Is Sincerity Enough?
There are many people Christians out there that are sincere in their faith and yet they are not living the overcoming life, so why is that.
You can believe that Jesus is your Lord and Savior; you can believe that he died for your sins and rose again. You can believe that he is coming back for you and that you are going to be with him for eternity. This is your surety as a believer; however there are still laws and principals that you need to apply in order to overcome certain challenges in this life.
Joh 10:10 The thief comes only to steal, slaughter, and destroy. I have come that they may have life, and have it abundantly.
So if Jesus came to give us the abundant life, then if there are areas of your life where you are not living that abundance of life, then there are some laws and principals that need to be applied to that particular area.
Unfortunately many Christians are too eager to just aspect their lot in life and say statements like “oh well God knows everything” and they use that as a cop out of actually studying God’s word to see what he has actually said about that particular area, so they can apply the laws and principals.
The fact is some of us are too lazy and that laziness causes us to fall short in particular areas of life:
Pro 6:9 How long will you lie down, lazy man?
When will you get up from your sleep?
Pro 6:10 A little sleep, a little slumber,
a little folding of the hands to rest,
Pro 6:11 and your poverty will come on you like a bandit
and your desperation like an armed man.
Laziness will not just affect you financially; it will effect you emotionally, physically, intellectually and socially. These are all the things that make up a holistic life:
3Jn 1:2 Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.
You see it is not enough to just prayer for a situation to change; you also have to be willing to take action. We have the confidence to know that if God be for us who can be against us.
God has given us certain promises and one of them is if we put him first, he will bless the work of our hands. He is also a God of grace and even though we may make mistakes, he is faith and just to bring us back on track.
God knows the thoughts he has towards us, and these thoughts are good not evil, to give us an expected end and even though sometimes our current situation does not seem like the best, he has promised us that all things work together for the good for those who love him and are called according to his purposes. This is why we walk by faith and not by sight.
Remember there are many people in many different religions that are truly sincere in what they belief, however what separates the believers in the Lord Jesus Christ is that we serve the true and living God. So we need to believe his word and apply his word.
We know that he is a healer, a provider, a protector, a councilor, a comforter etc so we need to take that knowledge and couple it with actions to be able to reap the rewards of having access to such a great God.
Parallel Business Principals
There are many people that join business opportunities and are sincere about wanting to change their situations, however because of their lack of action, they do not go beyond a certain point.
God has promised to bless the WORK of their hand not their laziness. It is not enough to say , “God I am a Christian so bless me” because God said in his word:
Gal 6:7 Stop being deceived; God is not to be ridiculed. A person harvests whatever he plants:
This means our actions or lack of action will result in the proportionate harvest. So if our businesses are not where we want it to be, then we have to be honest with ourselves and ask ourselves “What actions are we taking in our businesses on a daily basis to change things?”
Success begins with honesty and continues in action.
If we trust in God and have the right motives coupled with the right action, then why would he not make us successful?
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