To be firmly devoted to a person is no walk in the park. It is hard work, and it takes your time, energy, and pure devotion. Being faithfully married in itself is hard work; constantly appreciating, serving, and uplifting your spouse, whether they appreciate you or not?! Giving your time and energy, whether they see you or not. Being kind to your boss, when he is screaming his lungs out. Being loyal, despite the circumstances is what true faithfulness is all about.
It is doing your part, no matter the outcome. It is being honest, despite the unfair situations. No matter how shady or unfair someone is, I am sticking to my values.
God is FAITHFUL, and if we are to examplify Christ, we too must be faithful. We must extend faithfulness to everyone around us, and offer loyalty to even those who despite-fully use us.
This is the test of your true character! NOT WHEN EVERYTHING IS FINE AND DANDY, BUT UNDER PRESSURE, UNDER UNFAIR SITUATION, this is when your faithfulness is tested.
Psalms 36:5 Your steadfast love, O LORD, extends to the heavens, your faithfulness to the clouds.
Where does your devotion lie? What are you devoted to? Whatever you are devoted to, is that which will fill your barns. If you are putting your time, and energy in marriage, this is where you will reap the results. Job, and hobbies? This is exactly what you are going to get. You cannot get a meal, out of the empty stable. If you are not faithful, how can you expect the results to be fair?
This brings me to another scripture…
LUKE 16:10 If you are faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones. But if you are dishonest in little things, you won’t be honest with greater responsibilities.
Right now you are lacking, and expecting results. If you don’t put in the work, you won’t get the results. God is FAIR, and his principles are FAIR. Fools expect something for nothing, but a wise man will get the results he is seeking for, even if it costs him, everything he owns.
FAITHFULNESS unlocks the blessing in your life. If you put God first, you will get favorable results. You won’t be lacking, you will be prospering, in all areas of your life.
First seek the KINGDOM of God and his RIGHTEOUSNESS, and all things; including FAITHFULNESS, will be added unto you. If you reverence GOD, and include him in all your areas, he is bound to help you get results. Is he not a FAIR JUDGE? This is his PRINCIPLE!
You say one thing, but do another, this is hypocritical in God’s eyes, and he despises Hypocrisy! Nothing unclean shall enter into his Kingdom. You wonder why you are not fully prospering, because you are lacking, you are not faithful with people you do see, let alone GOD!
How can you be faithful with the one you don’t see, when you are unfaithful with the one you do see?
is there HOPE for me?
YES, as long as you are alive, and breathing, there is hope, in fact TODAY is the day! Not tomorrow, or next week, TODAY!
Seeking God, and his RIGHTEOUSNESS will unlock faithfulness in your life, following the principles of God, will give you the opportunity to apply them to your life. Seek him FIRST, before anything. If you are devoted to other things, and not God, and his Kingdom, it shows where your heart lies.
Stay devoted, and follow-up, the Lord is watching you. If you are unfaithful, then perhaps you are not ready for bigger levels, bigger blessings. Be content with what you already have, God will bless you with MORE.
Begin your Journey of Faithfulness today, choose to do better, choose to be devoted, choose to be faithful in all things; not only when things are running smooth, but under pressure too.
ONE DAY, ONE STEP at a time! Once FAITHFULNESS arrives in your life, you will be ready to take care of other things.
FAITHFULNESS Unlocks the door to your FAVOR!
Be faithful in your time with GOD, your daily reading, prayer, his sheep, and MOST importantly BE THANKFUL, no excuses!