IF THINGS ARE TIGHT…
Text : Job 34:10
“Therefore hearken unto me, ye men of understanding:
far be it from God, that he should do wickedness;
and from the Almighty, that he should commit iniquity.”
You see, Man /Woman of God…
God does not need to make things tight for you, to get your attention…or to convince you that he wants you to relocate to another city to do Ministry…No! That’s human reasoning.
God will not withdraw his love and grace from you just to make you fail…So that you will finally agree for him to relocate you to somewhere else…or to something else…Who does that?
God doesn’t have any problem beginning a new thing…without killing, or destroying what he has already birthed…No! He’s not a waster of resources…Neither is he a destroyer!
That you’re experiencing hardship in Ministry does not necessarily mean that you’re in the wrong place/city…
Nor does it mean that God is not with you…Or that you’re not called…Or that you’re in some kind of disobedience…No!
Do you remember what Jesus said in Matthew 28:19-20?
“Go ye therefore, and teach all nations…and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”
Know that every thing born…every seed sown…needs time to grow, mature…and begin to give its harvests or fruits…
Faithfulness always delivers “after a long time!”, remember? Not suddenly…or ASAP (as soon as possible)…Read Matthew 25.
Though the fruits, results, profit, expectations, or harvest of your labour tarry…you have been told to wait for it…Because it will surely come…And it will not delay one more day…Yes! (Habakkuk 2:3).
So you don’t need gimmicks !
You don’t need to cut corners!
You don’t need to throw in the towel (quit)!
Just keep putting in your best, doing what is required…the right way, of course!
It is foolishness to give up on the investments you have made…before they deliver profit to you…
Wait patiently for the fruits of your labour…That is if you’re really laboring (or have labored)…And not with your hands on the plow, and your eyes, ears and heart somewhere else! No!
IT’S NOT HARDSHIP…
What you call hardship…the word of God calls it “hardness”, or “afflictions” that are just for a moment…Because a heavy wait of glory will soon hit you and that great work you’ve been putting your best into, so diligently and faithfully…(in spite of the wars within you…the doubts you’ve been battling with…the mockers, etc)! Alleluia!
That’s why 2 Timothy 2:3 says:
“Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.”
Let me say this in closing…
Any Ministry work can succeed anywhere…Because the earth of any city, village or nation (and all the riches loaded in it), is the Lord’s…and will answer to any believer!
Look at Deuteronomy 2:36…
“From Aroer, which is by the brink of the river of Arnon, and from the city that is by the river, even unto Gilead, there was not one city too strong for us: the Lord our God delivered all unto us…”
That’s the power of the dominion mandate every believer is called into!
Anywhere you go, as a Minister of the Gospel…It’s not the place that makes you…It’s the power of the Gospel you preach, that makes the place…and the place begins to give back to you…Yes!
Look at Hebrews 6:7:
“For the earth which drinketh in the rain that cometh oft upon it, and bringeth forth herbs meet for them by whom it is dressed, receiveth blessing from God…”
May you flourish evermore in abundance of grace and the gift of righteousness…in Jesus precious name, I pray! Praise God!