Topic: Don’t Give Up [Saturday December 23, 2017]
“Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward’’ – Heb. 10:35
I feel constrained in my spirit to challenge you to hold on to this word of assurance; that no matter what you are passing through today, know that it is not your end. Often times when we are faced with challenges or roadblocks that the enemy brings our way, we are tempted to throw up our hands and say it is not working.
The miracle you are expecting may not have come yet, but let me assure you that the God you serve never comes late and when He appears on the scene, He is right on time. So never you think for once that the enemy has won the battle over your life. The strategy of the enemy is to continually suggest to you that God has abandoned you so that you can slow down in your commitment to God, but don’t give in to him.
In Lk. 9: 10-17, the Lord Jesus demonstrated to His disciples that anyone who was committed enough to follow Him, even into the desert place could never be stranded; right there in the desert, where it looks almost impossible, He fed 5000 men not counting women and children and they had twelve (12) baskets left. That is El-Shaddai at work. If it can happen in the desert, then it can happen where you are now. Like I would always say, it is not about your location, but it is all about your God.
Don’t give in to the lie of the devil, don’t slow down on your commitment. Trust God completely, Hold on to His word and He will come through. I encourage you to cut loose from your comfort zone, step up on your commitments to God and be ready to stake your life. I can assure you that as long as God is with you, that desert will flourish again. This coming year will be for you a year of joy and celebration in Jesus’ name. Don’t give up and don’t give in. If anyone should give up, it should be the devil. You are more than a conqueror.
Further Reading – Luke 9:10-17, Heb. 10:35-39
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Nahum; Evening- Revelation 14
Written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; Is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.