‘ So she said, “I will surely go with you; nevertheless there will be no glory for you in the journey you are taking, for the Lord will sell Sisera into the hand of a woman.” Then Deborah arose and went with Barak to Kedesh.’
– Judges 4:9 (NKJV
Tuesday, May 02, 2023
Fear is an incredible deterrent to exploits. It has an uncanny way of making people stop when they ought to go forward and in this process, they lose the laurels they could have claimed.
Today’s verse is pregnant with meaning.
Deborah though seemingly unqualified as a woman to lead a war campaign at a time when women were stifled in a largely patriarchal society, took up the challenge in faith. She anchored her confidence very firmly to a Word she heard and believed from the Lord.
Our society is filled with people who are quick to remind us of our weaknesses, and how unqualified we are for a particular task or assignment.
Our past failures and mistakes often playback in our minds hindering us from moving forward.
Often times we come across people who are unable to deliver on some tasks that we are highly skilled and gifted in but because of some ‘norms’ and ‘traditions’, we sit quietly and let these things go bad.
It’s time to surmount courage and rise above limiting beliefs, people’s opinions, traditions, and fear of failure or rejection.
I urge you to be like Deborah. Take god at His word, step up to the plate, and do the uncommon.
Beloved, God has spoken, and his promises are sure so it’s your turn to take responsibility. Do not be fearful, Again I say Do not give in to fear.
Stand up in faith to make a difference and see God lift and honor you as He did Deborah!
LET US PRAY:
In Jesus’ Name, I declare I shake off the shackles of fear, limiting beliefs, and comfort zones. I arise in faith and fulfill my God-given assignment. I break free from every tradition of men and I step forward like Deborah to bring glory to God. So help me God. Amen.
(Kindly share with someone today)