The Rise of Ranks & Ten Thousand Troublers

So you think you can fight one demon? Well done, comrades. How big your strength! But can you fight ten thousand demons?

You see, as David rose in ranks, one day he realized something so profound that would completely change his outlook on life. He observed that in his most abysmal state of life, in the days where he had nothing else to do but take care of sheep, in the days where the most complex mathematical calculation he needed to perform was simply to keep count of sheep, in the place of no accomplishments, he had the greatest tranquility and hardly no demons or troublers coming his way.

But when he got anointed as the next king, and big things began to happen to him, although he received many accolades, he also fell into the trap of a bunch of haters. So could it be that if we want peace, we must not strive for anything big? Could those who dare to dream big experience an increase in ten thousands of troublers?

David cried out to God, "Lord, how they have increased who trouble me! Many are they who rise up against me. Many are they who say of me, "There is no help for him in God." But You, O Lord, are a shield for me, My glory and the One who lifts up my head." Psalm 3.

Yes, if you dare to dream big, you will have an increase of troublers. It is not a curse, it is only due to the envy your blessings are bound to cause from people who cannot focus on their own blessings.

Those who buy estates will experience harsh competition from their peers; stock brokers will experience the drowning effect of the economic downpour, architects will be downgraded by others for the flaws in their designs, and writers will continually face the growing challenges of finding their unique voices in the midst of ten thousands of others.

But do not be afraid, my friends. For with each new promotion comes a new challenge. The bigger your dreams, the bigger the devils you're going to have to fight. Why shouldn't you be afraid? Because Exodus 14:14 tells us of a God who is bigger than ten thousand troublers. It says, "The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace."

So if you believe in the one true God, you should take a hold of your promotion without fear. You shall hold your peace, because ten thousand troublers ain't big enough to topple your God.

Question for the Day: Are you faced with a new promotion where you have to fight a bigger devil than before? Then this message is for you. Hold your peace, and be confident and fearless, for God has already gone before you to fight for you.

PS: This Friday, please watch out for one of my favorite bloggers, as he would be writing a guest post for the Light-A-Lamp Blog. Did everyone in the U.S. enjoy their three-day labor weekend? I sure did. Please have a blessed week ahead.