Pastor Brian Houston said something very true on sunday.
When you take more territory, the enemy will be angered; That is when he will start to attack you more. That is when he will throw in the strongholds in your path to your victory.
I have been given the opportunity to really rise up in ministry and take on the authority that God has given me.
Then the stress came in here and there; the negative thoughts that I have been struggling to fight off and kick it out of my spirit. 'Negative' is never desired by the Spirit, nor is it desired by God.
'Surely, this commandment that I am commanding you today is not too hard for you, nor is it too far away.' - Deut 30:11
Like my mummy said, stress is created by man. God was never stressed - When Adam and Eve hid from him, he didn't go into a panic and run screaming 'Where are you?!!!!'. He walked out calmly and called out for them, loud enough for them to hear.
The fact that God has given me this task means that He knows I am able to do it - And I did it. But I let the man-constructed stress get to me a bit.
No more. enemy, I don't care what you say. My God is an awesome God. I will not listen to your lies. You cannot be against me, because my God is with me.
God has given me this task of ministry - I will do it right for His glory. Not mine. His.