DON’T BE OVERWHELMED BY CHALLENGES
Thursday, 3 September 2015
“Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world”. 1 John 4:4 (KJV)
The will of God is that no matter what, we shouldn’t come to a point in our Christian experience, where we are overwhelmed by the challenges from the pit of hell. We should always know what to do. Can you imagine Jesus not knowing what to do! There was no situation that confronted Him in His sojourn on earth as a man that He didn’t know what to do! You can’t find any in the scriptures. Even when it was time to feed the 5,000 in the wilderness, He said “give them to eat”. What Jesus is saying in essence is that when you come to Him, the days of being overwhelmed are over. You cannot but overcome your challenges. You cannot but overcome every situation that confronts you because it’s already settled. Jesus knew what to do. He was always in charge. When Phillip and all the rest were trying to make excuses, He said make the men sit down. In other words, let me show you who I am. Let me show you how to take charge. He asked them how many loaves they had and they replied saying five loaves. And they distributed to all the people and they did not only were filled, they had extra twelve baskets. God will do extra for you.
That thing you think cannot be done and that issue you think cannot be resolved is already settled. So whenever you approach God, don’t operate with your senses. Please leave your senses, more especially, when it is not aligning with the word. You cannot run this race and overcome the devil with your senses. The bible says in Genesis chapter 3:1 “the serpent was more subtil than any beast”. That tells you that the devil is very subtle. If you hang around him long enough, he will deceive you. That is why the bible tells us to rebuke and resist him. You don’t turn around and begin to have a chat with the enemy. Take a cue from the life of Jesus: God spoke to Him just before He was led into the wilderness saying “this is my beloved son in whom I am well pleased”. The next thing was the devil showing up tempting Him to prove what God has said. But Jesus was sensible enough to know what to do. He replied saying it is written. Child of God you have to know and become one with what is written to keep you from being trapped in Satan’s web. I declare that the devil won’t make a mincemeat of you.
Further reading: Matthew 4:1-4, Genesis 3:1-7, Romans 12:21, 1 John 5:4 Daily Bible reading: Morning-Psalms 140-142, Evening-1 Corinthians 14:1-20