I can’t force God's timing, but my continued efforts are nevertheless important.
The light of His enabling power will shine in His perfect time and not mine. At that point I must still be willing to try.
Day 22 is about perseverance, and reminds me of this word I once recorded as from the Lord to me and filed under the heading "obedience:"
1. Throw out the idea that if you keep doing what you are doing nothing will change. I am the One who will bring change. You need only concern yourself with honoring me in your waiting.
2. Don’t be afraid to try. I will not discourage plans you make out of your own prayerful wisdom for self-improvement. I will help you and not hinder you. Let go the “Why try” discouragement. Don’t be afraid to try.
3. Don’t despair or fall to fear when you fail. I am the One who is responsible for your health, and I will not let you down.
Pray: Lord, please renew my strength and hope; help me not to give up so easily. Please cleanse me of the paralysis of discouragement and grant me perseverance. Help me stay alert so I will be ready to take the freedom path when You open the way before me. Lord, please grant me Your enabling strength as I work to bring my flesh into submission to Your Holy Spirit. In Jesus’ name, amen.