TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD
It’s time to step out in faith and “Go for it!” God has not given you a spirit of fear, but power, love and a sound mind. He is calling you out of the valleys and into the hills where there is no place for fear.
RELIGION’S RED LIGHT
Religion trains us to think the worst thing that can happen is to do something wrong — to fail. But Jesus teaches the worst thing that can happen is for you to do nothing at all!
Are you ready to fight through this with me?
In Matthew 25, Jesus tells a story about a man who was afraid to do what his master had commissioned him to do. Instead of taking the master’s coin to the marketplace and gaining more, for fear of losing the one coin, he simply did nothing. When the master returned from a trip, the man gave him back the single coin. The response is shocking…
“You wicked and lazy servant… you ought to have deposited my money with the bankers, and at my coming I would have received back my own with interest… take the (coin) from him… and cast the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”
Apparently, God takes advancement and multiplication very seriously. In this parable, His wrath is displayed not at the mistakes we make in moving forward, but in the mistake of refusing to move at all. Don’t miss this point!
Jesus came to give us abundant life. To reject that out of fear is to say His sacrifice is not enough. And if it’s not enough for you, it’s surely not enough for your friends, family and co-workers, so there’s no need to share Jesus with them. You will never advance His kingdom or His plan for your life. You don’t want to hear yourself asking, “Why is it so hot in here and how did I get in this hand basket?”
TODAY IS A GOOD DAY TO PUT ASIDE YOUR FEAR OF FAILURE. GO AFTER MORE! REACH FOR UPGRADE BY COMMITTING TO ‘GO FORTH AND MULTIPLY!’
From my book: LIVING LIFE / FORWARD