Apostle Grace Lubega
Deuteronomy 2:1-3 (KJV); Then we turned, and took our journey into the wilderness by the way of the Red sea, as the Lord spake unto me: and we compassed mount Seir many days. And the Lord spake unto me, saying, Ye have compassed this mountain long enough: turn you northward.
The children of Israel spent forty years in the wilderness on their journey from Egypt to the Promised Land.
However, a deeper study of the scriptures reveals that of the forty years spent in the wilderness, thirty eight years were spent around Mount Seir.
This Mount Seir was the inheritance of the descendants of Esau (Deuteronomy 2:4-5).
God got tired of their being in the same place even though it appeared that they themselves seemed to have the grace to continue to dwell there.
Had He not told them to move, they would surely have stayed there.
I have seen this happen in the lives of several believers.
They will endure circumstances that are not the will of God for their lives yet seek grace to bear these circumstances.
As such, I have heard saints quote the famous Serenity Prayer; “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, And wisdom to know the difference…”
There is nothing you cannot change by God.
He says “All things are possible to them that believe…” (Mark 9:23).
Why seek for the serenity to accept the things that cannot change when you have a God with whom all things are possible? (Matthew 19:26).
Don’t ask for grace to endure that sickness, you must be healed! Don’t seek for grace to face poverty, it is God’s will that you walk in wealth and abundance (2 Corinthians 8:9).
FURTHER STUDY: 2 Corinthians 12:9, Mark 9:23
Why seek for the serenity to accept the things that cannot change when you have a God with whom all things are possible? Don’t ask for grace to endure that sickness, you must be healed! Don’t seek for grace to face poverty, it is God’s will that you walk in wealth and abundance.
PRAYER: Father, I thank you for this knowledge. It causes me to progress in every area of my life. I am not delayed; I do not tarry in the places that are not ordained for me. Sickness, poverty or struggle are not my portion. I rejoice in prosperity and success because that is my portion in Christ. In Jesus’ name. Amen.