Patience and God’s steady growth produce success
A female believer, have kept herself undefiled up to the time she finished her university education and obtained a degree. In her quest for job, the condition put before her to be employed was to fornicate. As a true child of God, she should know that this kind job is not her type.

If she falls for this temptation, she may or may not get the job. If she is lucky to get the job, she will soon be fired by the time a more admiring female apply for the same position. The female believer should know that this is devil at work and she needs to move forward by looking for Job somewhere else. She needs to approach her quest through prayer for God to direct her.

When you are desperate to accomplish a goal, devil likes to take the advantage of that situation.
The Bible declared-

“Lest Satan should get an advantage of us:
for we are not ignorant of his devices. (2Cor. 2:11)

Many believers who have struggled for years to accomplish a set goal missed it at the very point of achieving their goals; the devil sets a “second best” (unrighteous or illegitimate success) before them. For lack of patience, many believers have fallen for it.

The unrighteous success placed before them by the devil is to replace a genuine one, which God had prepared for them. By the time they realized that the devil had deceived them, he (devil) would have finished his work of robbing them of their genuine success.

Many Israelites were impatient in the wilderness, that was why they kept falling back into sin, defiling themselves, murmuring, committing whoredom and did all profane things to vex the Lord. They fell into diverse temptations and failed to enter the promise land: All because they were not patient enough with God’s steady growth.

Many believers at the full realization of their mistakes turn around to blame God or someone else for their failure.  It is unchristian as seen in many believers today the level of lack of patience they exercised when pursuing an undertaking. Many believers have been distracted by side attractions or have taken a short cut and have failed.

The right attitude to accomplishing a goal is through prayer and fasting, it is a sign of humbling oneself before God. Any success is a miracle and it needs a miraculous turn around; which is achievable mostly through prayer and fasting. Our Lord Jesus Christ confirms this that miracle can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting (Mk. 9:29).

Beware; give no occasion for the devil to tempt you with its enticements. When you pursue an undertaking, at the nearness to accomplishing that goal, you will feel or smell it. You know then that you are nearer to your success than when you started. It is right for believers to be a little patient and wait for God’s perfection.

The Bible admonishes
“Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass” (Ps. 37:7).

To His Kingdom
Lawrence B Abitogun

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Lawrence B. Abitogun, called by the special grace of the Almighty God through our Lord Jesus Christ; by the empowerment of the Holy Ghost, witnessing and preaching the gospel to the world, was born to a Christian parents at Uso, Ondo state, Nigeria. He received his elementary and secondary education in Nigeria from 1959-1971. He obtained a Bachelor degree in Fine Arts and a Master of Science in Industrial Arts at North Texas State University, Denton TX USA in 1979 and 1982 respectively.

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