He’s Given You The Ability!
‘GOD ... GIVES YOU THE ABILITY TO PRODUCE WEALTH ...’
Without struggle, you’ll never develop your potential! Have you ever watched an ant
carrying home a piece of bread that’s bigger than him? Success belongs to those
too small to carry what they believe in, but too stubborn to leave it behind! If God
the Creator lives within you, then you are ‘creative.’ That means when you can’t fi nd
Lord I pray that You a job, you can go out and create one. If success doesn’t come after you, get up and
would give me the
go after it. There are no risk-free plans.
will to work, when
A young man once asked an old man, ‘What’s the secret of your success?’
sometimes I feel
‘Good decisions,’ he replied. ‘How did you learn to make good decisions?’ the young
like the world owes
‘By making bad ones,’ the old man replied.
me a living. I ask
Once you discover your gift and identify your dream - get on your mark, get set, go!
You Lord to help
Stop waiting for opportunity. Opportunity is the breath in your body and the strength
me utilise my God
of your mind. If you use your God-given gifts wisely, there’s no telling what you can
given gifts to their
do. But you must be a ‘doer’! God does not give us wealth - He gives us the power
maximum benefi t. I
to get wealth. There’s a big difference. Too many of us sit down and wait for Him to
pray also Father that drop everything into our lap. A dream without corresponding action only aggravates
You would make me the soul and amounts to nothing. God will give you the power to succeed, but you
wise, that I might be
have to take it, develop a plan, and work at it. OK?
a refl ection of Your
wisdom and Your
grace, in Jesus’ Name.
‘… FAITH BY ITSELF, IF IT IS NOT ACCOMPANIED BY ACTION,
IS DEAD ‘ JAMES 2:17.
You’ve got to balance faith with works, and good Christianity with good credit.
Some things God will do for you; other things He expects you to do for yourself. In
the wilderness He fed His people manna from heaven, but when they reached the
Promised Land they had to go out and work for it!
Help me Lord
Two things determine your future: your purpose and your maturity. Like any good
identify areas of my
father, God will give you only what He knows you can handle. For example, if you’ve
life where I need to
the faith to pray for and receive fi nances, but not the discipline to balance your
exercise faith, and
chequebook or live within your means, your blessings will be withheld. God won’t
Lord, when that
pour new wine into old wineskins.
faith brings answers, It’s poor stewardship to sport a Rolex watch, but not be able to pay your child
help me be realistic support.
about how I can
Furthermore, what you wear isn’t the measure of your faith, and what you drive
balance my desire
doesn’t represent your status before God. Good stewardship is more than just giving
to deepen my walk
offerings in church; it’s having a plan for your family’s future, and the wisdom to
with You, with the
live by it. It was because Joseph had a God-given plan for the future that he and
his family prospered, in spite of a worldwide depression. Bigger isn’t necessarily
better, unless it’s having a bigger purpose than the one you’ve got. The question is
living my faith out
not how much do you want, but how much do you need, to fulfi l God’s will? God will
in day to day life.
prosper you for two reasons:
1) so that you can help to bring others into His kingdom
2) to show the world what it’s like to live by His principles.
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