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Going against the tide

“To overcome adversity, keep your mind focused on your work.”

Written By Benjamin Dankaka

To overcome adversity, keep your mind focused on your work.

As Jesus went about doing His work, He was often confronted by obstacles. Once, some Pharisees came to Jesus and said to him, “Leave this place and go somewhere else. Herod wants to kill you.” Normally, that statement was enough to put fear into His heart. But Jesus replied, “Go tell that fox, I will drive out demons and heal people today and tomorrow, and on the third day I will reach my goal.” In other words, Jesus made them realize He was determined to succeed against all odds.

Clearly, Jesus didn’t allow challenges to stop Him. Although, He was God in human form, He had to face a lot of challenges before achieving His goal. Interestingly, Jesus didn’t achieve His goal without confronting Satan. He had to confront and overcome the enemy before fulfilling His purpose. If Satan would have the audacity to attack Jesus, He would do the same thing to anyone. The devil doesn’t care whether you are saved or not. By all means, he would try to stop you from doing what God has called you to do. To overcome the devil, do what Jesus did. Keep your mind focused on your divine assignment.

Prayer: Lord Jesus, send workers to the harvest field. Amen.

REFERENCES/FURTHER STUDY: Luke 13:31-32

Unless otherwise stated all scripture quotations are from the Holy Bible, New International Version.

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