No excuses! It’s time to execute. There may have been times when you’ve faced headwinds so strong that it crippled your faith? Many of us have faced headwinds and obstacles as we pursue our God Given purpose. However, with God’s Word you can walk out your purpose and fulfill your God-Given Call today.
Pick Up Your Mantle and Walk
“Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk.” (John 5:8)
What gifts have you been sitting on? What excuse(s) have you held so close to your heart that the excuse has now become a part of your identity? The crippled man who was lying at the pool of Bethesda, indeed was lame, however when Christ, the Word in The Flesh, approached the man and asked, “Wilt thou be made whole?” The impotent man gave an excuse — albeit a viable one — nevertheless, it was still an excuse. Imagine this, Jesus Christ, God manifested in the flesh, walking up to the impotent man and asking him the question — “wilt thou be made whole?” For 38 years this man had an infirmity and the one day where he has an encounter with The Life Transforming Word — he has an excuse. How many times have we relied on our excuse(s) and decided not to pursue the Promise — and allow God to transform our lives? For 38 years this man held on to his excuse — until God breathed upon his situation and commanded him to Rise up and walk. It’s time for you too, to rise up and walk in power and purpose.
No Slack. Keep Executing
“He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.” (Proverbs 10:4)
No matter the headwinds or the challenges you may encounter, it’s critical for you to pass the test and focus on God. Keep executing on that which God has birthed in you. Your diligence will produce provision. Your lack of execution will keep you in lack. Your diligence processes will cause you to rise beyond your wildest dreams. When God breathes upon your hand and causes everything that you steward over to prosper, no one will or can deny what God has done and is doing in your life. It is your business to be diligent in all areas of your life. Identify slack and you’ll find lack. God has not given you the spirit fear, but of power, love and a sound mind. Fear will keep you in lack and stunt your Call and Purpose. Keep executing despite what it looks like.
The Gathering Season Is Here
“He that gathereth in summer is a wise son: but he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame.” (Proverbs 10:5)
It’s time to gather. The Harvest season is here. Reap and take territory. Conquer the land that God has commanded you to take for him. What’s your assignment? Harvesting and gathering takes work and with the help of God you will conquer your assigned territory with ease. It takes wisdom to gather. Ask God for the wisdom and insight on how to gather, who to build with and when to reap. God will give you innovative ways to reap the harvest. Ecclesiastes 3:2 states, “… a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;” there’s a time to plant and there’s a time to pluck up. You have sown for many years, and now it’s time to reap what God has Promised.
Surround Yourself With Godly Counsel
“Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.” (Psalms 1:1)
You can’t gather the harvest with everyone. Everyone was not built to gather with you, nor were they built to see the vision that God has given to you. Walking in the Counsel of the Godly requires discipline and discernment. Through prayer God will identify who has His Heart. Ungodly alliances will deter and distract you, ultimately limiting your harvest. Godly Counsel also serves as mature Believers who have produced fruit in the area you’re looking to grow and harvest. When you identify Godly Counsel, they will guide you on a path that leads to a sustainable God-Given success. Ungodly counsel brings fear and instability. Choose your counsel wisely.
Stay Focused. No Distractions
“A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.” (James 1:8)
It’s your decision to be double minded. Choose to seek and submit to God — stay the course and execute like God said. Double Minded Kings are unstable in all of there ways — even in their rulership. Instability brings about inconsistency. When you allow double mindedness to rule your heart your fruit becomes inconsistent. When you’re double minded, you’re unable to hear from God clearly and execute upon His Commands accurately. When you are double minded your heart is torn between two Masters — Jesus Christ, The True and Living God or the false idols of the world. Be not entangled in the idolatry of the past. You choose. You cannot worship both — either you will love one and despise the other, it’s your choice to either hold on to the idols of the past or let go and allow God to order your steps. Who are you choosing to follow? Christ or your flesh.
Build Upon Rock
“He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock.” (Luke 6:48)
When you choose to build with Christ, you’re securing your life and transforming generations to come. When the storms of life vehemently beat upon you, with Christ you’ll be able to withstand and silence the storm. With Christ you will not break. In Him there is safety and security. Choose to build with Christ. Trust His Word — no excuses.
This article was written by Vance Jackson who serves on the leadership team of Word of Life Christian Ministries in Detroit, MI. Vance is a successful businessman, speaker and writer and leads Bible studies on topics ranging from Marriage to Faith, Family, Business, Stewardship, Emotional Healing and Leadership.