There are places and people God have lined up to take you where He want you to be. You’ll travel through good places and bad places, be in the company of people who wish you well and those who want to harm you but the journey is known to God. God will even give express permission for you to be in those places, in those places of turmoil and hardship, goodness and happiness, He is there with you. The relationship between Jacob and Laban started of well. Genesis 28:15 Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land; for I will not leave you until I have done what I have spoken to you.” This revelation was music to Jacob’s ears not knowing that his uncle will make him labor unfairly. Joseph had a dream of how great he will be but the initial journey was a painful story to tell, yet God was with him. There are people who will give you unfair treatment and seem evil but at the end the experience shapes you to what God want you to be. Romans 8:28 And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. We are quick to wish away tough situations and think it should all be a smooth ride.
Remember that even in those tough conditions, God is still there.
Prophets have declared the Word for 2019, your part is to believe. Say I believe that my blessing are coming, my healing is imminent, I receive my salvation, my business will prosper, I will prosper in my career and everything I start this year.
Romans 4:20-22 Abraham never wavered in believing God’s promise. In fact, his faith grew stronger, and in this he brought glory to God. He was fully convinced that God is able to do whatever he promises. And because of Abraham’s faith, God counted him as righteous.
Lord, Let it be! Show me the strategy and my next step.
Satan has created his world to be so attractive and tempting and requires us to be disciplined and to be sensitive to the Holy Spirit for guidance. 1 John 2:16-17 For the world offers only a craving for physical pleasure, a craving for everything we see, and pride in our achievements and possessions. These are not from the Father, but are from this world. And this world is fading away, along with everything that people crave. But anyone who does what pleases God will live forever.
Sometimes you find Christians trying to justify their actions and habits because they find themselves wanting to fit in with their peers. A call to Christianity is a call for sacrifice. Matthew Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.
Saul was called and anointed by God but God later moved away from Him because he was disobedient. It is possible for one to start well but due to failure to manage fleshy desires, fall out of favor with God.
Matthew 7:15-18 “Beware of false prophets who come disguised as harmless sheep but are really vicious wolves. You can identify them by their fruit, that is, by the way they act. Can you pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? A good tree produces good fruit, and a bad tree produces bad fruit. A good tree can’t produce bad fruit, and a bad tree can’t produce good fruit.
It is difficult to move away from a mentor you’ve grown under or known for a long time. You can see the signs but continue with him in the name of serving. David grew under Saul and knew he was an anointed man of God, even when David saw the bad side of Saul, he continued to serve him.
Do you think there are man and woman of God today, who started well but later turned to something?