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In the midst of your season of waiting for whatever you’re praying for, it’s important to still be faithful, fruitful and productive. Being faithful, fruitful and productive help keeps our minds going and busy. There is a bit of fulfillment that stirs up fire within the soul to continue on with your journey. NEVER LOSE YOUR DRIVE, NO MATTER WHAT’S NOT CURRENTLY WORKING OUT FOR YOU. LIFE WITHOUT PURPOSE IS VOID. TRUE PURPOSE IS FULFILLED ONLY IN CHRIST. Don’t fall into a life of slothfulness. Be not lazy in any area of your life regardless what season you are in. We should serve the LORD with all joy and gladness. Sometimes our mind has to change in order for everything else to change. Being Faithful means being obedient to the Lord’s word because of who he is. Faithfulness means to stand strong even in the times in where it does not look like it’s not paying off. Again, faithfulness means to yield to the voice of God by going in the direction that he tells you.
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Fruitfulness means progress and growth. It is not always in the context that involves material things and wealth. It can be non tangible. Fruitfulness can mean joy, peace and happiness from the results of obedience and productivity. What a wonderful to experience the power of fruitfulness. It’s important to remember that we cannot rush or force our season of fruitfulness, although you can still experience fruits of the spirit.
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Productivity not only pertains to accomplishing our professional/career goals, but it can also mean to pursue and work on the things that are related and connected to our assignment. Productivity keeps us focus and concentrated on what matters. It sustains us to keep our minds in place of abundance. We as human beings were created to produce as well as to grow. It is important to keep our mental stability and energy through Christ. We should pray for discipline if we are slothful in any area of our lives. There must be a form of patience and preparedness that we must have in order to be ready for his call. DON’T ALLOW NATURAL CIRCUMSTANCES TO CAUSE YOU TO NOT BE FAITHFUL, FRUITFUL AND PRODUCTIVE, FOR WE ARE MORE THAN CONQUERORS.
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*Genesis 28:3: says, “And God Almighty bless thee, and make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, that thou mayest be a multitude of people”.
*It is written in Proverbs 13:4: “The soul of the sluggard desireth, and [hath] nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat”.
*It is also written in Proverbs 20:3: “Love not sleep, lest thou come to poverty; open thine eyes, [and] thou shalt be satisfied with bread.
It’s important to be yourself. If God has called you to do something, then you must do it. There will always be obstacles and challenges along the way. You cannot allow the fear of others or what may happen to deter you from what you have been called to do. The jealousy and the lack of support will come. There will be people who will not be able to continue the journey with you. These are all of the things and events that will occur. See it not a strange thing. It is all an indication that you are walking in the right path. You cannot make everyone happy neither is it your assignment to do so. Some people can become uncomfortable and intimidated by what you have to offer.
The greatness on your life is so strong that you don’t need the numbers, approval nor validation from man in order to continue to pursue God’s will for your life. This is not regarding nor referring to material/financial possession, but his purpose. No matter what constant changes you may face, endure until the end. Your steps are still ordered no matter how many times you have fallen off. Endure until the end. Be faithful over a few things, so he can make you a great ruler of many. The capacity and the amount of responsibility that he wants to entrust you will be greater, so the process may appear slower for you than most people. Endure until the end. The waiting time is a training ground that you must use to prepare yourself for whats to come. Anything worth having will not be easy, again endure until the end. Be the best you, you can be. You were made for this!
Matthew 24:13: “But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved“.
1 Peter 4:12: “Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you”.
Proverbs 18:24 “A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother“.
*My IG Post @authorjordan1: God can give you messages through movies. Sometimes God will take you through the process that seems to be slower and tiring because it feels like that’s not the way to generate “fast” results. If you stick with the way he wants you to go and faint not, then the reward will be greater. It will be worth it!*
If you are going to be great, then there are certain tests that you must endure and pass. There is a certain amount of trials, tribulations and pain that you must push through. Do not become distracted and side track on whats happening for other people. You cannot compare yourself to everyone else, because not everyone else is going where you are going. There will be some people who you will have to leave behind. There are some old ways and thinking that you must destroy in order to get to the next level. Whatever you are enduring, it is all for a purpose. God has not forgotten about you. You don’t have to see or feel God in order to know that he is there. (Especially when things appear to not go your way). He’s teaching you how to be stronger and wiser.
