I want you to remember that no matter where you go or what you do, without the anointing of God on your life--that is, divine empowerment which enables you to accomplish God’s purposes on earth by His Spirit--you cannot fulfill your assignment. Whatever you're commissioned to do here on this earth, you need God in order to complete the task. You see, it is not of ourselves that we can do anything; rather, it is the grace and power of God working through us that ultimately enables us to be effective.
Always remember that.
I can't stress this enough, because the world's system teaches us that if we just perfect our skills and be persistent, then everything will be OK. But that's not what the word of God teaches us. The Bible says, "Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine, no more can ye, except ye abide in me" (John 15:4 KJV)
Just as I shared in a previous post, God is our sustenance. He is our life-sustaining source. That's why we have to remind ourselves of how much we need Him and His anointing. We have to know that true greatness does not exist apart from God. I know I've been harping on this a lot, but it's been very heavy on me lately, particularly because we are so inundated with the secular model of success.
And if you're not careful, you'll adopt it and this will cause a restlessness and anxiousness in you. You'll find yourself feeling like things aren't happening fast enough for you. As a result, you'll begin trying to MAKE things happen. That's when the real trouble begins.
See, we can't afford to allow ourselves to get all lifted up and begin thinking that we, of our own doing, can bring about the positive changes we seek in our lives. God must be the impetus, the catalyst, and the originator of change in us.
Of course we can of our own volition pursue life goals without the Lord. But that's not advisable; just because we can, doesn't mean we should-- not if we expect to live a life of genuine freedom, true happiness and authentic satisfaction. Those things are born out of a real commitment to and communion with the Father.
Be ever mindful that it is God who calls, equips and anoints us for ministry. It is Him and only Him.
I'm almost finished, but I'm reminded of the biblical story of Saul and David. Do you remember what happened once Saul was disobedient to the command of God? The Lord rejected him and the Spirit of the Lord departed from Saul. Then God instructed the Prophet Samuel to anoint David in Saul's stead. (See 1 Samuel 16) *To read the full account of Saul's offense against God, please see 1 Samuel 15.
I don't ever want God to take His anointing away from me!
Listen. Whenever we exalt our agenda above God's and begin pursuing our own interests, we jeopardize our destiny. We disrupt God's plan. We get in the way. Don't make that mistake. Just seek the Lord. The more you seek Him, the closer you'll get to Him. The closer you get to Him, the more sensitive you'll be to His voice. And the more sensitive you become to His voice, the more you'll walk in accordance with His will and precepts.
I admonish you today to make yourself available to God, so that He can anoint you even the more to carry out His purpose and plan in your life.
As always, thanks for reading, and until next time... may you be empowered to prosper!