Fight the good fight of the faith [in the conflict with evil]; take hold of the eternal life to which you were called, and [for which] you made the good confession [of faith] in the presence of many witnesses. 1 Timothy 6:12 (AMP)
Jesus is building His church and collecting together His children who form His body. However, some people are dying!
“Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses [who by faith have testified to the truth of God’s absolute faithfulness], stripping off every unnecessary weight and the sin which so easily and cleverly entangles us, let us run with endurance and active persistence the race that is set before us”,Heb 12:1 (Amp)
It is not God’s will that you drop out of the race. It is not His will that you die spiritually! Jesus did not die for you to give up because things have gotten difficult. Life is not a bed of roses and God is not a magician.
Everything happens one step after the other. God would keep leading you through different phases of life. He wants you to keep trusting Him as you walk though life.
Be on guard; stand firm in your faith [in God, respecting His precepts and keeping your doctrine sound]. Act like [mature] men(and women) and be courageous; be strong. 1 Corinthians 16:13 (AMP)- Mine in green
Jesus has good plans for you but you have to endure and be fervent in your walk with Him.
If you are not growing in your current church because of what is being taught, prayer fully locate a Jesus preaching church and serve the Lord with all your heart where He has placed you.
“Consider it nothing but joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you fall into various trials. 3 Be assured that the testing of your faith [through experience] produces endurance [leading to spiritual maturity, and inner peace]. 4 And let endurance have its perfect result and do a thorough work, so that you may be perfect and completely developed [in your faith], lacking in nothing” . James 1:2-4 (AMP)
You are part of the Body! You are needed!
Stand up and fight to live in Him!
“For in Him we live and move and exist [that is, in Him we actually have our being]”-Acts 17:28a (AMP)
You are loved,