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Expect to be opposed in pursuing fruitfulness.

There are times people disagree with our opinions, not because of enmity, but because they have other opinions quite different from what we share, and this is normal. We all may have experiences of such situations. We should not expect to always have people agree with us on every thought, sometimes, diversity increases our chances to fruitfulness, especially one that does not come with any negative intention.  Our focus in today’s episode is however not about this kind of diversity. Think of the next scenario too. Have you experienced or heard of a situation where others will go to any length to ensure all that you consider fruitful will comes to naught?

Well, if you cannot think of anything on a personal level, we can remind ourselves that the enemy, Satan, wishes above all things that you and I will never be fruitful. Why? It is because that is the direct opposite of what God wants for us and the enemy likes to oppose God, period! Maybe this example seem too abstract, lets search into scripture for an example we can learn from.

Then, the other administrators and high officers begun searching for some fault in the way Daniel was handling government affairs, but they couldn’t find anything to criticize or condemn. He was faithful, always responsible, and completely trustworthy. So they concluded, “Our only chance for finding grounds for accusing Daniel will be in connection with the rules of his religion”.  

Daniel Chapter 6 verses 4 to 5

If Daniel was such a man of excellence why would anyone want to purposefully find fault with him? Whatever our answers are, I think the enemy used these people to get back at God in a manner that will discourage Daniel from being fruitful. But thanks be to God, that He has given us the victory in Christ Jesus and like Second Corinthians chapter 2 verse 11 says, “Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his schemes”. Hallelujah!!!


Lord, we come to you in the name of Jesus and thank you for all the provision you have given us by your Spirit. We ask that you help us discern and be aware of all plans of the enemy that seek to hinder us from being fruitful. Please help us to be obedient to your direction so we manifest the victory we have through our savior Christ Jesus, in his name we pray, Amen.

StandOut Ministry International


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