Are you facing a challenge today?
Let me encourage you. Beyond that challenge lies a victory. God wants to use your difficulties to promote you.
Many times, when you set out to pursue your dreams, when you become determined to make progress towards reaching your goals, you will face opposition. When you start going after your God-given dreams, realize that Satan will not just roll out the red carpet for you and leave you unopposed. Often, when you face hard times, it is because you are on the right track and your victory is just around the corner.
What was meant for your harm, God will use it for your good, to bring you to a higher level. God wants to turn your set-back into a stepping stone.
If you persevere, if you don’t get discouraged, after you’ve passed the test, God will promote you.
The darkest night often comes before the brightest light.
Joseph faced a dark night when he was falsely accused of rape by Potiphar’s wife and sent to prison. But it was in prison that he met Pharaoh’s cup-bearer, who told Pharaoh about Joseph’s gift in interpreting dreams. This led to Joseph being promoted to Prime Minister of Egypt. Joseph’s time in the dark dungeon led him to being promoted to the peak of Pharaoh’s palace.
Daniel faced a dark night when he was thrown into a den of lions for refusing to worship Nebuchadnezzar’s idol. Yet God closed the mouths of the lions, protecting Daniel and the king was so impressed with this miracle that he promote Daniel to the top post in the land.
Christ faced a dark night during his crucifixion. He was whipped, mocked, betrayed, nailed to a cross and died an excruciatingly painful death. Yet three days later, Christ was raised to life. His darkest night became the most life-giving day.
So today, if you face a challenge, encourage yourself by telling yourself that God has victory in store for you. Your darkest defeat will lead to your brightest victory.