Thursday, 30 July 2015

Is it tough going at the moment? Are there giants in the land?

A few nights ago I had this dream where I saw many big ugly giants and vines trying to stop my way through to where I needed to go.  They were blocking my way through.  But there were two others with me and we slowly worked our way to the front of the line of giants and then we needed to go up higher through like a manhole up into the next level to get away from the giants.  All the giants too were trying to get higher as well.  As the three of us together helped each other we could get above and into the next level but the giants that were there trying in their own strength to get to the next level, they could not reach it.

So many of us are trying to do things in our own strength and finding we are always falling short of what we see ahead of us, but at as we work together and help one another we can go places we never would be able to if we tried to on our own.

We are called to be overcomers in Christ, but we need each other to help us to go places we cannot go on our own. 

The words says “we will be tested but when we are tested that the Lord will give us a way out to stand up under it” and as I said this scripture earlier this week, I realised the way to stand up under it is by seeing what the word says in your situation and acting upon it, because “thy word is a lamp unto your feet”, and it will guide you in the way you are to go.   Many of us go through trials and we look to everyone else, ask everyone else and the last place we often go to is to our heavenly Father for advice and counsel and that is what the word is, advice and counsel in direction of how you are to walk through particular situations.  For instance, if someone hits you on the cheek, offer him the other.  Opposite thinking to the worlds answers which would be that you deserve payback for any wrong done to you and so often we listen to the world’s advice in situations and not seek out the word which leads us in all truth and life.   It may take a place of humility to actually act out what the word says, for instance “pray for those who persecute you”, when you may just feel like hitting back at them.

So I really encourage you at the moment if you feel like there are some giants in the land and its tough going at the moment;
  1. Take some time, go to your Heavenly Father for advice and counsel, go to the word and see what it would say into your situation and act on it.
  2. Go to good God fearing people that will help you to be an overcomer together and not people who will necessarily agree with you but people that will speak truth into your life and into your situation who love you.  Don’t be an individual thinking you can do it on your own because that sort of thinking comes from a position of pride.
  3. Know that “we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us” and that He will give us the grace we need to walk through the situations we may face.

May the Lord lead and guide you with His peace that surpasses all understanding.