The one whom God blesses is blessed indeed. When God blesses, the blessings come with peace and joy, and there is no sorrow associated with them. When you learn to wait patiently upon the Lord, and surrender to His will and His best for you, then with time you will reap fruit and get to experience His blessings in a special way. Regardless of what you are believing in God for, know that He is more than able to do it for you in accordance with His will. Do not get impatient; impatience will lead you to try doing things your way, and in the process, you will end up missing out on God’s perfect will for you. Patiently wait upon the Lord and in His timing He will make everything beautiful.
Wait on the Lord; be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; wait, I say, on the Lord! Psalm 27:14.
Jabez prayed for God to bless him, and God listened and answered his prayers.
Now Jabez was more honorable than his brothers, and his mother called his name Jabez, saying, “Because I bore him in pain.” And Jabez called on the God of Israel saying, “Oh, that You would bless me indeed, and enlarge my territory, that Your hand would be with me, and that You would keep me from evil, that I may not cause pain!” So God granted him what he requested. 1 Chronicles 4:9-10.
There are many who try to do things their way. Out of impatience or greed, many have chosen destructive paths. There are many who have decided to use whatever means is available to them to achieve what they want in life. Many have used corrupt and evil ways to achieve worldly riches, fame, or power. Sadly, there are those who have made worldly things their god. Many are driven by the desire for worldly recognition, the praise of men, money, and power. In an effort to achieve such, they have ended up compromising in great ways.
For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. 1 Timothy 6:10.
We are living in the last days, and unless we remain vigilant and alert, it is easy to be carried away by the pleasures and cares of this world. Many who started off well have sadly fallen off along the way. They have allowed the cares of the world to drift them away from the right path. They are like the seed that fell among thorns, whereby the thorns grew up and choked them, and yielded no crop.
Now these are the ones sown among the thorns; they are the ones who hear the word, and the cares of this world, the deceitfulness of riches, and the desires for other things entering in choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful. Mark 4:18-19.
Anything done or acquired the wrong way does not last, neither does it bring joy. If there is anything that you desire in life but you have to acquire it the wrong way, then it is time that you realize that that thing is not worth it. If acquiring something in life would necessitate you to compromise, then that thing should not be in your life and neither is it God’s will for you. Learn to live life in a God-honoring way without compromise. Never compromise your relationship with God in attempt to get something or someone; it is not worth.
A little that a righteous man has is better than the riches of many wicked. Psalm 37:16.
If something is God’s will for you, then it will happen in the right manner. There will be no compromise involved. Many miss out on God’s will because they are not willing to wait. Many think that they have to ‘help God out’. Many fear that if they do not do something, then they will not get what they want. They then end up getting outside God’s will and God’s timing, and sadly pay a heavy price for that. Nothing good comes out of disobeying God. Many have paid heavy price for their disobedience, including losing their lives.
King Saul paid a heavy price because of his impatience and disobedience towards God.
So Samuel said: “Has the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed than the fat of rams.” 1 Samuel 15:22.
The devil has deceived many with counterfeits. He has promised many money and fame, and sadly many have fallen into his trap. After getting the money and the fame, they eventually come to realize that it was all part of his evil plan to lead them astray and many have lost their souls. Anything done or acquired the wrong way leads to pain and it is never worth it. Many have used evil means to acquire the money, fame, power, recognition, or human praise they craved for, but instead of such things becoming a blessing, they end up becoming a source of great pain in their lives. Many have realized the hard way that things of the world do not satisfy, neither do they bring peace or joy.
For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul? Mark 8:36-37.
The only source of true contentment, joy, and peace in life is Jesus Christ; there is no other way. It is better to have little with righteousness than much gain with injustice. You have to reach a point in your life whereby you desire only what God wants for you and in His timing. If you want to become a blessed person, then be a person who obeys God in every area of your life. When God blesses you, those blessings will become a source of great joy in your life.
The blessings of the Lord makes one rich, and He adds no sorrow with it. Proverbs 10:22.
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