There is so much going on in the world and possibly much more day to day, in your life. From marriage, children, work, community, social interactions, church, and civics – we are tasked to manage all aspects of our lives. It can be a bit overwhelming, and at times, you feel that you lack much-needed support. You begin to feel you are losing control while spiraling downhill. Many of us find ourselves confused, frustrated, and even depressed. We, at times, begin to seek external avenues to drown out these emotions and escape the many issues we are facing. Some are led to decisions that will compromise our spirituality – our walk with God and even our faith. Others may allow people to come between us and our intimate relationship with God.
Everyday struggles are inevitable, and there are times we may feel that we are drowning in problems. God never promised a cruise control button for traveling through this rough terrain we call life. He did promise that faith and works minimize the struggles we experience almost daily as He pushes us through barriers. Some barriers are manufactured through our fears and insecurity; we tend to hinder our progress and remain in stagnation. Many fear to explore opportunities outside their comfort zone. Remember that you made it this far. Ask yourself, “Why would my Lord bring me this far, to abandon me?” God never abandons His children. He may place you in an uncomfortable situation to either challenge your faith or push forward in a situation that you have failed to push through by yourself. It is our immeasurable faith and trust in Him that carries us through our challenges and personal tragedies in life. Do you recall the story of Moses and the Exodus?
Your Life and Faith
Moses was instructed by God to return to Egypt when he was approximately 80 years old. “Come, I will send you to Pharaoh that you may bring my people, the children of Israel, out of Egypt.” But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the children of Israel out of Egypt?” He said, “But I will be with you, and this shall be the sign for you that I have sent you: when you have brought the people out of Egypt, you shall serve God on this mountain.” (Exodus 3:10-12) He was tasked with releasing the people of God from Pharaoh, knowing his life was in peril, for he had murdered an Egyptian Guard who was beating an Israelite slave, which forced him to escape from Egypt. Despite Moses’s fear, he trusted God without reservation.
If you wish to gain control over situations, a territory in your life, triumph over spiritual warfare, and create a legacy of stability – you must make a covenant with God and work towards your goals while maintaining immeasurable faith. You must promise and keep to being obedient to the Lord, and you will begin to see how much more victories you will have in your life while gaining new ground.
God’s Promise For Your Life
Scripture reflects the Abrahamic covenant within the book of Genesis. God promised Abraham he would make a nation of decedents if he was obedient. Abraham had invested completed obedience and faith in God, and in return, his decedents inherited the lands God placed for them. “So on that day, the Lord made a promise and an agreement with Abram. He said, ‘I will give this land to your descendants. I will give them the land between the River of Egypt and the great river Euphrates. This is the land of the Kenites, Kenizzites, Kadmonites, Hittites, Perizzites, Rephaites, Amorites, Canaanites, Girgashites, and Jebusites.'” (Genesis 15:18-21)
God has the power to move mountains, even the ones you have built in your life. No matter the endeavor, financial instability, the challenges you are facing, betrayal of a friend, partner, or family member – leave it at the foot of His throne. “Do your best, and let God do the rest!”