And David inquired of the Lord, saying, “Shall I pursue after this troop? Shall I overtake them?” And He answered him, “Pursue, for thou shalt surely overtake them and without fail recover all.” (1 Samuel 30:8)
Like David in 1 Samuel 30, we experience seasons of loss and defeat. David returned from to his camp after the Philistines sent him back because they did not trust him. They rejected David because they recognised him as a man of war who had defeated them in the past when he fought with Saul. On his return home, David learnt that the Amalekites had raided his camp. They took his family, possession and the families of his men that served him and burned the camp.
David was distressed and so were his men who spoke of stoning him. David did the only thing that could help him at that time. David asked the Priest to bring his ephod (sacred garment of praise and worship used to seek God). David asked the Lord whether or not he should pursue the raiders and asked God if he would be successful. God answered David and told him to pursue, overtake and recover everything that was stolen. (1 Samuel 30:7-8)
David set out with his men to overtake the Amalekites and found them eating, dancing and celebrating. And David attacked their army, struck them down and recovered everything. “Nothing was missing, whether small or great, sons or daughters, spoil or anything that had been taken. David brought back all.” (1 Samuel 30:19)
Thanks be to God who always causes us to triumph in Christ Jesus. I declare that in this season, we will pursue our goals and dreams, we shall overtake them and recover anything lost or stolen. What have you lost that you gave up on getting back? What opportunities did you lose out on as a result of someone being dishonest?
And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpillar, and the palmer worm, my great army which I sent among you. And ye shall eat in plenty, and be satisfied, and praise the name of the Lord your God, that hath dealt wondrously with you: and my people shall never be ashamed. (Joel 2:25-26)
God says to pursue that dream again because you will recover. Seek the Lord about your next step and receive his guidance and go pursue and recover all.