Nehemiah 3:13 “The valley gate repaired Hanun, and the inhabitants of Zanoah; they built it, and set up the doors thereof, the locks thereof, and the bars thereof, and a thousand cubits on the wall unto the dung gate.”

The fourth gate is the valley gate and this is that gate no one want to pass through. This is the gate that seems to us as a setback.

This gate represents humility and trials. God accepts us in-the-beloved just the way we are but He cannot afford to leave us like that.

The intention of God is to work on us and make us come out refined and better. When we have valley experiences, we are not hated we are simply going through a refining and purification process so that we can become more like Him.

Have you noticed that a valley is usually located in-between two mountains? Have you also noticed that in order to shoot an arrow that will travel far you need to pull back the string very tightly?

This tells us that more often than not, a setback is a setup for a miracle! If you want to make a good jump in the long jump competition you must know how to take some steps back in order to gain the required momentum. The believer must understand this in order to have a good disposition to the valley gate.

We are God’s most prized possession and we are loved beyond measure. No evil can come to us, we always operate from the winning side even when it doesn’t look obvious.

Here is another thing to note; trees don’t do well on the mountain as compared to the valley, you can hardly see a very mighty tree on the mountain top. This implies that in valleys we always have fruitfulness but most times our minds are closed to this fact.

Friend, look around for the fruits in your current valley, when you fall, make sure you pick something up. The valley is not meant to destroy you, it is meant to give you fruits and harvest, open your eyes and pick your sheaves.

Love you BiG

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