2 Samuel 18:8, The battle spread over the face of all the country, and the forest devoured more people that day than the sword devoured.
More people died that day because of their surroundings than those that were killed by the sword of the enemy.
As I read this scripture, God gripped my heart, and He began to say, this is the same with the world today… The reason that people are not coming to God is not because they are fighting against God, or even the fact that they don’t want to know God. It’s because they are too entangled in their surroundings…
Everywhere you look there is something to entangle you. God wants to bring you out of your surroundings, but you’ve got to respond to God. It’s God’s spirit that is going to bring us out of the surroundings of this life!