PROVERBS 18:16 – YOUR GIFT
PART 1, 2 & 3
Thank you for all that you have done for us, for always protecting us from harm, blessing us, comforting us, guiding us, teaching us, loving us, forgiving us and for closing the doors and removing the people we didn’t need in our lives. You alone are worthy to be praised and adored. We do not know what the future holds for us but we are certain that in all things we can overcome all that comes our way and you will never leave us nor forsake us. I pray for those who do not feel as though their efforts are enough, are unsure about their calling, want to give up on life and feel alone in their ways to persevere. Father please meet them in their time of need and encourage them to keep on going, their efforts will not be in vain and will be rightfully rewarded.
The word says in Proverbs 18:16 ‘A man’s gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men.’ Discussing this particular scripture brings me so much joy. How amazing and awesome is it to know that each and every one of us have a unique special gift within us to be used for His glory and to help those around us we are called to affect. It is wonderful and I for one can say I am so honoured and blessed to have a special gift within me from The Most High. We are all blessed to be a part of the kingdom to do exploits.
For those who feel like they aren’t capable, not worthy, and useless I pray that God will touch you and this post will be of encouragement too. Because you are none of the above and when we look down on ourselves we are giving the devil a free pass to take us away from our blessings to a dark place. That is not our portion and will never happen, proclaim good things into your life and embrace what you receive and how you grow in the kingdom. There is no better place to be than in the kingdom of God so tell the devil no and pursue greatness.
The word says in Psalm 139: 14 ‘I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.’
This scripture is one of my favourites for various reasons I plan to share and break down with you all using various examples and others scriptures.
WHO ARE YOU?
SINACH – CHOSEN GENERATION LYRICS IS AS FOLLOWS-
We are a chosen generation
Called forth to show His excellence
All I require for life, God has given me
And I know who I am
I know who God says I am
What He says I am
Where He says I’m at
I know who I am
I’m walking in power,
I’m walking miracles
I live a life of favour,
Cause I know who I am
KNOW WHO YOU ARE AND YOU WILL NEVER BE SHAKEN!
Firstly it is good to know who you are as a child of The Most High, it is who you are that will set you above the ordinary into the extraordinary. It is who you are that will speak for you, it is who you are that cause you to do exploits, it is who you are that obtains favour, it is who you are that will cause you to excel and not fail. We are more than we think we are but we are who God says we are. Superior to how others label you, He has the final say.
God is with us regardless, never doubt who you are or where you are from you are special, unique and built with a purpose. When you live your life with Him in control you experience great things and He brings comfort and always steers you in the right direction. He is closer than you think He is, He is never far from you.
UNIQUE IN ALL YOUR WAYS
CHILD OF THE MOST HIGH
THE WAY YOU ARE- IS FOR A SPECIAL PLAN, IT IS NOT A MISTAKE-
You are designed to be known for the special gift within you, so pray for God to reveal to you what your gift is if you are unsure. He has put a gift in every person, there is no way you can’t and won’t shine with what you have within you.
Are you happy with how you are?
Are there things you would like to change?
Are you bold and confident?
Are your thoughts more negative or positive?
If there are things you do not like about yourself, pray over them, because He made us the way we are for a reason, a special reason at that and not as a punishment, and if it is pressure from outsiders and or even friends learn to embrace who you are don’t live to make others happy. Most of them are not even happy and want to bring you down to their low level, always remember there is more to what is seen face value. There are always deep underlying issues that many don’t want you to see.
‘Fearfully and wonderfully made:’ linking to the fear of the Lord, it is important we love, respect and honour our creator and give Him all the glory not part time but full time. He has done so much for us, we never lack, we never beg and we are fulfilled in His presence, we cannot even begin to repay all that He has done, but we can be thankful for the life and body He has blessed us with even though insecurities do get the better of us at times. He not only created you and I and everything around us but knew fully well what our needs and wants will be He knows every single thing about us. From our likes to dislikes, the number of hairs on our head Luke 12:7 ‘But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.’
Sadly there are some who don’t know what it really means to be so special and great, worthy and unique and so it is these negative thoughts that can hinder people from worshipping the Lord in spirit and in truth John 4:24 ‘God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.’ Also the people you walk with can also effect that too, be sure you are walking in Godly counsel with the right people and not just anyone because you think they are your friend when really they aren’t. They should help you grow but should never take The Most High’s place in your life. He should always be number one and never put second.
He loves and cares for us so much more than we could ever imagine, we are His and we are loved. Ephesians 2:10 ‘For we are his workmanship, created in Christ unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.’
PART 2 TO FOLLOW…