Ps.145:8-9 “The Lord is merciful and compassionate, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love. The Lord is good to everyone. He showers compassion on all his creation.”
Typically, when I am heading in a direction, I am laser-focused and I do not even want to stop. My wife can attest to this. One thing I do not like ever is, if you want me to get you something when I go out, tell me before I go. so that I can plan it and get it out of my way. But my wife is just a specialist of waiting till I leave the office and then she says, can you stop and get me milk? My first reaction is, no, I am not going to stop. Then I say to myself, can you afford not to stop? Remember you have another plan when you get home. I am sure you understand what I am saying. And because of that plan, you will stop, even though you do not want to. God is really dealing with me in this area.
But as a person, once I set out on a mission I usually don’t want to stop. I do not want to turn to the right or to the left. I do not even want to stop to buy petrol, that is how bad it can be sometimes. But God wants us to learn to stop when it is needed. Many of us are like that, we are alpha people, we just zero in on target like eagles. One of the strengths of the eagle is that once it latches on to its prey, it does not let go. The eagle takes off, whether it is a fish or a rabbit or a lamb. The eagle will not let go, no matter how much the prey struggles. While it is a strength, it has also caused the death of many eagles because sometimes the eagle takes on more than it can carry. Then the eagle realizes that it cannot fly with the weight but still it would not let go. The eagle holds on to it and drowns with it. Many eagles have been found, drowning with their prey. Why do you have to go down with it? Does that make sense? Just stop and let it go.
Mark 10:47-48 “When Bartimaeus heard that Jesus of Nazareth was nearby, he began to shout, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” “Be quiet!” many of the people yelled at him. But he only shouted louder, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” (emphasis added). At times, when we begin to pray it is like climbing a mountain, the forces are against you and gravity is pulling. You look at the bank account, the bills and you become discouraged and tempted to give up. When the enemy is telling you to shut up by showing you what God has not done, be like Bartimaeus and shout even louder. “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”
Prayer: (song): God is able to do just what He said He would do. He’s going to fulfill every promise to you. Don’t give up on God cause He won’t give up on you. He’s able! Amen!