Then he said to me. Do not fear, Daniel, from the first day that you set your heart to understand, and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard; and I have come because of your words. But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me twenty-one days; and behold, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, for I had been left alone there with the kings of Persia.
Daniel 10 vs 12 – 13
A few years ago, someone gave me an interesting interpretation of the above verses. He told me that the verses refer to the fact that sometimes our prayers, though answered by God, can be held up and delayed by the devil before reaching us. I found this interpretation both interesting and frightening. For it suggested that the devil has the power to block our blessings, thereby in many instances blocking growth and development.
But hang on! Jesus died on the cross so that our sins are forgiven once and for all. He rose again to have power over ALL things. Only God is above Christ. He told us that ‘He will send another’ – the Holy Spirit of God to dwell with us. Indeed the Spirit of God dwells inside of you. You have direct access to the Almighty. You have direct access to absolute power. Indeed by the very nature of the fact that the Holy Spirit dwells inside you, you are also an ‘Absolute Power’ and an Absolute Authority.
The devil has no power to stop or delay your blessings or your great future. But he is an extremely good liar. He can deceive you to the point of reducing you to a state of being at a complete standstill.
The fact is that God heard your prayer as soon as you said it. He sees your heart. He knows what He has given you; what He has blessed you with. It is in line with His will for you to fulfill your mission on earth. That is true success – fulfilling the mission that God placed you here for. But you need to believe it. You need to visualise it. Seeing is believing.
‘As a man thinks, so he is’.
You need to know that it’s yours to go and get. Your blessings, your talents and your gifts are already inside you. You great future is already here. But you need to believe and grab it with both hands.
What the prince of Persia – the prince of the air – the devil, can do is to make you think that the blessings, the gifts and the talents are not there at all. He will try to make you believe that you do not have what it takes to fulfill your dreams – what you were created for. That is what causes the delay is. The real obstruction is your lack of belief in what God has already given you; your lack of belief in yourself.
The war has already been won. It was won on the cross. But the daily battles, the ones in your mind, still have to be fought.
It’s up to you. You can either chose to believe that the almighty has already blessed you with everything you need to fulfill your mission. Or you can chose to believe the lies of satan that you don’t have what it takes.
Today, chose to believe that God has already won the war. Chose to believe in yourself.