David was anointed king during Saul's reign over Israel. But he did not go to the throne immediately. He was anointed at seventeen, but he was not appointed until he was about thirty. As David's thirtieth birthday approached, the clock was ticking and none of God's promises had come to fruition in his life. How can God say one thing, but the circumstances of your life say otherwise? Often, before you reach your dream, you will experience the opposite of what you want.
Abraham was dreaming for Isaac, the promised child; but first he experienced Ishmael, the problem child. The children of Israel were dreaming for a land flowing with milk and honey, but first they experienced the desert with no food or water, and they will be like "we have no water and food and stocked in a wasteland. Then how feasible is the milk and honey land?" Jacob dreamed of a beautiful bride named Rachel, but first he was tricked into marrying Leah. Miles away from where you are to your dreams are heavy adversity, challenges... circumstances testing you worthy of that dream and to examine how far you can stretch, checking how much you will be able to surrender to God denying yourself that God may take prominence.
From the point where David was to his dream crown was Nabal who would've felt his wrath and he would have watched his promised goals and throne elude him. How many of us can relate to this? Endless loads of thankless laundry, screaming children, unsympathetic bosses, people taking you for granted and then somebody cuts you off in traffic and i hear you want to scream, "I can't take it anymore!" you've reached the breaking point! you're having an unguarded moment. You are living in a ghetto filled with filth and men tempting you to err, laying accusations on you and in your bittered mind you are thinking "i have to show these guys/ladies that am not a fool. you are in your unguarded moment. you are a youth, a graduate with good grades yet no jobs, you've toured the roads of Lagos, Portharcourt, Accra, New York, Suncity, Phils and it seems there is nothing for you and friends came up with offers like "Internet frauds or scams, sugar mommies or daddies, aristoles, private harlotry" and you've started considering them.
You are in the realm of unguarded moment. you never know when your dreams will come to pass; you've played your role, you've kept the faith, you've carried your cross and yet here is one person from nowhere pulling your strings. Human emotion is unpredictable. And Christians are certainly not exempt from those times when life's pressure brings out our rawest, deepest emotions. We all have limits, yes, but when you've exhausted your limit let God continue from where you stopped. All it takes is that one unguarded moment and you can lose your reputation, your testimony, and even your ministry. It takes one faint to reach the finish line. keep up the fight, God measures your strength from the inside out and not otherwise. Don't stop believing.,
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