While we are in a journey of finding oneself, challenges will be there along the way however we will overcome as He who lives in us is an overcomer. Even when God knows that after calling you to carry out a specific task, challenges will come and He will help you to endure them. Moses has passed through those challenges, Paul also did and many men and women of God you know of. What I love about our Father who gives things to us not because we are so great always give us resources to overcome any obstacle we may meet on our Christianity journey here on earth, how wonderful our Father is.
1 SAMUEL 17:45. “DAVID SAID TO THE PHILISTINE, YOU COME AGAINST ME WITH SWORD AND SPEAR AND JAVELINE, BUT I COME AGAINST YOU IN THE NAME OF THE LORD ALMIGHTY”(NIV). Let us dissect this scripture, it is very important that we notice this; David knew that by himself he won’t be able to defeat Goliath but because he knew who he was and who his Father was, he drew confidence from that. He knew that with God he can conquer everything, we should always address our challenges like this and nothing will stop us from winning. Satan is very terrified of God even his plans are, let’s confess God and his word we shall never be defeated. Having said this, the only way to know the word that we are to confess and defeat challenges is to be rooted in him, dwell in His word and live according to His will. Just like a giants falling even our challenges will fall down. When it continues in verse 47 ” ALL THOSE GATHERING HERE WILL KNOW THAT IT IS NOT BY SWORD OR SPEAR THAT THE LORD SAVES; FOR THE BATTLE IS THE LORD’S, HE WILL GIVE ALL OF YOU INTO OUR HANDS” As we can see from this scripture, the battle is not ours but the Lord’s, He will deliver all challenges into our hands and they shall never bother us again. We are saved and everywhere we go we walk by grace because we are in Christ who is grace Himself. We do have the power and authority to stamp on everything like the word of God says in the book of LUKE 10:19 ” I HAVE GIVEN YOU AUTHORITY TO TRAMPLE ON THE SNAKES AND SCORPIONS AND TO OVERCOME ALL THE POWER OF THE ENEMY, NOTHING WILL HARM YOU (NIV)
We must also remember that we are not on this journey alone but with God. Yes there will be times when you will think that it is too much and you grow weary but don’t give up because the word of God says ” COME TO ME, ALL YOU WHO ARE WEARY AND BURDENED, AND I WILL GIVE YOU REST”(NIV) in Matthew 11:28, keep this scripture in heart when you feel like giving up. There is rest in CHRIST and because He lives in you and you live in Him; automatically you are qualified for that rest. Take heart and hang in there my friends. You will always reach greatness through patient and endurance that you get from the Lord.
I remember setting a goal for myself that in 2010 I will graduate on a record time, when I was just about to reach my goal; a lightning stroke and I got supplementary in my major course. I was so devastated because I was told that once you get a supplementary for Climatology you are not going to pass it but you will have to repeat the module in the following year. But because I have the word of God, I remember that even giants falls in Jesus’ name and I started believing that in 2010 I will still graduate no matter what people were saying because greater thoughts are found in Christ not in people. I began studying for my supplementary exams and believe that God will pull me through; indeed I passed it and graduated in 2010 on a record time. It takes a leap of faith to overcome challenges along the way, don’t let them discourage you rather let them serve as a motivation that you will make it.