When the King of Syria plotted against Israel, he laid ambush along some pathways, expecting them to pass by and be taken unawares. Elisha warned the King of Israel against passing through the places where the ambush was laid, and he saved himself from the enemy’s plot. The King of Syria came with a strategy of ambush, but the King of Israel chose the voice of the Lord. Strategy squared up with God’s voice, and God’s voice prevailed.
Friend, it may make sense to always come up with strategies, but you just might need to include the voice of God in place of strategy. What has God told you about 2021? What has God told you about the next season of your life? What has God told you about your children? What has God told you about the business you are currently running? What has God told you about the ideas and visions you are vigorously pursuing?
There is a place for strategy, but the voice of the Lord transcends the best strategies of this world. The voice of the Lord helps you escape the traps that strategy might force you into. The voice of the Lord gives you an edge over the rivals and competitors whose only bedrock is their human strategy. The voice of the Lord gives you an advantage over and above the men whose efforts begin and end with whatever their minds can conceive.
Notice that the king of Israel took heed to the counsel of Elisha, and saved himself from the Syrian ambush, not once or twice. The King of Israel listened to the voice of God again and again, and it paid off each time. If you dare to make listening to the voice of God a habit, it will pay off again and again. You will prevail again and again over the strategies of men if you stick to the voice of God. You will win again and again by God’s voice.
Don’t allow the beauty of strategy to make you ignore the most lasting influence of the voice of the Lord. Listen to God, hear Him speak to you about everything, and you will prevail again and again.