Theme For Joel Osteen Devotional January 16 2021 – Blessed by Enemies
1 Samuel 17:50, NIV
So David triumphed over the Philistine with a sling and a stone; without a sword in his hand he struck down the Philistine and killed him.
If it weren’t for Goliath, David would be known only as a shepherd boy. Goliath was strategically placed in David’s path–not to defeat him but to promote him. He was created for David’s purpose. Without Goliath, David would never have taken the throne. What may look like a setback is really a setup to get you to your throne.
We all know that God can bless us. But what we don’t always realize is that God can use our enemies to bless us. There are Goliaths ordained to come across your path. If you don’t understand this principle, you’ll get discouraged and think, “God, why is this happening to me?” You may not like a disappointment someone caused–that person who left you, that coworker who’s trying to make you look bad, or that friend who betrayed you–but you couldn’t reach your destiny without it. It’s all a part of God’s plan to get you to where you’re supposed to be.
Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You that You are always greater than any difficulty or adversity I will ever face. Thank You for the Goliaths that You have ordained to come across my path. I believe they were created to promote me and push me to my purpose. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”