“There were those . . . who set out to discourage them, and make them too afraid to go on building” (Ezra 4:4).
The word used for “afraid” in this verse means to be paralyzed in fear, so overwhelmed you forget who you are and whose you are.
You’re not a victim, and you’re not a failure. You are not powerless or worn out. You certainly aren’t insignificant. You’re not constrained by past mistakes or present pain, and you haven’t missed your moment, no matter how hard the enemy has lied to you, or about you.
You’re the son or daughter of the Creator of the universe. You’re the embodiment of his love—a new person, completely transformed by your faith in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. You’re an heir of his grace, strength, wisdom, and discernment. Regardless of how the enemy lies, you know your heavenly Father’s voice.
In every circumstance and relationship, you’re healing, learning, growing, and thriving as you live in his presence. You’re empowered to move forward in confidence, overwhelming hate with love, chaos with peace, and loss with joy.
The dreams, goals, and plans you’re partnering in with God are amazing, powerful, and transforming, and you’re just getting started. Don’t let enemy slow you down one bit from building something amazing today.