This year is a year for GREAT INCREASE in the Body of Christ. God has plans, purposes and desires for each and EVERY ONE of His children to fulfill. Many times when we finds out what The will of God is for our life; there is much temptation to either:
Stepping out and trying to make things happen
It’s not something that is always intentional. The thinking is that once we find out God’s will or He allowed us to “see” bits and pieces and / or parts of His plan; the desire, drive and zeal to fulfill His will for our life; it seemed easy to start making decisions based on this information and our decisions began to overshadow and replace His way, plans and order of things.
Psa 75:6-7 For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south. (7) But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another.
When things do start to “happen” the temptation is there to take the credit for these personally.
When doors are opening and promotion has begun to manifest; the temptation is to become puffed up as if it was us that “MADE IT HAPPEN”, based on ones…faithfulness.…revelations, knowledge, relationship with The Lord, one’s connections with people, or any other reason that our minds can come up with.
Deu 8:10-11 and 17-18
(10) When thou hast eaten and art full, then thou shalt bless the LORD thy God for the good land which he hath given thee.
(11) Beware that thou forget not the LORD thy God, in not keeping his commandments, and his judgments, and his statutes, which I command thee this day:
(17) And thou say in thine heart, My power and the might of mine hand hath gotten me this wealth.
(18) But thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day.
So, If you find yourself being complimented or watching doors opening and the thinking is to pat yourself on the back; or other doors are being shut or your wondering when your breakthrough is going to happen and your thoughts turn to frustration and/ or resentment because of what is happening for others, or your riddled with fears and thoughts of the unknown; then that is a good sign to stop and remember…
Increase with Faith and Patience
Be patient and allow Him to promote you!!! You don’t always get to “see” what He is doing behind the scenes to bring about one’s promotion and increase; into fruition. People, circumstances and situations are constantly in a state of being moved about; and orchestrated for His purpose and for His Glory!!! Trust Him with all the changes by putting into daily practice…faith and patience; allowing these things to unfold in your life. He is the ONE Who deserves all the Glory, credit and Praise. Much Love and Prayer…Carol Helmick