Today, I felt the need to mow my parent’s lawn. Accordingly, my brother got the mower out, got all the chords safely tied in place, and showed me a piece of garden I could run through. And so I began. I remembered in my younger years when I wanted to show to my brothers why whatever they could do I could do ten times better, and that I was no sissy, no girl but a boy like them. I remembered when going beyond the tall three in the middle was a mark of an accomplishment, and how when you’ve gone beyond was indeed worthy of some accolade. And so I began on the lawn. I had barely gone 40 inches, when I started praying in the Holy Spirit, asking God to help me before I fell down helpless on the lawn while my baby brother cheered me along. After a few more, I couldn’t help but stop. I hadn’t reached the apple tree, let alone the tall tree in the middle or even the beyond. I had nothing to prove to anyone I said to myself and encouraged myself that when mummy comes home she would be so proud of what I’ve done. And proceeded to go and work on my computer instead.
Some Sundays ago, the senior pastor in my church – Pastor Kolade Oyinlade – ministered to us on the importance of seeing and the importance of entering into your inheritance. Seeing it, is just the beginning, you have to enter into it as well. I saw the vast land, saw the trees, and the entire wild berries. I saw the wild grass that has somewhat encroached into our back garden. As large as it was, I remembered how beautiful it once was, and it should be. I saw a beautiful landscape, and remembered how it ought to be.
It doesn’t matter how tired you’ve become because of the magnitude of what you have seen, and are believing God for. The bible tells us in Isaiah 40:30-31– Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. The Lord who is our strong Tower is faithful beyond descriptions. He is too marvellous for words. He, who is the glory of your life, never sleeps or slumbers. He can never never get tired. It is impossible. So don’t worry if you’re feeling a little exhausted, a little bewildered, a little confused, a little anxious, even the bible tells us that it is possible to grow tired and weary. But remember the Lord encourages you that, because you hope in Him, it doesn’t matter what state you are in at the moment, He is more than able to renew your strength, He will make you soar on wings like eagles. Do you know what that means? This is what happens to those that don’t give up. Their latter will always be greater than their former.
After such an eventful day, my parent’s lawn was mowed. Don’t just see it, enter into it. Don’t just believe it walk into it. Don’t just assume it, live it. Don’t let the enemy trick you into believing you can’t have what you see, and thus making you give up on what you have seen. Don’t let the enemy bully you into believing that what you see is too big for God to do for you! Please don’t give the enemy a chance to show you a mediocre alternative. There is nothing too impossible for God to do (Genesis 18:14). There is nothing God cannot do. My life is a living testimony of that fact and truth.
Don’t give up on the vision; don’t give up on the promise. You are more than this! You have been created for greatness! Go and become it.