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Pay very careful attention to that tension.
You could be right in the middle of God's will with the best thing that could ever happen to you RIGHT in front of you, right smack dab where you are and the enemy of your soul, your future, your finances and your life will create tension. You'll feel like quitting, you'll begin to have feelings you've never had before! The tension will begin to invade your sleep and even your home! Your spouse will wonder WHAT ON EARTH are you doing and why in the world is there so much tension when YOU are supposed to be pursuing your dreams, for crying out loud.
You'll begin to buy into the lie, "Just go create your life like YOU want it and tell this to go take a hike!" or maybe "It was so much easier before when we were just like everyone else!" or how about "Its not compromising my values, everyone else does this and they struggle but they survive so seriously, who am I kidding" or the worse might be "I really have no choice, this is obviously God's will."
My friends, I'd also be very careful who you take advice and counsel from. Don't seek it from anyone who hasn't what you are trying to do and be very mindful of the miserable counselors who swarm the attacks of satan and will begin to agree with you and increase the buy in, "Seriously why are you putting up with this, are you kidding yourself? I've watched you and you really don't have to go through this like this"..... have you ever wondered what their perspective is with such counsel? Something they read in a book maybe?
TENSION is one of the great deceivers. It's a great lie, on many facets. In my 38 years of walking with the Lord I can say this from the bottom of my heart- tension in my life and walk with God is RARELY EVER from God, it's usually from the devil. Be very mindful that YOU are a target and you WILL NOT create the life of your dreams without some tension. It's a sign the enemy KNOWS you are powerful. The tension increases and many times even DOUBLES right before breakthrough. It's the enemies last ditch effort to call a 'retreat, just quit' on me. But he can not win.
YOU WILL NOT live a life that is different than 90% of the rest of the world without some tension. You're going to have to pray to GOD for discernment and you need to start declaring what GOD said and not what your feelings are saying, "I CAN do all things through Christ who strengthened me."
God has grace equal to the tension so stop running, stop stressing and lean into heaven. Heaven holds your answer. Ask heaven to shut the door on the lie and deceit. Ask God to reveal to you if YOU have personally opened this door because of your own personal unbelief.
When you have done all you can to stand. STAND! Stand. Stand. Stand. Keep standing and you will see the glory of the Lord.
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