And when He had come out of the boat, immediately there met Him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit. – Mark 5:2
Jesus embarked upon the journey in this passage for a purpose, a purpose not known to his disciples. The destiny of the mad man of Gadara was in Jesus’ hands, so the devil tried to stop Jesus from getting to him and releasing him from his imprisonment. This was why the storm came.
In the same way, you are on a destiny journey in life, there is a purpose you are heading towards in your career, business, marriage, ministry, academics etc,. There is a life to touch, someone to bless, nurture, mentor or deliver. There is that other side you must get to in life, and there are people waiting for you to get there.
Maybe you have a dream to set up a business that will employ others, and you have embarked on the journey. But half way through, storms you never envisaged are coming at you fiercely and you are thinking of stepping back. Or for you, God gave you a mandate to start a ministry that will save souls in a particular locality and you obeyed, but the storms are raging and it looks like you will drown so you want to pull out.
If you are not persuaded about the purpose of embarking on any journey in life, you may easily get discouraged and become a victim of every wind & storm. Jesus understood the purpose of His journey so the windstorm couldn’t faze Him. So, how did Jesus react to the situation? What can you learn from it? Find out tomorrow…
Deuteronomy 31:6, Psalm 107:29-30 & II Corinthians 4:17-18.
* Thank God for the privilege of being on a journey to fulfill purpose.
* Declare that you will complete the journey, and those connected to your destiny will not miss the blessing they need from you for their sustenance.