1 Samuel 17:36 NKJV Your servant has killed both lion and bear; and this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, seeing he has defied the armies of the living God.
You are engaging in warfare against high powers of the devil and his cohorts in the spirit realm, which affects your practical life daily. You must remember, you are dealing with an age old con artist and not a novice. He easily prevails against those who do not possess the intelligence of the supernatural arsenals available for them in times of gloom and darkness. Friend, the good news is this; we are not defeated folks trying to master courage for one shot to knock out the devil out and celebrate for a moment and goes back into failure mentality. We are more than conquerors through Christ Jesus and He leads us daily (always) into triumph. (See Rom 8:37, 1Cor 2:14-15)
There comes a time when it seems like all hell has broken loose on you and between you and help is like a custom built glass ceiling is hanging over your head. These moments has the potential to annihilate you or bring you out like gold through the refining process of fire. Extra- ordinary inspiration and boost is always needed to awaken our entire being, when the odds are too high or low to withstand unusual and the uncommon activity in you.
Mr. Merriam Webster New World Dictionary defines inspiration as; to breathe or blow upon or into, to infuse (life, etc. into) by breathing, to draw (air) into the lungs; inhale, to have an animating effect upon; influence or impel; esp., to stimulate or impel to some creative or effective effort, to cause, guide, communicate, or motivate as by divine or supernatural influence, to affect with a specified feeling or thought: to inspire someone with fear.
Friend, you have two well fortified castles or museums of your past established in your subconscious mind. One contains the junk of your mistakes whiles the other is well furnished with the treasures of your achievements, success and all the things you’ve overcome over the years through grace. The sad reality is that most people want to walk in victory today, yet they live in the museum of their past mistakes, musing over every detail, exactitude and preciseness of the dark times which stimulates guilt, shame and condemnation instead of tearing it down by sowing new seeds of who they are in Christ to generate an inspiration for the now battles and the future challenges. (See Rom 12:1-3)
My friend, you don’t have to wait for inspiration; you can generate supernatural inspiration in a very pitch black hostile environment, where everything including your very own shadow wants to disown you. Do you know that it’s easy to be passive, isolative, emotional, and wimpy and hide from friends and feel neglected instead of rising up on the inside and be proactive on the promises of God concerning your situation?
This has been the attitude of most believers but that was not the way David reacted in the face of adversity in a hostile situation. David had the audacity to silence his brothers and critics because he could rehearse the Lords victory through his hand over the lion and the bear in his memory bank. This act of faith activated inspiration and the confidence in God to be able to boldly declare; this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them. Is like saying this too shall pass not by my own strength but by the supernatural power of God that was with me at the back of the field and its still is with me to overcome again.
“Your testimony incubated in the mind will evoke, infuse and impel the breath of life into your weak lungs to accelerate you into purpose.”
So many folks easily give up on the edge of breakthrough, all because conditions were not fair and all they could see was the hand writting of failure and absolute impossibility on the wall of life. That was not the attitude of young David, contrary to the popular opinions of his brothers and King Saul when God was setting him up for an epic victory against Goliath, the champion of the Phillistines who has fought from his youth and have all the accolades to prove. Have a new perspective about life challenges, they are opportunities to sky rocket you unto destiny and not to fold you up like a brown paper bag. Rise up and speak against this mountain, get into a time of worship, prayer, and sometimes do a dance just by yourself as you look unto Jesus for inspiration in all things.
Always remember to check your rear view mirrors of life as often as you can whiles you navigate through untested, untried, sophisticated terrains; Inspiration will save your soul from perspiration whose closest pal is expiration – McGyamfi