You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Psalm 23:5 (NIV)
Life has a way of being the best of times and the worst of times simultaneously. With any measure of success, new trials and tests come along as well. Yet God will give you increase of anointing when you are under pressure.
Getting to the prepared place is worth celebrating but it’s only half the equation. Can you enjoy the place while surrounded by your enemies?
If we are not careful, many of us will allow the hostile forces to drive us from the place. It is then we need the guidance of the good shepherd. He will train you to eat and enjoy His abundance in the midst of your enemies.
You can’t want for your surroundings to change to enjoy the place He has put you in. Conditions do not have to change or be favorable for you to enjoy the prepared place.
Are you waiting for everything to look good and flow smoothly before you enjoy your place prepared ? Well we shouldn’t because God never promised that we would not face trying times. But His word does promise that He will never leave us or forsake us and that overwhelming victory belongs to us.
This post is a part of the Psalms 23 Reflection Series.