Most people are simply in the wrong place at the wrong time, regardless of personal strengths or weaknesses. ‘I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.’ (Ecclesiastes 9:11).
Do not envy those that bring evil devices to pass. Do not emulate them. Do not compete with them. Do not strive with them. Leave them alone if you want to be on the Lord’s side. Every device that is not in accordance to the will of God has a definite end time. Fire will definitely try every work. ‘Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.’ (Psalm 1:1).
That you do not understand what God is up to is the same with the Eaglets that do not understand why the Mother Eagle wants them out of the nest. For the Eaglets, it is to exercise their wings, but for us, it is to exercise our faith. There are numerous good causes to engage in life but God will only prosper you when you locate and focus on what He has ordained and called you to do. However, it is not without its own challenges. Jesus said, ‘These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.’ (John 16:33).
Have you found out what God had prepared for you? Do not go and relax, waiting for rapture as the five foolish Virgins without oil. You were created for a definite purpose. Do not waste your God given potential. ‘Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire; mine ears hast thou opened: burnt offering and sin offering hast thou not required. Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me, I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.’ (Psalm 40:6-8).
Make sure you are not operating presumptuously but by faith. Find out what is written of you. Presumption comes with your own ideas but faith comes from the Word of the Lord. Man-made system and devises will fall but God’s purpose will endure forever. ‘For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.’ (Isaiah 55:8-11). ———————To be continued.
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