“And she made him sleep upon her knees; and she called for a man, and she caused him to shave off the seven locks of his head; AND SHE BEGAN TO AFFLICT HIM, AND HIS STRENGTH WENT FROM HIM” (Judges 16:19).
As much as this season looked like a season of little or no serious activity (based on the lockdown or restricted work schedule), it is one of the most important seasons of your life. THERE IS NO BREAK IN DESTINY. THERE IS NO HOLIDAY FOR A MAN OF PURPOSE. There is no sit-at-home-and-do-nothing for anyone who wants to matter in the program of God. THE TRUTH IS, EVERY SECOND COUNTS SO WE MUST MAKE IT COUNT.
THERE ARE ALWAYS ACTIVITIES GOING ON AT THE OTHER SIDE OF YOUR LIFE. THERE ARE BOTH DIVINE ACTIVITIES AND DEMONIC ACTIVITIES, EVEN WHEN THERE SEEMED TO BE NO HUMAN ACTIVITIES. It is what you do or not do on the human side that opens you up to what is happening on the spiritual side, demonic or divine. AND THERE IS NOTHING THAT EXPOSES YOU TO DEMONIC ACTIVITIES THAN WHEN YOU TAKE A BREAK FROM DIVINE ACTIVITIES.
David took a break from ‘divine activity’ and he became a victim of satanic activity (2 Samuel 11:1-5). At the time that kings go for war, David decided to take the wrong break that landed him on the wrong side of life and destiny; he became an adulterer and a murderer that he never planned to become. Child of God, you must know WHEN and WHERE to take a break!
YOU CANNOT SLEEP ON THE LAPS OF DELILAH AND EXPECT TO WAKE UP IN THE BOSOM OF ABRAHAM. You cannot take hot coals on your body and expect to not be burned (Proverbs 6:27). Listen, you must learn to let God choose your rest for you and help you to direct your leisure (Isaiah 27:12). LEISURE MUST NOT EXPOSE YOU TO DANGER. THERE IS NO CASUAL MOMENT IN DESTINY; THOSE WHO THINK OTHERWISE HAVE BECOME CAUSALITIES IN THE JOURNEY OF LIFE AND DESTINY.
Friend, in case you are already incapacitated or you are being incapacitated at the moment, THERE IS HOPE FOR YOU. YES, THERE IS HOPE. This hope is found in God. As soldiers, we take our wounds to our Saviour and Commander, we don’t hide it from Him. We don’t continue ‘fighting’ as though all is well. We don’t live in pretence. SINCERITY IS THE RULE OF THE GAME.
God knows everything about us so there is no point hiding anything from Him, He only desires truth in the inward parts and in the secret part He will cause us to know wisdom (Psalms 51:6). THIS IS NOT TIME TO RUN AWAY FROM GOD, RATHER, IT IS TIME TO RUN TOWARDS HIM. Listen, YOUR WORST DAYS WITH GOD ARE STILL BETTER THAN YOUR BEST DAYS WITH THE DEVIL. God can fix that wound again. He can forgive that sin. He can take away that habit that has demobilised you in destiny.
God can fix that weakness that has incapacitated you. Yes, He can help lift up the hands that hang down and also strengthen the feeble knees (Hebrews 12:12). YOU ONLY NEED TO COME TO HIM IN HUMILITY AND SINCERITY. Don’t let the devil deceive you into thinking that you are fine like this and can continue this way. He only wants to have an advantage over you, DON’T ALLOW HIM (2 Corinthians 2:11, Ephesians 4:27).