FOUR AREAS THAT DETERMINE THE SPEED AND EASE WITH WHICH GOD OPERATES IN YOUR LIFE
Isaiah 40:4-5 King James Version
4 Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain:
5 And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.
You must deal with four things for your life to be a highway for the Lord, as highlighted in Isaiah 40:4-5.
1. THE VALLEYS: The valleys in your life must be filled. Those valleys are the low points in our lives – areas of secret sins, shame, and depression. These are areas in our lives where the enemy has hiding places. A valley is a depression created between two mountains. Some canyons are broad while some are very deep, but one common thing with valleys is that it is a place of shadow and darkness. So, anything and any area in your life that provides a comfortable zone for the devil to function makes it difficult for the Lord to move and must be filled up. A valley could also connote areas of mistakes in your life.
2. THE MOUNTAINS AND THE HILLS: Mountains represent past achievements that tend to keep us from moving on with God. They represent things that are gained from us. Things that people see in your life and celebrate are mountains you must bring low. It doesn’t mean you deny them; make them come down and then hand them over to the Lord and move on. This is what Apostle Paul was addressing in his life in Philippians 3:7. Don’t ever come to a place in your life where you feel, “Yes, I’ve done it all.” Check what you constantly refer to in your speech. Anything that tends to make you proud is a mountain that must be brought low. Otherwise, it will become a stumbling block to the Lord in your life.
3. CROOKED AREAS: An evil thing is something that looks straight from a distance but is not in the true sense, and it’s also not safe. Shady areas are those areas in your life where there is a mixture of flesh and spirit; these are grey areas. There is no grey area in the heart; it’s black or white. So, when there is an area of confusion in your spirit, there is something crooked in your life, and you must be sincere with yourself and allow the Holy Spirit to show you. Remember that I mentioned earlier that the Holy Spirit, together with you, is the road engineer of the highway you need to make for the Lord to go through in your affairs. But the Holy Spirit will not get involved without your participation.
4. THE ROUGH WAYS: The rough ways are the things that are uncultivated and untamed in our lives. Sometimes, these are learned behaviours, natural, and ancestral tendencies that are dangerous to our future. One of the ways by which God smoothens our rough edges is by placing us in proximity with people that will sharpen and smoothen us out. Sometimes, God puts you in a Church where the pastor seems hard on you. If you go to a Church where they celebrate you in the flesh, you will not have your rough edges dealt with.
It is well with you in Jesus’ Name.
Till next week, go and win with Jesus.