Don’t look back
Some of you, by now, must be going through a ‘desert’. Desert here means being persecuted by your family, friends, co-workers, and people in school, all because of your newfound faith.
The flesh is shouting for girls, boys, for a relationship. By the way, normally, they are the ones who you used to have a crush on in the past or the ones that, physically, one cannot say ‘no’! Still wondering why?
You’ve made up your mind to sacrifice to God. You’ve decided to lay your life on God’s altar and serve Him.
I tell you, evil knows you’re on the way to something great.
Do you think he will watch you succeed, especially now that you’ve decided to serve God?
Compare your situation to when the Israelites were about to leave Egypt and go their way to Sinai, to sacrifice to their God and serve Him.
Pharaoh played mind games. Deep inside he knew they had become stronger as a nation and had already out numbered the Egyptians. His only hope was to convince them they were weak and just a bunch of slaves. (Exodus 1:9)
Still, he didn’t give up easily, even after the death of the first-born. He climbed up his chariot, his soldiers mounted their horses and they came after the children of Israel. They tried to hold them back, to stop them somehow.
The Israelites thought that after the last plague Pharaoh would surrender. Israel had to keep focused. God was by their side. He had their back, if you know what I mean.
The devil knows how strong you are. The strength you have inside you makes him afraid, makes him ‘pee on his pants’.
He knows that once you exert this strength and make use of your faith in God, you become unstoppable!
Go in this faith. Don’t look back. Evil is afraid of you.
Remember, all you’re going through now is temporary. Keep your eyes on your dream and go up to meet God on top of the Mountain.
“Faith is not the belief that God will do what you want. It is the belief that God will do what is right.”