According to your faith be it unto you. Matthew 9:29
So often we start out enthusiastic about the promises of God and later end up complacent or even doubting what God has promised. These subsequent doubts are the byproduct of trials and tribulations. When God speaks to us through our born again spirit, we often get excited about the thing(s) He has promised. It is comparable to the group of people mentioned in the fourth chapter of the Gospel of Mark. In regards to God’s Word, Jesus said that they “immediately receive it with joy” but when persecution arises for the sake of the Word, “immediately they fall away” (Mark 4:16-17). It is imperative that we allow faith in the words that God speaks to us to remain in our hearts regardless of whether we encounter persecution or not. Realize the physical manifestation of what God has promised by refusing to cap God and withdraw your faith regardless of the circumstance!