Spirit & Life Devotional
Sunday, November 2
Chinaemerem Joshua Ibezim
HOLDING ON TO FREEDOM
Genesis 49:14-15 MSG "Issachar is one tough donkey crouching between the corrals; When he saw how good the place was, how pleasant the country, He gave up his freedom and went to work as a slave."
Issachar was tough, he was strong, he had great potentials to be very great, he could have been anything he wanted to be, powerful and successful; but he settled for less, he was deceived by the things he saw, they looked good, they looked ready made, so he gave up his dreams, he decided to rest, he felt there was no need to fight for anything else; he ended up losing his freedom and became a slave!
A lot of us are like Issachar. We've got tremendous graces upon our lives; we've got tremendous talents and potentials; we've got great destinies, but we have settled for less in seemingly fantastic places (comfort zones). Because you are earning a good salary, you've given up your dreams, forgetting that the same you could be making millions just by fulfilling God's purposes for your life. Some, because they have money for hospital bills don't bother believing for divine health; they've become slaves of sickness. Complacency has robbed many of their freedom.
Paul said he did not frustrate the grace of God. In other words, he refused to treat it as meaningless, he didn't set it aside, he didn't reject it. God has given you abundant grace, He deposited in you exceedingly great potentials, He has set you free. Don’t let a little, temporal comfort today rob you of a great tomorrow. Don’t be afraid to take steps of faith. Sometimes leaving our comfort zones might be difficult, but we've got to leave the good in order to get the best.