Doing something from nothing not only shows God’s work in you, also shows your faith in God. He turns a nobody to somebody. He turns nothing to something. God doesn’t call the qualified, He qualified the called. Look at humble beginnings of a certain jobs, business, project etc. On my research I found out that most of the fortune 500 companies started with close to nothing but now are huge successful companies “they started from the bottom now they are here”. And in the process, some of them were turned off in many places because ‘they were not qualified, not suitable or fit” for the positions. But because of their zeal and determination, they pursued what they felt God placed in their heart to do so. Humble or small beginnings is a good start too, don’t despise it and don’t pay attention to those who will try to crush your vision.
Amazon is one of the world’s largest online retailer yet it started from the garage and a whole lot more companies as well. Idea and vision that God places to a person, no one can tarnish. You might be not getting any support or any encouragement but tap on the power that is within you and utilize it to encourage you and motivate you not to stop or give up. Where God leads, He provides, I believe He will connect you with the right people who will be able to help you excel.
It does not matter where you are, your background, environment, race or color, God will pull you out and place you on a high table. Nazareth was despised by the Jews because it had poor reputation in morals and religion. It was a small town I guess not as fancy too like most big towns. Nothing was expected to come out from Nazareth, not alone a Messiah for that matter. It seems like a small village, remote and no activities was going on in that place yet the Messiah came out from it. Your current environment or circumstances does not determine your future. His spoken Word will manifest in your life. Your idea or vision will come to pass, hold on to your faith. Humble beginnings lead to great destinations.
The Bible says; Upon the eighth month, Solomon completed the house of God per specification after seven years of planning and intensive work…1 Kings: 6:38. Beloved, this eighth month shall be a significant month of accomplishments in your life. The God of perfection will perfect everything that concerns you. Every pending project shall be completed to the glory of God and shame to those who under-estimate the Power of God in your life.
Every spirit of almost there, nearly there, but never there is hereby rebuked and destroyed from your life by fire of the Holy Ghost in JESUS MIGHTY NAME. You will succeed in all your endeavors. The Lord will grant you all your heart desires. He will do exceedingly and abundantly more than your expectations. All your years of sleepless nights of anxieties, worries and uncertainty shall give way for your morning of breakthrough, testimonies, celebrations and thanksgiving. You will gain glory over every physical and spiritual battle and sing a joyful new song of victory in JESUS MIGHTY NAME. Ayayaya hallelujah hallelujah!
Hate is a big word that we need to be careful of, not to just throw it around to our loved ones. Hate is defined as to have a strong aversion about something or someone. It is associated with emotions on how we feel. There are positive and negatives characteristics to hate. To me it’s something you cannot stand, you despise and you don’t want anything to do with it, right? How come then it is easy for us to throw it to our loved ones. I’m talking about family love and respect. One cannot say I hate my mother because she redirected you from the wrong choices you make. You cannot say I hate my father because he told you not to hang around with bad crowd or I hate my brother/sister for just inconclusive reason, that’s negative hate. Hating a negative behavior doesn’t mean they hate you. We often throw that word to our loved ones not realizing the impact it makes to that individual. The Word of God says death and life are in the power of the tongue – Proverbs 18:21. Hate can be in a form of behavior doing cruelty and evil deeds. God wants us to speak and walk in love not hate. Today I want to focus on verbally using the word “hate’ to our loved ones.
Let’s look at what the bible says about hate. Its ok to hate things that are contrary to the Word of God and that is positive hate. The Word of God tells us to overcome evil with good, to love our enemies and keep doing good. Matthew 5:44 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who prosecute you. Proverbs 6:16-19 There are six things the Lord hates, seven that are detestable to Him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, a false witness who pours out lies and a person who stirs up conflict in the community.
I remember when my son and nephew (whom I always refer to as my son as well because he is my twin sister’s son anyway they all call us moms) were very young at the time. They have two years apart difference in age. They would play together and have fun as any kid will do. One time one of them busted into tears crying saying “I hate my brother, he’s mean to me”. Then took a moment with him to find out what mean thing the brother did. Of course, only to find out they were fighting over toys, on who plays what longer instead of sharing. We had to sit them down and told them of course you will annoy each other it’s normal you are siblings (per my family) but never use the word hate to each other. We told them their lips should practice to use loving words. In their young minds I know it could be difficult for them to understand it but it starts at the young age to implement positive values that would carry them to their adulthood.
