Monday: 30th September, 2019
Reference text: Zechariah 8:1-8
Zechariah 8:6 This may seem impossible to those of the nation who are now left, but it’s not impossible for me.
I believe I could swim underwater anywhere between ten and twenty seconds because that is just about the maximum length of time I can go without taking a breath. That makes a decision to stay submerged for a minute with no breathing aid an unnecessary show of bravado. This, however, does not suggest that time frame is the standard for everybody else.
What lies within ones incapability does not apply to everybody else. This is what God emphasises: why compare what I can do to what man is able to do? Why think I am incapable because someone else has failed at it? Beloved, often, we play by the rules of generalisation and thus end up throwing a blancket conclusion over everything.
We appear to forget that
everyone is different, every situation is unique and the outcome of every opportunity will not be the same.
Let’s bear this in mind when we are tempted to expect the same negative outcomes for everyone in similar situations where others failed.