There is one who scatters, yet increases more;
And there is one who withholds more than is right,
But it leads to poverty.
The generous soul will be made rich,
And he who waters will also be watered himself.
There came a point in my life where I came to a crucial realization: God is right.
This can be very annoying when you have held out against Him; but the fact remains that God is RIGHT.
You can live your life one of two ways: you can take His wisdom and cooperate with it, or you can set yourself up as the one person for whom His laws don’t apply and take the long route while you find out your own way the same conclusion: GOD is RIGHT!
The Kingdom Of God is set up by certain laws, which will work for you if you work them. Laws respect those who respect them and yield up their results for those who yield to them.
Instead of fighting the fact that if you refuse to drop your contentious attitudes and strong opinions, fooling yourself that you can still have harmonious relationships nevertheless, why not just accept the fact that you will have to become sweet in order to enjoy peace in your home and friendships. You really won’t be compromising your uniqueness; you will be doing yourself a huge favor. You will never enjoy the relationship of your dreams until you become relationship material.
Instead of trying to believe God for promotion, while you are still unwilling to give any more time to your job, or be inconvenienced in any way, simply realize that it won’t happen that way. You are going to have to give more if you want more back.
Instead of believing that you are unlike everyone else and you can feed your spirit fine sounding human philosophies and still overcome in life, why not just accept that your sprit needs the Word of God in order to be strong enough to win over the depression, discouragement and fear, that inevitably come with life’s challenges.
Instead of resenting the need to give and be generous, just settle it in your heart that increase and progress will only come in your life when you are willing to release what you currently have.
You will get whatever you are releasing. You want friends? Start being friendly. You want to be lifted? Lift someone else. You want to feel loved? Make someone else feel loved. You want relationships that are rewarding? You have to commit and give up your fear. You are still a boy if you are still afraid of being with one woman all your life. You are still at the starting blocks if you believe that to release forgiveness and an apology is making you smaller, when in actual fact it is setting you up for blessing and promotion.
Any area where you and I feel deficient, we are not sowing. If God is going to use others to bless you, you’d better bless someone else.
When will you call someone and encourage them? Not to gossip and complain to them. Refresh others and your soul will be enriched.
The devil’s plan is to make you and I so afraid of giving, and so reluctant to get involved in this system, that we will never enjoy its rewards, because we are afraid of running out.
If you yield to that fear you will never know what God has in store for you the other side of your willingness to co-operate with the Kingdom of God.
Do you realize what you will get if you give yourself to your woman wholly? God determined that the suitable help for a man is a woman, yet you don’t seem to have seen that yet. Maybe you haven’t put enough in to your marriage to really reap her brilliance. you are still keeping your options open. But all the time you believe that you are preserving your own freedom, you are actually limiting yourself and stunting your life.
Whatever you are doing in life, the secret of growth is to engage in it with all your heart. Don’t withhold what you could put in – be passionate and enthusiastic. Your excellence will shine out and open doors for you.
You are crying because she left you, when you know you are a good man. But that is precisely why she left you. If you had wowed her, she would be proud to still be by your side.
You don’t understand why you were fired when you were competent. But your company wanted more than your competence; they wanted your brilliance.
If you are going to sing, sing with passion or you will bore people. If you are going to teach, do it with commitment and genuine love for your students.
When you pray, build yourself up in your faith by praying boldly in other tongues and you will come out of your place of prayer feeling like Rambo!
When I preach I throw my whole self into it. Of course people find my faces amusing, but they are a testimony of my willingness to give it my all and hold nothing back. Anything I can give to get the Word into people’s hearts and minds.
Your life will go to a whole new level if you will adopt the generosity habit. You will release power that you didn’t even know you had.