LESSONS FROM LOCUSTS “The locusts have no king, yet go forth all of them by bands” (Prov 30:27).
Christians have so much to learn from the lifestyle of locusts and how I pray that believers will humbly embrace these lessons for our fulfilment in life and callings! In Bible days, people feared a tsunami of locusts more than armies of their enemies combined together. When locusts descend on a location, every green leaf is devoured, light from the sun is blackened and a whole city is ruined. Here’s the message for us from the locusts:
-Don’t quit because your victory is sure. Locust is very bold even though tiny; and it doesn’t give up easily. If it can’t get through the door, he’ll come in through the window and if the window is closed, every available space is a potential passage for it. So Beloved, keep praying, keep believing, keep pressing-on; your victory is assured.
-Locusts go in bands. Alone you can’t but together we can! While you may have genuine reasons why you must go all alone, there is tremendous advantage in synergic power. Therefore, I submit that in order to fulfil your God-given assignment, you need to surround yourself with the ‘right people’. Not with weak, laid-back, mediocre folks, but those with appetite for life, people with new dreams, hunger for more of God and sound knowledge of His word because the mathematics of God is different – one shall chase a thousand, two shall put ten thousand to flight (Deut 32:30); and if two of you agree on earth as touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven (Matthew 18:19). May the Lord give us understanding of His word in Jesus name.