There will always be Giants in the Land

DADDY told me “son, there’s always a dichotomous arrangement with my statement. Each power of instruction is double-faced, carrying also a relative power of obedience strictly available to help the doer and the willing-to-obey without reservations. 

Remember the same angel that was light to Israel was darkness to Egypt

So it came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel. Thus it was a cloud and darkness to the one, and it gave light by night to the other, so that the one did not come near the other all that night. (exodus 14:20)

Grace is never an afterthought with God but a deliberate act. He thought it to mean it. He meant it to even think it. And when he eventually made you, to fulfill it was why. The Question now is “fulfill what?” That which is already behind schedule? Hasty or a drag, you waited too long for what’s gone. 

Perhaps stuck in the attitude of younger-ones-ahead-of you-in-all-things, you unconsciously agitate, running ahead to a prove point. Your real estate gets left behind while your point-proving egotistical struggles of not being an old “cargo” stays a myth. You get double loss for your self-made troubles.

You walked out on destiny and missed out on workable trials of manageable fate. Don’t you get it? Jesus sat thirty years passing the nail to papa Joseph, supposedly doing nothing.

Not us! We must be at something, helping God lest it becomes too late for him. Hey! Will you be real for once? Isn’t feeling the penetrating eyes running the gauntlet over you the main reason you truly strive to be seen as a sensibly regular (not weird) citizen, relevant to societal normalcy?

Remember team work is not about “e go” Its about “we go”. (Can two walk together, unless they are agreed? Amos 3:3).

The “e” could be a “he” or a “she”. 

DADDY questions “Why call me LORD and do not do as I say?”. “I’m trying LORD” is never a right answer. Did God call you to try anything? The last time I checked, ONLY BELIEVE was what I saw.

As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, He said to the ruler of the synagogue, “Do not be afraid; only believe.” Mark 5:36. But if you prefer to BELIEVE ONLY, be my guest. 

But when Jesus heard it, He answered him, saying, “Do not be afraid; only believe, and she will be made well.” Luke 8:50. It’s the same to me. 'Believe' works with whatever attached. That’s why all things are possible to them that believe. 

ALL, not some. Been in this city since early nineties. With time, became a concern to closest buddies. What’s with heykins? Is he normal? Is he never ashamed? Well, heykins had been in and out of business. On and off, determinate procedures of gospel chores. Self-deterring and thus-saith-the-LORD deterred. 

You know that type of scripture we have grips on, interpreted to suit our poverty, joblessness and unending waiting(s): 

But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be [a]perfect and complete, lacking nothing. James 1:4 

If a man dies, shall he live again?
All the days of my hard service I will wait,
Till my change comes. Job 14:14

“And the Spirit of the LORD began to move him (Samson) at times – between Zorah and Eshtaol”  Judges 13:25 

Somehow, I overstayed my welcome to my own hurt in temporal places God himself arranged. You want to make it in this city, then stay in this city. Have your mind set on this city. Remember last week’s article on “paying attention to details”. 

Going on and off won’t make that happen. Now, don’t get me wrong, God can and will move you to permanence somewhere or between here and there if you must move. It’s all about “right place-Right time” Let’s say GOD MOVED ME

Is He moving you? Let’s say He moved me to equip me for this information you are getting. Should He move you? What if He stayed you in the city for capital information? 

Now I'm back, why have you not given me that information necessary to expedite my restoration? Were you in the city like you never was? Jesus asked Nicodemus “how come you don’t know what you ought? Jesus answered and said to him, “Are you the teacher of Israel, and do not know these things?” John 3:10

David and Goliath

Eyeball to eyeball, how do you take the Goliath of the city if you are every time evasive? “I'll do it tomorrow is a coward of confrontation.” Not paying attention to your area of strength will only mock you. Most of us think, once we have God, anything will work. David knew better as a teenager to reject the sophisticated weapons of war in his days. Rather, he paid attention to the direction of events in favour of his ridiculous weapons. 

Hey!, You are too cumbersome in that presidential attire to win. David fastened his sword to his armor and tried to walk, for he had not tested them. And David said to Saul, “I cannot walk with these, for I have not tested them.” So David took them off. 1 Samuel 17:39.

It’s a make believe when you are not proved, doing what you do. People who met you in the city ran you out of track because all you do is consume space. They beat you to the game of relevance and as far as you are concerned, “It's their time”. 

Hey! There will always be giants in the land to make you wait another year. And it will never be your time until your natural ease becomes your winning sling _oh ye sleeping David.

Dear Lord, I apologize for ways I’d abused the simplicity of my naturalness by struggling so hard to impress people. Give me stability of awareness to see clearly my winning ways..In the Name of Jesus Christ.

All Bible quotations are from NKJV.

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