Monday, June 4, 2012

WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU’RE OVERWHELMED? by Gary Wilkerson

What do you do when you’re overwhelmed? What do you do when it seems the odds are against you or you don’t have enough resources?

Do you go home at night and just continue being stressed, full of anxiety and fear? If you want to get to the place where you see victory in your life, you will have to fight for it — and in the fight God will supply the strength. He will supply the resources that you need and you will come out of the fight as a worshiper of Jesus Christ.

Three years ago my father, David Wilkerson, turned the leadership of World Challenge over to me. Dad was still here to support and encourage me and if I ever got in the midst of a battle that I wasn’t quite sure how to handle, I’d call Dad. In April of 2011 he passed away in an auto accident and I find myself without that particular resource in my life to help lead World Challenge. Sometimes when challenging things happen, I feel a little bit of fear come in. What if I don’t have what it takes? What if I don’t handle this situation well?

One day as I was thinking these things, the Holy Spirit came over me and confidence dropped into my heart. I realized that if God was leading me, if He was saying, “This is the way you should go,” then all I had to do was trust Him. I don’t have to look at the black line or the red line and see where the finances are; I have to look to heaven and see what He says for me to do. And that is what we are doing. We are going to go harder than ever before; we are going to reach more people than ever before; we are going to touch more children’s lives than ever before — all because we are not going to let the enemy cause fear to come into our lives.

Some of you are in a battle right now. It might not be financial. It could be relational — even problems with your own children. Whatever the battle is, I have a good word for you — don’t give up in the battle! Don’t give up interceding! Don’t let limited resources cause you to think that somehow God is limited in power.

Don’t give up!