Daily Devotional

Not By Vessels

Against All Odds

28th May 2022

Scripture Reading: Matthew 10: 5-6, 15: 22-28


“These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not:” (Matthew 10: 5)

In our Focal Scripture, Jesus sent forth His disciples and expressly told them not to get into the territory of the Gentiles. Jesus excluded the Gentiles from the divine manifestations that were about to come forth. Jesus excluded the Gentiles from the miracles that were about to come forth. Notice that in Matthew 15, the same Jesus healed the daughter of the woman of Canaan. Jesus healed a Gentile. They had a word against them, but somehow, Jesus made room for them to be blessed.

Friend, hear me as I hear the Lord: no matter what is standing against you, somehow, you will get your portion. Somehow, you will hit your target. The odds may not be in your favour, but somehow, you will rise above the attacks and setbacks and shine brighter than ever before. Somehow, the lines will fall to you in pleasant places. Somehow, the struggles of your life will receive divine attention. Somehow, you will be blessed.

The woman of Canaan was not in the list of people whom Jesus should reach out to, but miraculously, even what Jesus Himself said did not stop that woman from receiving divine attention. Hear me as I hear the Lord: even if you have been blacklisted, by the hand of the Lord, you will be chosen for higher levels, and you will be selected for high places. You will rise above the lack of favour and gain every result that comes to the favoured.

If Jesus has redeemed you, then you belong to the generation of those whose destinies cannot be confined by circumstances. If God be for you, nothing that is against you will be big enough to stop you. If God be for you, even your own disadvantages will not be able to stop you. If God be for you, no matter how thick the conspiracies of men show up, you will still prevail.

Look beyond the proclamations of mere men and look upon the mercy of God that rewrites the story of men. If God be for you, you will be blessed against all odds.


No matter the odds against me, somehow, I will be blessed and favoured, in Jesus’ name!

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“So we are convinced that every detail of our lives is continually woven together to fit into God’s perfect plan of bringing good into our lives, for we are his lovers who have been called to fulfill his designed purpose.” (Romans 8: 28 TPT)

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