Joel Osteen January 16th 2021 Today Devotional – Blessed by Enemies
You are reading Today’s Joel Osteen Daily Devotional for 16th January 2021, written by Joel & Victoria Osteen. God bless you as you study through the passage.
TODAY’S TOPIC: BLESSED BY ENEMIES
Today’s Scripture: 1 Samuel 17:50, NIV
So David triumphed over the Philistine with a sling and a stone; without a sword in his hand he struck down the Philistine and killed him.
Today’s Word On Joel Osteen January 16th 2021 Today Devotional
If it weren’t for Goliath, David would be known only as a shepherd boy. Goliath was strategically placed in David’s path–not to defeat him but to promote him. He was created for David’s purpose. Without Goliath, David would never have taken the throne. What may look like a setback is really a setup to get you to your throne.
We all know that God can bless us. But what we don’t always realize is that God can use our enemies to bless us. There are Goliaths ordained to come across your path. If you don’t understand this principle, you’ll get discouraged and think, “God, why is this happening to me?” You may not like a disappointment someone caused–that person who left you, that coworker who’s trying to make you look bad, or that friend who betrayed you–but you couldn’t reach your destiny without it. It’s all a part of God’s plan to get you to where you’re supposed to be.
Prayer for Today: “Father, thank You that You are always greater than any difficulty or adversity I will ever face. Thank You for the Goliaths that You have ordained to come across my path. I believe they were created to promote me and push me to my purpose. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”
About Joel Osteen
Raised in Houston, Texas, with a loving family of seven and world-renowned parents in full-time ministry, Joel Osteen never imagined that he would follow so closely in his father’s footsteps. As a young man, his training and interests were behind the scenes in television production, though he was close to his father in ministry.
“There’s no greater feeling than being able to help people rise higher and overcome something and feel better about themselves. I think that we’re all made to help others, to lift people UP.” – JOEL OSTEEN
His father always encouraged him to preach, but Joel would politely decline time and time again until one day in October 1999 when his father was admitted to the hospital with kidney complications. Joel finally agreed to preach the next Sunday, and his father passed the following week. Joel’s first sermon was the last his father ever heard. Joel and his wife, Victoria, were suddenly thrust into full-time leadership of Lakewood Church.
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