Get The Pressure Off You – April 30 – Journey of Leadership Daily Devotion
God did not create anyone for pressure. He created us for His pleasure.
Recently, I was listening with both joy and sorrow to one my protégés explaining how she was able to overcome depression.
It was joy because I felt so happy seeing someone who has come crying many times who is now ruling over what once held her captive.
On the other hand, a grip of sorrow laid hold on me as I remembered many who are still going through what my protege has been delivered from.
For a long time, she has suffered frustrations that led to depression because of some unmet dreams and desires.
While this was happening to her, she spent most of the time crying and hating herself.
She would lock herself indoor all day or walking around with glooming look of dejection. In fact, she was living but shut out of a normal life.
But the good news is, she got delivered from her problem and now living with joy and sense of purpose.
Unlike before when she must be encouraged every now and then, she is now encouraging others, praying for others who are passing through the same situation and committing herself to their restorations.
The Scripture says in Second Corinthians 1:4 that, God is the One who comforted us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.
For anyone still passing through what my protege went through, there is comfort for you in God.
It is not His plan for you to be living in grieve, frustration and depression. He designed you for comfort and willing to extend His comfort to you.
By accepting God’s comfort, you will receive the capacity to be able to comfort others who are in trouble.
The word trouble here is from a Greek word, ‘Thlipsis’ which means ‘Pressure.’ In other words, God wants you to be a pressure remover in others.
This is how our lives are designed to bring pleasure to God, but you need enablement to live this kind of life which comes as result of you also receiving God’s comfort.
#PrayerBurden Thank God for the offer of God’s comfort and receive it now by faith.
#QuoteForLeaders “By accepting God’s comfort, you will receive the capacity to be able to comfort others who are in trouble.”