The blessing of the Lord makes one rich, And He adds no sorrow with it.
Stealing would have brought on condemnation and opened up a door for the enemy to torment me. This is not God. I’m standing in agreement with heaven for God to release supernatural blessing in my life. Why would I put that in danger for a $60 coat? The devil will always try to get us to settle for a counterfeit blessing. He wants us to come into agreement with him so that we miss what God really wants us to have.
Ephesians 3:20 (NKJV)
20 Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us,
God wants to do more for us than we can even imagine, but we must wait on Him. When Jesus was tempted by the devil in the wilderness, the devil offered Him what God had already promised Him if He would bow down and worship him. Jesus didn’t give in. He knew if He accepted the counterfeit, His entire purpose/destiny would be forfeited. He had to remain blameless. God wants us to be blameless too. We have to resist giving in to compromise before God releases His promise to us.
Psalm 37:7-9 (NKJV)
7 Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him;
Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way,
Because of the man who brings wicked schemes to pass.
8 Cease from anger, and forsake wrath;
Do not fret--it only causes harm.
9 For evildoers shall be cut off;
But those who wait on the Lord,
They shall inherit the earth.
It always looks as though the wrong doers are prospering, but it will only cause them harm in the end. God has a great inheritance for those who wait on Him! God will supply all of our needs according to His riches in glory and we will not be in want when we put our trust in Him. Don’t let something small keep you from receiving the great reward that God has intended.
Father we thank You for the inheritance that You are about to release to us. We wait on every promise and resist the temptation to settle for the counterfeit. Forgive us for times that we have fallen short and compromised in order to receive gain. We thank You for Your mercy that allows us to repent and start new. We wait on You and trust You that You are more than able to do all that Your word says and more. Grow us in faith and endurance as we continue to press towards the mark of the high calling in Jesus Christ. We believe Your Word and expect Your blessing. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen!