I was recalling today a portion of scripture where Gamaliel told the Sanhedrin to leave the disciples alone. He said: “If their purpose or activity is of human origin it will fail. But if it is from God, you will not be able to stop these men; you will only find yourselves fighting against God.” Acts 5:38-39
If you are doing what God tells you to do, He gives you the power to accomplish it, and makes you an unstoppable force. He gives you influence like the early church. He gives you influence like Jesus Christ.
I am often reminding myself: When my wants line up with Gods wants, I become unstoppable.
Take it in. Meditate on it. Then walk it out.
Maybe you’re a pastor who’s dealing with a board full of carnal people, maybe your a father dealing with ungrateful children, or maybe your a mother wondering about your self worth and personal identity. I would say, “Stay the course, Nehemiah.” A board can’t stop you, your children can’t keep you from loving them, and your feelings don’t have to rule your life. God is fighting for you! So continue to dream, love, preach, evangelize, cast vision, and take captive your emotional roller coasters. It will come to pass.
Maybe you’re a parent who is striving to raise up your children with Godly values and they are fighting it every step of the way. Don’t forget what Gamaliel said, “they’re fighting against God!” Whether they know it or not, they have officially met their match. It’s just a matter of time before he lays the knockout blow.