He’s teaching you how to overcome your failures, struggles, disappointments and rejections until you won’t even flinch in the face of opposition. Waiting will build development, growth and improvement. Greatness cannot be rushed. You will reach a stage in life where the amount of suffering will not have any affect or impact on you continuing your walk. Sometimes the strongest thing that you can do is to keep walking in the midst of failure. Jog or crawl if you have to, but don’t give up. You cannot win if you give up. This fight and walk is not for everyone. See it not strange if you are on a narrow path. The Lord has chosen you to be different. It’s not easy and it’s challenging, but at the end it will be all worth it. ♥
1 Peter 4:12-13
12 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:
13 But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.
Speak those things as though they were. Your words should be a reflection of your future. It’s important to speak what you want into existence. Your words have power and they even have the ability to determine what you will attract. The wrong words can terminate the blessing that’s ahead. Don’t block your blessings with the wrong words. We must walk by faith and not by sight. It is written in Proverbs 15:4 that “A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit”. Your words have the ability to tear down or lift up. Don’t talk yourself out of your own blessing. You have come too far to allow the wrong thinking, attitude or words to hinder you. Your vision and words should be aligned together. Keep speaking it, until you see it. There is a reason why you are in a particular season in your life. The best is on the way, for with God nothing shall be impossible!
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.
It is written in John 16:22: (KJV) “And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you”.
We live in a time now in where joy can be easily taken away . It seems like today our joy and peace are fragile, which can easily crumble. But remember, the joy of the LORD shall be your strength. Stop allowing other people or situations to take your joy. You are responsible for your joy, why let someone else rob it because their miserable? There is an old saying that goes, misery loves company. Some times people want to bring you down, because they cannot stand the sight to see someone else happy or joyful. Why dim your light? There’s nothing wrong with being compassionate for others, but discern when someone is intentionally trying to get you out of your character.
Growing in the LORD means not that you are not lead by feelings (flesh). When his presence is in you, no one or nothing can take it. Do not let the enemy to rob you out of your joy. Life can evaporate in a flash, is it truly worth it? No, put on the full armor of God and no attack shall destroy you nor prosper. You cannot buy real joy, only substitutes. The spirit of joy is rich and it has the power to illuminate the room. Let no one take your joy, there is always something to be joyful about.
His words are richer than gold and sweeter than honey. This new year shall be a year of difference. He is preparing you for a higher place. Follow the ways of the Lord and not a path of distractions or destruction. Truly focus on what the Lord is saying. There will always be something or someone who tries to distract us from his purpose for our lives. Focus on what matters.
Your attention is too valuable to spend on nonsense.
When entering into this new year, only focus on his will. discard any distractions that are a hindrance to your assignment. Focus on building a stronger and intimate relationship with him. We do not have the luxury of time to dwell on what everyone else is doing nor the current trends or what’s popular. Our minds should be so wrapped into him, that nothing else matters. Remove all distractions and watch him show up in your life with his presence like never before. The best is yet to come. Open your heart, mind, and soul and receive him today.
You have to know who you are and who God called you to be. It’s so easy to get entangled up in a mess that we cannot get ourselves out of. It’s also simple to lose who you are in this world. If we are constantly seeking attention in the wrong places and areas, then we will have a false sense of satisfaction and security. Be who you are. Live in the authenticity of who he created you to be. Do not waste the greatness of what God has deposit into you. Seek God first and always put on the full armor of God. Everything that’s popular does not always have power. Don’t be a counterfeit or imitation of another person. Make everything you do pleasing in his sight. Don’t live a life of deceit but instead a life of holiness. Remove your mask. The funny thing about masks is they are uncomfortable. A person can only wear a mask for so long, like a wolf in sheep’s clothing. (It will eventually come off) Lay your all down before God and he shall cover and shower you with his blessings. He shall protect you through the storms and the rocky waves of life for he is God and God alone!
When waking up this morning, please remember that every day is a gift. You might not be in a place in your life that you preferred to be in however, today is a new day. With new days comes new mercies. Every day is a chance and opportunity to grow and learn something new. What are you going to do differently in the next 24 hours that will impact and change your life for the better. (Even if they are baby steps) Tomorrow is never promised. Please use this new day to grow closer to the Lord. Every day is a gift. Don’t waste it :).
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Always remember before you walk out the door this morning, God has everything taken care of. He is the provider of ALL your needs.
2 Timothy 1:7 says, For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
Do not subject to your flesh and worry. Worry can mentally, emotionally, spiritually and physically drain you. It also limits who God is. Oh ye of so little faith. If he takes care of the birds and other living creatures on the face of the earth what makes you think that he will not take care of you? Cast all worry, fear and doubt out of your thinking. Be anxious for nothing, for he is the way, truth and life. Jesus is the cure for worry and his word is the prescription. Rejoice, for today is a new day and all the old things have faded away.