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Monday, December 1, 2014

My Burdens and Oppression's Can Make Me Stronger

In review of Exodus 1:12 it says, "But the more the Egyptians oppressed them, the more the Israelite s multiplied and spread, and the more alarmed the Egyptians became."

Bottom Line:
The more they were oppressed and mistreated, the better they did; even increasing in number. The got to the point where the Egyptians came to fear them.

What this means to me:
Often when I’m oppressed and mistreated, I can do even better for God and multiple in my efforts; even to a point where the enemy will come to fear what I’m doing.

In the book of Exodus it explains how the Egyptians tried to wear down the Hebrew people by forcing them into slavery and mistreating them. I would imagine that this could be downright disappointing if not burdensome. God was with them, because even though they were under oppression, instead of being diminished and extinguished as a people, the multiplied and grew stronger.

When I’m burdened or mistreated, I can definitely feel defeated. However, what I’m learning is that my burdens can make me stronger and can develop qualities in me that will prepare me for the future. I cannot be an overcomer without troubles to overcome.

I need to keep my focus on being true to God in the hard times as well as the good ones. God promises to use these situations to grow and develop me into who he wants me to be. Just like the Israelites, God will use the problems I face to develop, grow and mature me. He will use it for his purposes. Today, I want to thank you God for taking enough concern in me and my life to train and discipline me. I pray that I will respond to what you're doing in my life rightly and that I can become a person that you can use.