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“For the Lord God will help Me, therefore shall I not be confounded; therefore have I set My face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be ashamed” (Isaiah 50:7).

Set your mind on what God has asked you to do and be determined to do it no matter the cost. We need stubborn faith to push through adversity and accomplish our goals. Big dreams and ambitions come at a price and the world will very rarely step aside, to let you achieve what you set out to do. The road to success is full of challenges, adversity, battles and some defeat. It takes a made up mind to accomplish our desires and dreams.

Many people give up or settle for what is easiest and live well below their full potential. It is not easy to overcome trial after trial, stare darkness in the face and dare to shine your light. Jesus understood the emotions associated, with wanting to give up when he said, “father if it is possible, let this cup pass. Nevertheless not my will but thy will be done” (Matthew 26:39). It was his desire to do God’s will and to please the father that kept him going.

The trials that we face now will not always be around. We will not always need to fight and the tests and battles will give way to victory and rest. ‘The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former,’ saith the Lord of hosts. ‘And in this place will I give peace,’ saith the Lord of hosts” (Haggai 2:9).

God wants us to have peace and rest and he will restore much more than we have lost. We will not always need to fight and God will grant us victory and a season of rest. We press through in this current season and trust God that victory is up ahead. He will restore a latter glory, far greater than our former glory. Be resolute in your convictions and work to complete your God given assignment.

A.P.-Y.

Published by Anneta Pinto-Young

I am a trained Social Worker who currently provides professional leadership on a programme to support Social Work students and Newly Qualified Social Workers entering the Social Work Profession.

Born and raised in Jamaica in a Christian family where my father is an ordained Pastor and Deacon who has served for over 50 years in the ministry. My father is also a trained musician and our family can be described as a musical family. I grew up in a small farming community in St. Peter’s, St. Andrew and my parents also have a small farm.

I credit my gift of writing to my father who I watched and listened to over the years as he wrote sermons, poems and other recitals in his capacity in ministry. English has always been an easy subject for me and over the years I have developed an increased interest in writing.

I am a Trainer, I sing and have a passion for worship, the spoken word and the free flow of the prophetic anointing. I am married to my best friend Andrew Christopher Young who is an advanced Musician and whose music you can find on YouTube and Facebook. I am a trained Coach and Mentor and I love experimenting with food so I love cooking. I enjoy trying cultural dishes from across the world and I view food as an entry into cultures and languages.
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Published
February 7, 2022

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Republished on Crossmap with permission from Anneta Pinto.

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