Inspiration Through Tribulation
As people going through life, we experience many different things, some positive and some negative, how we respond to these situations determines the quality of our lives.
We have mountain top experiences where we are enjoying the fruits of our labour and we have wilderness experiences where we are going through the process of development, so we can get to the mountaintop.
The wilderness is not easy but it is necessary because in the wilderness is where you develop character, in the wilderness is where integrity is forged and patience is developed. All of the things needed for success are established in the wilderness.
The wilderness is also the place where things are striped away and refining happens.
When we look at the children of Israel who God delivered out of Egypt, they were in the wilderness for 40 years on a journey that should have only taken 7 days, why? Because the nation needed to be refined and developed so they were worthy to enter into the Promised Land. They where a nation of complainers and murmurers, so God had to remove a whole generation before they were ready:
“And the Lord heard your words and was angered, and he swore, ‘Not one of these men of this evil generation shall see the good land that I swore to give to your fathers, except Caleb the son of Jephunneh. He shall see it, and to him and to his children I will give the land on which he has trodden, because he has wholly followed the Lord! ’ Even with me the Lord was angry on your account and said, ‘You also shall not go in there. Joshua the son of Nun, who stands before you, he shall enter. Encourage him, for he shall cause Israel to inherit it
Our negative mindset will stop us from receiving our inheritance or walking into our destiny.
God's perfect will is that every single human being become son's and daughter's of God, however his permissive will allows us to make our own choices:
John 1: 11-13
He came unto his own, and they that were his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he the right to become children of God, even to them that believe on his name: who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God
For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that the Son a might be the firstborn among many brothers. And those whom he predestined, he also called; and those whom he called, he also justified; and those whom he justified he also glorified.
We can look at this life on earth as the wilderness experience that is preparing us for eternal life with God. In the same way the people of Israel in Egypt had a choice to put the blood of the lamb on their doorposts so the death angel would passover them, is the same way people have the choice today to place the blood of Jesus over their lives.
However it does not stop there, the same way the children of Israel after going through the Passover started their journey to the promised land going through the wilderness, this is the same way we as Christians began our journey as freed born again believers, reconnected back to our creator and source of life. Even though our destiny is to live forever with Christ, we are not there yet.
We have a choice whether to murmur and complain and die in the wilderness or to trust God and live and walk into our destiny inheriting eternal life.
God had to prepare the nation because he knew the battles that they would have to fight later on and this is exactly why God is preparing each and everyone of us. Everyone goes through different experiences because everyone's journey experience is different.
However if you trust in God, you will believe what he said through Paul in
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
So many people unfortunately are like Essau the brother of Jacob, who sold his birthright for a bowl of soup! People let the deceptions of the enemy and the false promises of this world system cloud their vision and they make wrong choices.
The Kingdom of Heaven is for everyone but unfortunately, not everyone will make it.
In building a Network Marketing business, you are going to have ups and downs and how you deal with this is going to determine whether or not you will be successful or you will fail.
The process of building your business can be classed as a wilderness experience because you are learning new things, stretching yourself outside of your comfort zones and having battles which sometimes leaves scars. However, during this process in your Reliv business you are being refined and prepared for your next stage in your life, which is to be able to impact many lives in their health, finances and time.
Through this process, sometimes your are going to feel like giving up, you are going to feel like you are not good nothing. The inner voices will even try to tell you, that this type of business is not for your personality type. The lies of the enemy will, Kill, Steal and Destroy your future Reliv success if you listen to him.
If you do not take action and apply what you are being taught, then you are destroying your own future with Reliv.
If you are a murmurer and a complainer, you will not survive the wilderness experience and God will raise up a generation beneath you to take your place. There have being many people who have stopped building their Reliv businesses for what ever reason and either the people in their downline or somebody they knew who they could have spoken to, had joined the business and become very successful.
Are you going to be like the 10 spices who Moses sent out to spy out the land and came back with a negative report, or are you going to be like Joshua and Caleb who came back confident in the God that they serve, which caused them to make it in?
That is your choice.
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