ELIMINATE OTHER OPTIONS Psalm 121

If you have options, you will not give the task before you, the best shot. History had it that in 1519, the Spanish explorer Hernando Cortez decided that he wanted to seize the treasures of the Aztecs. He took 500 soldiers and 100 sailors and landed his 11 ships on the shores of Yucatan. Despite the large army under his command, he was still vastly outnumbered by a huge and powerful empire that had been around for 600 years. Some of his men were unconvinced and wanted to escape, but he got wind of it and captured the ring leaders. He wanted to make sure that the remainders of his men were completely committed to his mission, he gave the order to scuttle his ships! His men resisted, wondering how they would ever get home, his answer was; “if we are going home, we are going home in their ships”! The path forward was clear for Cortez; all or nothing, a hundred per cent commitment. The option of failure was gone; conquer as heroes or die. The ships were sunk and the level of the commitment of the men was raised to an extreme level, much higher than anyone could have imagined. Incredibly, they succeeded in this unlikely feat because the only alternative to them was death.

V 1-2 “I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help [cometh] from the LORD, which made heaven and earth”. God alone should be your focus. Don’t pray to God and still be racking your brain on whom to call to help you. Trust Him wholly to help you because vain is the help of man.

Prayer point: By the power of resurrection, I will not allow the devil to win the battle over me in Jesus’ name.