Discouragement has set in. Have you ever felt that no matter how hard you try at something, it just doesn't seem to be working? You feel like you are doing what God is telling you to do, following His commands, yet your plans don't seem to be working?
My friend, this is the devil working in you. If you truly are following God's word and following what you truly believe He wants you to do, you will succeed. And God will always be with you. 2Chronicles 2:17 says: You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the Lord will give you, O Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Go out to face them tomorrow, and the Lord will be with you.
God tells us He will give us success if we follow Him. 1Chronicles 23:12 says: Then you will have success if you are careful to observe the decrees and laws that the Lord gave Moses for Israel. Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or discouraged.
My friends, don't be discouraged if things are not exactly going how you had planned. God is with you and will take care of you. Stay strong in the Lord! Just remember the story of Job who was a very righteous man, who after losing everything and suffering from a terrible illness, never lost his trust in God. In Job 42:2, Job says: "I know that you can do all things; no plan of yours can be thwarted."
Don't let anything that you believe is God'w will for you change your plans! Don't let discouragement stop you from doing what you truly believe is God's plan for your life!