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Deuteronomy 2:30 But Sihon king of Heshbon would not let us pass through, for the LORD your God had made his spirit stubborn and his heart obstinate, that He might deliver him into your hand, as is the case this day. 31 Then the LORD said to me, “See, I have begun to deliver Sihon and his land over to you. Now begin to conquer and possess his land.” 32 So Sihon and his whole army came out for battle against us at Jahaz. 33 And the LORD our God delivered him over to us, and we defeated him and his sons and his whole army.

A lot of us think when we get saved and start doing the right things we shouldn’t face opposition. We think that God’s promises and answered prayers should come with ease. That’s not always true.

Look at Moses and the Israelites. One might think that land that was promised for God’s people should be taken with ease. But it was just the opposite. The king’s heart was defiant, and the Israelites had to fight for what God had promised.

We may not have to physically fight for what God has promised, but we will have to fight the good fight of faith (1 Tim. 6:12). When we keep getting turned down for a promotion, we have to fight to continue to believe that promotion is for us. When we’re in our 40’s and we’re still not married or haven’t had children, we have to continue to believe that a spouse and children is God’s promise to us.

Opposition is not a sign that a particular desire is not meant to be. The fact that opposition is present may be proof that God’s promise is near.

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October 2020
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