“Indeed, I have refined you, but not as silver; I have tested and chosen you in the furnace of affliction.

Isaiah 48:10

God knows that we understand that He’s here with us and that we are not alone, however, we may need to remind ourselves from time to time. The enemy is real and is seeking to interfere in the lives of God’s Saints. His desire is for us to question our identity and to steer us gradually off the course that God wants for us. Anything that will pull us away from fulfilling God’s Purpose for you will be a success for the enemy.

Don’t allow the enemy a thought or an inch. Tighten up your armor so there are no cracks, and choose to not be discouraged. What you are able to see this day IS NOT what God sees for you. Keep pressing forward. When things get tougher it usually means the enemy is afraid of who you are becoming and is attempting to thwart you so that you don’t fulfill your calling. Know this truth and keep your eyes focused on Christ… look up and stand tall, because YOU are a CHILD of God and are much loved.

You are needed and have a unique mission that only you can fulfill. You are being refined and tested. But, know that you have been chosen by God. So, keep the faith and stand firm.