a small plant growing in the desert

And the king and his men went to Jerusalem against the Jebusites, the inhabitants of the land, who said to David, “You will not come in here, but the blind and the lame will ward you off”—thinking, “David cannot come in here.” Nevertheless, David took the stronghold of Zion, that is, the city of David.

2 Samuel 5:6-7 (ESV)

Notice the “nevertheless.” The verse says, “Nevertheless, David took the stronghold of Zion, that is, the city of David.” He not only won but the city’s name was changed to the “city of David.” So don’t listen to naysayers and doubters, I call these people “firefighters” because they fight against the fire God has placed in you for the work He has called you to do.

It is essential to consider the counsel of your pastor and elders; all things, especially a calling from God, should be done in a proper, respectable, and orderly way. When confirming a call from God, it’s wise to remember Proverbs 19:21 (NIV), which says, “Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.”

So, God has called you to a work He wants you to do. Praise God, be strong and go forth in faith, strength, hope, and confidence. You accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior, so now He “bids you come” (Matthew 14:28).  If God lays it on your heart to “take that mountain” as He did to Caleb (Joshua 14:12) then rest assured, you will succeed. For in God, it’s already done. 

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