We have come across on many stories of politicians and great men who had vanished and nobody remember them today. We have seen many once-great men; ministers of God–powerful mighty used preachers who refused to declare war on their sins. They lost everything, their families, their influence, their ministries and their self-respect, divorce and left alone the unloved children. In the evil age, a ripe field and a fear desire always invite us to answer “yes” but to something that may change us or may fall us at the lack of faith in the face of tremendous calling. Honestly, in desperation we are going to travel this road but once, are we convinced that we are making enough of our opportunities? Do we really believe that the character we have fashioned for ourselves is passing muster in the sight of God? Are there any doubt, regrets, sudden age of shame, and a haunting sense of un-fulfillment during this adventure of life?
Christians come from different family background and culture, have the different problems in the natural, psychological and spiritual areas. Many leaders and believers do not know that their Jericho is simply a decision for them to take victory over the devil- a decision to surrender to God. Today, we have fallen evangelists, playboys, mistresses and frustrated politicians who want front seats and also want to enjoy the cocktail parties in the night clubs. Amongst us, there are many unmatured and second hand politicians–boasts of winning every election they contest. These people are admired as boys, they hobbling around with a cane as they were robbed of joy, peace, rest and God’s favour. Their Jericho should come down as their endeavour was not a genuine change in the hearts of the people. It was simply the preacher’s pride, full of good works and appearance but not accompanied by true repentance.
Everyone will hesitate in trying to do something that will put our lives and normal way of life in danger. We look around and see only the value in limitations in life-what we cannot do, never could do, one scared to do. In our relationships in our use of gifts and skills God has given us, and in our whole approach to life, sometimes we end up saying ‘no’ to an invitation to something greater because we are afraid we will lose what little we have.