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Today, God opened my eyes to see certain things clearer and I would plead that you take some time to read this regardless of what you have always known. This is not different from what you have known but more clearer interpretation.
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That God showed you an end result of a mission you are about to embark on as successful doesn’t mean the success of that mission can’t be frustrated. You can’t handle things carelessly and expect it to boom! Before you plant a seed, you already saw a picture of a tree, that is what the end result of your seed is always supposed to be but when you don’t take care of that seed, fertilize it, water it, dress it and do what you need to do… It’s success will be frustrated.
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Every seed carry their end result inside of them! A seed has it’s success story inside of it but that success can be frustrated and be caused not to manifest when it is not taken care of. In the same way, God may send you on a mission with an assurance of success but if you don’t do the necessary things you need to do, you’ll frustrate it! It’s is not a problem from God but a problem from you.
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The Bible says in Ecclesiastes 9:10 “whatever your hand finds doing, do it well.” God will not do it for you, God will not give you an opportunity and also work it for you. The Bible didn’t say “relax, God works outs your salvation for you”, we rather read “work out your salvation with reverence, for it is God that work in you both to will and to do” – Phillipians 2:12
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Let me explain a little bit further what the quoted verse of the Bible is all about.
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“Work out your salvation with fear and trembling”
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It is your salvation, God has already given you that salvation! He has handed that mission, job, relationship, career and so on over to you! He has done His own part for you and now it’s your time to make good use of it! He has given you a job? Then go to work and do it well! He has given you marriage? Then, do your duty as a partner well! He has given you a mission? Go and do the things well!
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Thinking you would just pray and things work itself is a deceit! Speaking in tongues won’t make it happen as long as your body is idle! The Bible says “What ever your hand finds doing, do it well!” You hand never gave it to you, it only found it!
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The Bible also says we should do things as doing it unto God (Colossians 3:23). That is why we must put excellence into what God has committed to us! Jesus said “go!” and not “walk!” Don’t just “walk”, use ships, airplanes, trains and all possible means to “go” because this is the King’s business and it requires haste (1 Samuel 21:8). You can’t preach the gospel to all nation on foot! Yes, you have to start on foot but if you continue on foot, you may not cover your city in your life time! You must start on foot but use other means to hasten it up! This is “fear and trembling”, that is reverence!
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Use technology and every other means but get it done! This applies to your business and relationships! “I love you” isn’t in confession but it starts with that! However, if you continue with just confessing it, that relationship may die! From confession, start showing it! Buy flowers, take responsibilities, make certain sacrifices and all of that! This means you’re working with reverence! Don’t just sit there and say “its successful, all things works for good!” Your laziness, carelessness or cold attitudes will not work for good of you… It will frustrate that success!
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“…for it is God who works in you, both to will and to do.”
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God doesn’t work out your salvation, it is you who do! The work God has to do has already being executed perfectly! He gave you salvation, He wouldn’t force you to make the best of it! God works IN you, not FOR you! The works He did which continues to resonate planted a desire in you but desire isn’t enough! Desire is the result of what God has done but action is the step you take!
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Again, what God has done produce(d) abilities in you! Abilities can remain dormant if not put to work. Desires and Abilities are product of what God has done but actions are your own steps! So to work means to act based on the desires and abilities God’s salvation has made available inside of you.
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That you want to commit immorality isn’t a result of what God did, that is your fleshy desires. However, something inside of you would be saying “it’s bad of you to do such thing.” That is the result of what God did! Remember I said what God did planted “a desire” in you, it is not “desire” because there are diverse desires!
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When I buy you a car and you want to travel inter-states, you would probably have the desire to drive the car! The desire came as a result of what I had provided! But it is obvious you may not drive the car simply because you have desired to do so! You may say “I don’t want to stress myself on the steering… Let me just look for a cab.” This is what Phillipians 2:12 means. You don’t do anything you wish to do and say “God worked in me to do it”, a better rephrasing of the words would help you understand it well and I will make an attempt.
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“With reverence, make use of the salvation God has given you, putting into actions the desires and abilities you have received of it.”
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The entire Philippians 2:12-17 talks about shinning as lights in the world. You wouldn’t be asked to shine if light hasn’t been made available in you! This knowledge puts off every forms of coldness, laziness and nonchalantness! You don’t sit on your bed and say “since God showed me last year that am harvesting a thousand souls in this city, He knows how to do it His own way.” You’ll end up loosing even the ones you have. When God show you that kind of stuff, He is simply saying “this year, if you work out your salvation with fear and trembling in the field of soul winning, you’ll win as much as a thousand souls.” He isn’t telling you about a magic that will happen, He is informing you the results of “working it out” ahead of time and indirectly He is also telling you what you would miss out if you don’t work it out!
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So, if God has shown you a vision where you had mega success and you still work without reverence (doing all that there is to be done in honor and deep awe of God) or you just got cold and treated it like it isn’t very important, you’ll loose out on that mega success!
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Start working now!
Use that creativity, use every means and make sure that work is get done! The most important thing as that the work got done!
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#GracefulGeorge

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