It surprises me when I hear people saying I have accomplished or I am successful because I work hard for my money. Of all these boasters, how many of them can swear an oath that the foundation of his/her riches and wealth is clean. Truly, some people work harder than others, which is a plus to be ahead of those who are mediocrity or lazy. But can you reason to know that you are one out of thousands of those who work hard and even harder than you and did not make it. It is God’s favor.

We need to learn from Abraham’s obedience to God’s command; he was to leave his country, his family and his father’s house, to a land which he did not know. Our reaction would be to question God why we should leave these three important environments; after all, here are three levels of ever-increasing demands on every man’s life.

God did not just ask him to leave without attaching the seven blessings he would receive. Abraham obeyed; not because of the blessing he has not seen, but he believed that God is able to do what He promised. Our God will not command anything without attaching the benefit of obedience to it. Our reaction today is to look for proofs how scientifically it can be possible. Look at all those who were blessed in the Bible, they have one thing in common; good relationship with God. The best way we can have good relationship with God is through obedience. There is no obedience without good reward.

God gave three commands to Abraham and seven blessings followed. This is evident all over the world today; Christians, Jews, and other religions are claiming to be children of Abraham and they claim to be enjoying his blessing.

The way to your blessing is different from another man’s way. If you walk in another man’s way of blessing you will not be as successful as you if working in line of your blessing. Many are not successful because they are building on the foundation of another man’s destiny. Your good relationship with God will lead you in the right way or the path of your destiny.

Everybody has to walk in his/her own unique way of destiny before being blessed in life. Seek the face of the Lord today for empowerment to walk in the path of your destiny. Do not eye or envy those who are prospering in their own way; but commit your way unto the Lord, and He will bring you to your own place of blessing.

The Bible says

And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the Lord thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth:  And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God (Deut. 28: 1-2).

Obedience is the key to blessing.

By Lawrence Abitogun

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About the Author

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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