Summary: God will always make a way where there seems to be no way
Tell neighbor “It is not an end but a bend’, tell him or her that whatever it is, it is because you are negotiating a bend…Amen1
Whenever we embark on a journey by road, there may be one, two or more bends on the road to our various destinations. This means that during y journey, along the road to my destination, I may come across two bends, while on your own journey; you may come across a bend. In this scenario I can conclude that we come across different number of bends on our journey to our destination, and we negotiate these bends if we really want to get to where we are going.
When you are approaching a bend or when you are getting closer to a bend, it initially looks like the end of the road, but later becomes a bend when you begin to negotiate it
This is why this morning, by the power ad mercy of God, I am saying to someone it is not a hopeless situation, but a hopeful one.
Brethren, before you negotiate a bend or before you give up on negotiating a bend, your determination to reach your destination plays a crucial role. This means that if you have determined to reach your destination, there is nothing stopping you, even if the bend is a narrow one, or a hilly one, or very difficult to negotiate.
Whether we like it or not, as born again Christians, we must be determined to make heaven in Jesus name.
This is why I am saying confidently to someone here this morning, that all you have to do is be DETERMINED to be blessed.
On the other hand, if you have not determined to get to your destination, then you might as well go back or change route by doing this you will waste some time.
You will not be discouraged at anytime in Jesus name. Nothing will make you go backwards in Jesus name.
Sing: - “…I will never, never, never go back to the world”
While negotiating these bends, everything that you will need for negotiating he bend will be put to use, like being cautious, slowing down, changing the gear of the car and so on.
This is why I will challenge you today that God has deposited in you all you need for the present situations and the situations ahead, all you need is to steer it up in you. David knew he had what it takes to kill a giant and he used it, remember he ignored Saul’s armor, it weighs him downs.
Most of us have ignored or refused the working of our gifts, instead we look for a man made alternatives, Brethren, counterfeit can ever be like the Original.
Where are we going with that illustration, it is not about having faith in yourself, it is about having faith in God. It is not about loosing hope; it is about being patient and hopeful in God. It is about persistence, which activates the mercy of God to bring His comforting Spirit upon you.
It is about negotiating both spiritual and physical bend to get the crown that will last forever, and that is what I have determined to get in Jesus name. I don’t know about you.
In 1 Corinthians 9:25 Paul in his letter says “Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last; but we do it to get a crown that will last forever”
If we want to negotiate a spiritual or physical bend: -
Two words describe faith: sure and certain. These two qualities have a beginning part, which is believing in God. The end part, which means God, is who he says.
There is always a breaking point, at which we believe we can go on anymore, that is the point when our faith starts.
Hebrews 11:1 “Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.”
For example, I am believing… God for triplets
Illustration: Illustration of “G.O” giving money to a driver to give his invisible child.
If you don’t have faith or need to increase it, the only source I know is in:
Hebrews 12:2 “Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
Brethren, doubt your doubts, believe your beliefs, but never believe your doubt nor doubt your benefits.
Hope is to expect with confidence”, IT IS FAITH HOLDING OUT ITS HAND IN THE DARK
Isaiah 40:31 “but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength (i.e. we will be filed afresh). They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint”