Today's Gospel Truth ~ "And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover." Mark 16:17-18
The realistic truth of a challenge is that even though it may have the intention to destroy your life it comes to mature you for the next phase, or as some may put it - into the next level of life. Depending on what the matter is, sometimes a challenge often present within itself a challenge which dares you to get to the end of it and overcome it. The one problem a challenge will always face is the resilient confidence which blocks or derails it's intended purpose. Even in the case of a positive challenge, one can enhance the level of that outcome depending upon their attitude, which determines what they will accomplish in the end. When we are faced with uncertain situations which seem hopeless, right in in the midst of these situations we can make the decision to go beyond the normal expectation into the place of God's abundant favor of blessing. While the challenge has presented itself with it's intended anticipation, you have the potential within you to push beyond it's claimed expectancy into the place of deliverance. While it is okay to share in praying for someone we are now in the time when as greater expectations are released greater answers are returned.
Of course going beyond the norm takes a 'sold out' attitude to achieve what you're seeking, this level of commitment requires strong resilience and determination in your faith. Utilizing a higher level of faith will require you to tap into the root of your relationship with God, agreeing to have a steadfast belief in what he had promised to you. As you tap into this grounded level of relationship you will have normal days of casting out devils, speaking in new heavenly languages, drinking anything deadly with no effect, laying hands on the sick and watching them recover before your eyes. These and many more are the kind of answers one will receive when he make the decision to go beyond the normal expectation into the intended place of God's abundant favor of blessing for his Children. Being faced with a challenge doesn't give you a boarding pass to succumb to it's plans for your life, it only presents an opportunity for you to advance in maturity of becoming secure in what God is doing for you, around you, and through you. Be steadfast and unmovable in Faith knowing that He who has begun the work in You is Faithful to Mature you and Secure you in Him. **AMEN**