One of the greatest strategies the devil uses is to make problems bigger than they really are. Many times, he gives you a small picture, not the big picture. He tells you, “you will not make it; you have failed; you are nothing…” The enemy of our soul has the deceptive ability of making us see examination as a big mountain.
As Jeremiah puts it in Lamentations 1:9, the enemy ‘exalts’ himself. He makes you feel your problem is quite big, that you will never prosper in your business because the economy is on a downturn. As a believer, you tend to forget that your business is not a product of the country’s economy, one that is not affected by the Gross National Product of any nation.
Never see your problem as impossible. The truth of the matter is that your problem is never as big as it looks. When Israel came near the Promised Land, Moses sent 12 spies to go and spy out the Land. When they came back, 10 of them said it was a good land, but the people there were giants while ‘we are grasshoppers’ (Notice the difference!)
They also said the walls around that city ‘were up to heaven.’ That was plain exaggeration! The devil makes it look like an impossible situation and strikes fear into your heart. The apostle John wrote in 1 John 4:4, “Greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world.” The forces of the spiritual are greater than the forces of the natural.
The devil does not tell you that whatsoever you lay your hand upon to do shall prosper; or that wherever the soles of your feet shall tread upon, God has given you. Instead he paints a picture of an impossible situation. You may have failed an exam so many times that you come to the conclusion that you can never pass it.
There are people who have turned their problem into an idol because the devil has told them that it is stronger than they are. That is a lie and the devil is the father of lies. Everybody has problems; the difference is how we view those problems. Our perspective of problems determines a lot of things, including the amount of strength we have to face it.
Stop seeing your problem as being too big. That is why we share testimonies so that we can see the great things the Lord has done and know that He can and will do greater things. When David faced Goliath, he said, “The Lord that delivered me from the lion will deliver me from you.” When Goliath was coming, David ran confidently towards him and defeated him. Victory is yours in Jesus name!
Culled from ‘It shall Come to Pass’ in Classic Sermons by Senior Pastor Alex Adegboye