But the way you are doing it will bring you no glory.
“Barak answered her: “If you go with me, I’ll go; but if you won’t go with me, I won’t go.” She replied, “Yes, I will gladly go with you, but the way you are doing it will bring you no glory; because Adonai will hand Sisra over to a woman.” Then D’vorah set out and went with Barak to Kedesh.” Judges 4:8-9(CJB)
“Barak told her, “I will go, but only if you go with me.” “Very well,” she replied, “I will go with you. But you will receive no honor in this venture, for the Lord’s victory over Sisera will be at the hands of a woman.” So Deborah went with Barak to Kedesh.”
In what way are you doing God’s assignment.
Deborah accurately conveyed to Barak God’s detailed instructions. (Judges 4:1-7)
However, out of fear of stepping out alone with God
He requested that Deborah physically come with him into the battlefield.
There are some victories God already gave you.
Somehow rather than step put in faith to do it
You are going about it the way you feel more comfortable.
Instead, trust the Almighty God to make him win the battle.
Barak wanted some physical reassurance.
What assignment has God given you to do?
Do it according to the instructions HE has given you.
That way, the honor and the blessings in the package will be yours.
How wonderful would it have been:
If Zachariah had completely believed Angel Gabriel. (Luke 1:8-9)
Many years ago, I heard an old preacher prayed that :
“May God not put but, in your story,”
Then I asked what he meant.
He told me that whenever they are telling your story and they use the word “but.”
It means there is a comma in your story.
What is a comma?
He said that implied things are not straightforward about you.
Please be genuine in your relationship with God.
In what way are you living your purposeful life?