There are two types of people. Those who are moved by everything they see and those who deliberately refuse to be moved by negative circumstances. Which one are you? Troubles will come but do not allow them to change your direction in life. Any boat that is passive during a storm will most likely get shipwrecked.
Never allow the troubles in life to change your focus in life. There are people because of no money moved from earning honest wages to criminal activities. Some people have left their marriages because they believe they cannot be saved. They dropped the truth thinking it is not working and held on to a lie.
One thing about challenges is that they can force you to look at alternatives that may look like a victory but it is not. The Galatians church left the gospel of Christ for another gospel (Galatians 1:6). Certain people were pushing them to accept a lie and throw away their victory.
Stop allowing people to deceive you about easier ways to do things with Christ removed from the picture. When you start giving excuses for why God’s word is not working, you will begin to discredit it. Soon you will believe in a lie. Lies kill all that is good. You will always accept lies when you are not willing to walk in the truth to the end. It is the truth that sets you free (John 8:32). Lies will keep you in bondage.
God delivered Israel from slavery yet on their way to the promised land, they began to murmur and complain. God promised them the good life but because they hated the journey to it, they accepted the short cut which is going back to Egypt. All that had this mindset died along the way. When you plant a seed, to see the fruit you must accept the whole process of growth. You have planted the word in your heart, accept the whole process in prayer, you will eat the fruit.