Many of Gods people are experiencing the pressure of life weighing them down. To some it may seem very unbearable, and to others we simply try to avoid it and even some sit and do nothing. Lets start off by defining what the word pressure means below.
1. The process of pressing steadily.
2. Constant state of worry and urgency
3. Forces that pushes or urges
· the applying of a firm regular weight or force against somebody or something
· powerful and stressful demands on somebody's time, attention, and energy, or demand of this sort
· something that affects thoughts and behavior in a powerful way, usually in the form of several outside influences working together persuasively
I just want to encourage, first myself and to anyone reading this that we must not give in to the enemy. As in Luke 22:31 states the following;” And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan has desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat.” The devil has magnified our problems so big until we feel as though we can’t handle them. He has literally taken the very test that God is putting us through or taking our wilderness experience that we are in and he is trying to use it to destroy us and get us to throw in the towel and give up right in the middle or for some you may be right at the brink of your blessing and the enemy is working overtime to get you so off focus that you forfeit your blessing.
I can speak on this because of the place I am in right now. God never said life would be peaches and cream always, and even as I type I am seeing this in my own life, because I have been feeling like the pressure’s in my life has gotten to heavy for me to carry. When we began to feel like this the enemy will try to inflict all kinds of bad emotions upon us, and with that comes different satanic spirits that will try to attach themselves to us to try to keep us in a dark place.
During the times when we feel like we cant stand the pressures we must
first keep our faith in God that he has not forgotten about us, and go through
the process of what ever is pressuring you, second we must find ourselves
fasting and praying until we see a change in our situation. Thirdly we must arm
ourselves with the full armor of God. “Therefore take unto you the whole armor
of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all,
to stand. Ephesians 6:13”.
I just want to encourage anyone who may be thinking of throwing in the
towel spiritually, or physically, not to do it. Remember God has not forgotten about you, and the pressure you are feeling from your current circumstances are only tests of your faith, so please stand with me and go threw it because on the other side is a great reward.
Jeremiah 29:11, "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of
peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end."