“An inheritance may be gotten hastily at the beginning; but the end thereof shall not be blessed.” (Prov. 20:21 KJV)
I read from one of the devotionals of my grand mentor, Dr. Kenneth Copeland about a man that came to him bewildered at his phenomenal success and said to him that his success just happened overnight. The great man of God chuckled and retorted thus: “That night would have been the longest night of my life.”
Everything in life has a process. Nothing just happens! Nobody wakes up to success. Overnight success will evaporate in the morning. Remember Jonah’s experience in Jonah 4:6-7 where God sent a worm in the morning that smote the gourd of his overnight covering.
In the kingdom, there are principles and procedures that must be followed to establish a blessing or to see some tangible results in specific areas of application. It’s important to stress that every believer in Christ is blessed. It’s this blessing(grace) that empowers you to work out your definite desired blessings. Our God is a responsible Father, He won’t give you what will destroy you. Hear this: The blessing you can’t process, you can’t handle!
In this age of instant messages, instant money transfer, Instagram, instant marriages and divorces and virtually instant everything, we’re being tempted to live the hurried life even as it relates to our relationship with God. The prodigal son in Luke 15 tried it and ended up in a most pitiable situation.
We so desire instant miracles or blessings that many are being deceived. Hear this: The hurried life is a worried life! He that believes in God does not make haste. (Is.28:16B)
One thing I’ve discovered is that we intend always, most times unconsciously, to resist process. And the reason is simple – lack of understanding and impatience. The tragedy is that many in spite of their resistance have remained at the same spot, if not in a worse state, while years and decades roll by.
Howbeit, we can break this resistance by being and doing the following:
1. Be a visionary.
Ambition can only take you to a point and it has the power to agitate your mind for quick results. However, every vision speaks at the end. The visionary is empowered to look beyond his life and time.
2. Never compete with yourself.
Most times, we think we’re competing with someone when we’re competing with ourselves. There’s no wisdom in comparisons. Run your own race! The person you consider a competitor is running his or her own race without knowing that you exist.
3. Have an attitude of gratitude.
Gratitude heals the heart of any apprehension or anxiety. Empowers you to do God’s Will which in turn delivers the promise to you. Gratitude is a proof of faith.
4. Understand times and seasons.
A thorough understanding of times and seasons keeps your mind at rest and enables you to do things right. There’s a time to sow and there’s harvest!
5. Have absolute faith in the Word.
When your faith is absolute, you never draw back. Absolute faith takes away every likely option or alternative. You follow God’s Word hard and with your heart without any haste.
6. You have need of patience.
Patience is the twin sister of faith. You need the patience of hope to keep faith alive. It empowers our confidence which has such a great recompense.
Your blessings shall not elude you in Jesus Precious Name!
To your processed blessings,