by Jason Cruise
These are the words of Him who is holy and true, who holds the key of David. What He opens no one can shut, and what He shuts no one can open.- Revelation 3:7
Desire is an odd animal.
Desire can drive you to achievements that leave others in your wake in awe as to how you did it. Yet, you know full well how you did it. Hard work and desire: put those two together and you've got a weaponry system that has no equal.
Desire can also serve as the fast track to slavery in the confinement of a self-constructed prison because you never allowed the Holy Spirit to be the master of your drive.
Never forget, my brother, that no man can do for you what God can do for you. What may take you a career even to attempt, God can do in the blink of a thought. Changing monstrous and unfathomable situations is as easy to Him as breathing is to you.
The beautiful thing about being in Christ is that you are no longer held hostage to the sway of any influence over you. No mortal can define your destiny. No person can destroy your path, no matter what your eyes may see in the temporary moment where things look bleak. No competitor can out-pace you, for while your competitors are pursuing temporary gain, you are striving for eternal rewards fueled by His daily bread. Failure in business may come, but failure doesn't define a man of God, because His definition of success is not based on a Profit and Loss Statement.
No, friend, for those of us in Christ, the playing field is not equal. We are not playing by the same rules because we have chosen to submit to a supreme Ruler. When He opens doors along your journey, no power on earth can shut them. No weapon formed against Him, or His chosen, will prosper. On such a battlefield, you have no equal, and thus you have no need to force your will because His will is greater, and greater for your benefit, on every front you face. There is no need to force it, for His force is the only sure path to victory.