A trophy is something that looks good for display. It is also an item that is given as a reward. The problem with being a trophy is that it is only for decoration. A trophy does not define the value of a person’s hard work. When serving the LORD, do not just become someone who only “looks” good. If we do not fully serve him with our all, then we are just a trophy for the wrong team. There is so much more to who we are then just outer presentation. Trophies normally sit on shelves and collects dust. Are you doing everything to please God or just only on the outer surface?
Allow God to use you. He has design you with purpose, substance and favor. Do not diminish your value or settle by being a trophy. If the same principle applies in a relationship with people, so it is with God. When you become a trophy for display, then the enemy has the power to brag off of you. You are a trophy for him.
God bragged on his servant job. It is written in Job 1:8: “And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil?” Can God brag on you through the trials and tribulations of your situation? If so, you shall receive tenfold for he is the ultimate restorer. When you play on God’s team you cannot lose. If you are faithful even until the end of time, he shall reward you with a crown of life.
No matter how many times you fall, it’s important to get back up. As long as you have breath in your body, it is never too late. Be encouraged. No matter how old, young or how many mistakes you have made, please get up and try again. He’s waiting to accept you in his arms. Don’t allow your faults to be bigger than God.
If you have to start over, start over. Strive for the best in every thing you do. It’s never too late to dedicate your life to him. He is a faithful God of second chances. Do not allow guilt, condemnation and conviction to stop you from running into his arms. Whatever your goal or dream is, it’s never too late. He will restore whatever you lost. Do not throw in the towel for the best is yet to come. #Morning Inspiration #Itsnevertoolate
Patience is one of the most difficult things to master. It’s an area that many fall short in especially when it comes to short term or long term situations. A test of patience can be waiting in a long line or waiting for career advancement, marriage etc. If we do not have patience, then how can we grow, if we are like children trying to get what we want when we want it. It’s important for us let our patience blossom. Patience develops discipline.
If you have the faith and you have the action that corresponds with it, then all you need now is patience. Allow your faith to stir up your patience. They both go hand in hand together. Patience gives us a chance to humbly wait on God. When we wait on God to do things his way, it allows him to step in to handle it righteously. James 1:4: says “Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience”.
Sometimes the only thing that’s holding us back is patience. What good is faith and works if we have no patience? Waiting requires patience. Receiving the best requires patience . When his word comes to pass, you will not only need faith but the precious garments of patience. Wait upon the LORD and he will make sure that your patience will pay off.
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.
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% 🙂