Premature Success

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I have met some amazing people on my purposeful walk. Some that have the means to change the face of music, this nation, and even how we think. Unfortunately, they never managed to tap into their calling due to premature success. I can name a few among myself that had God created doors open before our very eyes but shut due to our lack of wisdom. We are caught in the midst of a generation that loves to do it their way but expect God-given blessing in return. Like milk and honey our prosperity would flow if we would only accept the Godly principles so many of us neglect. There are a plethora of principles to follow but I will only mention a few that will line your feet on His willful path. 

Proverbs 18:12 reads, “Haughtiness comes before disaster, but humility before honor.”  One of the keys to opening up your personal blessings from God is humility. The opposite of humility is obviously pride.  Any person operating out of a leadership position can recognize the decomposing smell of pride. It enters before you arrive. It allows that person to understand that you haven’t first received the call of a servant. The grasshopper decided to become the master before his or her time. Pride can become the biggest obstacle for a person destined to greatness. It can hinder and even derail if the person isn’t cautious of its effects in and around his or her life. Pride will cause you to cripple the little God has given you to miss the many in His hands. Pride causes you to be swift, while the humble one wins the race. Pride demands that you be self-absorbed instead of giving God the glory over your triumphs. Remember that God has the power to demote one and raise up another. One must understand promotion comes from God not man. It’s best that we humble ourselves in private so God can reward us in public. 

2 Corinthians 9:7 reads, “Let each one give as he has made up his own mind and purposed in his heart, not reluctantly or sorrowfully or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” Giving with a heart full of thanksgiving to God’s house and His people; will allow God to do for you what you couldn’t do for yourself. What you make happen for someone else God will make happen for you. A closed fist can’t receive. Many followers forget this simple yet essential key to prosperity over their lives. Look at Oprah, Bill Gates, and Tyler Perry just to name a few that understand the principle of giving cheerfully. You’re not blessed with anything to keep to ones-self. Not even your gift was given to just benefit you. Giving faithfully and cheerfully insist that you reap a haughty harvest.

Proverbs 27:17 reads, “Iron sharpens iron; so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.” The final key to releasing the blessing from God’s hands is connections. Who we surround ourselves with and connect with determines our fate. When there is a calling over your life you cannot just hang out with anyone. That anyone can redirect your path according to His will. Humans are creatures of habits and influence. We must learn to discern the right spirits that desires to enter in. Bishop T. D. Jakes gives and excellent example of the roles certain people play in your life. Jakes explains in his best seller ‘”Destiny” Step into Your Purpose‘ there is a difference between confidants, constituents, and comrades. Once you discern these 3 C’s in your midst you must create boundaries in order to continue walking upright in your destiny. The wrong connection can cause you to miss or delay the favor and prosperity over your life. 

Utilizing these simple three keys will position you for a Godly success that no man can cripple. Will you take the necessary steps and embrace the process to unlock the doors ahead? A premature success is equivalent to a premature death to one destined to greatness.

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