Have you ever found yourself in a difficult situation, where you have to face pressures and trials that seem to overwhelm you? Certainly yes and if not, rest assured, it will come ... It is very likely that you have wondered what could have happened to make these things happen to you ... If you had made a mistake or if it was an attack by the enemy, or I don't know what other reason… I would like to ask you the question and if it was God who led you in this desert to be tested there?
This is a question that we do not ask ourselves often and yet it is often the reality. But before we expand on that, let's go back for a moment to the fact that you are in a difficult situation because of your mistake or your disobedience. If so, be honest, you already know because the Holy Spirit has come to convict you of sin. Then you have to repent before God and choose to change your behavior. The Holy Spirit will lead you out of the trial, more than that He will turn it into a blessing for you. If it is an attack from the enemy, then simply put on His weapons and stand firm (cf. Ephesians 6: 10-18). For victory is your starting position (cf. Ephesians 2: 6) and ending (cf. Revelation 20).
Just as the Holy Spirit led Jesus into the desert to be tempted there, He also leads you in trial and this because He loves you ... We don't like it, yet it is important that we do not resist not and that we let ourselves be led. God takes no pleasure in us being tried, He does not derive any glory from it. Nevertheless, He is glorified by the result, when you come out of the trial as a winner… For there is always an end to the trial and God has already given you everything to make it positive. Paul makes it clear in 1 Corinthians 10:13 “No temptation has come upon you that was not human; God is faithful and will not allow you to be tempted beyond your strength; but along with temptation, He will also give a way out, so that you can endure it. ”.
It is much easier to resist when we know that God has led us through the trial, because we have the assurance that He is in control. It doesn't make things any easier, but we can step into the simplicity and resilience of a faith that knows that victory is ours… It is also proof that God has confidence in us, in our ability to depend on Him. and not to give in… Jesus was filled with the Holy Spirit, He did not resist by His own strength, but by His relationship with the Holy Spirit. Likewise the Holy Spirit is in you and You can lean on Him, His strength sustains you (cf. Romans 8:11). This event happened at a specific time, just after the Father affirmed Jesus in His identity as Son and His love for Him (cf. Luke 3:22). You can reread this verse and make it your own for your life ...
No matter what you live in, what desert you find yourself in, stop struggling and recognize who God is, that He is in control, that He loves you and that His presence is there with you to lead you to His. victory. God leads you to be tested, because it is always in the test that God reveals himself to make you grow in revelation as well as in faith. The ordeal qualifies you to be a support and a rich blessing to others. Throughout your life His kingdom comes and the enemy is overcome, so never run away from trial again, embrace it, go through it and win it, for with Him you do deeds (cf. Psalm 71:16 ), you gain victories so that others can enter into the fullness of His Kingdom!
God has blessed you richly so that you bless abundantly ...