And Amaziah said to the man of
God, “But what shall we do about the hundred talents that I have given
to the army of Israel?” The man of God answered, “The Lord is able to
give you much more than this.”
The verse is an excerpt from a bible
story. Amaziah, king of Judah had paid 10,000 talents of silver to the
king of Israel to lend him 100,000 soldiers so they can join him for war
against his enemies. God then sends a prophet to tell him to send
the soldiers he paid for away and not to depend on numbers but on Him.
Amaziah agrees to do what God says but worries about what he had already
'put in' to get them.
The prophet's answer, 'God is able to give you much more' is what gets my attention today.
There are times when it's just time to count our losses and Move On.
Face the painful realities, tell ourselves the hard truths, then Move
You have to tell yourself;
This relationship is not headed anywhere,
My family is not where I dreamed for them to be,
I may end up broke if I go on like this,
My marriage is headed for the rocks if I continue to ignore these things,
I'm not doing my best to make my dreams a reality...
Only when we do this, can we begin to make the right adjustments that take us to where we ought to be.
Amaziah must have looked stupid but he won the war eventually because he did as God said.
I find in my life's journey that sometimes, counting our losses might just be as important as counting our blessings.