Topic You Can Confront Your Mountain [Sunday February 18, 2018]
“And David said to Saul, Let no man’s heart fail because of him; thy servant will go and fight with this Philistine.” 1 Samuel 17:32 (KJV)
Beloved, when the Lord puts you on the spot or allows you go through certain challenges, it is so that He can flex His muscles on your behalf. The question is how will they know the strength and ability of your God if you don’t face impossible situations? For example, Goliath threatened Israel for forty days and nights. Saul and his army were running from Goliath. Fully armed yet running into the trenches, yet God did nothing. He did nothing because what He has put in His children can confront all confrontations. God has put in the believer the ingredients to confront our mountains no matter how it looks or how big it is.
There is no material for failure in you. You are not a failure because you failed an exam. The fact that you failed doesn’t make you a failure. Understand that one event in your life does not describe you. You must separate your relationship with God from the things that happen to you. The least person you would expect to confront Goliath was David. A small boy that had not learnt the art of warfare. But there was something he knew that made him stand out. He knew the ability of his God. Daniel 11:32 says that ‘’they that know their God shall be strong and shall do exploits”
Think about Esther, though a slave girl, she rose to the position of being a queen in a foreign country. Think about it! Though she was a slave, she refused to wear the toga of slavery. Her mentality was that of a Queen. Also, Joseph, though mocked by his brothers as a mere dreamer eventually got to the position of leadership in a strange land. The opposition against him did not stop the manifestation of his dreams. They all came to pass. So will all your dreams come to pass, in Jesus name.
Further Reading: 1 Samuel 17:1-37
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Leviticus 23-24; Evening- Mark 1:1-22
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.