“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.” – Nelson Mandela
Yes, practice to use loving words around your family. No matter how you frustrated or how distasteful a behavior is, don’t use the word hate. Most of the times we take advantage with our family members thinking it’s a right thing to do, no it is not. It starts at home going to the outside to live positive and to spread love not hate. I read an article of a teenager seeking help on how to deal with anger and hate. The teenager was saying she hates her own behavior towards her family members especially her mother. She is rude and very disrespectful to both and often times throw “I hate you” to them. That was a big step for her to seek help, I applaud her for that even if I do not know her. Rather seek professional help than to make that kind of behavior/attitude norm in your life. It’s not physically, mentally and spiritually healthy for you and for the people around you
In closing; next time take a pause and think if it’s worth it to say “I hate you” when you having a confrontation with your family. Show love to your family and tell them you love them.
You may have had a horrible past or you are in a negative and depressing circumstances. You may be facing challenges after challenges without any reason to have hope. Listen; irrespective of all that you going through the good news is; your future is not determined by your past or your present. Have hope and faith in Him who is able.
Recently I got acquainted with an individual and their testimony just blew my mind. I didn’t know they have such a powerful testimony until after the Holy Spirit spoke to me to pray for them. Without sounding too confronting, I politely asked the person if they believed in God and they said yes then I proceeded by letting them know the Spirit of the Lord is directing me to pray with them. We prayed and the person started to open up. They said our meeting wasn’t a coincidence but a define appointment.
They were abused tremendously throughout their young age and went through a lot of challenges in their life yet she told her self that won’t take the best of her. The confrontation was conformation for her to carry on with what God had placed in her heart and that was to minister to young women by sharing her testimony. As a born again saved woman now she realizes and very thankful that God has been with her all along after all and she won’t allow her past to take her hostage or to interfere with her future. When all this was happening, we were shouting with praise thanking God for the divine appointment. I went to this place not knowing God already had some set-up plan for His glory to be shown hallelujah!
No matter what you’ve been through, it won’t change the plans God has for you. Sometimes you must go through the valley to reach your destiny. It’s not an easy walk but it’s not a permanent walk and remember God will be with you every step of the way. Deuteronomy 31:6 Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you, He will never leave nor forsake you.
Share your testimony it will bless somebody, it will bless you!
Some long to spend just a little time with their children any chance given, some don’t even bother to give time to be with them. As simple as a phone call to child to find out they are ok means a whole lot to a child. The society we living in now the structure and a function of …in quote “family” has changed. There are children who are born out of marriage some due to consequence of cohabitation, adultery or promiscuousness resulting in innocent children being conceived. In that inconvenient scenery, you find some men having children with different women leading to lack of accountability to take care or be there for the child. My viewpoint however, whether a child is born out of wedlock/out of marriage, in the marriage or whatever the case might be, it is the responsibility for a man to take care of their children as well
To the mothers there is no way, no how to say you can be both a father and a mother figure to a child. There is no possible way to do both. Having a positive male role model on a child’s life is crucial as it is needed. Therefore, if a child’s father is willing to have a relationship with the child or children, mothers by all means do allow him to do so. It’s not about either of you, it’s about the children. I don’t understand mothers who use their children as a fighting tool with their children’s father. Why would someone in their right state of mind not allow a relationship between a father and a child, that’s illogical to me unless of cause it’s per court order. Now to dear father’s; whether you are with the child’s mother or not, as a seed of that child you must partake taking your role as a father. Remember that woman never conceived that child by herself, you both took part.
“How is that possible”? –a father promises to pick up a child How on a certain day and doesn’t show up. And not even a phone call of apology. Not calling a child to wish them a happy birthday. How is it for a mother to tell that child that its ok and apologize on your behalf.
I tuned in to this program on the radio station some time ago they were discussing about men who have children outside their marriages and it’s a hush hush situation, up until the child is grown and they take it upon themselves to search for their father. It cannot get any heartbreaking than that. The Word of God says husbands are the head of the house. I don’t believe as the head of the household you bring misery and pain in the family. Fathers be responsible, take care of your children and young man don’t have kids yet if you cannot take care of them. Young woman be responsible to one self, no one has the power of your body than you.