Daily Devotional

Unexpected Thrones

Champion In The Graveyard

12th June 2021

Scripture Reading: Mark 5: 1-20

Focus

“Who had his dwelling among the tombs; and no man could bind him, no, not with chains:” (Mark 5: 3)

The man with an unclean spirit had his dwelling among the tombs. He lived in a place where men were dead. He lived in a place where he was the only living soul. He lived in the midst of men whose bodies had decayed. He lived in the midst of men who could no longer move, speak or achieve anything. That man with unclean spirits was better than everyone in his environment. He was a champion among the dead.

Friend, don’t be a champion amongst the dead. Don’t be a champion of those who have nothing more to offer. Don’t be a champion of those who are no longer getting better. Don’t be a champion amongst those who are no longer growing. Don’t be a champion amongst those who have embraced mediocrity and stagnation. Don’t be a champion amongst those who have nothing to offer or achieve. Don’t be a champion of the dead.

That man with unclean spirits was in the midst of dead men who could not counsel him or ask him to leave the grave. He was in the midst of men he was better than. He was the very best in his environment. You just might need to disconnect from environments where there is nothing new for you to learn; dare to disconnect from places that reinforce your mediocrity; walk away from relationships that encourage your emptiness.

Instead of hanging around in the grave, break out and seek for relationships that improve you. Go to places that challenge you to become more than you currently are. Go to people who can look you in the face and tell you that your efforts and results are not good enough. Go to places where the creative juice in you can be expressed. Mingle with men who will push you beyond your limits until your greatness fully manifests.

Don’t be content to dwell in the tombs where there is no challenge. Don’t accept to be a champion in the graveyard.

Declaration

I refuse to be a champion in the graveyard, in Jesus’ name!

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Memory Verse

“He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.” (Proverbs 13: 20)

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