Don’t just “declare”, work for it.

 I often see many of us hope for miracles, hope for changes for our lives, blessings, etc. but we don’t do anything. It always shocks me so much to hear people say, “I’m waiting, God will provide. “

Honestly, I think it’s really selfish to wait for God to do all the work for us. Some of us hope for jobs, others hope for miracles in their finances. Others hope for miracles for their relationships, and openings in other areas. I am not saying that it is wrong to hope and to have faith that God will act. I mean stop stating that you are receiving without doing anything. God will work miracles, but you must also work. “All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.” (Proverbs 14:23) Work as hard as you hope. Miracles do not happen without actions. Don’t spend more time shouting “I declare, I receive” than working to receive what you expect. Many are using God. Many come only when there is a need or a situation to resolve so that God can do all the work. Be an actor of your existence. God also wants wonderful things for you. And even for the call He has for your destiny, it also takes work from you, He cannot reveal to you your call for your life and then you don’t do anything about this revelation. Act for your life too.

God giving you talents, He equips you, you need work on your part and you need to know how to implement and use the talents that God has placed in you.

I am closing with this little reminder, the Bible says: « Take delight in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart » (Psalm 37:4). To make the Lord one’s delights is to place Him above all things, to seek His presence. To make the Lord your delight is to approach Him with prayer, with respect and confidence, to pour out your heart before Him, to be true to Him, to realize His strength and His power, to remember the wonders He created and what He does in your life. It’s letting Him lead your life with confidence that He wants the best for you. He can’t give you what your heart desires if you don’t make Him come first, if you don’t give Him His place. He knows what your heart desires, He will grant you, you must also be ambitious.

Fill your life as best as you can with constructive things, valuable people, worthwhile experiences, and remember that you have to make efforts, because nothing falls out of the sky. God has already made you good, you have to show it to others and trust God.

Song suggestion: The Great I Am – New Life Worship

4 thoughts on “Don’t just “declare”, work for it.

  1. Psalm 37:4 is a verse we often say. Often times it’s erroneously quoted. The word delight in that passage of scripture has nothing to with us but everything to do with Him.

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  2. This is a wonderful post, sis! So much truth. I love what you said here: “He can’t give you what your heart desires if you don’t make Him come first, if you don’t give Him His place. He knows what your heart desires, He will grant you, you must also be ambitious.”

    Someone once reminded me that the desires in my heart were there for a reason. Our interests, talents and skills are no mistake. If they aren’t flesh-based (all about being seen) – then where did they come from? We were created for a purpose – with a plan. That vision will be different for everyone as our God is limitless. The Bible says every good and perfect gift comes from above. The outcomes we can ‘see’ in our hearts are there to serve the purpose of knowing our Creator better – who and how He made us to be. Our uniqueness is beautiful and a mere reflection of all the facets of an awesome God 🙂

    I believe that learning to rest in God with our faith is balanced with our efforts to achieve what it is that God has placed in our hearts. We often take on that which we were not called to as a result of ‘trying to make things happen.’ Sometimes God simply says BE STILL and rest in Me, knowing that I’ve got this under control. Other times, He calls us to respond with an action. Listening to His direction is the key to success.

    Much love and many blessings to you. God bless you on this wonderful journey. I pray much favor of the Lord for your encouraging ministry. ❤

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    1. Sister, your comment just ministered to me. I loved it when you said « Sometimes God simply says BE STILL and rest in Me, knowing that I’ve got this under control. Other times, He calls us to respond with an action. Listening to His direction is the key to success. » That is absolutely all that I needed so hear at this very moment.
      Thank you very much for the kind words.
      Amen!
      Lots of love and blessings to you. May God bless you and your ministry. Come back anytime, you are very welcome. ❤️

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      1. Bless your heart Neema. I am deeply touched by your reply 🤗

        Sometimes that ‘time of inaction’ can be difficult because we feel like we should be doing SOMETHING. Not always – but certainly often – the enemy of our soul seeks to cause us to act because we will be getting ahead of God. This can cause us to delay or miss a great blessing. When we lack clarity, it’s best to be still and let Him give us the next step to take.

        All my love to you dear sis. You are an awesome blessing to each and every person you encounter. 💕

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