Apostle Grace Lubega
2 Samuel 11:1(KJV) And it came to pass, after the year was expired, at the time when kings go forth to battle, that David sent Joab, and his servants with him, and all Israel; and they destroyed the children of Ammon, and besieged Rabbah. But David tarried still at Jerusalem.
There is a Christian brother who used to pray unceasingly before he got a job; when God blessed him with a prestigious position in a Fortune 500 company, prayer lost its place of relevance in his life.
There is a beloved sister who served God with all her heart, whether it rained or the sun beat down upon her bare head, but when she got married, God was shoved into a small corner of lesser priorities.
These were victories somewhat but they placed scales on the eyes of these blessed saints.
Such was David’s error in our theme scripture.
David had just recently defeated the Syrians (2 Samuel 10). He was the very contented victor who had the luxury of time on his hands. So what did he do?
The Bible says, he stayed back in the times when kings go to war. After all, what was the need, when he had just trumped the Syrians?
It was while he languished in the false comfort of his short victory that he sighted Bathsheba on a roof top. This started a series of events that left a dent in his testimony; he killed a man for his wife and lost a child to divine judgment.
As a believer in Christ, never let victory divert you from the course of purpose. Never ever allow it to place you in the wrong place at the wrong time.
If it is time to pray, pray, whether you have a job or not. Let your work colleagues and business partners understand, in no uncertain terms that you do not compromise when it comes to prayer because you knew God long before you got the job.
If it is serving God, do so, whether you are married or not. Let the man or woman understand that you and God are an inseparable duo because you were serving Him long before you got married.
Our victories should never be the reason why we abandon the course of truth because true victory in Christ is defined by us being aligned to the perfect will of God concerning our lives.
FURTHER STUDY: 1 Corinthians 15:57, 2 Corinthians 4:17-18
GOLDEN NUGGET: True victory in Christ is defined by us being aligned to the perfect will of God concerning our lives.
PRAYER: My loving Father, what a great and wonderful truth to know that I have perpetual victory in you. You have surely blessed me and every day, I stand persuaded pertaining to the things that accompany salvation. These victories are all but tools of the gospel and by them, I can only attract more to your grace and truth. My eyes are set on you Lord and not the things that follow me because I believed. In Jesus’ name. Amen.