God Can Prosper You Even In The Midst Of Your Enemies.
But the children of Belial said, How shall this man save us? And they despised him, and brought him no presents. But he held his peace. (Taken from I Samuel of KJV of Bible.)
Not everyone is going to be happy about your success. It is senseless to believe that everyone will stand with you when God honors you. Actually, some will openly oppose you, even when you have been elevated by the Hand of God. It is essential that believers remember this, especially those who God has chosen to be in positions of leadership. This will keep them from becoming bitter at those who despise their promotions.
When Saul was promoted as king, the children of Belial despised him and questioned his ability to save them. In open rebellion, they refused to bring Saul presents. Even though God allowed Saul to serve in this position, the children of Belial failed to recognize his authority. Saul, in wisdom, held his peace. Since God had promoted him, he did not need to fight against his subjects. That would be taken care of in due season.
Never let jealousy and envy of others stop you from enjoying the successes afforded to you by God. If God blessed you with success, He meant for you to enjoy it freely.
THOUGHT TO PONDER: Never let another man’s jealousy or envy stop you from enjoying your blessings.
Excerpt taken from Nuggets of Faith
I am an advocate for hard work; however, there are times when God shows up on the scene and provides favor for His children. He doesn’t give it to us because we’re intelligent, attractive, adorable or deserving. God just decides to bestow favor upon us because He is God.
The thing I like about favor is a person can be going about his daily affairs, and favor will come upon him and overtake him. Unexpectedly, he may be connected to a contact who will expand his business. Out of the blue, he may meet the person of his dreams. In an instant, he may obtain an idea that will change his life forever. In passing, someone may give him something he wanted, free of charge. Without notice, that person he has been praying for changes his life. Within minutes, a heavy burden is lifted. With favor, the list is endless.
Favor can come in small packages, or it can come in large ones. Yet, it cannot be controlled. A person can’t buy it, nor can he manipulate God to shower it upon him. The only thing he can do in regards to favor is see it as a gift. As it is with any gift, a person must receive it willingly. He doesn’t have to repay the Gift Giver, and there are no stipulations included. A “thank-you” would be appreciated, but that is not even required.
If you haven’t done so yet, make it a practice to expect favor in your life. Live your life to the fullest and work diligently, but keep a space opened for God to step in and drench you with favor. He may channel it through a stranger, family member or friend, or it may come through a miraculous source. Regardless the vehicle, it’s always timely and perfect. So keep your eyes opened and your neck stretched out in expectancy. Favor may come knocking on your door, “just because.”