Beloved of God,
A great or perfect life is not a life that doesn’t have problems. A life without challenges is an imperfect life. As a Christian, don’t ever look for a life without challenges. Don’t look for a life that doesn’t have any needs. Without challenges, you cannot have or exercise your faith. And without challenges (faith) you cannot please God.
A perfect life is a life full of troubles. If you are looking for a life without challenges, you will end up as a failure. Without troubles, you can’t see miracles. Without troubles, you can’t stand out and you can’t have a great life.
John 16:33 (KJV) says, “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world”.
Always look forward to challenges because Jesus has overcome the world for you. Always look forward to what others are not expecting. Stop crying about your circumstances. Stop crying about that medical condition. Stop crying about that financial situation. Stop crying about the troubles in your marriage. Stop crying and asking, “why me, why me”. You need challenges to conquer your current level before going to the next and higher level of life.
David said in Psalms 23:5 (KJV), “Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over”.
If you don’t have enemies there won’t be a feast for God to prepare for you. God will not prepare a feast for your friends alone. He will prepare for your enemies too because a Christian is an “abnormal person” who plays by a different set of rules.
1 Peter 2:9 (KJV) says, “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a PECULIAR people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light”.
The Living Bible translation says, “But you are not like that, for you have been chosen by God himself – you are priests of the King, you are holy and pure, you are God’s very own – all this so that you may show to others how God called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light”.
If the Bible tells us that we are peculiar it means we are not normal. It means that we are different from the rest of the world. It means that we are born tough. It means that we are more than a conqueror. It means that we do not see or think the way the world see or thinks.
When you are in Christ, you play by a different set of rules. An abnormal Christian gets going when God calls. His or her mind, will and emotions cooperates with his Spirit. He or she treats the Bible like the Words came from God’s mouth. He or she is a financier of the gospel. His or her money is always on a mission for the Kingdom. He or she is never afraid to cast out demons. He or she is a soul winner and a son or daughter of consolation.
God was serious when He said to Abraham, “I’ll bless those who bless you; those who curse you I’ll curse.” – Genesis 12:3.Abraham was an exceptional and an “abnormal” man – against hope he believed in hope, without any questions, he obeyed God.
It doesn’t matter who is against you in your office, at work or in your neighborhood, you are peculiar and you are a man or woman that is richly blessed. If you are in Christ, Abraham’s blessings are yours and this is the reason why: “The promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed. The Scripture does not say “and to seeds,” meaning many people, but “and to your seed,” meaning one person, who is Christ” – Galatians 3:16 (NIV).
You are not a “normal” person if you’re in Christ. You are a peculiar person. You are royalty. You are a man of the spirit. You’re a blessed man or woman. You are blessed in the morning and you are blessed in the evening.
May “the LORD bless you with peace from all your enemies” – 2 Chronicles 15:15 (CEV). May this be the time, where you decide to persevere and be determine to not give up no matter what.