Even though I am with you, and even though this is the season for you to advance in pursuit of what I have called you to do, do not think this is a time you will be popular. Though you are on the right path, it will not always be popular. So understand, opposition is all part of the process. As you have people and circumstances resisting you in your work, understand this is perfectly normal, and is to be expected. (1)
Do not allow resistance to discourage or hinder you, for you are moving according to my guidance, as you continue to follow me. Surely you will have trouble, just as you will have persecutions and hardships. Do not allow the resistance to cause you to think you may be incorrect, have misunderstood, or have heard incorrectly, for I have given you my word and my spirit. (2)
I have given you a mind to understand and discern, just as you discern the seasons in the natural world. So as you contemplate your present circumstances and consider how you will respond, how you will take action, and how you will follow or not follow, consider all I have given you and the path before you.
Nothing worthwhile will ever come easily. There will be difficulty surrounding many breakthroughs and advances you experience. So continue to look past your natural circumstances and look to what is unseen. Look to what will last forever, not what is here today and gone tomorrow. (3)
(1) Matthew 28:20, John 15:18, Matthew 10:14
(2) John 16:33, 1 Peter 4:12, Ezekiel 36:27, Psalm 119:105
(3) 1 Corinthians 10:13, Romans 5:3-5, 2 Corinthians 4:18, James 4:14