Dr. D Ivan Young, Contributing Writer
I know you feel pressed. I know you are tired. You may even feel devoid of hope, but know this – everything is working for your good. What do you do when you have given your all to everyone, and it’s never enough? What do you do when you’ve sacrificed everything for everyone and received nothing in return? What do you do when you feel as if there’s nothing left to give? What do you do? Do you just shut down? Do you just tell everyone no more, not today? Don’t despair. I have good news. I’ve got an answer for you. Be still. Allow God to be God. When you’re all tapped out, that’s when you can tap into the divine resources your Creator has set aside for you.
After more than a decade of practice, I’ve experienced all of the above and then some. What you don’t know is what I’ve been through. I’m human just like you. While dealing with my own bouts of anxiety and depression, while feeling discouraged, I had to muster up the courage to encourage you.
I, more than most know what it’s like to have people talk about me behind my back all because I wouldn’t allow them to continue exploiting me for resources and connections. I also know what it’s like to go out of my way to help others when I needed some help myself. Beyond that, I know better than most what it’s like to comfort the brokenhearted when my heart was depleted and empty. But God…
Know this – God is pressing you for a reason. I’m here to tell you you’re much stronger than you think. He’s using travail to help you prevail. To whom much is given, much is required. By now, you’re wise enough to know who’s laughing at you instead of with you. By now, you’re wise enough to know who loves you as opposed to who lusts for you. Stop casting your pearls before swine. God is teaching you to be wise as a serpent and harmless as a dove.
The battle is over. God knows you’re weary. He was teaching you to stop putting your hope in people and to trust in yourself and in Him. Only He alone can renew your strength. Starting right now you will soar like an eagle; right now you will run and not grow weary. He’s already provisioned you with the strength you need to walk the rest of the way. You will NOT faint. The human eye has not seen, nor ear heard, neither has it entered into the hearts of men, the things which God has prepared for you. Now see the vision, write it down, and make it plain. It is your time. It is your season. I’ve already prayed for you. Please say one for me too.
I love you madly. I truly do.
Dr. D Ivan Young
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