Bishop B. Manjoro Dunamis
A success secret I have treasured and kept over the years; is never to talk quitting or negative. No! I fight. You could have failed your O-Levels or other key exams you sat for; you may have been kicked from your job; you may have had your company or business broke and shut down; you may have had a rough year relationships and marriage-wise; you may have suffered from a terrible accident or disease. I have a word for you don’t give up. 2017 is not yet over! O hallelujah!
“And Esau said unto his father, Hast thou but one blessing, my father? Bless me even so, O my father. And Esau lifted up his voice, and wept. And Isaac his father answered and said unto him, Behold thy dwelling shall be the fatness of the earth, and of the dew of heaven from above; And by thy sword shall thou live, and shalt serve thy brother; and it shall come to pass when thou shalt have dominion, that thou shalt break from off thy neck,” Genesis 27:38-40.
The story begins on Chapter 25 of the Book of Genesis in the Bible. Rebekah was pregnant and had twins in her womb, Esau and Jacob of whom God said to her “two nations are in thy womb.” Interestingly when delivery time came there was a challenge amongst the boys.
“Whoever would come out first; would be endowed with the blessing of the first born. They fought their way out.”
Listen to me friend, life was never meant to be on a silver platter for you. If you think that things just have to happen and just work out for you without effort you are making a mistake. You will live in misery and pain much of your days on earth. Your marriage, finances, health, spiritual life, family do not just move or work out on their own. No.
It’s a fight.
Pressures will come but you will have to fight the good fight of faith and stand on the Word of God. If you just sit, relax and watch, you will lose your joy, success and what rightfully belongs to you. You must fight; learn to fight through God’s Word and promises.
So the boys fought and Esau won, Jacob seemingly lost but never let go.
He came out holding the heel of Esau the first born.
For a moment it seemed Jacob had lost it all.
Later on we see Esau crying for the blessing of the first born which he lost to Jacob who had been tipped by their mother and got the blessing. Esau was distraught. The blessing was gone. He had nothing. Friend, have you lost something in your life which meant so much to you and had the devil laughs at you day and night calling you a failure and a loser?
Hold on. O hallelujah, your story is about to change! Lift up your faith, shake yourself and say to yourself it’s not over until it’s over!
What am I saying to you today? I am saying have you lost something and are about to despair?
Lost your business or job? Lost money in an idea that flopped and its haunting you? Have had several miscarriages and its crushing your heart and hope of ever holding a baby in your hands? Failed a very important exam and came out with terrible results? Got demoted, or deported and lost a life-time opportunity? Lost in a match or competition? Friend God gave me a word for you, don’t give up, don’t despair, it’s not over until it’s over. Laugh your way into your breakthrough.
Worry or stress will do you no good. It will not change anything. If you stand on God’s Word there is light at the end of the tunnel and it’s not over until it’s over.
Like Esau, yes, you lost it, but it’s not the end of the story. It’s what you do next after a set down that determines your destiny. Don’t give up. What did Esau do?
Esau grew restless. He did not get comfortable with his situation and loss. No. he fought. Yes he was crying and weeping over his loss but he kept persuading and holding on to his father for at least something to change his situation and life.
Finally there was hope and a gleam of light. Esau got a key to reverse his misfortune into a blessing, his loss into gain, his mourning into rejoicing! What is that key? O glory, hallelujah! The failure could be reversed. Isaac told him that it would come to pass when Esau grew “restless” or ‘emotional’ that he would then break the yoke of Jacob the one who took the blessing, from off his neck.
Yes he had missed it, he had failed, he had been defeated, BUT he could do something about it. It’s what you do after a loss, or set back that determines your tomorrow. If you get comfortable, feel pity about yourself and see yourself as a failure; a nobody and useless, it would be end of the story. That is the problem that has held many.
Friend if like Esau you grow, restless and emotional you will be able to reverse your situation and break the yoke of failure hanging over your life. The yoke can be broken. The failure can be reversed. It can, it can, O yes it can. Accept the Word of God and FIGHT! Your story is not over; No. It can’t end with and in failure, No, No, No.
“Better is the end of a matter than the beginning thereof . . .” Ecclesiastes 7:8. Grow restless and fight your way out of debt; out of joblessness, out of that disease, out of the misery in your home — fight out of it. For we later see Esau breaking from the yoke of failure and becoming a powerful and wealthy man himself Genesis 33:9. It’s possible, it can be done.
I speak God’s blessing on your life and family in Jesus name. Mark 10:27, “for with God all things are possible!”