The definition of faithful means true, devoted and loyal. When we think of the terms of cheating, we automatically think about someone who’s not playing fair or someone who is dishonest. When someone is in a relationship and an individual decides to step outside of their commitment by cheating with another person, that individual was not loyal. If married, the individual has committed infidelity.
Think about your relationship with God. Have you been faithful and loyal to him? Our relationship with God is like a marriage and we must honor his vows by following his commandments, statues and law, even when we feel that we are unable to at times (due to our flesh). He will teach you to not follow your flesh.
How can we cheat on God? by committing our time to something or someone else. A relationship not only takes commitment, but time. We can also have false Gods or unknown idols in our life. We can also just simply not obey him. If we do not put him first and love him with all our heart, mind, body and soul, then we are spiritually cheating.
If you are faithful over the small things, then he will reward you to handle the big things. Every big step begins with something small, so it is important on how we deal with the little responsibilities in life. The eyes of the LORD are in every place, so it is vital to be faithful to the LORD even behind close doors. He has said in Matthew 6:18: “Pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly”.
What you do in secret matters and will determine how far you can go publicly. Water your relationship with God. Put him first above all things, spend more quality time with him and seek his face. Truly love him and he will take you places in where you only imagine. There is no limits to God. Don’t become a spiritual cheater. He is more than worthy.
All of the great men and women in the bible were tired at some point while on their assignment. Job, Joseph, Jonah, Moses, David, Mary and even Jesus (his flesh) became tired. There reaches a time and point in our lives in when we feel like giving up or throwing in the towel. Sometimes it feels like we have more working against us, then what’s working for us. Always remember that there are no good reasons, just excuses. Everything has already been planned and prepared for you before the foundations of the world. It is written in Proverbs 8:12: “I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was”.
You were not set up to fail. You are destined for greater. You were born a winner. Winners get tired, but they do not give up. They keep running their race until they get to the finish line. It’s not how you start, but it’s how you finish. Do not get weary of well doing. Don’t canceled out everything that you have worked so hard for, for better is coming. Better is on the way. The best is always yet to come. The rain will pour, but the sun will come out.
Galatians 6:9: says, And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
2 Corinthians 5:17: “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new“.
You can break the cycle and the generational curse. Repeating the same cycle is like running into a brick wall. Repeating a cycle is also like driving on a dead end road that leads to nowhere. There is a reason why God has called you for such a time as this. You were called for a higher purpose. You are different for a reason. What’s in your family or surroundings will not be passed on to you. The cycle ends with you. Being different and chosen comes with it’s own sets of difficulties and challenges,but he is there every step of the way. The reward will be much more greater than the struggle.
Obedience is greater than sacrifice. It’s better to suffer for righteousness than from evil. Take things one step at a time, everything is a process. He has call you to break the cycle. You are the Abraham, Joseph and Moses of your family. You are chosen. The enemy plans and traps shall not prosper or prevail. You are not what they say you are. Be different with a fresh newness, glow and energy. He can break every chain, soul tie, and strong hold. Give him all your burdens. There is a reason why he picked you. He has called you to break the cycle.
Are you committing your all or are you giving him just some of you? When serving God, there is no border line or in between. It’s either all or nothing. There is also no such thing as lukewarm. Most people like their beverages either hot or cold. So if people do not even like lukewarm food or beverages, how can God be O.K. with lukewarm? It is written in Revelation 3:15-16: (KJV) “I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth”.
I must admit that there was a point in where I was lukewarm. I believed and I had faith, but I did not surrender my all. I gave him pieces but not all. I write this post today to say, Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established. Do not become a part time/convenient servant. God wants bold, obedient and strong servants that will serve him with their all and more.
What a title. It is written in Romans 7:22 (KJV): “I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me”. A choice of righteousness and evil is always set before us. Even when we do the right thing, evil is always present. It does not take discipline, strength or control to do the wrong thing. Obeying him takes courage and power. Do not allow the temptations of this world to overcome you. Do not partake in the very things that is at work to destroy your soul. Trials are there to build you and not kill you. No matter how anointed, gifted or talented you are, there will always be some form of temptation. It does not go away just because of who you are and where your going in life. We cannot fight temptation through the flesh. Matthew 26:41: says “Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak”. Our instructions is to watch & pray. We must also put on the full armor of God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.
No temptation is undefeatable. Remember, 1 Corinthians 10:13: says “There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it”.
There is no piece of fragile satisfaction that is worth it. Again, endure until the very end and he shall reward you with a crown of life. He has given you everything you need in order to overcome the world for he has overcame it first.
Always put in your best and nothing less. Whether it’s your craft, gift or job; put in your best work. Allow nothing to go to waste. Although we are not perfect, it doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t strive for perfection. If we are putting in our best in other areas such as our careers, school or fitness life, then we should always put in our best with our spiritual life. That is the foundation of who we are. Giving him the highest honor of how we live, is part of putting in our best effort. It is written in Numbers 18:29 (KJV): that “Out of all your gifts ye shall offer every heave offering of the LORD, of all the best thereof”. When we give the LORD all that we have which includes our heart, mind, body and soul, we are giving him our best. Put your all into everything you do even when it looks like your fallen. Our job is to not perfect ourselves through our own natural strength, but through JESUS. Give him the glory in everything you do, our strengths and gifts are not for us, but for him. Focus on being the best you can be and leave the rest up to him. Nothing less than 100% 🙂