Some sincere believers struggle in their walk with God for extended periods of times experiencing constant setbacks and limited progress as they move toward their destiny. Why is this so?
If God has called you to do something, you will almost certainly encounter a significant amount of struggle. Resistant from the Enemy is a reality that must be confronted and overcome. Asking people to pray for you is important; however, there is another truth you must learn: God wants you to move into the place in your faith where you acquire a revelation of the riches of your inheritance in Christ Jesus.
Take the Apostle Paul for instance. Rarely, if ever, did he pray for the temporal needs of believers. His intercession foon Christians obtaining a divine realization of who they are in Christ and what God has done for them:
“Ever since I first heard of your strong faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for God’s people everywhere, I have not stopped thanking God for you. I pray for you constantly, asking God, the glorious Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, to give you spiritual wisdom and insight so that you might grow in your knowledge of God. I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the confident hope he has given to those he called—his holy people who are his rich and glorious inheritance. I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe him. This is the same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead and seated him in the place of honor at God’s right hand in the heavenly realms” (Ephesians 1:15-19).
It is our responsibility to grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ (2 Peter 3:18). The grace of God is power to serve Him acceptably. “…let us have race, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear” (Hebrews 12:28). By knowing the Lord intimately we access grace to live the overcoming life we are destined to experience.
Satan is an identity thief! He does not want you to know who your God is and who you are. Your identity is in Christ! You are the person God says you are in his word. Revelation leads to identification and results in transformation.
True knowledge of God will culminate in knowledge of self. “Don’t be conformed to the world; be transformed by the renewing of your mind” (See Romans 12:2).