Today I would like to encourage those that are going through different types of situations. You have looked around and seen many that are far away from things of God yet things are going well with them. Don’t start asking God why things are this way because the Bible has already said that; “many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivers him out of them all” (Psalm 34:19). There is no such thing as a trouble free existence, but deliverance has been promised.
The devil will not fight with those that already belong to him, but he wants you to give up on things of God. That is why we notice that Jesus Christ also faced a lot of opposition for the short time that He spent on this world. “If you were of the world, the world would love his own: but because you are not of the world” (John 15:19). But do not despair, because all these things are just temporal, as compared to what you have in Christ Jesus.
Joseph faced a lot of opposition from his own brothers from the time that he did not realize it himself that there was something in Him as he continued to tell his brothers his dreams (Genesis 37:5-17). His own brothers gave him all sorts of names like the dreamer.
Yes, we have been called all sorts of names just like him, but we should ignore those and continue with life as dreamers while they help us reach out to what God has destined for us. In everything that he went through, God was just taking him to a place that was planned for Him.
It is the same with us. Do not dwell too much on opposition or criticism; rather use that as an opportunity to come out of that situation stronger than you were to embarrass the enemy. This can only be achieved by surrendering to God and let Him fight for us.
Look at how Job never gave up on God even after all that had happened to him. The bible tells us that Job did not want to sin against God by following what his wife was telling him to just curse God and die.
The enemy always uses the people that are close to us to discourage us. That is why we may look at the situation as getting worse and that is what pleases the enemy. Focus on God alone for He cannot allow the enemy to destroy His children but He will instead He will prepare a table for you in the presence of your enemies to witness what God has done in your life.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :