In some parts of the world, it is already November. Here in NYC, we are still a few hours away from November; that’s how great our God is. If we don’t see this as one of God’s many wonders, then we won’t be astounded by this. We will never be amazed by Him. We will never be impressed that He alone can do this. Have you ever really looked at Him? Have you ever really contemplated His greatness? Have you ever marveled at His majesty? So long as you focus on yourself, your abilities, your achievements, you’re dead in the water. In all honesty, though, where did October fly to? Seems like October began yesterday and suddenly…
Many of us are forced to think that God has abandoned us when we realize that the year is almost over, and some of the dreams and plans we had planned at the turn of the year have yet to materialize. The problem is, some of us are shortsighted. We fail to see that the daily benefits God loads us with, some people don’t have that. Some folks would be willing to give their all just to have the free air that we are breathing. God’s ever-present supply of blessings towards us is like the water flowing freely from a stream, but we don’t see these blessings when we let the worries and troubles of this world overcome us.
When you worry, your blessings fade away. Anxiety is mainly a proof of lack of faith. Be patient, your blessing is still on the way. If He has promised you something, He will do it. Anxiety delays your testimonies. Deal with any anxiety problem that you might have so that you can be a candidate for God’s blessings. Also, do not put your trust in man, because that’s the easiest way to get disappointed. We are told in Jeremiah 17:5 that “Cursed are those who put their trust in mere humans, who rely on human strength and turn their hearts away from the Lord.” (NLT) I, for one, have put my trust in man before, and trust me, it didn’t end well. Verse 6 of Jeremiah 17 goes on to say that those that put their trust in man end up being like “…stunned shrubs in the desert, with no hope for the future…” Don’t be like the man these two verses warns about; put your trust in God.
How has 2017 been for you? A memorable year? Thank God. A miserable year? Still, thank God. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 tells us that we should “Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.” When you praise God in times of troubles and afflictions, we get God’s attention. God commands that we praise Him because it opens the door of blessings and breakthrough. Remember God saves the best for the last. Let His will be done!
Blazer by my friend, John @johnkross_couture
Shirt _ Michael Kors
Pants _ Calvin Klein
Shoes _ Ted Baker