“Jesus gave them another parable [to consider], saying, “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. But while his men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds [resembling wheat] among the wheat, and went away. So when the plants sprouted and formed grain, the weeds appeared also. The servants of the owner came to him and said, ‘Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? Then how does it have weeds in it?’ He replied to them, ‘An enemy has done this.’ The servants asked him, ‘Then do you want us to go and pull them out?’ But he said, ‘No; because as you pull out the weeds, you may uproot the wheat with them. Let them grow together until the harvest; and at harvest time I will tell the reapers, “First gather the weeds and tie them in bundles to be burned; but gather the wheat into my barn.” ’ ””
Matthew 13:24-30 AMP
“If if wasn’t this, it would be something.”
That’s a revelation from the Spirit of God, that He gave me a couple of years ago.
I realized, as I was trying to remove every unspiritual, mean and hateful person or situation from my life-
That if it wasn’t the one in front of me at the moment, it would shortly be another.
Because we have an enemy who’s mission is to counterfeit God and steal from us.
Our mission is to hold fast to what Jesus told us to do, and GROW up no matter what is “growing” on around us!
I’m reminded of a comedy show we watch where the fella was “working out,”
so he thought-
with his cousin as his trainer.
He thought he was lifting massive amounts of weight, only to find that the weights were made of styrofoam.
That’s what it would be like for you and I to try to grow with little to no opposition.
We may think we are really growing, but in reality,
we’re staying the same.
That’s a Word for someone right there.
(Ask me how I know)
Counterfeits always want the easy way out.
It’s the lie that if the obstacle was just removed, then I would be able to grow.
No, God didn’t remove Goliath.
David did, with God’s direction and assistance.
He simply spoke from His heart about the covenant.
Who is this uncircumcised Philistine?
I’m not a fan of resistance.
I crave ease as much as the next guy.
But little resistance doesn’t cause our roots to go very deep.
I may have mentioned another scenario before, but the Holy Sprit is bringing it back up to me,
so I believe He wants to nail this truth down.
Lisa Bevere had spoken of a study done, where they compared things that were grown in a green house, with little to no air movement (wind,)
and those of natural environments.
Those that had no opposition didn’t grow very well, or as big, due to the lack of resistance that actually drew the roots down deeper!
Take comfort and courage Up today my Brothers and Sisters-
I say take it up, because it’s a part of your armor.
God didn’t leave you defenseless on your “working out” of Salvation.
We have the tools.
Every person has the measure of Faith.
It’s up to us to exercise it, or lay down with it on the couch!
I am praying Ephesians 3:14 for you all.