A Daily Word from the Word for Tuesday, May 20, 2014
“And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.” – Galatians 6:9
There is a true story about a man by the name of R.H. Darby, written in 1937 by Napoleon Hill in His book “Think and Grow Rich.” According to accounts, R.H. Darby was a man on a mission. Back in the gold rush days, Mr. Darby was determined to make it rich by striking some gold.
He borrowed money from his friends and family, purchased the equipment he needed, and traveled west to get some gold! When he arrived, Darby picked a spot and began digging. This man dug for a while and began to get a bit discouraged for lack of finding any gold. He kept on digging until he hit a small vein of gold. He was rejuvenated, as his dream was re-ignited.
He continued digging. He dug and dug and dug, finding no gold. His growing discouragement was proportional to his lack of finding anymore gold. Finally after digging and digging some more, Mr. Darby decided to quit. He stopped right then, and rationalized that there was no gold to be had where he was. Darby abandoned his dream and sold all of his equipment to a junk dealer at less than fifty percent of what he paid for it. R.H. went home a broken man, apologizing to his friends and family for losing their money and coming home empty-handed.
Meanwhile, this junkman went back to the same exact spot that Darby gave up, dug three literal feet deeper, and struck one of the richest gold mines of that time! Can you imagine?!
The name of the story is appropriately entitled “Three Feet from the Gold,” as Mr. Darby decided to give up and quit three literal feet from his gold. Had he dug three literal feet deeper, he would have seen his dream fulfilled.
Is this resonating with you, family? How many dreams did you let go of before they came to pass, my brother? How many ‘shoulda, woulda, couldas’ are you nursing because you let go of your faith before you dug into your destiny, my sister?
Our dreams, our “gold,” never let go of us; it is we who let go of them before they are able to come into our reach. The Word of God digs deep into our spirit as it reverberates “Every promise of God is ‘Yes’ and ‘Amen!” (2 Corinthians 1:20). Letting go or hanging on is a choice. You choose to either give up digging, or continue to push through. If you focus on what is in front of you, then you have taken your eyes off of your promise. Hebrews 11:1 testifies from the deepest mines “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” 2 Corinthians 5:7 joins in the excavation as it proclaims “we walk by faith and not by sight!”
The hardest press comes when you are closest to your breakthrough. The dig seems the most immovable when you are three feet from your gold. Instead of allowing the lying tongue of discouragement to speak, convincing you to walk away from your path to your promise; let victory rise up! Let a holy shout come forth from your spirit, as your hard press is your jubilee ringing in the surety of your destiny! You must continue to press through in order to break through to your awaited promise!
Has Holy Spirit got you back on track, my brother? Has the Word of the Lord put that shovel back in your hand my sister? Good! Now let’s go unearth the treasures of Heaven!
Father, thank You for being our Promise. Thank You, Most Faithful Father, for putting conviction in our heart and a supernatural stride in our step. Revive us, Most Holy Spirit! Blow away the weariness, and infuse us with new life, new hope, and a fresh expectation! In Jesus Name, we thank You that we are not weary and we will not faint because our expected end is in You, Oh God. Amen and Amen!
Take action! Challenge your thinking! Choose to walk by faith and not by sight. Choose to continue to dig to your promise regardless of what you see or don’t see. Continue digging with supernatural focus, and press toward the prize with God’s Holy Spirit helping you, sustaining you, encouraging you, and propelling you forward. And continue to fight the good fight of pressing through; for God, your Shovel of Faith, has already given you the victory!
If you have never received Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior, I encourage you to do it today, right now, by saying this prayer out loud: “Jesus, forgive me for my sins. I am sorry. I truly desire to be saved and reconciled back to God, my Father, through You. I receive Your sinless Blood as payment in full for my sins—past, present, and future. I now call You my Lord and Savior, and invite You to live within my heart, and to permanently live within me. I make You Lord over me and over my life from this moment on. Amen.” Congratulations! You are now a child of God, made whole and made new, by the Blood of Jesus Christ!
God tells us that we are blessed to be a blessing (Genesis 12:2). Be a blessing to someone by sending them this word of encouragement. If God did not already put someone in your spirit and on your heart that needs to read this uplifting message from above, simply ask your Heavenly Father who to bless on today. Forward this message right now by email, facebook, or twitter.
Jesus is coming soon!
May God Bless you and keep you always.
With warmest regards,
And, in service of The Most High King,
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