This week we discussed how you will face opposition when you are pursuing God’s call for your life. Stay strong because Jesus is standing for you.
KEY TEXT: Nehemiah 6:1-9,15-16
CENTRAL TRUTH: You will face opposition when you pursue God’s call for your life.
- Dwell: Like Nehemiah, we can anticipate that any time we step up to serve the Lord, we may face potential distraction and possible discouragement. Sometimes distraction and discouragement may come from our enemies. Other times, they come through a temptation to settle for less than God’s best. Whatever the source, we need to look to God to strengthen us. Focusing on God and the strength He provides will enable us to hang in there and finish our task well.
- Memorize: Nehemiah 6:3
- Pray: God’s Word says that as believers, we should not be surprised when we face opposition because of our commitment to God. Ask God to equip you with the strength you need to make it through opposition, and to help you live your life in such a way that others would see Jesus when they look at you. Pray that when opposition comes, you will remain focused on Him.
KEEP ON DIGGING:
To learn more about what God’s Word says about dealing with opposition, read the following verses:
- Psalm 27:1-3
- Proverbs 3:5-6
- 1 Peter 4:12
- 2 Timothy 2:24-26