“And straightway Jesus constrained his disciples to get into a ship, and to go before him unto the other side…”
(Matthew 14 vs. 22)
That is the Focal Scripture of Streams of Joy Devotional today.
Jesus’ disciples got into a ship which conveyed them to the other side. A ship is an enclosure. So the disciples got into an enclosure in order to arrive at their destination. They were first confined, then they were conveyed.
Friend, if you want to be conveyed to your next level, you may first need to be confined. There are vessels you need to be confined in before you can be conveyed. Dare to confine yourself within the boundaries of righteousness, decency, decorum, high moral standards, humility, and other attitudes that will push you forward in destiny.
Confine yourself to the spirit of diligence, creativity, excellence, etc. Learn to work smart; learn the positive principles that will help you succeed in your terrain; be consistent and committed; confine yourself in anything positive that has the capacity to convey you to your future.
Jesus’ disciples endured the confinement in the ship for the sake of their destination. The things you need to confine yourself in are not about today’s convenience; they are about tomorrow’s accomplishments.
Besides Jesus’ disciples, there were multitudes that didn’t get into the ship because they had no journey. Don’t break your confinement because of people whose race in life is different from yours. They may not need any confinement/boundaries because they are going nowhere.
Stay in the boundaries you have set for yourself, and in a matter of time, your confinement will convey you to your next level.
Proverbs 18 vs. 1 says: “Through desire a man, having separated himself, seeketh and intermeddleth with all wisdom”.
Pray With Me: Lord, give me wisdom to confine myself in the ‘ships’ that will convey me, in Jesus’ name!
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Enjoy A Fabulous Friday.