Who can speak and have it happen if the Lord has not decreed it ?” Lamentations 3:37

Let’s now look at the hidden side of the coin in this passage:

The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it.” 1 Thessalonians 5:24

There is a difference between claim and direction. When God directs you, it is He who holds your hand. Some push and struggle in their tasks, but nothing works. Others, however, are relaxed in carrying out their missions, and everything works. Why? The one giving the direction is faithful! It is God’s faithfulness that enables the task to be accomplished.

Gideon had never fought a battle in his life, yet he suddenly became a commander of troops. We aren’t even told that he ever killed a bird with a slingshot. He was a poor farmer, the least of his family, who was, in fact, the least in all of Israel. So, he was the least of the least! But when God called him, the anointing came with the call, and direction gave birth to fulfillment.

God gave him the vision. He said to him, “...you will save Israel from the hand of Midian…“. But even more, He directed him, gave him the details of this mission, how to execute it (Judges 7). With this, he became a phenomenal success in Israel.

The Israelites said to Gideon: Rule over us—you, your son and your grandson—because you have saved us from the hand of Midian.” Judges 8:22

That is the triumph of direction. Direction is crucial for success in life. You will no longer suffer from frustration! The Psalmist said:

The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.” Psalm 23:1-5

When you are on track with God, your enemies are worthless. He who goes before you to straighten out the crooked paths will settle their accounts. May all deafness and blindness to divine direction in your life be destroyed now, in the name of Jesus!

God spoke to Abraham, and it elevated him (Gen. 12). God spoke to Moses, and it gave him a name. Anyone who has had a place of value in life and who has marked their generation has heard from God. From now on, you will hear from God because you were born to be valuable in your generation!

God cannot lead you into a venture where the door will be slammed shut in your face. It’s impossible! It’s because you haven’t heard from Him that you came back empty-handed from your adventurous venture. You gathered all the money you had and invested it in the wrong direction, and everything collapsed like a house of cards!

Everything God has instructed me to do has always succeeded! Because no one can stop what He has ordained. No command given by God can be contested by the devil, no matter where! From this day forth, the world will know that you are irresistible!

Hear from God and you will live happily on earth. Direction is the key to distinction. No one succeeds by force. No one triumphs by power. In the kingdom of God, we only triumph by the anointing of the Holy Spirit, by following His direction.

You will never lack divine direction again! Amen.

This text is an excerpt from the book “Understanding Divine Direction” written by David O. Oyedepo.

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