Daily Devotional – 10/28/14 “Stop wishing and work!”

It’s Tuesday and it’s cloudy (where I am) and someone’s soul is just as cloudy as the sky because you’re mixed up over some things that you’re experiencing. You can’t seem to figure out why certain things are happening to you. Why can’t you get well? Why does the death angel seem to know your family well? Why is cancer attached to your family’s genes? Why aren’t you being blessed like others? Why can’t you smile like them? Why can’t you this? Why can’t you that? Well baby I’m going to tell you like this … Stop trying to figure out what you can’t fix, stop asking for stuff you don’t want to work for, stop wishing in other folk’s stuff, stop wanting other folk’s blessings and stop day dreaming in other folk’s dreams! You can’t ask for a blessing and then not expect to work for it. That’s like me expecting my check to be direct deposited even though I’ve called in for the last 2 weeks with no time accumulated to cover the time I need to be off. See, I can’t realistically expect God to just freely hand me a blessing without having to work for it when 1 Corinthians 3:9 tells me, “For we are co-workers in God’s service; you are God’s field, God’s building.”

Yes, I know you’re tired of being sick and you want to cry out like Paul did asking God to remove your thorn from your flesh but didn’t you read what the Lord said to him in 2 Corinthians 12:9, “But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” Yea, I know you’re fed up with visiting the cemetery but baby we all have an appointed time of death. I get it, you’re tired of being without, get up and do something about it. Stop wishing and crying over what others have because it might not be all what they make it seem to be. The enemy can make blessings look just as good. This is why you have to be careful of the person’s blessing you’re wishing for because you might just be wishing for a spirit you can’t handle. Don’t be too quick to wish for my blessing because baby, you might not be able to handle the storm I endured to get the car I got approved for, the same way I might not be able to handle what you had to endure to get the blessing you have. That’s why I’ll rejoice with you for your blessing while rejoicing for mine. Get up out of your pity this morning and stop waiting on something to be dropped in your lap if you haven’t done anything to get anything. You have another opportunity to get the blessing you need and want, if you pray and have faith but the bible says in James 2:26, “For just as the body without the spirit is dead, so also faith without works is dead.” You have to get up and get it! It’s not dependent on someone else work, faith, and blessing; it’s all on you! Stop wishing and work!

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