Nothing in life is ever easy. Nothing runs as smoothly as we all planned, but just imagine if everything goes as easy as we hope, planned or prayed for, then how would we know our strengths and weaknesses. What lessons would life had taught us to move to the next level. Would we even need faith, hope, trust or confidence in God? The road to the kingdom of God will never be easy, there will be potholes, roadblocks, and a whole lot of heartaches, headaches and more on this journey; but the beauty of it all is that we are not traveling alone, because God is telling us the same thing He told Joshua years ago. He is reminding us today to “Be strong and of good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them; for the Lord thy God, He it is, who doth go with thee, He will not fail thee nor forsake thee.” – Deuteronomy 31:6 & 8
We need to get the devil out of our minds with his discouragement, complaints, murmuring, failures, and do as Hebrews 13:6 says,”Let your manner of life be without covetousness, and be content with such things as ye have; For He hath said, I will never leave thee or forsake thee.” There is your confirmation one from the Old and the other from the New Testament. What God wants to teach you on the way to your destiny, you will never learn taking a short cut or the easy way. For example in Exodus 13:17-18, we see that God didn’t allow His people to go the easy and shortest route when they were released from bondage; to strip them and cleanse them with His word took a lifetime for some of them, because they allowed the enemy to stay in their minds and taunt, whip, and abuse them. So to free them He had to get them to focus on their supreme God and what He could do.
It may not look like or be an easy road,but we are encouraged by each other,that’s why Hebrews 10 :22 -25 tell us to draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith…v.23 let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering,for He is faithful that promised…v.24-25 tells us to consider each other ,to provoke unto love and good works…and never forsaking the assembling of each other for exhortation, encouragement and support,then when we go to Hebrew 11 we are encouraged by those who have been down those same roads and make it ,because of their faith,trust and confidence in God.So whats your excuse now?
Even though God provided an escape route through the Red Sea, where in their mind it was an obstacle, God showed them how great and powerful He was, He put a hedge of protection around them day and night, fed them, gave them clean water, that was not bottled, or from a tap. No matter what God did to prove His love, the Israelites were never satisfied, because as Bob Marley said in his song, ” Emancipate yourself from mental slavery, only you alone can free your mind.” That was their biggest problem then, they didn’t free themselves from mental slavery and today we have the same problems. The only difference is that the devil uses a different tactic to enslave us, with hurts, pains, disappointments, heartaches, things that discombobulate our minds and take our minds off of God, our only help.
People who always choose the easy way out always make mistakes, have no faith, no trust, no hope and no patience in the God of the universe. They are the ones who never acknowledge God so that He can direct their path. They think they know it all, while God says, in Isaiah 55:8-9, that our ways and thoughts are not like His, and if we wait on Him we will renew our strength so that we will mount up with wings like eagle above and beyond turbulence, distractions and the issues of life. No He never told us it would be easy, but we know all things are possible when we believe and trust Him like Jesus did.
The free mind cannot be manipulated,dominated,intimidated or controlled by the enemy,because Jesus made us more than conquerors,He gave us the keys to the kingdom of heaven,and the power and authority to tread upon serpents and scorpions and over all the power of the enemy,so that nothing can by any means hurt us (Luke 10:19). So why are you not free,emancipated or liberated ?
When we are captivated by the things of this world,it’s hard to free our minds and the road to heaven gets harder,but when you apply the word of God which is quick and power,and sharper than any two edge sword …(Hebrew 4 :12) it will be more than enough to eradicate the tactics of the enemy;then you better put on your defensive outfit called the Armor of God in (Ephesians 6: 11 -18) . Are you willing and ready to listen and be obedient to God ? Are you willing and ready to trust in God? Then you have to start by accepting His Son Jesus. Just go to the top of this blog, click on to the salvation page and follow the instructions.Now unto Him who is able to keep us from falling, and to present us faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy, to Him who is Immortal and Invisible, the only wise God, our Savior, be glory, praise, honor,and thanks for using me to release this message. In Jesus name, Amen.
Remember,what Jesus said, These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”
(John 16:33). Now deposit that in the bank of your life,and tell the devil ,go to hell,and burn.