My dad said something this morning during devotion about how people don’t persist and don’t have resilience for things. Once there’s an obstacle, they give up or once they encounter challenges twice or thrice, they say it’s the will of God and they just let go.
He used an example of someone going to an office to get something done but because they lack that persistence, the secretary can send them back for something flimsy. Whereas someone that is persistent can stand their ground and even ask to see the boss but some people are not forward that way. They think God will make the way smooth for them in the office. They don’t push, they don’t fight that way. Do you even know if it’s just the enemy putting up resistance?
I felt like he was shaking the table I was on with that example because I’m that way. Once there’s resistance in an office I came to get something done, I don’t bother pushing and I just take it that if I was supposed to get this or do that, God would have made me have favour. I mean, if it’s meant to be, it will be right? I also remembered a friend I have that doesn’t take no, she will push until there’s really nothing that can be done.
My dad went on to say that we can fight and challenge things instead of just accepting them. He gave some examples in the Bible including that of King Hezekiah. Remember when God sent prophet Isaiah to Hezekiah to tell him to put his house in order because he’ll die. Hezekiah did not accept it even though God declared it. What did Hezekiah do? Let’s see.
In those days Hezekiah was sick and near death. And Isaiah the prophet, the son of Amoz, went to him and said to him, “Thus says the Lord : ‘Set your house in order, for you shall die, and not live.’ ” Then he turned his face toward the wall, and prayed to the Lord , saying, “Remember now, O Lord , I pray, how I have walked before You in truth and with a loyal heart, and have done what was good in Your sight.” And Hezekiah wept bitterly. And it happened, before Isaiah had gone out into the middle court, that the word of the Lord came to him, saying, “Return and tell Hezekiah the leader of My people, ‘Thus says the Lord , the God of David your father: “I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears; surely I will heal you. On the third day you shall go up to the house of the Lord . And I will add to your days fifteen years. I will deliver you and this city from the hand of the king of Assyria; and I will defend this city for My own sake, and for the sake of My servant David.” ’ ”
II Kings 20:1-6 NKJV
Hezekiah could have said, well God said it, nothing can be done, its been written so let me put my house in order. What did he do instead? He cried to God and God added fifteen more years.
I know sometimes we say what will be will be, if it’s ours, it’ll come to us. I understand the heart behind the statement but I also think it allows complacency, and makes one not to put up a fight; it makes us comfortable.
The question is, how do you know when to fight or let go? I don’t know. I believe being close to God would help to know. I really don’t have an answer.
On my IG story, I took a poll on if people believed in ‘Que Sera Sera, what will be will be’.
Well, my answer is no, I don’t. Not because what will be won’t be but because that phrase keeps one comfortable and shy of fighting for things.
Sha don’t fight useless fights. How would you know which fight is useless? Again I don’t know.
That’s all I have for today.
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