DON'T LET AMBITION LEAVE YOU BURNT-OUT AND LOST
As entrepreneurs we get excited about the possibilities and the many opportunities that we can take advantage off to further our businesses and improve our lives. There’s always a long list of things to do, and a growing note pad of more things to do throughout the year. It’s exhilarating to have God open our eyes to many situations for our betterment, we thank God for that. It’s truly a blessing to be put in a position to faithfully steward something.
Is there a higher honor than to serve the people of God through the talents and abilities that God has given us? I don’t know. It’s hard to convince me that there is anything better.
This week has been super crazy as I'm sure it has been you too. I’ve had a lot of L.I.F.E moments - Lord centred Inspired Faithful Acts of Excellence to leap at. God is doing a new thing in this season. Showing us what we never thought we could do. I truly believe this for all of us. God uses the little things of this world to do great things for the Kingdom. With all the ‘open doors’ happening, I noticed my time of prayer and being in the word was getting smaller and sometimes altogether forgotten. Can you relate? It's easy to put off things that don't seem urgent but are the most important things.
Have you kept the main thing, the main thing?
God first. Everything else after.
“But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness,
and all these things will be added to you.”
How then do we set aside the One who sent us and expect to be blessed in our going and coming?
I know, we are all concerned about projects, deadlines, and profitability; but God already knows that. Bring the peace back into your heart and mind. Release the anxiety in prayer with thanksgiving (Philippians 4: 6 -7). Don’t run with the zeal of the flesh, you will get exhausted, and frail as the cares of life consume you. Pray for wisdom (James 1:5), obey the leading of the Holy Spirit (John 14: 26), and wait upon the Lord (Isaiah 40: 31).
We have been provided an assurance, a promise to take hold of in that God already knows all that we need, and so it is taken care of. Look at all of nature and be in awe (Matthew 6: 26 - 27). His eye is on the sparrow. The lilies in the fields have all they need. I sometimes take off my shoes just to feel the earth. I imagine Moses when God instructed him to take off his shoes because the presence of God had made the ground holy (Exodus 3: 5). God is present in everything. That’s the perfect nature of God. Nothing is out of place. Everything has it's provision. All is immaculate and majestic by just being.
“Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles strive after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.”
I feel terrible when I lose sight of the fact that we are spiritual beings having an earthly experience and not the other way around.
I wonder how does God feel when we are walking around as earthly beings having an occasional spiritual experience? I’m glad God doesn’t think like me in my carnality. Even when we lose our way His mercy endures forever. God is patient, always waiting for us to find our way back to Him. Even when we don’t recognise Him, God is guarding us jealously.
“Do not worship any other god, for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God.”
Behold, what manner of love the Father has lavished on us (1 John 3: 1). As believers we have experienced the greatest love story through our coming to Christ. To be loved when we were unlovable. In our dirt and filth, Christ came and washed us. God is love (1 John 4: 16). He continues to welcome all who believe in Him and confess with their mouths that Christ is Lord.
“For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.”
Pastor Steve Furtick in his sermon “What God left out: flatbread faith.” reminded me of the words of assurance to the son who remained with the Father in the parable of the prodigal son.
“‘My son,’ the father said, ‘you are always with me, and everything I have is yours.”
Everything that we are searching for and striving for is already ours. Everything the Father has is ours. Let that give you peace. Embrace the process of stepping into all that God has set in place for you.
Be blessed 🙏🏾
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