SCRIPTURE: NEHEMIAH 4:7
“But when Sanballat and Tobiah and the Arabs and the Ammonites and the Ashdodites heard that the repairing of the walls of Jerusalem was going forward and that the breaches were beginning to be closed, they were very angry. And they all plotted together to come and fight against Jerusalem and to cause confusion in it.”
No victory God brings about will go unchallenged by hell. We are going to experience real opposition as we move in faith. When the enemy realizes we are serious about moving forward, we will begin to experience opposition.
This was the story for Nehemiah. The Bible says when Sanballat and Tobiah heard that the wall was “moving forward,” they began to try and bring confusion. It will be no different with us as believer. This is where commitment comes in and where it will be tested. In fact, you can’t really know if you are committed until there is opposition in your life. During this faith journey, we can expect some opposition. When it comes, begin to confess, “I am committed and will not be confused.” If we can keep our hearts focused in the right direction and not allow confusion to enter in, we will experience great victory. God wants to help you overcome anything that comes against you, and He will often work through your commitment. Let God help you stay committed to the journey.
As we approach Miracle Sunday, we need to understand there will be resistance. Don’t allow confusion to set in our fear begin to lead you. The Bible says God has not given you a spirit of fear, but one of love, power and a sound mind. Walk in a sound mind today, letting the theme of your heart be commitment.
“God, I want to be a committed person. Please help me to recognize the enemy’s tactics and to be led by your Spirit. I am committed to this faith journey you have me on. I love you, Jesus.”