New Desire has been operating in ministry for approximately 23 years now. There have been seasons of fall harvest, desert storms, wintry darkness, spring delight and summer rest. There have been battles, tribulation, and persecution, but most of all, blessed assurance that God is always with us regardless of the season.
There have been times throughout the years, however, that as a leader I have often thought, due to fear and attacks from the enemy, that if I just didn’t have this responsibility or that obligation that I would just walk away from full time evangelism and settle down to work in my home church.
Many times I have let my fears drive me, my responsibilities discourage me, and my expectations devastate me. But, have you noticed how many “me’s” I have put into this confession session? Every time I opened the Word of God, expecting the Lord to free me of His will for my life, He would say to me these three things: Be steadfast…be unmovable…always abounding in the work of the Lord.
I would always think to myself, “If I just didn’t have this…” or “If this wasn’t going on…” I would just quit! Satan wanted me to think that I was of none effect. As a leader, I was beginning to believe that I was a failure. But for every time I have thought this, right in the midst of my thinking, (There’s the ‘my’ again), God has always shown up in a way that His will for my life in this ministry could not be denied.
So my friends, from my heart, if your thinking, “If I just didn’t have this…” I challenge you to open the Word of God and let Him counteract your mind battle with the truth of His Word. I want to praise Him that His thoughts and plans for my life are greater than my thoughts and plans. I have a Godly sorrow that I would allow myself and Satan room to deter what God has in store for my life. I promise to God and all of you that I will be steadfast…unmovable…always abounding in the work of the Lord.
Thank you, Lord, for always transforming my mind and protecting me from the fiery darts of the enemy. I love you, Jesus, and I love your name.
I Just Love Jesus,
Dr. Brenda J. Robinson