The trying of your faith that stretches your patience will fortify your patience, says the LORD. I Am doing a work in YOU. You are becoming stronger. You are enduring hardness, as a good soldier in Me. You are equipping yourself in Me, and I have taught your hands to war. It is not the ultimate victory that will change you, enlarge you, and strengthen you, and cause you to grow! It is the battle. For My weapons and armor that are not tested, will only be a potential threat to the enemy. Until you engage the enemy, they are not proven to be superior, says the LORD.
Champions are the outcome of the bloody fray, says the LORD. They are war heros. Your position of mentoring and training others will not be the result from the victory, but the raging battle. It is your courage, your faith, your strength in Me, your stand through the test of time that will bring you higher, cause you to reach out wider, and become a pillar in My house. For the process has brought change in you, and you will never be the same. You will overcome, and overwhelm the enemy, as you stand, fully equipped in Me, and your victory is assured, says the LORD.