It's true that some of God's promises become reality quickly. It's great when that happens. Get in! But others, like the one God gave to David telling him he'd be king, have to be fought for. A tribal family called the Jebusites controlled Jerusalem; they taunted David saying, 'You will not get in here...' (2 Samuel 5:6 NIV). David and his men were pretty confident even though they knew Jerusalem was built on a virtually impregnable hill. The only way up into the city was through a secret water passage where they had to wade and climb through pitch-black darkness. 'Nevertheless, David captured the fortress of Zion...' (2 Samuel 5:7 NIV). Understand this: if He has to, God will bring you up through the gutter to get you to the throne!
Are you in a dark place today, hidden, out of view? Well, that doesn't mean you're not on your way to the top. You can be steadily making progress towards your goal ready to burst onto the scene at any moment. Those Jebusites got a shock when David's men burst out as if from nowhere!
So, when you're up to your neck in problems and the enemy is saying, 'You won't make it,' stand on God's Word and remember David's victory in Jerusalem. God can show you how to use the situation you are facing for your good and His glory.
So what now? Today, having prayed for God's direction, go forward as He sends you, knowing He is with you!
Soulfood : Jos 1:7-8, 2 Tim 3:14-17, Ps 119:1-16, Ps 119:1-16