August 11, 2017

Psalm 11:1-3 ~ NKJV
“In the LORD I put my trust; how can you say to my soul, “Flee as a bird to your mountain”? For look! The wicked bend their bow, they make ready their arrow on the string, that they may shoot secretly at the upright in heart. If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?”

This verse is so powerful and so cool to me. Part of what makes it so cool to me is, I don’t think it’s asking God why He would say that to us. God doesn’t ever encourage us to be afraid, the Bible says 365 times to not be afraid. So for God to tell us to flee like birds would be contradicting Himself and God doesn’t do that. I think psalmist is asking those who would try to come against us and discourage us from what God is calling us to do how they would dare say that to us. It sounds so condescending, FLEE like a BIRD? Birds are the second easiest animals in the world to scare (horses take first place in my opinion) they fly away from EVERYTHING like it’s the scariest thing ever! We have our trust in God and the enemy is trying to convince us to run away and hide. Why is that? I think it’s because the enemy is the one who is afraid. He has got all these plans going on in the dark and if God’s kids start sticking up for one another he doesn’t stand a chance!
When it is the most important that we stand firm, that is when the enemy comes to whisper lies right in our ear. He plants seeds of worry, doubt, fear, jealousy, bitterness and tries to get us to feel discouraged. He even stoops as low as to bring up what we did in the past and tell us that those choices disqualify us from fighting on the same side as God. He tells us that what we are doing now doesn’t make a difference and everything we ever have done or ever will do will never make a difference. We start thinking things like, “Well, I’m not that important.” “Maybe God would be better off if I didn’t help with this one.” “God has better people to use than me.” “I’ll just get in the way.” “I’m not changing anything anyway.” Those thoughts are not from God. Whatever you do, don’t give up! Keep praying, you could be one prayer away from the biggest breakthrough you’ve ever experienced! You can’t quit!
Don’t let anything push you off the foundation you have on God’s Love. If you lose your foundation, you’ll lose your focus. And if you lose your focus, you’ll lose the battle. Stand firm on the Promises of God. Write them down, make them your phone lock screen, set an alarm for them every hour if you have to. Do whatever you have to do to remember what He told you. God’s Promises never expire! I don’t care if He told you something this morning, or if He told you fifty years ago, the Promises of God never lost their power. Hold on to Jesus for dear life and He will never let you fall. If God is for you, there is absolutely NOTHING that can stand against you! You cannot give up, you cannot give in! God need you fighting for His Kingdom!! You are irreplaceable!! Just keep going!! If you don’t quit, you win. You have all of heaven cheering for you. You know what to do, trust God and He will take care of everything you need.

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