“Then she made a vow and said, “O Lord of hosts, if You will indeed look on the affliction of Your maidservant and remember me, and not forget Your maidservant, but will give Your maidservant a male child, then I will give him to the Lord all the days of his life, and no razor shall come upon his head.” (1 Samuel 1:11, NKJV)
Then Eli answered and said, “Go in peace, and the God of Israel grant your petition which you have asked of Him.”
The Almighty God is only committed to what you mean and not what you murmur. Anything can come out of your mouth but it is not everything that comes from your mouth that you really mean. Your heart will confirm what you mean. When you mean it, it will be purposeful and it will reflect in your overall countenance.
The Bible says, “But it will turn out for you as an occasion for testimony.” (Luke 21:13, NKJV)
”So don’t worry in advance about how to answer the charges against you,15 for I will give you the right words (a mouth) and such wisdom that none of your opponents will be able to reply or refute you!” (Luke 21:14-15, NLT)
Every challenge that we face is designed to make us champions only if we use our mouth wisely. Though God has given you a mouth, you have a duty to say right words of wisdom from that mouth.
Do not use your mouth to derail your destiny. Always note that the more you cry, the more you remain a captive. If you cry, cry out the word of God.
“How forceful are right words! But what does your arguing prove?” (Job 6:25, NKJV)
Hannah had been going to Shiloh yearly but she had never spoken right words. All she had been doing was worry, murmur and complain. This is what we find ourselves doing when we sometimes say we are praying.
All we do is wallow in self-pity and cry. You do not win an argument in court by your cry but by your facts. For you as a child of God, you do not win in the court of heaven by your tears but by the truth—the truth as embedded in the word of God. There is an open invitation for your destiny.
“Prove me now if I will not open the windows of heaven and pour out a blessing…Malachi 3:10
“Come let us reason together… Isaiah 1:18
“Present your case, bring forth your strong reasons…Isaiah 41:21
God reveals himself on a level that you can comprehend
When he says he is the bread of life, he is not talking about your favorite loaf whether whole wheat or no wheat. He is just saying I am your sustainer
At another time he says I am the cattle on a thousand hills. A cattle cannot stay on a thousand hills–all he is trying to let you know is that he can provide for you in situations that seems hopeless and through means that is beyond human comprehension.
God can use anyone as the conduit of your blessing. Never focus on the past of anyone to judge the present most especially if God is a constant in the equation.
Eli was a dying flame because of his sons. He was on the threshold of rejection.
Your greatest blessing can sometimes look like your greatest burden
This is the oxymoron of faith. When the Israelites were about to conquer Jericho, they found refuge in the home of a harlot or what you can call a whore house. In the Bordeaux (trading centre) of Madame Rahab.
She already knew how to transact business with men. Men coming to her home wasn’t a problem for casual onlookers. You need to realize that God has a way of using your past to give you an advantage.
He can also send you to places where the potential in you will be maximized. By the time the men left the trading center, they knew how to negotiate, hide and climb.
When God sees that something is missing in your resume of life, he sends you to where you will get it. There is a probability that what you are going through right now is going to be pivotal in your resume of life later on so learn from it.
Always note that you do not learn for knowledge, you learn for action.
The trading center was the right place for everything God wanted to achieve. Could you imagine them despising Rahab when they came to Jericho? When the men were running away in the night, anyone that saw this will not feel anyhow because neighbors were used to men sneaking away at ungodly hours.
It was a common occurrence. It is just another day in the “trading center” of Madame Rahab
Can you imagine that the plan of God depended on a harlot? The truth depended on a lie—a lie from Rahab!
Do not be too stuck in religion and eventually miss redemption. God is a new and living way. He has more than one way of accomplishing the same thing. Never call what he has pronounced clean unclean.
Look beyond your natural human comprehension. God is deep and he does not think the way you think and his ways are far superior to yours. The conduit may look unlikely but the end will lead to all round congratulations.
It is important for you to realize why there is a delay, an attack, etc. concerning your destiny. Satan is not interested in anyone going nowhere. He knew there was a Samuel in Hannah.
There is something significant in you.
Know the source of your problem so that you can attack it from the root—God had closed the womb of Hannah not Satan or the provocateur. There is a limit to what satan can do so stop giving him the props for what he is incapable of.
The source of your problem will determine the approach. You do not use a sledgehammer to kill an ant