ENOUGH IS ENOUGH
Self realization is a key factor in development. As long as we live, it is of necessity for all to stop at a time and take stock of his or her life. Our failure or inability to fully assess ourselves and define who we are and what we want has deterred man’s growth. Every moment of our life makes sense if only we acknowledge the fact that stock taking enhances our being. There is no gainsaying there that an unexamined life is not worth living. Whether you are a Christian or Muslim or religionist, what is of essence is the ability to realize that something is needed and ought to be done as such the thought of what to do and how to go about it will emanate.
In life it is essential to all that the beginning of living is the ability to act and the end of man is inaction. The first step of progress in life is the identification of problem. As potent as this is, if discovered and no action is meted out on it. Then it is as good, as not knowing that there is a problem. After all, what is the difference between a man who can read and does not read and he who cannot read?
As long as we keep procrastinating failure is imminent. Therefore, on identification of problem the next step is to seek for solution. It makes no meaning to identify problem without acting on it. Once a problem is identified its solution is not farfetched. In order for us to outlive this problem on discovery an immediate action need to be effected.
We die because we don’t want to humble ourselves. Humility brings out the action in man. No matter how pretentious we are, it will certainly reflect in our action. When we acknowledge that we have problem, then we need to decide on whom to take the problem to. No matter how long it has taken, depending on your choice, a solution must emerge.
Although, Jabez was born in sorrow and lived with it for a substantial period of his life until the day of realization of it. He did not stop there but went ahead to sought for solution to the identified problem. This bold step taken brought the result that is recorded for our consumption in 1Chronicles 4:9-10. He prayed it out, enough is enough and the Lord did hear him and attended to him expeditiously.
When it seems all is over and the end has come in our life and dealing, we simply don’t need to give up instead we need to wake up to our responsibility. The woman that suffered the issue of blood for twelve good years did not find it easy. Yet she did not give up hope. People might have written her off due to her precarious situation but to her no matter how bad the situation was, she believed there was a way out of it. Your determination in life leads to realization while your realization leads to solution.
It is difficult to solve a problem when we are not aware of its existence. Its knowledge and ability to act brings the needed solution. Instead of acting we resolve to fear which prevents solution. Where fear is, there is no faith and where there is no faith, there is no solution. For fear is the absence of faith. The fear of what people will say and how they will react is always a disturbing one that deters development.
Whatever the situation is, today, the Lord has set in and taken control of everything. Who can battle with the Lord? When we are able to wrestle with Him, He sends us immediate solution. Jacob did this and his name was changed from Jacob to Israel. If our faith can see us through we could do the same thing and God will surely help us. The battles that have taken me so long to fight, at the Lord’s appointed time He has step in and is fully in charge of all the situations.
Jesus never fails but because we do not know Him, we find it difficult to trust everything into His hands. “Oh, fear the Lord, you saints! There is no want to those who fear Him Psalm 34:9”. Those who know God take their destiny and live it out while to those who do not know him they are sub change. “The beauty of Israel is slain on your high places! How are the mighty fallen! How the mighty have fallen, and the weapons of war perished 2Sam. 1:19 & 27”!
It is against God’s convention that we should die and not realize our dreams. Far be it, His desire for his children is to aim at and get the very best. When this was unknown to me, everything was near impossible but on realization, situations changed. All that we need to do is to be resolute and move forward. At first, it may appear too difficult. Do not worry for every good thing in life has a price tag. For you to succeed you must be prepared to square up the challenge.
Instead of crying and casting aspersion on others while, not go on your knees and pray it out. “Cast your burden on the Lord, and He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved Psalm 55:22”.
You don’t need to worry and tarry in agonizing moments all that you need is to take it to God and with that an end to the problem will be seen. It is not yet the time to write off or the time to lose hope but a time of self discovery and actualization of His divine grace in our lives.
If Jabez, Hannah, and the woman with the issue of blood and the man by the pool of Bethsaida had taken to their enclaves there would not have been salvation for them. You only need to take it to the master and thereafter consider it done. Is anything too hard for Me? If nothing is too hard for God, why are you disturbing yourself?
In the heat of your problem and difficulty Jesus is saying enough is enough. He has promised to destroy the destroying mountain and assured us that no pieces shall be taken out of it. If God is love and keeps His word, then, why are you worrying yourself? It is our faith that He acts on and nothing more. No wonder He says if we have faith as little as the mustard seed we will ask the mountain to move and it will obey us and nothing shall be impossible see Matt. 17:20.
Since I believe He has never let me down. What He says that He does. Because He keeps to His word, the admonition given by Him is sufficient to aid and see me through in all trying and critical situations that I may find myself. No negative confession but all in the affirmative. He that keepeth watch over Israel never sleeps nor slumbers. He surely will visits us and attends to all our hearts desires accordingly in Jesus’ name. “By awesome deeds in righteousness You will answer us, o God of our salvation, You who are the confidence of all the ends of the earth, and of the far-off seas Psalm 65:5”.
Now I am a happy man because my dream has been realized. My hopes have materialized and the potency of Christ has played its roles out in my situations. I that was once lost but now, I am found. I that was once, a cast away but now I am a citizen. Jesus is waiting for you to decide to say enough is enough and He will help you to overcome that herculean task and it shall be well with you in Jesus name.