Don’t mistake the wrong path or a stronghold for a God-ordained desert season!
Sometimes, we follow Jesus rightly and a time of character building comes. That is part of the “pathway to purpose.” Other times though, we’ve missed His perfect will, and the byproduct is our life becomes unnecessarily difficult. Also, there could be major, lingering issues that hinder from walking out destiny. These must be surrendered!
In short, trials come, but if life has been unnecessarily hard for decades, we’re likely not in a desert season, but a needing-to-find-where-we’ve-missed-it season. God will hide a called servant, but not forever. We’ll know the difference by the state of our heart. Are we free? Is there joy internally? Are we at peace, despite external circumstances?