When God told Jeremiah in verse 16 He wouldn't listen to him if he asked God to help the people of Judah, it showed me some people just have to touch the stove and maybe lose their hand or something to know it's hot. No matter how much begging, telling and pleading you do to and for them they just have to get burned.
When I made that point a young lady said, "YES!! Right!! I"m learning things that aren't in my control I can't worry about or it may not be in 'my control'!! So I simply step back and watch GOD."
I replied, "Step back and watch God while I'm eating popcorn, sipping tea, and hollering check mate."
I became ecstatic saying "OMG life in the spiritual realm is like a chess game!!! We make a move then Satan makes a move. Then we start "checking" each other. But because we're with God we get to say "Check Mate. Game Over." God has the final say."
That was nothing and no one but God who gave me such a great revelation. Then I said to the ladies, "Satan walking around here going 'Check. Check. Boom.' And I'm like 'BOOM CHECK MATE!!!' *flips hair* *then flips table*" Mind you I have a short hair cut lol.
I have never played chess in my life. From my understanding when the players start saying check it means the match is close to being over until someone says check mate. When the word check comes into play the match is real intense. So like the saying goes "you're close to your breakthrough when the trials comes." Just like a lady in labor with contractions.
It's like you make a move into the right direction and here comes Satan making moves to stop you. But do not stop walking in the purpose God has for you. Read Ephesians 6:10-18. We must put on the entire armor of God to stand against the enemy. His "checks" won't bother us because we know in the end as God's children we will holler "CHECK MATE!!!"
Relax, Relate, Release,