At such a time as this in Zimbabwe, the ungodly, heathens are probably having the time of their lives. I mean you are in a place where you don’t believe in God, you actually don’t care about God, so you don’t know His Word couldn’t be bothered about His Promises, in turn you just live your life oblivious to everything else. You live a “I-am-the-god-of-my-life” kind of life, you are not accountable to anyone. In your own opinion you are not blessed, you are lucky, you speak a word and the “universe” hears and your stars just align. You make a mockery of everything that offends your lifestyle not because you do not understand it but because you think its lame, stupid and a waste of time, why pray for things to pass when you can be the invigilator and not even show up. Sounds like the life right? Wrong
At such a time as this in Zimbabwe, some Christians are probably going through the most, probably feeling like they are in the wilderness passing through the valley of the shadow of death with the land of milk and honey reflecting in their eyes but the closer they seem to get the further it seems. I mean you believe in God, you Know His Word, you speak it every morning to that empty pantry, you look into your wallet and you claim the promises of God, Promises of wealth, you speak healing into your wallet cause you know God commands you Speak into situations cause that’s what He did and you are His Child so you follow in His footsteps, yet time and again that wallet seems to be vacationing in Hawaii without you and has decided to attend to you when it’s back.
At such a time as this in Zimbabwe it is very easy as a Christian to waver. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to notice just how “the wicked” have it easy. To get land you have to pay a bribe. “There is no more fuel!” the petrol attendant announces and yet you know very well that it’s there but they are keeping a little extra for the people who will pay a little something in addition to the pump price to get fuel and there you are….. stuck because you know the Word and the Word does not encourage such behavior! Corruption is the order of the day, all day everyday everywhere and the Apostle Paul encourages us in Ephesians 5: 11 “DO not participate in the worthless and unproductive deeds of darkness but instead expose them by exemplifying personal integrity, moral courage and a godly character”
From every end of your life, you will find family, friends man even church mates jeering at you about how you will not survive if you decide to live your life by the straight and narrow. What a time to be alive… getting mocked for doing the right thing, for exposing evil works and being applauded for partaking in ungodly deeds. This is the time as Christians where your walk is tested the most. Where reading the Word ceases to be about just reciting bible verses but you read for enlightenment you are literally looking for God through each word and you Hope to hear His Voice in that pause. I never understood what they meant when they said “zvakawoma sekunamata” because I thought praying is easy but now I understand they don’t just mean “kunamata” as in praying but the whole of it, the walk, the Christian life in general. It is not easy but boy oh boy is it worthwhile.
It is the best decision that one can make in life. The ungodly have no one to turn to when their undercover deals do not go right or when they are exposed for the cons that they are. But we have someone to run to, I love this verse in Genesis 16:13,Haggai said “Have I not even here in the wilderness remained alive after seeing Him who sees me with understanding and compassion” We are beyond blessed, favored is an understatement to just describe us who know God. We have the All Seeing Father, the Compassionate Son and the Advocate Holy Spirit and a Host of Angels and of course the only true Word, watching, guiding us in this life, I mean when you have the God of Angel Armies fighting your battles what more could you want in this life. You know without a shadow of doubt you are destined to win, the land of milk and honey will seem like an appetizer when He shows you the plans He has for you. And you know what the beautiful thing there is no such thing as I am too weary or I am too weak or I am too far gone in my evil ways, there is just this breath taking person with a smile as wide as the ocean and arms as warm as a beautiful sunset just saying come as you are, you are perfect for this walk just the way you are. And the minute you step into those loving arms, the overwhelming love just envelopes you and you will feel like you are breathing anew, you will feel like you have never lived and you are just starting.