In this world of evil, all of us are tired.
The question is: What are you tired of what? Fighting? Suffering?
There’s a huge difference between these two people.
When those who are tired of suffering are attacked by fear, they may even have crawled into a cave at some point in their lives, but when they have had enough of suffering, they take a stand, face and overcome their fears to turn the tables on defeat and shame.
They do what Gideon did, who was called by God to change his life and the lives of the entire nation because of his attitude.
“Now the Angel of the LORD came and sat under the terebinth tree which was in Ophrah, which belonged to Joash the Abiezrite, while his son GIDEON THRESHED WHEAT IN THE WINEPRESS, in order to hide it from the Midianites.” Judges 6.11
Elijah had experienced God’s deliverance in great ways, but got frightened by a letter and irritated by the unbelief and ingratitude of the people of Israel and got “tired of fighting”. He asked God for his own death and crawled inside a cave. He was overcome by fear and had to be replaced by Elisha.
God even had to choose someone else to replace him, saying:
“Also you shall anoint Jehu the son of Nimshias king over Israel. And Elisha the son of Shaphat of Abel Meholah you shall anoint as prophet in your place.” I Kings 19.16
Tell me, what are you tired of? Suffering or fighting?
Your answer to this question will determine where you are going: Out of the cave or into one.
May God greatly bless you!
Bishop Guaracy Santos