Bread gained by deceit is sweet to a man, But afterward his mouth will be filled with gravel.
We always reap what we sow. Even if the harvest comes later than expected, it’s still coming. So be mindful of the things that you do and say in order to get ahead in life. We all have pitfalls, setbacks, disappointments, and failures; but we can all succeed in life by doing good, living right, and being honest.
We say we trust God, but if that’s the case, why do we worry? If we trust Him, why are we impatient? Why do we attempt to carry the weight and burden of thinking we’re responsible for and equipped to solve and fix every problem that surfaces? We’re the creation yet we don’t look first or even second to our Creator. God told us to turn to, lean on, and remain with Him.
Our lack of trust in Him is because we’re untrustworthy. You can’t give what you do not possess. That is true with and through all things and situations. Faith, hope, discipline, courage, and honor can not be expressed and demonstrated if we don’t have them. It is a daily decision to think, speak, and act in ways that either align us with God, or not. Kingdom principles are achieved through intentionality, not default or coincidence.
As I type these words, I am strongly reminded of these facts. We can fake it with the world, we can lie to ourselves, but there’s no faking and lying to God. There’s no power, presence, or vision that is greater than the wondrous I Am. Kirk Franklin’s song “A God Like You” keeps playing in my mind. Here’s a link to listen for yourself.
Father, thank You for blessing me. There are times when I desire things that maybe I want but I don’t need, and I am grateful that You keep me in line so that I receive only what I need.
Song Credit: Kirk Franklin. A God Like You. 2012. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/UAfkqWBPx5o