Does it look like you are missing out on GOD’s blessings? Why are others sharing lots of testimony and you are not? You may be hearing of so many testimonies of GOD’s blessings upon people’s life, but can’t find any in your own life.
It could be very frustrating when you seem not to be experiencing the realities of GOD’s grace, is it that He doesn’t love you or care about you? Far from it, as a matter of fact He loves you more than you can imagine.
If GOD really loves and care about me why I’m I not been blessed then? Hold on! That’s what you are about to find out from this article, and I know that after you finish with this article you will see your heaven open, so that you can begin to enjoy GOD’s blessings. I will be revealing to you why you may not be experiencing the blessings of the grace of GOD, this will help you see clearly the faults and will help you fix them.
There is this miracle money and miracle wealth saga that connotes overnight prosperity going on in churches today. People are asked to pray for miracle bank alert, the people are been prophesied over for miracle cash most at times. This beats my imagination and sometimes makes me wonder what we are up to these days.
In as much as GOD blesses his children financially and otherwise, miracle money or miracle wealth as the case may be is nowhere in GOD’s plan. It is therefore an error to think of such, there is nowhere in the scripture where GOD blessed people by conjuring money from nowhere. There is also no scriptural backing for such. On top of that our GOD is a GOD of principles, just as He desires to bless His children He plans is to bless their labour, the works of their hands Deuteronomy 28:12.
The bible tells us that GOD gives His children the power to make wealth not conjure wealth Deuteronomy 8:18. A GOD who says there is no food for a lazy man cannot bless a person who is idle. So don’t join the band wagon of those praying a lazy man’s prayer that never passes the ceiling.
Do you know that you don’t pray for GOD’s blessings as some people assume? You don’t fast or buy anointing oil for it; you walk into divine blessings by following the laid down principles.
So if you are not being blessed here are the reasons why; see to it that you address them and then you will open the windows of heaven for yourself
1, When you are not productive and refuse to take responsibilities
From the abundance of productivity comes prosperity, there are no two ways about it. Even the bible backs it up by saying that GOD blesses the works of our hands Deuteronomy 28:12. GOD blesses people who take responsibilities towards productivity. When we fail to take responsibilities we hinder GOD’s blessings in our lives, we can’t fold our hands and expect GOD to bless us irrespective of the miracle money saga going on in various churches today, where pastors are praying miracle bank alert over members. GOD doesn’t bless people from tin air, He needs to place His blessings on something and that’s the works of your hands.
Work that adds value to humanity and brings glory to GOD receives unreserved blessing from GOD
To attract GOD’s blessings, you need to use your GOD given potentials and resources for productive and value adding work. Whatsoever you decide to do GOD is committed to cause His blessing to overflow in it, so long that work brings Him glory. GOD will not bless any business that destroys lives and destinies, because such will not bring Him glory. So engage yourself in something that adds value and dignity to the life of others and see GOD move in your own life like never before.
Don’t sit around and say there is no employment, look up to GOD for ideas, look within you also for creativity. GOD gives direction by His Word, go to Him and He will lead you to your purpose where you will break forth into abundance.
2. When you are not giving
GOD’s blessings are not for us alone, as a matter of facts GOD blesses us so that we can become a blessing to others. Psalm 24 reveals the truth to us by telling us that GOD will make our cup run over, that is GOD’s plan is to cause an overflowing blessing in your life so that others will benefit from it. That’s the sole reason for divine blessings, so when greed and selfishness creeps in, then GOD is not there. To be a person positioned for GOD’s blessings don’t be a “me, myself and I” kind of person. Such mindset cannot lead to progress.
If you want more then give more, I often say to people that if they want to enjoy GOD’s blessings then they should be ready to be a blessing to others. You know why? GOD is not going to come down from heaven to bless us, He does it through men and so if you want helpers in life help others.
Giving is the means by which we become a blessing, so choosing to become a blessing is an automatic license to divine open doors because GOD loves a cheerful giver. When we give, we free up spaces in our lives to receive more. You must know that GOD wants you to be distributor of wealth and resource not just a consumer because wealth comes when we are committed to distributing. Therefore the greatest key to overflowing blessings is to decide to be a channel of blessings to others, this is what those who are in the world know and use that we do not know.
3. When you waste and abuse resources, time and opportunities
Another reason that halts divine blessings is waste and abuse, a person who wastes and abuse opportunity is not responsible. Jesus said that He that has, much more will be given to him but he who does not have (is wasteful) even what he has will be taken from him Matthew 25:29. This is one of the reasons why so many people are poor today because of waste and abuse.
All that GOD gives you in this world ranging from wealth, health, potentials, opportunities and every other thing are resources to fulfill your GOD given purpose. So when you waste them GOD is not committed to giving you more, the bible says that he that is faithful in little GOD will give that person more Luke 19:17.
