The Capacity To Love And Be Loved


Quick questions on love:

If you receive your lover now, can you date without locking your legs in Jeru trip? Hebrews 13:4

If you get married this year, do you have the capacity to MAKE a home? Titus 2:4-5 (NKJV)

If you get married now, do you know how to stay drunk only on your spouse’s love? Proverbs 5:19 (ERV)

If you have children now, do you have the capacity to train them as godly seeds unto the Lord? Malachi 2:15

I was speaking with my brother recently, and he made a very strong point. He opined that we, most times, are the ones that prolong the manifestation of the blessings of the Lord upon our lives.

The case under consideration was the journey of the Israelites from Egypt to the land of Canaan.

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That journey would have taken 40 days had they travelled via a particular route, but God made them journey through the wilderness, a longer way!
Why?

“Then it came to pass, when Pharaoh had let the people go, that God did not lead them by way of the land of the Philistines, although that was near; for God said, “Lest perhaps the people change their minds when they see war, and return to Egypt.” So God led the people around by way of the wilderness of the Red Sea…” Exodus 13:17-18 NKJV

Because of a lack of CAPACITY!

They didn’t have the capacity to take on the Philistines they would have met had they travelled through the 40 days route!

So we note that God was willing to hand over the land of Canaan to the Israelites immediately, but they didn’t have the capacity to take the land immediately!

Beloved, God may be willing to hand over your blessings, including your love/spouse, to you, but the big question is: Do you have the capacity to take/handle that blessing?

Listen.

It’s not in the character of God to hand over something to you that you don’t have the capacity to handle!

God doesn’t want His blessing to be your destroying force, and so He holds back till you grow up.

Now let me bring this point home with an example.

When you receive your lover and you’re in courtship, the desire to explore one another’s body will be there… there will be strong sexual attraction.
So God will therefore desire for us to build capacity to the point that we can be in a relationship with our lover, and yet not cower under that pressure… and yet not compromise with Jeru trip.

CAPACITY is key!

Do you have the capacity?

So our prayers should not only be “Lord, bless me… send my lover to me!”, it should also be “Lord, increase my capacity… help me build what it takes to handle my lover… what it takes to be a lover, father/mother, husband/wife, etc.”

Once we build the required capacity to handle what God wants to bring into our lives, it won’t be long and that which is to come will come.

Okay.

Finally, see this:

“Enlarge the place of your tent, And let them stretch out the curtains of your dwellings; Do not spare; Lengthen your cords, And strengthen your stakes. For you shall expand to the right and to the left, And your descendants will inherit the nations, And make the desolate cities inhabited. Isaiah 54:2-3 NKJV

Did you see that instruction?

Because the Lord wants to expand you tremendously… because He wants to add a lover to you, a befitting job/business to you, increase to you, etc… He instructs…

Enlarge your tents… stretch out… lengthen… strengthen… in essence, BUILD CAPACITY TO BE ABLE TO HOLD THAT WHICH IS COMING!

So because of a lack of capacity, God passed the Israelites through the wilderness, to shield them from what was above them [1 Corinthians 10:13], and also to train them, to build the capacity in them required for taking their promised land.

What happened in the wilderness?

Why did the journey take them 40 years?

Keep watching this space.

Blessed? Then share for others.

CONFESSION FOR THE DAY:
I am strengthened to take that which God has in mind for me. I enlarge… I take root downwards…

PRAYER FOR THE DAY:
“Fear not, you WORM Jacob,… I will help you,” says the Lord… “Behold, I will MAKE you into a new threshing sledge with sharp teeth…” Isaiah 41:14-15 NKJV Lord MAKE ME!

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
God doesn’t want His blessing to be your destroying force, and so He holds back till you grow up.

ACTION PLAN FOR THE DAY:
Work out a daily to-do list on how to build capacity… times of prayer, Scripture study, reading of Christian literature, etc.

BIBLE READING FOR THE DAY:
Luke 4:1-15

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