Preparation is the mother of greatness and effectiveness in any sphere of life. It is popularly said that “…when you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” We serve a God that genuinely loves us and desires that we succeed against all odds. He has a very nice and glorious future for us. God is the Master Planner for our lives. However, many fail because they fail to prepare themselves for what God has planned for them. No matter the uniqueness and glorious plans of God for our lives, if we fail to prepare for them, they will still elude us and we cry in the midst of abundance.
In the passage today, God was bent on destroying Jerusalem, by sending armies from the kingdom of the north. He then mandated Jeremiah to go and proclaim their pending doom. What a hard mission! Jeremiah was startled. He wished the errand could be reversed. But God insisted he must go and deliver His message. God told him not to be afraid but that He would make him strong like a fortified city.
What God is telling us is that our mountains will become plain land before us, only when we prepare ourselves and lunch out in action. Not with a fearful heart, but with a determined spirit, knowing that the promises of God emboldens and empowers us. This happens when we get prepared. Waiting on the Lord, our colourful triumph in life is a function of our preparation.
What has God asked you to do? What is the task ahead of you? Does it look intimidating? Prepare yourself, and victory will certainly be yours. God knows the end from the beginning. He cannot ask us to prepare for what He knows we cannot have total victory, no matter how it appears from human perspective. Wake up now, and begin to see things in the eyes of the Spirit, the very way God sees them. Today, as you begin to prepare yourself, God will cause you to walk in victory. Amen.
MEMORY VERSE: For you were bought with a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s. 1 Corinthians 6:20 (NKJV)
PRAYER: God, help me to be fully prepared for any emergency and make me neither to fail nor falter but to be victorious in Jesus’ name. Amen.
READ – DAY: Matt 9; Night: 2 Sam 19-20