In this walk of life, all of us without exception have reached a point where we felt like giving up and just walk away. It always seems like the easy option, mind you, even Jesus after His ministry on earth when He came to the ultimate point of facing the cross He dreaded it and being under a conviction, He said a prayer “O my Father if it is possible, let this cup pass from me:” I love the next part of that prayer. “Nevertheless, not as I will, but Your will be done”
Why do people fall but still rise up, dust themselves and start all over again? Why do relationships flop but still people stay hopeful that someday, one day someone special will walk into their lives? How does someone even go through a lot of painful challenges in life and still remain hopeful that somewhat things will change for the better? How does someone remain hopeful even when everything around them seems to be working against them? Why is it so hard for some people to give up hope in life?
17 If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to deliver us from it, and he will deliver us from Your Majesty’s hand.
18 But even if he does not, we want you to know, Your Majesty that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up.”
Like Shadrack, Meshack and Abednego, there’s a level child of God, where you walk with God to a point where whether He comes through for you or not, it does not change your faith in Him; you just have to trust Him. This part of one’s life is called conviction. It is what makes the whole difference.
Listen, conviction is the inner force in you that says, I cannot go down, I cannot fail, I will make it no matter what. We have to come to a point of realizing that we are God’s children; that we have a father with whom failure can never be associated with. A dog does not struggle to bark because it is in its DNA to bark, no one teaches a fish how to swim because it comes naturally. In the same breath, we have the DNA of God. When He breathed His breath in us, He wired us to succeed and fashioned us to prosper.
Conviction causes you to understand that failing once doesn’t make you a failure; it is a process of perfection. Conviction opens us up to understand that regardless of what we have gone through, we can still walk with our heads held up high, that we can face whatever there is to face knowing that the one who holds the universe together is on our side.
If you can walk convinced, with the revelation of what God says about your life, then you can walk securely.
Child of God, Walk With a Conviction!