Are you building out of fear or faith?

Don’t choose a goal based on how attractive the outcome is, choose a goal based on how willing you are to endure the process required to achieve it Are you building out of fear or faith?. Don’t abort your promise out of impatience As you step, He’ll stretch.

And Mordecai told them to answer Esther, Do not think in your heart that you will escape in the kings palace any more than all the Jews.

For if you remain completely silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this ?.

Go gather all the Jews who are present in Shushan and fast for me, neither eat nor drink for three days, night or day. My maids and I will fast wise. And so I will go to the king which is against the law, and if I perish I perish.

Esther 4:13,14,16.
We serve a God who sees, respects and rewards great faith. The above scripture portion tells us of the faith confession of Esther, an orphan turned queen for a purpose by God, to protect His children. God plans and executes the plan for His purpose, when God plans and executes, the blessing is not for one person, but for all the persons connected with the person. God promoted Esther to be a queen for a reason, so that she could help His children who were being persecuted.

Great faith will always believe, see, hear, speak, attempt and acheive the impossible. When you know God at a deeper level the present life that we live in doesn’t matter to us, we know that even if we die, God will raise us up or we will simply open our eyes in heaven to be with Jesus our Lord and Savior for eternity. Job a man of great faith who lost everything he had, said ” Though He slay me yet will I trust Him ” and he got back double for all his trouble. Jacob in the old covenant knew that if a person sees God face to face he will die, but yet he fought with God saying ” I will not let You go unless You bless me ” and his faith was honoured and rewarded and he was blessed. God turned him from Jacob to Israel ( a family of seventy into a huge nation of Israel ). Esther’s faith confession was ” If I perish I perish “, she went to the extent of laying down her life for God and His children. Great faith will always speak and acheive the impossible, Esther spoke and acheived the impossible for her and her people. Even if you don’t have anything in your hands, pockets and bank accounts, learn to speak the language of faith ( not negative words ) and see God perform a miracle and bringing it to pass in your life.

A blessing is never for a single person, it is always for generations. God blessed Abraham to be the father of many nation’s, it was not for Abraham alone, but it was also for his generations who came after him, from his descendants came the nation of Israel and in the new covenant if anyone is in Christ, then he is a seed of Abraham. David was made king of Israel, it was not only for David alone, but it was also for the Israelites and also for his generations who came after him. God made Esther a queen, He did it with a purpose, it was not only for Esther ( simply put make up and dress like a queen and sit comfortably on a golden sofa beside the king ) but it was also for God’s children who were being persecuted. God knows and sees the end from the beginning, because He is the beginning and the end. God saw the persecution and sufferings of His children, so He brought in a nobody from somewhere and made her a somebody and helped her to close the story of Haman the persecutor permanently. When God does something, He does it permanently, no temporary work always permanent work.

The reason why many of us don’t receive much from God is, because our faith, prayer and vision is only for four people, me and my family ( husband, wife and two kids ). Many of us are taught, trained and tuned to think, we four and no more. The day we are saved and born again our life story changes, the life that we lead and live is not about us anymore, our story closes and Jesus and His kingdom story begins in our lives, that is why Paul wrote it is no longer I who lives, but Christ lives in and through me, Christ the hope of glory in and through us. God can never work with people who think of only me and my family. Gods thoughts and ways are different from ours, He not only thinks of us, but He also thinks of everyone around us, that is why Jesus said, Go into the world ( not home, not colony, not church ) and preach the gospel and make disciples of all the nation’s. Those who know their God will do great exploits for Him. Where ?, not in the home, not in the colony, not in the church, but in the whole world, the far ends of the earth.

Beloved use your God given faith and do great exploits for God and His kingdom on this earth. You are not waiting on God, God is waiting on You.

Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us.

Ephesians 3:20
Heavenly Father thank You for the word, thank You for the plan, purpose and vision that You have in store for each one of us, in our lives. Give us the grace not to always think of us and our family, but to also think of the world around us. Give us the grace to go into the world and preach the gospel and do mighty works for the kingdom and be a blessing to the kingdom and others in Jesus name we ask and pray.
Amen and Amen.
God loves you

Alfred Joseph
Hyderabad Telangana India
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