And when Pharaoh drew near, the children of Israel lifted their eyes, and behold, the Egyptians marched after them. So they were very afraid, and the children of Israel cried out to the Lord . Then they said to Moses, “Because there were no graves in Egypt, have you taken us away to die in the wilderness? Why have you so dealt with us, to bring us up out of Egypt? Is this not the word that we told you in Egypt, saying, ‘Let us alone that we may serve the Egyptians’? For it would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than that we should die in the wilderness.” And the Lord said to Moses, “Why do you cry to Me? Tell the children of Israel to go forward. Exodus 14:10-12, 15

While trials and tribulations are inescapable in the Christian life, it is also not the will of God to bring you out of your formal life of bondage, afflictions and torments only to live you stranded and helpless along the way. No, He will never abandon you here to the desires of your enemy. He is eternally committed to lead you to His glorious destination promised to you.

However, you must know that the key to living a fulfilled and victorious Christian life includes upward movement with great determination and courage to obey His counsel even when it makes no sense to you. When you endeavour to look away from your past and press forward with faith, hope and courage to take God by His word, you will surely make it to the next level in the Divine Agenda.

This courage to act promptly on divine counsel that appears absurd stems out of the knowledge that nothing could happen to you without the express permission of God, and that everything God allows in your life He will also use to accomplish His good purposes for your life (Rom. 8:28). So, as you set out this new day/new week, I pray the Lord will help you to hear God clearly and grant you the courage to do exactly what He commands you regardless of your intimidating circumstances which are opportunities for Him to show His glory and demonstrate His great power in your life. Good morning and do have a victorious week.

Your brother,

Olufemi Babalola