The word I have for you is strong. The call upon your life is also strong. The direction I am moving you towards will certainly have its challenges, but remember the words I have given you, for they are also strong. In times of experiencing challenges and difficulties remember the call upon your life, for it is also very strong. With this mindset you will shift your attention, focus, and emphasis from your circumstances onto the promises I have given you. You will not look to what is seen, but to what is unseen. So encourage yourself in this, with what I have given you. You will discover as you do, it will empower you and encourage you to move forward in spite of the obstacles, difficulties, and confusion you are presently experiencing. (1)
Be, and remain, sensitive to the move of my spirit. For I will move you in certain directions at certain times, but it will not always be for the outcome you have presumed. I will move you for a reason, but many times this reason is very different than what you have understood. As a result, you will have to be flexible in your interpretation and understanding of what I have said, and what I have set into motion. Remain flexible and responsive in spite of the dissonance found within day to day tasks in the advancement of the call upon your life, created by the mismatch of presumptions held within your heart.
Hold on to me, and hold on to my will for your life. Hold on to my plans, and on to the methods I have prescribed to you. Hold on to my timing, for I will move you according to what I have for you, not necessarily according to what you thought, planned, desired, or presumed. Hold on to the author and perfector of your faith, for in doing so you will allow yourself the flexibility to manage and navigate the obstacles you are truly encountering, rather than superimposing ineffectual and irrelevant solutions I never prescribed.
I will guide you, and will do so directly and clearly. As we continue to encounter the good and the bad throughout the course of your life, you will draw yourself close to me in a permanent and irrevocable manner. You will find the experiences we encounter will shape your heart and understanding in permanent ways that will leave you changed, as you come to the realization and comprehension of the transformation already birthing within you.
You will not look to theology, religion, philosophy, or logic to guide you or instruct you. You will not look to conventional means or schools of thought. You will not look to the habits of the past, or methods that have proven successful and useful. Instead you will look to me. You will know I am your source, for you will come to know me as such. You will not look to symptoms, but will look to the cause. You will not look to paradigms or methods, but will look to the author and originator of those methods and paradigms. You will look past the results and seek me. You will not rely on mere systems or practices that have produced results, but you will rely on me, for I am the one who set all things into motion. (2)
(1) Hebrews 12:1-2, 2 Corinthians 4:18
(2) James 1:17, Colossians 1:15-17