Daily Devotional


Overtaking With Less

28th October 2019

Scripture Reading: 1 Kings 18: 40-46


“And the hand of the LORD was on Elijah; and he girded up his loins, and ran before Ahab to the entrance of Jezreel.” (1 Kings 18: 46)

Prior to our Focal Scripture, Ahab boarded his chariot and began his journey to Jezreel. A chariot was usually attached to horses; a chariot would have also had someone whipping the horses to ensure movement. Ahab had the full compliments of both his chariots, horses and men to help him move; he had more than enough infrastructure to help him move to Jezreel.

Elijah had no chariot, he had neither horses nor horse riders; but he girded up his loins, and ran ahead of Ahab into Jezreel. With so little, Elijah overtook Ahab in the journey to Jezreel. Elijah overtook someone who had more resources that himself; he overtook someone who had more capacity; he overtook someone who had more; he had less, and with his less, he overtook Ahab.

Friend, hear me as I hear the Lord: you may have less that your rivals and competitors, but God says you will overtake them. You will overtake those who started before you though you have less than they have; you may not have as much resources, but you will still overtake the Ahab’s of this world; you may not have the comfort and compliments of the connections, resources, access, etc they have, but God says, you will overtake them.

The overtakers’ anointing is upon you, and even when you have less, you will still overtake; even if you do not have enough, with the little you have, you will overtake; even if you are not as connected as they are, you will still overtake; even if you are not as known as they are, you will still overtake; even if you are disadvantaged by virtue of what eyes can see, you will still overtake them. You are an overtaker, even with less.

Ask God to grant you that same empowerment He gave Elijah to enable him overtake Ahab. Ask God for the grace to overtake even when you have less.


Even with less than my rivals have, I will overtake them, in Jesus’ name!

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Memory Verse

“For by thee I have run through a troop; and by my God have I leaped over a wall.” (Psalm 18: 29)

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