vision. Once you get it, write it down. When discouragement comes your way, which it will, you then can go back to what you wrote and say this isn’t what God promised me, so that must mean that I’ve got to keep on pressing on.
Exodus 14:14 The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace and remain at rest.
Today, the Lord has gone before you and has fought every battle for you. So many times as Christians we want to go to battle and fight for the Lord, when really it is Him that is fighting for us. He does so by giving us the strength, courage, and wisdom to endure adverse circumstances.
What we should do is pray that God’s will is done, hold our peace and not let our emotions take control, but let the wisdom of God rule. Just rest in the knowledge that God is in control of your life because you’re yielded to Him.