Okay, so sometimes I am reminded that should I turn from my ordained walk and gifts of purpose, that there is someone right behind me ready to take my place. Should this make me zealous? Or should this serve as a reminder of my lack of importance in the kingdom?
It does both and depending on my mood, can give me lion-like tenacity, or pull me into a deep pit of dis-ease and dis-repair. So let’s examine the reality of the thing, shall we?
Psalm 68:18, “You have ascended on high, You have led captivity captive; You have received gifts among men, even from the rebellious, that the LORD God might dwell there.”
Ephesians 4:7-8 , 7 But to each one of us grace was given according to the measure of Christ’s gift. 8 Therefore He says: “ When He ascended on high,
He led captivity captive, and gave gifts to men.”
Jesus ascended on high and gave gifts to men. Those gifts are irrevocable, but you can refuse or abuse them to be of no value or effectiveness. No matter, the gospel of Jesus the Christ will be preached to all nations and then the end will come.
“And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.”
You can use your gifts to be a light in the darkness, or you can encase them behind your perception, where they will be of no value to you or anyone else. Again, no matter because this gospel that set us free will be preached to all nations, and then the end will come.
Sooooo, some days I feel very amiable, with unshakable, immovable, lion-like faith, and then there are those days when I feel like Elijah did when he shouted to the Lord, “Enough.”
1 Kings 19:2-20
2 Then Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah, saying, “So let the gods do to me, and more also, if I do not make your life as the life of one of them by tomorrow about this time.” 3 And when he saw that, he arose and ran for his life, and went to Beersheba, which belongs to Judah, and left his servant there.
4 But he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a broom tree. And he prayed that he might die, and said, “It is enough! Now, LORD, take my life, for I am no better than my fathers!”
5 Then as he lay and slept under a broom tree, suddenly an angel touched him, and said to him, “Arise and eat.” 6 Then he looked, and there by his head was a cake baked on coals, and a jar of water. So he ate and drank, and lay down again. 7 And the angel of the LORD came back the second time, and touched him, and said, “Arise and eat, because the journey is too great for you.” 8 So he arose, and ate and drank; and he went in the strength of that food forty days and forty nights as far as Horeb, the mountain of God.
9 And there he went into a cave, and spent the night in that place; and behold, the word of the LORD came to him, and He said to him, “What are you doing here, Elijah?”
10 So he said, “I have been very zealous for the LORD God of hosts; for the children of Israel have forsaken Your covenant, torn down Your altars, and killed Your prophets with the sword. I alone am left; and they seek to take my life.”
WHEN IS ENOUGH REALLY ENOUGH?
None of us lives the life of the apostles and prophets of old, though, at times we may feel as spent as they. But remember lovelies that in those times of weakness,
Jesus Is the same yesterday, today and forevermore. Jesus heals, Jesus sets free, Jesus strengthens, Jesus builds, Jesus tears down, Jesus prunes, and Jesus wraps us in His arms when needed… Now isn’t that lovely?
So beloved, I say to you that if you are reading this post, you have by no means given up! You are only tired and weary which makes you human.
Until next time,
Fret not, you are still in the game!
Love, Destiny / CYU Ministries
Be patient, then, brothers and sisters, until the Lord’s coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop, patiently waiting for the autumn and spring rains.