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Very recently, I was praying about something that God placed in my spirit a year and a half ago. My prayer lacked confidence, and in confidence’s place stood fear. I was afraid to pray boldly because what if I misunderstood what I think God told me? I was afraid to pray aloud because I do not know how to pray in tongues and what if Satan were to hear my prayer and try to mess with God’s plan?

I felt like Jairus who was told, “your daughter is dead. Why trouble the teacher any further?” (Mark 5:35) I felt like Bartimaeus who was rebuked and told to be silent in Mark 10:47. “It won’t happen. Why trouble God any further?” the enemy taunted. The taunting began when I felt most convicted to call out to Jesus. I will take it far enough to say that I felt desperate—desperate to see God’s promise manifest.

The enemy, being the loser that he is, was silenced by God’s Word. The Holy Spirit replayed the Father’s promise to me; He reminded me of everything that has occurred over the past year and a half; He revealed the ways in which God has been preparing me; and He reminded me of the authority which I have been given, through Christ’s death on the cross, to go boldly before the throne. “And Jesus said to him, ‘what do you want me to do for you? and the blind man said to him, ‘Rabbi, let me recover my sight.’ And Jesus said to him, ‘go your way, your faith has made you well.’” Mark 10:51-52.

Brothers and sisters, don’t let the enemy silence the promises of God. Trust in God’s perfect timing!