Ecclesiastes Chapter 9
2012 has been an interesting year, 2013 will be even a more interesting one. It is always easy to begin something new with zeal and passion but when situations arise it becomes hard to endure. Many times we face unexpected problems and because we don’t know how to deal with them we give up and loose hope. Nonetheless, it will be a prosperous year for those who can endure to the end. The race is not for the swift nor the battle for the strong, Ecclesiastes 9:11.
As believers we will suffer many things for the sake of the Gospel. Men will revile us and persecute us without a cause. It is the plan of the enemy to hold us captive and cause us to lose sight of the future that God has prepared for us. He will do everything to destroy us. One of his most effective tool since creation has been deception. In Genesis 3:1-7; it was Satan’s ability to make Eve see the word of God in a different light that caused all of us to born in sin and shape in iniquity, but thank God for Jesus. The enemy is very subtle in his schemes. When he tempted Eve, he did not come with enticing words; he used the word of God and twisted it to suit his purpose. The plan of the enemy is to rob us of the future that God has prepared for us. He wants to change our focus, and cause us to think contrary to the word of God.
Jeremiah 29:11 states: “I know the thoughts that I think towards you say’s the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” If the enemy can get us to lose sight of this future and hope God has prepared for us, he will destroy us body and soul. Each one of us must know what God is saying about our life, what He has called us to.
If we are to live in the hope and the future God has for us we need to stay focus. We need to purposely serve God to endure to the end.
Natalee Henry- Minister, Motivational Speaker, Publisher, Author, Founder and C.E.O. of Season Destiny, a ministry designed to "empower you to make right decisions in life." Her goal is to “empower you to make the right decisions in life” through the teaching of the Word of God. Her mission is to Educate, Motivate, and Transform lives for the Kingdom of God.