You can go where you want to go only from where you never wanted to go!
“…we stopped relying on ourselves and learned to rely only on God, who raises the dead. And he did rescue us from mortal danger, and he will rescue us again.” (1 Corinthians 1:9,10)
There is a place in your life you never wanted to go, you absolutely hate it and hope you’ll never get there – but only there you will see God’s rescuing power, overwelming love for you and His great faithfulness.
Due to severe persecution Paul thought 100% that he’s going to die in the province of Asia (v8-9), and found no reason to rely on him and learned to rely on God completely – Who is able to raise the dead. If you know 100% that you’re going to die you stop seeking way to survive and start believing in coming back to life from death.
For others Paul was a great supernatural man with exceptional gifts, unusual ability to convience anybody and everybody. But, for him personally – none of his gifts and supernatual abilities were useful. He had to stop relying on all these and learn to rely only on God. It’s amazing that Paul would use such a statement “learning to rely only on God” – as though he wasn’t! So this “rely only on God” should be deeper that what words could possibly express.
We don’t rely totally on God when we say we do. In fact, we can’t rely totally on God unless we know for sure we will die and there is no chance of survival – that’s when “learned to rely only on God” will come into picture and can see that God will rescue.
God did what He said to Abraham only when he considered totally his body is as good as dead and so as Sarah’s womb!
As much as we hate to go there to see God’s amazing faithfulness and majestic authoritative power to rescue – that’s where we get the hope that will never disappoint us (Rom 5:3-5).
You can’t ask for this, also you can’t escape from this – when it comes, by His grace you’ll make it – God will rescue you, and you’ll never be the same. You’ll become bold like a lion and will be rescued by God again and again – for nothing shall ever harm you by any means! (Luke 10:19, Acts 28:3-6)