Day 7 – Pursue

“And David enquired at the Lord saying, Shall I pursue after this troop? Shall I overtake them? And he answered him, Pursue: for thou shalt surely overtake them, and without fail recover all.” I Sam. 3:8

I once heard someone say the following words which transformed my life: “The proof of desire is pursuit.” I have heard many people say things that they are believing for God to do. Others have shared their hopes and dreams. However, very few people actually pursue those hopes and dreams with action.

If you want something, you must pursue it. Pursue means to take steps toward doing it, achieving it, or possessing it. If someone says that he wants to become a doctor, it may be necessary for them to pursue medical school. If someone says she wants to purchase a home, she may need to pursue a realtor. If someone says they want to buy a car, they may need to get on the internet or go to a car lot to see prices and available vehicles. You get the point. To pursue is to take steps toward your goal.

In the scripture passage above, David and his men’s wives and children had been kidnapped. He wanted them to be returned to him so he asked the Lord if he should pursue and overtake the Amalekites who had kidnapped the women and children. God’s answer was to “pursue.” I suppose the Amalekites could have voluntarily brought them back but usually when something is stolen from you, it isn’t voluntarily returned. It was necessary for David and his men to pursue their enemy in order for the wives and children to be freed.

What has Satan stolen from you? Are you thinking that he will voluntarily release it and return it and or do you realize that you need to pursue it? Where are you trying to go in life? What can you do to pursue it from where you are right now. Make the decision this month to do something in pursuit of what you say you are believing for.

Faith Stretching Exercises:
1. Do some type of research and take the next step toward your goal.
2. Ask God to give you strategy about how to pursue.
3. Get to stepping because “the proof of desire is pursuit.”