Whenever you’re making serious progress in your faith (and therefore your life and purpose), be prepared for resistance. The Enemy fights back and hopes to redirect you, fill you with doubt, and discourage you. STAY STRONG and FIGHT BACK. Stay strong in your faith, stay strong in your purpose, do not give the devil a foothold. Resist the resistance.
Satan even tried to pull this crap with Jesus in Matthew 4! Jesus was tempted and resisted. Jesus WON. We can now tap into that strength through the Holy Spirit. Just ask for strength and encouragement and it will be given. These times also build serious perseverance, which is crucial to our faith!
“More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us” (Romans 5:3-5)