1 Kings 18-19
After Elijah experienced God move mightily upon the mountaintop, his joy was short-lived due to following opposition.  God’s instruction to Elijah during his depressed state provides direction for our own troubled souls.

Main Points

  • Anyone can follow God during the revival, but only mature believers can follow Him during the routine.
  • Your emotions can be one of your greatest friends and yet one of your greatest enemies.
  • It is supremely important to learn how to grow from the spiritual highs without becoming dependent upon them.
  • Don’t let fatigue, fear, faithlessness, or frustration distract you from God.
  • Despair often leads to a self-centered perspective.
  • My boast today can become my complaint tomorrow.
  • We need a revelation of God more than we need an answer from God.
  • When we only anticipate the fire from God’s hand, we often overlook the whisper from God’s mouth.
  • Sometimes the only way to combat ministry discouragement is to continue ministry faithfulness.
  • When discouraged, listen to God, finish the task, invest in another, and surround with support.
  • One of Satan’s greatest lies is to tell you that you are all alone.

Travis Agnew is married to Amanda and the father of two sons and one daughter. He serves as the Senior Pastor of Rocky Creek Baptist Church in Greenville, SC. His most recent book is What God Has Joined Together.