Topic: Securing Your Future By Appreciation – from Seeds of Destiny Devotional by Dr. Pastor Paul Enenche | Date: Monday, 28 May 2018.
SCRIPTURE: Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls: Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation. Habakkuk 3:17-18.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: If you cannot appreciate God for where He has brought you from, then you can never accelerate to where He is taking you to.
It has been confirmed that the future is never guaranteed for the frustrated. The agreement to be frustrated is the agreement to forfeit destiny. That is, existing and remaining in the realm of frustration aborts one’s future. Destiny does not deliver for the depressed. Life is never fruitful for the ungrateful.
Show me a man who decides to permanently remain frustrated, depressed and ungrateful, and I will show you a man who will forfeit his destiny, future and fruitfulness in life. If you cannot appreciate God for where He has brought you from, then you can never accelerate to where He is taking you to. To secure your future, you must always be grateful to God. Destiny cannot happen for a man who refuses to be happy.
Every attack on your joy by the devil is an attack on your destiny. Every time the devil organizes a situation to make you unhappy, depressed or frustrated, it is an indirect attack on your destiny because he knows that anything that weighs you down slows you down.
So, you must be excited not just because there is a reason to, but because it is the right thing to do; decide to be excited not by feeling but by choice. This is because joy is not a gift but a choice (Philippians 4:4). Decide to choose how to feel.
Remember this: If you cannot appreciate God for where He has brought you from, then you can never accelerate to where He is taking you to.
1. Refuse to live a lifestyle of depression.
2. Be contented with your current situation of life and give thanks to God
PRAYER: O Lord, I refuse to be depressed and frustrated. Help me to be excited always and maintain the spirit of excitement, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: DESTINY CAPSULE (PART 5).
DAILY BIBLE READING: 2 Samuel 13:1 to 39, John 17:1 to 26, Psalm 119:81 to 96, Proverbs 16:6 to 7.
AMAZING FACT: Our eyes are able to process 36,000 pieces of information in a single hour.
TODAY IN HISTORY: 28/05/1961 – Amnesty International, a human rights organization, is founded.
QUOTE: Victims of depression are never candidates of elevation. Culled from 30 SECRETS TO THE TOP by Dr Paul Enenche
Today’s devotional was written by Pastor Paul Enenche of the Dunamis International Gospel Centre (DIGC), headquartered at Abuja, Nigeria, with Pastor Paul and Becky Enenche, as the Senior Pastors. It is a power-packed arena where God’s Presence, Principles and Power are at work for the salvation, healing and restoration of human destinies and dignities