Exodus 6:9 – “Moses reported this to the Israelites, but they did not listen to him because of their discouragement and harsh labour.”
What Moses was reporting to the Israelites was good news – that God was going to free them from their slavery in Egypt and take them to the Promised Land. But the people did not listen to him because they were discouraged – looking at their condition in the natural. Indeed, the situation on the ground seemed to be getting worse because Pharaoh had increased their workload.
What is the lesson for us as believers? In the course of our journey, challenges will certainly come! In fact, when God is coming with a huge blessing for you, one of the first signs is that you will receive attacks! They are informants of promotion. But we must not allow these challenges to overwhelm us to the point of falling into discouragement.
A discouraged heart cannot be sensitive to hear what God is saying about the situation. Because when you are discouraged, you will look at life through the lens of your circumstances. Recall the words of Prophet TB Joshua: “God cannot use a discouraged servant.” Therefore, no matter what you are going through, see your challenge as a reason to depend on God, knowing that beyond that challenge lies Divine promotion!
PRAYER: Oh Lord, I cannot get along without You! Show Yourself stronger in my life! Release me into my Divine future, in Jesus’ mighty name!