PROPHETIC DAILY DEVOTIONAL
Wednesday 01 March 2023
By Prophet Dr. TB Bondera
1 Samuel 17:33 “Don’t be ridiculous!” Saul replied. “There’s no way you can fight this Philistine and possibly win! You’re only a boy, and he’s been a man of war since his youth.”
Arguably one of the most demoralising saying in the local Shona language is the saying tanha dzaunosvikira. Literary it means get the mangoes (or any fruit) that are within your reach, the ones higher up the tree leave them for the taller folks. Unfortunately some of us believers we have limited ourselves by grabbing opportunities that are within our reach only and leaving those “higher up the mango tree”.
One of the reasons that has driven us to adopt such a mentality is what people say to us:
▫️You can’t make it.
▫️I tried it before and it’s not worth it.
▫️It requires those with lots of money or highly educated
▫️Mazuva ano hazvichabhadhare (these days it’s no longer profitable.
If David had paid heed to the discouraging words from his brothers and the king he would have returned home an unknown shepherd. But because he chose to ignore their discouraging statements and seized the opportunity to fight Goliath, he returned home a mighty man of war, a national hero. For your star to shine, at times you need to ignore the negative sentiments of certain people and reach for that fruit high up the tree.
Numbers 13:31Then the men who had gone up with him said, “We are not able to go up against the people, for they are stronger than we are.”
There is nothing that is impossible before God….!!!
2023: YEAR OF FULFILLMENT OF PROPHECIES. (2 Kings 7:16)
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