There is a big difference gaining the prize of this world and receiving the promises of God. This world promotes the message, “Get More and Bigger Title” because this taps into the prideful part of man that wants recognition and things.
Now there is nothing wrong with achieving in life, but it has to be in the right context:
Mat 6:33 But first be concerned about God’s kingdom and his righteousness, and all of these things will be provided for you as well.
God has promised us success in this world if we do the right things, as well as the promised prize in the life to come. However the devil has deceived people into believing the only thing that matters is what you achieve through your own efforts now.
If you look out into the world you can see many gifted and talented people that were given those gifts and talents to glorify God, but instead they are using them to glorify themselves in the eyes of the world to get paid.
They are the world’s best friends as they are the flavor of the moment, however the world is very unforgiving once their time is up.
They are choosing a foster parent instead of their true family!
Mat 16:26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
With God you know where you stand and so you have the ability to choose to be with him based on the love he pures out on you. However with the world, you do not know where you stand because it deceived you into believing you are something you are not and you have something you really do not own!
Pro 16:19 Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud.
Psa_127:1 A Song of degrees for Solomon. Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.
We have been saved by grace through faith, which is a gift from God, this now allows us to have a true hope for the future and hope is the power to keep people going. This world says, if you are not the best of the best, you have no hope of true freedom.
The enemy is very good at getting people to trade the truth of God for a lie:
Rom 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
Rom 1:23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
Rom 1:24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:
Rom 1:25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
So what are you willing to accept today?
Even in the church the enemy, if we are not carful, can get us running after religious pride and limiting our true potential in Christ. We have to be constantly examining ourselves, working out our own salvation with fear and trembling. We need to allow the Holy Spirit to truly direct our lives and like Paul, fight a good fight, finish the race and keep the faith!
Parallel Business Principles
We live in a world that in the main, promotes the message of trading your time for someone else’s money. It understands if the majority of people are doing that, then there will only be a limited amount of people that have true freedom, which means people are easier to control.
True freedom allows the believer to do more for the kingdom; it allows the believer to be less stressed and healthier, thus making the believer more productive.
The enemy has a 3 fold ministry, to kill, steal, and destroy and he is working in ALL aspects of our lives.
In our Reliv businesses we are working towards freedom, in our health, finances and time, so we can be more productive. However many times the enemy gets people to accept GOOD instead of experiencing BEST, this results in a lack of effort in building their business.
So if you are serious this morning, what are you prepared to accept?
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