TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD
Thankfulness is the first step into a relationship with Jesus. As you walk through the gate of Thankfulness, you will see Jesus waiting there for you.
AVOID THE CURSE – BE THANKFUL
It’s easy to say “no fair” when people who are more spiritually mature than you, are walking in victory when you’re wading waist deep in defeat. It’s easy and it’s wrong.
Every one of us has stood in a place where we looked at a situation or event and said in our head, “That’s not fair.” Here is a powerful truth to help you conquer that devilish line of thinking. Write this one down: You miss what God has for you when you want what somebody else has.
If you get upset when someone else prospers, you will never prosper. Jealousy and envy are thought patterns that will leave you miserable. It will also hurt others and tear the church apart.
Get this: to be jealous or envious is a curse — yes, a curse!
I’ve had good friends I trusted try to cannibalize my ministry. They did all they could to destroy the church. Why? Because they wanted what I had – my relationships, my outreach, my supporters, my ministry connections and my anointing. Not smart enough to seek God for their own vision, they wanted to steal mine!
Because I never once wanted what they had, it didn’t occur to me that hell was stirring jealousy and envy under their skin. It didn’t occur to me that the very people I loved would look at the good things God was doing in my life and scream, “No fair! I want that!”
The next time you’re thinking, “That’s not fair,” maybe you should consider this:
~ It’s not fair that you have what you have, when people smarter than you have lost everything.
~ It’s not fair that you’re saved and going to Heaven, because a lot of people who were smarter, more successful and just plain better than you, have gone to Hell.
~ It’s not fair that you’ve never experienced imprisonment, torture or starvation when 500 million people around the world live that life right now.
~ It’s not fair that you sit in a cushioned pew free from harassment, arrest, torture and death. Three billion people around the world have to worship God in secret.
~ If you have food in your refrigerator, clothes in your closet, a bed to sleep on and money in your pocket, you have more than 75 percent of this world, and get this – It’s not fair!
“Enter into His gates with thanksgiving,
And into His courts with praise.
Be thankful to Him, and bless His name”
– Psalm 100:4
The answer to spiritual and physical envy? Focus on being grateful for the gifts and blessing you do have. They belong to you alone and are a gift from a good God who owes you nothing!
TODAY IS A GOOD DAY TO THANK THE LORD THAT HE HAS HAD SO MUCH MERCY ON YOU. THANK HIM FOR YOUR BLESSINGS AND REPENT FROM THE CURSE OF SPIRITUAL AND PHYSICAL ENVY.
From my book: SOUL INVASION