5 Marks That God is Using You in Tremendous Ways

. . . But David encouraged himself in the Lord his God.

~ 1 Samuel 30:6

1. Many different people tell you that the Lord changed their life through something you’ve written, said, or done.

2. A few falsely attack you out of jealousy, most of whom don’t know you personally. (This is a key evidence that God’s hand is on your life.)

3. You clearly see the evidence of your influence on specific people’s lives, even though they may never mention it to you.

4. The enemy tries to trip you up and cause you to stumble with unusual temptations.

5. God puts you in situations that severely test your faith and reveal (to you) what’s in your heart.

Remember, we are in a spiritual battle . . . a cosmic warfare. So when God is using you powerfully, the enemy will do all he can to throttle it.

This is a back-handed compliment from heavenly realms.

Also, the beginning of the Christian life is easy; the end is joyous. The middle is where the fiercest battles take place and many fall away.

Be encouraged. And keep your eye on the prize.

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Comments

  1. Derek says

    Hi Frank

    Thanks brother for your ongoing words of encouragement and for your standing in the face of attacks.

    The need in this walk of faith is for some to walk on ahead to experience difficulties, trials and attacks and to learn as a result so they can shout back these learning’s to those walking behind saying, “This is the better way to go through”!

    Thanks brother for patiently walking on ahead.

  2. Teague says

    Frank,

    I appreciate your care & feeding of the body of Christ. I can see the Lord nourishing & cherishing His bride (Eph. 5). His heart is touched when we care for His wife as He does :) God bless!

  3. Darryl says

    Good words brother. I would also add that unexpected tragedy can reveal who has your heart. All relationships will be tested. Our son went to be with Jesus in 2008. He was washed out to sea and never found. My wife and I know where he is though and we will see him again. God is good.

  4. Carole Pearce says

    How true! Thank you. Good that you remind the reader that this post is about personal attacks. They are indeed arrows sent forth with the intention of hampering at least, and killing you at worst. Literal and figurative. We overcome by the blood of the Lamb, the word of our testimony and we care not whether we lose our lives in the process. For Jesus.

  5. says

    Insightful……obviously from your own testimony. Mind too. BUT GOD! He has it all taken care of. I am no masochist but it is an indescribable experience to make it though a trial/attack victoriously and obediently knowing He is right there step for step literally carrying you. The darkness literally cannot exist in the presence of THE LIGHT…..not even a sub visible trace of darkness can be in the presence of that Glory Light of Jesus. What a God!

  6. Jason Guinasso says

    Thank you for the encouragement. Very timely! Just finishing God’s Favorite Place (three months later because good books deserve time to read and meditate upon) and just beginning the online study on the Indwelling Life. I regret only purchasing a subscription for myself. Need to purchase a subscription for my church.

  7. says

    Excellent. One reason that God allows us to be criticized and to experience trials is to keep us from getting the big head about the compliments and the way we see Him using us in people’s lives.

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