Do you know within you that you need to do something but finding it hard to do? It could be anything that you know is right, or the Lord specifically wants you to do. It could even be a fight of faith perhaps you feel like putting your hands up as fights can sometimes be challenging in the flesh.
We must remember that the bible says “fight the good fight of faith”, Faith is the victory, and we already have the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Apart from pleasing God, somebodies breakthrough depends on what you do now. Someone out there is relying on you to win and help them out when they need help.
Life is short and so are battles. They come and go, but those that stand their ground and remain strong in the Lord, not only win, but have a sure reward from the Lord.
Has the Lord just opened a door for you? Or do you perceive that Gods hand is on something that you need to step into?
Are you a parent? When you send your child to school, aren’t you aware that they will not only need pocket money for the first year of their studies but for the duration? If your son came to you and said well “ Daddy/ Mummy, thanks for allowing me to take up this admission, but will you pay all my school fees unto l finish and will you buy my school uniforms” how would you feel?
"By Bisi Oladipupo"
Are you going through a rough time? Are you thinking, well, nobody else around me seems to be going through this, its only me? Why is it only me going through this?
We are grateful that God is never caught unawares. I read from a site recently something very encouraging. This was the summary of the statement: " if good parents plan ahead for their children, how much more God". Talk about exit plan, before the problem presented itself the Lord already made an exit route. You are coming out!
Have you ever gone through a difficult time and wondered to happened to some people that you called your friends? Let have a
close look at this scripture:
Proverbs 18: 24
A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.
Note the phrase ' and there is a friend' which means this does not apply to all friends.
This is why we get disappointed sometimes when we go through difficult times. We think some people will be there for us and suddenly we find out that they are not there.
Proverbs 18 :24 says that you can have many friends as long as you are friendly, but only few of them will stick closer than a brother. Its only a friend closer than a brother that will go the extra mile for you and hang in there during difficult times.
The above scripture differentiates levels of friendship, not all friends will stick closer than a brother!
We need to be discerning when dealing with people so we don't expose ourselves to the wrong people and get hurt. Its not everyone you can expose yourself too during trials. Simply because not everyone has want it takes to help. Some people are simply not matured enough to offer any assistance while others may not have the commitment it takes.
While is good to have physical support and encouragement, sometimes it can be difficult to find it. But remember that whatever you are going through, our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ will always be there. For He will never leave us nor forsake us! (Hebrews 13:5).
Sacrifice is a step beyond convenience. Bill Johnson