ODB: Unstoppable

January 30, 2013

READ: Numbers 22:10-34 

The Lord opened Balaam’s eyes, and he saw the Angel of the Lord standing in the way. —Numbers 22:31

Under it. Over it. Around it. Through it. Nothing will stop me from doing it.” I often hear people express this kind of attitude when they get an idea or see an opportunity that seems good or profitable. They devote all of their resources to getting it done.

As evidence that this way of thinking may be flawed, I call as my witness a donkey—a donkey belonging to a man named Balaam.

Balaam was offered a profitable assignment from a neighboring king, and he inquired of God for permission to accept it (Num. 22). When God said no, the king’s representatives made a better offer. Thinking God might change His mind, Balaam asked again. God granted permission for Balaam to go with them but with strict conditions. God knew Balaam’s heart and was not pleased with him, so He placed His Angel in the way. Balaam couldn’t see the Angel but his donkey could. When the donkey refused to continue, Balaam became angry with the animal for blocking his progress.

Balaam’s story teaches us that not every obstacle is meant to be overcome. Some are placed by God to keep us from doing something foolish. When our plans are hindered, we shouldn’t assume that it’s Satan trying to stop us. It might be God trying to protect us.

— Julie Ackerman Link

Let Your wisdom guide me ever,
For I dare not trust my own;
Lead me, Lord, in tender mercy,
Leave me not to walk alone. —Reed

God is always protecting us—even when we don’t realize we need it.

Source: Our Daily Bread

4 replies
  1. tha H'Breed
    tha H'Breed says:

    I am always a step ahead no one even the devil the devil can’t stop me -i walk in the consciousness that i’m a the Son Of A King

  2. min xiong
    min xiong says:

    Thank God able to worship this Sunday and coming Sunday,which is chinese holiday,hopefully can rest on every Sunday,also on morning shift for this present job,may. God protect me journey to office to return uniform and collect pay,pray in the name of our Lord Jesus,Amen.

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