GOD doesn’t like waste, so never waste time, opportunities and resources or your gift. Many a times we waste precious time meant for productivity. Many other times we waste money meant for work on trivial things. With such behaviour one will always lose life transforming moments, this is why GOD’s blessings pass people by.
4. When you are Inconsistent
The bible says that the double minded cannot receive anything from GOD James 1:6-8, you need to make up your mind on something and decide on what to begin to do.
GOD directs but the decision is entirely yours, so you ought to be steady and focus. Choose where you belong through GOD’s direction and follow it.
When we do not know what we are doing, when we run from pillar to post and not consistent we miss GOD’s blessings. Do you know that one of the secrets of success is consistency? Paul said in Philippians 3:13-14 this one thing I do, I discard every other thing and I pour all my energy into this one thing.
Jesus also said, for the singular reason I have come into the world to die in other to give my life as a ransom for many. You see, these are people of one thing, one specific purpose and they focused on it with all they have.
I’m not saying that you can’t do other things, but no jack of all trade gets blessed. I have a friend who wants to do everything, He wants to grab all opportunity he finds but we forget that all opportunities are not for us, just pick the ones in your area of expertise and gift. Then focus your energy and follow them up.
When you begin to pursue everything you will definitely become inconsistent and miss GOD’s blessings, so please focus so that GOD will release His blessings on you.
5. When you are unfaithfulness to GOD
Only the faithful with GOD gets reworded by GOD, This is the simply the truth. The bible emphasized the importance of being faithful more than 50 times in the New Testament alone.
Faithfulness means loyalty to GOD and the commitment to the assignment He has committed into your hands. Serving GOD goes beyond going to church on a Sunday morning or attending bible study.
Serving GOD is beyond your position in church, but rather what you do with your life and the opportunities that GOD brings before you. When GOD sees you, what do you think He will say to you, “well-done” or “go way I know you not”?
Little wonder did Jesus tell us to love The LORD our GOD with all our heart, soul and mind. Because it takes love towards GOD to be faithful to Him, do you love GOD and is your lifestyle showing it? This is what brings the unreserved and overflowing blessings of GOD
6. When you are disobedience
For me there is no greater sin than disobedience; it’s the father and mother of all sin. That’s how I see it, when we are disobedient we can’t receive blessings from GOD. As a matter of fact, GOD is not a magician He blesses us by divine instruction. GOD leads us to our place of profiting but when we fail to obey GOD we begin to move backward instead of forward Jeremiah 7:24.
When you fail to heed to His instruction how can you be blessed? Your blessings are tied to your obedience to GOD’s instruction. Following His leading is the sure way to be fruitful.
HE said to Abraham, leave your family to the place I will show you, there I will establish you. The bible said Abraham obeyed, had he not obeyed he wouldn’t have been blessed.
All of Abraham’s blessings were tied to His obedience to GOD’s instructions, leading and guidance, and that is what faith is, because our faith in GOD is demonstrated by our obedience. For the bible says Abraham believed (had faith) and obeyed GOD and it was accounted to Him as righteousness Hebrews 11:8, Romans 4:22. GOD can’t ask us to go right and we go left, such is rebellious and won’t lead to His blessings.
7. When you are not just taking note of the blessings
So many times we are carried away by the things GOD has not done that we forget to appreciate GOD for the things He is doing and has done. If you sit back to really take a good look at your life and all that surround you, you will see the LORD’s goodness.
It’s so unfortunate that we realize most of GOD’s blessings when we lose them, just as the saying goes that we rarely value what we have until it’s gone. Learn to appreciate what you have because appreciation brings multiplication, but ingratitude brings depreciation. People lose what they ordinarily are not supposed to lose because of their lack of sense of appreciation. How? You may ask, I will tell you.
When you have a sense of appreciation you naturally nurture that blessings into multiplication, but when you do not value that blessings, that blessing withers. Just like plant, your sense of gratitude waters your blessings.
8. When you are impatient and too hasty
Many a time we miss GOD’s blessing because we take things into our hands, we worry and are overcome with fear that we begin to do things in too much haste that we miss GOD’s move. The bible asks us not to be wise on our own, but in all that we do we should acknowledge the LORD and He will direct our path. Don’t feel that the LORD is slow so that you have to take your life in your hands, learn to wait upon the LORD because He knows the best and His timing is the best.
Today patience is a virtue we have lost, but you need to realize that it’s a virtue you cannot do without if you must succeed. No matter the form the world has taken today in the sense that everything is moving fast, we can’t do without patience because it’s a virtue indeed.
Address these things and see yourself breaking forth in abundance of blessing, check your life to see if any of these is playing out. Fix it immediately and see GOD uplift you to great heights, the people who live by these principles are those who GOD put in authority and I pray that GOD will do the same for you in Jesus name.