UNDER GOD’S INFLUENCE
Many today train vigorously, thinking that in warfare, numerous and powerful soldiers would always be victorious. Many study tirelessly, thinking that men of great understanding who are masters of management will always be men of substance. But look throughout history, many a good men spend their days unnoticed, uncelebrated and in obscurity. Ecclesiastes 9:11 says that the race is not for the swift nor the battle for the strong. This philosophy goes against common sense but it is the reality, It is the wisdom of God. For God does not need a majority to fight His war; He just needs a suitable man.
Are you suitable? They are suitable who have submitted to His will, who subject themselves to the check and conduct of the Holy Spirit, who lay their souls under souls under His influences and operations.
James 4:7-8, “Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to God and he will come near to you…”
Joseph knew he would face certain trying situations that would challenge his continued commitment to Christ but that if he was under the check and conduct of the Holy Spirit, God would rescue His faithful servant out of trouble and put honour upon him. And by His grace, Joseph was rescued indeed. Are you a suitable man?
Prayer: When God’s grace is taken away, nothing pure, nothing good in you will stay. The protection will be gone, your strength will be gone, your victory will be gone. Everything that makes meaning in you will be gone. Right now, bow down your head and ask God not to take His grace away from you.
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