Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don’t recognize them. (Ann Landers)
In our spiritual lives there are times of breakthrough, and that means some tough work. It means tough work in prayer. It means tough work in all kinds of areas.
In a prayer time last night one of the things that came up in our prayer was to not stop pushing in prayer now because there is a little resistance. Then the thought came to us, “Don’t stop in prayer when we get a little success, either!”
There are times of resistance right before key times of breakthrough. How many breakthroughs are missed because we stopped short in prayer?
2 Set your heart straight, be steadfast,
and don’t act hastily in a time of distress.
3 Hold fast to God
and don’t keep your distance from him,
so that you may find strength
at your end. (Sirach 2:2-3, CEB)