EveryDay People 365 

  January 2014-Issue I

Words of Inspiration 


Give HIM something to Bless

Are you expecting something? Have you been waiting on God to work in your life?  Have you been waiting on God to answer a prayer?  We probably all are.

You’ve asked and are waiting, but what are you doing in the interim (the meantime, the intervening time)?  Sometimes we pray, have faith, and just wait.  Haven’t you heard or read the scripture that says, Faith without works is dead? (James 2:14-26)

After the prayer, as you wait, you have to put in work! 

Are you asking God to bless a business?

            Have you:

  1. Created a business plan
  2. Researched the needs of the business
  3. Researched if there is a need for the business
  4. Started to connect with a person/people who can mentor you
  5. Created business cards
  6. Created a website
  7. Attended any networking events

Are you asking for debt to be removed?

            Have you:

  1. Pulled your credit report
  2. Eliminated unnecessary debt
  3. Created a budget
  4. Reviewed your debt to income ratio
  5. Tried tithing

Find out what the steps are to reach your goals.  The initial steps, are the steps to get you to where you need to be.  How can you start that business, without a plan?  How can you network, if all you’re doing is being a couch potato watching and/or binge-watching Power or the latest Netflix original series?  How can you pay off debt when you haven’t looked at your finances, have you contacted creditors, created a budget and/or plan to eliminate debt.   

How can God bless something when you haven’t given Him anything to bless?

I found this great quote:

Often times the greatest obstacle to our breakthrough is failure to give God something to bless.  God is looking for empty vessels to fill.  Get full to get empty.  Pastor Alton Trimble

Take one step toward God and He will take two.  (James 4:8)

As you work and wait, don’t get frustrated, it’s a process.  God must continue to prepare you, as you put forth the effort to reach dreams and goals, but He must also prepare those around you who have a role in making it happen!

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding.  (Proverbs 3:5)    9/2018