Thursday, January 2, 2014

Worry not!

 "A man's gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men." Sept 2. 2013
                                             (Prov 18:16)

                   In today's economy, it is a sad thing to see Christians struggling in their finances. We had shared last week on the importance of tithing and giving. Today, we are going to take it a step further. In my years in ministry, I have talked to people who have been laid off their jobs. Some have been on unemployment for 2 years and are about to get their last paycheck. The question to ask---What can be done? One answer can be found in the church. The Pastor and elders should step in and help, but sometimes, they are limited. 
                     When your back is against the wall, there is one thing to do and that is to relax! You gain nothing by worrying. In fact, Jesus uses the birds to teach us how to trust him. (Matt 6:26) In the past, when people acted foolishly, we called them a BIRD BRAIN--but birds are smart and they can teach us. Think about it---They don't worry, they are not stressed out and God provides for them! 
               The good news is that God said that we are more valuable than they! So, friend, it does not pay to worry. Worry will hinder your faith and will prevent a breakthrough! So, casting your care upon the Lord is the first step. Second, ask him for wisdom. Ask him to reveal hidden talents or skills within your being. Prov 18:16 indicates the gifts (skills and talents) given to us by God. When you find out your gift and work at it day and night, the word says that it will bring you before great men. 
              The world is seeking for answers and there are people that will pay you to solve problems. The man who invented the roach motel started with just a box and some glue. When he put it on the market, it made millions for him. Wisdom will help solve problems and bless you in the process. Who knows? Maybe the Lord may raise you up to have a business and create jobs! Friends, don't limit God! Learn to trust him and ask him for wisdom! God bless! 

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