Whatever you put your hands to do after you take care of Gods business, God will bless you beyond measure.
God is about to do something for you! But in order to receive what He has for us, we must follow Matthew 6:33.
33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.”
People that live contrary to God’s will are pursuing worldly fame, fortune and fashion. Most of us when we think about fashion we think about clothing. But what is beneath the surface lies the truth that we have to be fashioned as well. Many of us when raising our children, fashion and form them in a certain way. The bible talks about how God forms us and has a greater intent for our lives, but many of us don’t come into the purpose of God because we are on the outside looking in. We come to church, we praise God, and say we love God in our hearts, but go home empty. We don’t look for areas to serve and help the leadership of the church. There is always this expectation that I should come to church to hear a word that I will get a new car and home! Today! Preachers preach about worldly things more than they do about repentance or being in the will of our Heavenly Father. This is dangerous because our desire and appetite grows for our self achievements than it is for the love of Jesus Christ.
I want you to know God does not have a problem with things and stuff, in fact He already knows what we have need of. But He did not design us after the world. Again, people that live contrary to God’s will are pursuing worldly fame, fortune and fashion.
Often times, people want to be noticed by others that do not even matter in their lives. This is a trap of the enemy that he uses to cause many, if we are honest, to hunger after being identified by others as being great. Some spend their whole lives chasing after the applause of men, and go home empty. And it’s not the “empty because I’ve allowed God to use me and have nothing left”. It’s the emptiness that swallows you into a feeling of deep unfulfillment. The bible says to be careful that we don’t see ourselves greater than what we are, but see ourselves great in God. When God makes your name great it is for His glory! And with this comes persecution, but you understand that it’s bigger than you so you stick it through and serve Him. When the world makes your name great, beware, it is a vain thing. Remember, the people that shouted “Hosanna! Hosanna! Hosanna!” at Jesus, they crucified Him a few days later. There is a simple equation I live by:
Fame( A favorable public reputation) + Fortune( A large amount of money or assets) + Fashion = FAILURE
There is nothing that we have on this side that any of us will take with us on the other side.
Until next time time my friend, be blessed.
-Bishop Clarence Langston