The path to anything worthwhile is always very tough! But that isn’t going to put us off, the sooner you undertake to face challenges, the closer you will be near in achieving your God-ordained goal in life.
The reason why many of us are struggling and unable to tap into what is hidden within us is because of a fixed mindset relying too much on human wisdom. Until and unless we allow kingdom atmosphere to rule our life we will be left struggling behind.
For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit (Rom14:17)
We want to see to believe! But FAITH says we believe first to see latter. Faith says although we are unable see right now yet we believe we will see!
Faith is having the courage to let go of the familiar and stepping into the unfamiliar zone. Most people are unable to enter into a new dimension of God’s blessing. Or conquer into new territory because they are fearful of the unknown.
Although God’s people in the wilderness were brought out of Egypt, the Egyptian mentality was never uprooted out of them. (Egypt in this instance symbolizes the domain of darkness, the place where God’s people were held captive in the world system, were slaves to the ways of the sin nature (the flesh), and subjects to the ruler of the age, Satan (2 Cor 4:4; Col 1:13)
SLAVE MENTALITY WILL DEFEAT YOU
A wilderness mentality is a mentality of defeat and failure. You will never achieve or accomplish anything good in your life if you dwell in fear. Fear will bring you to a place of lack. Fear will bring you to a poverty mentality. Fear will limit your potential. Fear is a place of curse! Fear will destroy you! “I can’t make it” mentality is a mentality of curse and poverty. It is a mentality of excuses which refuses to face challenges in your life.
God can never partner with you, God can never co-operate with you, as long as you walk in fear because fear depletes faith. When Peter was sinking in the water Jesus stretched out his hands and lifted him up and said “Why did you doubt?” (Matt.14:29)
God will always give His children an opportunity but we need to find it. When God gives you an opportunity you need to do something. A lot of us make the mistake by sitting and waiting for opportunity to come to them. But you know what? Opportunity is all around us but we have to seize it. So many people fail to see the opportunity because they don’t look for it.
God can never lift you to the next level of prosperity as long as you become too satisfied with what you have at the moment.
There are certain things God will not rescue you out of your problem but God will develop you in your problem. He will form His character in the process of breaking you down. If you don’t understand what God is doing in His purpose you will end up accommodating the negative voice of the enemy.
What you sow today determines what you reap tomorrow. Today’s challenges that you take on will bring tomorrow’s success. But there is a price that we all need to pay! You will always have to trade something you have in order to get something you want!! How many of God’s children with great potentials are crippled today because of a fear mentality.
DON’T SIT BACK AND WAIT FOR GOD TO COME TO YOU
You must think differently in order to succeed differently. You cannot hope to stay in the same zone of mindset and expect God to change your circumstances, neither can you keep doing the same thing and expect to see different results.
Some people wait and expect things to happen in their lives. They don’t seize the opportunity. Opportunity only multiplies when they are sized.
A sick man missed his healing for 38 years because he gave excuses all the time and waited for others to act on behalf of him (John 5:7). You see an excuse is a reason to dwell in the same place indefinitely.
You see this man had a religious mentality. A religious mentality is a fixed mind-set. When Jesus asked him: do you want be healed? He could only think of one thing that is going into the pool. He never could see beyond that; he never could understand one Rhema word spoken to him by Jesus can make him whole. A lot of us are like that today. We can never see beyond a fixed way of receiving a miracle. One Rhema word from God this morning will breakthrough with a new blessing for you.
Listen! Nothing is more important than what God wants to say to you today and now! All your unfinished business! All the opinions of others are totally irrelevant to your destiny. All that matters to you is to be ready to receive and act on what God is saying to you now!! You bet God can move the mountain for you!
Note: Rev Dr Jai Kumar is an ordained & licensed minister of Covenant Ministries International N.J. USA. He is a mission minded pastor who carries an apostolic anointing who preaches and teaches an uncompromising gospel with boldness. A member of ECCM (Malaysia) Spiritual Adviser & overseer to various ministries and churches. An itinerant speaker. He is also the author of a book entitled, ‘God’s Time Clock.’ Currently he worships at C3 Subang.
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