“… So David inquired of the Lord, saying ‘Shall I pursue this troop? Shall I overtake them?’ And He answered him, ‘Pursue, for you shall surely overtake them and without fail recover all.’“ ~ 1 Samuel 30:8
by Patrice Tsague
Have the last two years been tough for you? Did you lose more than you expected? Are you wondering whether you should continue or not?
My advice to you is not only to continue, but press forward with greater intensity and you will not just thrive but you will recover all that you lost. Like you, David found himself in a situation where he lost more than he could handle and even his life was in danger. After facing rejection and humiliation by the Philistines, he returns to his home to find out that invaders have come in, burned it with fire and taken the women and the children captive, including his wives (I Samuel 29, 30:1-6). Instead of throwing a pity party, David strengthens himself in the Lord, seeks God’s wisdom and goes after the invaders. David is able to recover all that he lost without exception.
The devils’ job is to attempt to steal, kill and destroy us but Jesus came that we may have life and have it more abundantly. Where sin abounds grace abounds much more; the greater the defeat, the greater the restoration. Nothing the devil can do to you will hinder you from what God has planned for you.
How do you pursue and recover?
- Do not pursue out of anger or revenge
- Do not rely on your own strength
- Prepare yourself in the natural
- Start with the low hanging fruits
- Trust God for miracles
- Do not be intimidated nor afraid of failure
- Do not be afraid of success
As you pursue, know that it will take faith, for without faith it is impossible to please God. Once you recover, do not become selfish but be generous with the spoils and be a blessing to others, even those who may not have helped you along the way. Once David recovered all, some of his men felt they should not share the spoil with those who did not help, but David, a man after God’s own heart, rebuked them and said they will all share alike (I Samuel 30:21-25). Leadership is not how well you can protect and avenge yourself but rather how you are able to be an instrument of inspiration and blessing to others no matter what your circumstances, and regardless of what they have done to you.
Are you ready for complete restoration? Are you willing to share with others once restored? Pursue and you will surely recover all.
Copyright © 2010 Patrice Tsague ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
Scripture quotations are taken from the King James Version of the Bible.
Patrice Tsague, a gifted speaker, author, and entrepreneurship coach, is the Chief Servant Officer of Nehemiah Project International Ministries (NPIM). He thrives on equipping and empowering Christians to take dominion and fulfill God’s plan for their lives through biblically based, entrepreneurial training. NPIM offers a proprietary certificate business discipleship course called the “Biblical Entrepreneurship Certificate Program”. The program provides a strong mix of core business concepts and biblical principles. Some of the courses offered include Principles of Biblical Entrepreneurship (BE I), Practices of Biblical Entrepreneurship (BE II), and Planning a Kingdom Business (BE III). To learn more about how NPIM launches entrepreneurs into their God-designed destiny, please visit www.nehemiahproject.org.
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