Where Does Your Strength Lie? Evans Olang

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Matthew 6:33, “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you”.

Looking around, I see so many trees standing, an indication they are alive and growing. Big, tall, thin, young trees are everywhere. Some do bear sweet fruits and some don’t. Many have pleasant looking leaves making them look attractive and yet some don’t. I also see that some do provide shade in hot and sunny seasons. We appreciate trees for many reasons because of the results, what they have turned out to be, but the question is, where does their strength lie?

Every believer has to know where his or her strength lies. Others things will fall in place when the introduction to this is correct. In as much as everyone appreciates the trees, the strength of those trees lies in their roots. I believe that for a believer to be strong, he or she has to have roots grounded somewhere. When we look at the trees, we don’t see the roots but we see the result of what the roots are doing. The deeper the roots, the healthier and stronger the trees can be.

Prayers is one of the biggest and strongest roots a believer can have as part his or her life. The destination of the tree depends on the introduction of the roots. If the roots are shallow, most likely when it rains heavily, that tree will be washed away. If it’s also shallow, the wind will blow it away. The only way that trees can stand and look good is by allowing it to be planted in the right soil, the roots going deeper and deeper seeking and searching for food that will sustain it. In my life I found out that my prayer life is my roots, very important. I am what I am because of my prayer life. The more I was shallow in prayers, the more I could not stand for long however the more I prayed, the more my roots went deeper and the more I became stronger as I sought the Lord.

People appreciate the outcome, but they don’t understand that my strength is not on what they see but on the roots they don’t see. To grow in righteousness, I have to sink my roots deeper in prayers and God’s word, the same in reaching the lost, being a good husband, good worker etc. Psalm 1:1-3, “1 Blessed is the man Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, Nor stands in the path of sinners, Nor sits in the seat of the scornful; 2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD, And in His law he meditates day and night. 3 He shall be like a tree Planted by the rivers of water, That brings forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf also shall not wither; And whatever he does shall prosper.”

When we pray, we don’t pray to be seen, it’s done in secret, the results is what everyone sees. You want to be blessed, stay strong, grow?, the secret is being willing to do whatever it takes to dig your roots deeper. It’s easy to ask someone to help you out by praying for you, or even encourage you, I believe the greatest way you can be a victor is by going to the Lord yourself. Let someone come and add to what you already have. The woman with the issue of blood sought the Lord, her strength was in her faith in God and her move, and so was the blind man who cried out to the Lord while everyone tried to silence him. He knew his moment, his strength was in his faith in God and voice. Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness (develop your roots) and all these things shall be added unto you (You will blossom in the natural). Where does your strength lie? Blessings, Ev

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