As some of you get ready to step out into the fullness of the plan that God established for you at the laying of the foundation of the world, I want to remind you that favor isn’t fair.
As the blessings begin to rain down, some will question why you and not them. Favor isn’t fair.
Some will get angry with you and fall away. Favor isn’t fair.
Some will attempt to curse you and all that God is doing in your life. Favor isn’t fair.
Some will try to take what’s been given to you, because they feel entitled over you. Favor isn’t fair.
Be careful to properly steward what God is bringing into your life. Remember, He is bringing these things that He might get the glory. Stewardship involves sometimes giving and sometimes holding back. There is no room for your “rules” regarding money and who is “entitled” to be blessed by God through you. God makes the rules. Exercise discernment on a case-by-case basis. It is none of your business, if the Holy Spirit says to give cash, what the person spends it on. It is none of your business. You wouldn’t have it, anyway, if God didn’t deem it so. What have you spent your every dime on? Can you account for each and every penny?
There are some who will be out to cheat you. Because you now are moving into position where the enemy has been bound regarding your life, his workers will come at you by trying to get you to waste resources. No matter how bountiful the blessing, scrutinize your receipts. Do not sign a credit card slip without knowing fully what you are being charged for. Demand your itemized receipt. If you return something, make sure you are given your receipt and your credit goes into your account. Demand an accounting from others. Some will feel that because you have so much, they are entitled to cheat you.
Despite having much, you still have to account for God’s money and other resources.
Some of you have been waiting a long time. It’s not coming; it’s here. You are now easing into port. You are docking at the shore of blessing, purpose, and promise.
I do not believe in wealth and prosperity preaching. But, I do believe in perfecting the saints through rebuke and edification. Consider this a little bit of both. You may say, “I don’t have anything.” Or, “I don’t have much.” You will. Take heed to account for God’s resources, and require it of others who do business with you.
I have dreamed this repeatedly. So, I know it is of concern to God as you move into your season of more than enough. Do not get sloppy. When you did not have anything, you scrutinized your receipts down to the penny. The Lord wants the same of you when you have more than enough.
Some of you are not going to heed this admonition. The Lord already knows and is grieved. He knows that your prayers of today, day and night bombarding the heavenlies, do not reflect your prayer life of tomorrow. For some of you, He will fall from your consciousness and be a passing, flickering thought from time-to-time. He knows this and He already hurts. But, the blessing is coming and He is not going to take it back.
Do the right thing. He is a living God.
By: C. Blue