Have you ever been pressed to forgo your beliefs for something you know is absolutely wrong? The 3 Hebrew boys: Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego refused to bow to a false god other than God Almighty and our God did not allow them to burn. When you say I will not bow to evil and make it a lifestyle, you will never burn. Challenges will come but holding unto to what God says concerning that issue will cause God to intervene and give you victory.
How to overcome like the 3 Hebrew boys
Whose side are you on?
Confidence to refuse to bow to what is wrong comes when you know that a higher power is backing you up. God Jesus is higher than any other authority and He forever looks out for His own to bless them and to protect them at all times. His name is above every other name and even the devil trembles at the mention of His name. Are you on Jesus’ side?
Know your God
The 3 Hebrew boys had a good knowledge of their God. They knew His capabilities, how to invite Him into any situation and how to disengage His help. The scriptures say in Daniel that they that do know their God shall be strong and do exploits. And you know your God through Bible scriptures. Our God reveals Himself to us as we study and practice the word of God.
God Jesus told us that in this world we would have troubles. Being a Christian does not exempt you from the challenges of the world but it gives you the upper hand because Jesus also said that we should not worry for He has overcome the world including its troubles. Therefore expect challenges and build yourself to overcome them. These challenges are not to burn you but to lift you to your high places in victory.
Declare your desires and beliefs
The word of God says that we will have what we say. The 3 Hebrew boys declared that our God would deliver them and He did so. Do not be afraid to declare your faith in God. God is waiting to hear you vote for Him. Until you say it, your faith in God will not be put to action.
Trust God with your last breath
The 3 Hebrew boys refused to bow even if God would not deliver them. They would rather die than bow and serve another god. This should be our stand at all times because God always honours such faith and even when it does not work out the way we expected, God still turns it to work out for our own good at the end. He is a faithful God!
At the end of the story, our God was waiting for the 3 Hebrew boys in the burning fiery furnace. They were thrown in but they were not burnt, even there was no smell of fire on them. God says in His word that when you pass through the waters, He will be with you, and through the rivers, they will not overwhelm you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned or scorched, nor will the flame kindle upon you.
Challenges will surely come but when you refuse to bow, you will not burn. I will not bow and I will not burn, the same can be your stand.
References: 2 Chronicles 16:9, Dan 11:32, John 16:33, Mark 11:23, Romans 8:28, Isaiah 43:2
Do you have any experience of not bowing and not burning? Please do share with us.
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