10 The name of the Lord is a strong fortress;
the godly run to him and are safe.
11 The rich think of their wealth as a strong defense;
they imagine it to be a high wall of safety.
12 Haughtiness goes before destruction;
humility precedes honor.
Have you ever felt like the Lord’s hand was removed from your life? I have and when I looked at my life I thought how I must look to others as being cursed instead of blessed by my God. Everything that could be shaken was shaking and I was holding on for dear life.
These are the times when you walk in faith and obedience only. There is no evidence of blessing there to see. There are no God bumps confirming His presence. There is just you and what you have been preaching, teaching or guiding others in. This is a time of testing and trials and this will show what you are made out of.
Submission unto the Spirit must be given by you at all times, whether you feel like it or not. Satan strokes your flesh. He sends people in your path at your lowest points, and your highest points, to get you to step into pride, and self, instead of submission and humbleness. Your choices matter in your wilderness experiences, and your mountain top experiences. Choose wisely the road you will travel destruction, or honor.