“Be intentional about being blessed”
Coffee led me to this revelation…… 🙂
I am serious. Let me explain.
Someone owed me coffee about two weeks ago. It’s a long story but all you
need to know is someone owed me coffee.
A day passes, two days pass, a week then two weeks and still nothing.
I hadn’t collected the free coffee! (that’s insane right??)
In fact I was reminded to collect the free coffee last week but I forgot to!! (unacceptable for sure!!)
I was then reminded yesterday and I was what the heck???!!!
It’s a free coffee! One would think I hated coffee but that’s not true.
I love coffee.
Let me rephrase that,
I loveeeeeeee coffee!!!!
It was at that moment when a thought came to me,
“Be intentional about being blessed”
I was supposed to get a free coffee but I let busyness get in the way.
I thought it was a good excuse but it’s not.
To get the coffee I had to be intentional.
There were things I had to do to receive the coffee……!
In this case I had to simply go and remind a friend to buy me the coffee but I didn’t.
I started thinking if there were other areas of my life I was doing the
exact same thing!
God wants me to have so much but if I let busyness and other excuses to get in the
way then I am the one who loses out.
Being intentional looks different for every person.
It could be declaring what God spoke over you
It could be obeying Him in that thing that He told you
It could be trusting God for something
It could be spending more time with Him
It could be waiting on Him
It could be reading more of the His word.
Remember, blessings are not just material things. They are also spiritual.
Blessings could be a new level of influence, a new gift, dominion and so on.
Whatever it is, be intentional.
God has so much in store for you but you need to desire it,
you need to get hungry, pursue Him with all that you have,
speak, declare, prophesy, but don’t just sit there doing nothing.
Open your mouth, lift up your hands, move your feet, whatever He is telling
you to do, DO!
Elisha was very intentional about being blessed. He followed Elijah everywhere.
He had to be separated from Elijah by a chariot and horses of fire (2 kings 2)
The blind man who was begging near Jericho was intentional about being blessed.
Let’s read his story,
“As He came near to Jericho, it occurred that a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging.
And hearing a crowd going by, he asked what it meant.
They told him, Jesus of Nazareth is passing by.
And he shouted, saying, Jesus, Son of David, take pity and have mercy on me!
But those who were in front reproved him, telling him to keep quiet;
yet he screamed and shrieked so much the more, Son of David, take pity and
have mercy on me!”
The blind man wasn’t silent as Jesus passed by. The Amplified says he screamed and shrieked
so much the more!!! I hope and pray you understand the message I am trying to get across.
Being intentional is going to be different for each and every one of us.
God will show you what you need to do.
But before anything else, be intentional about getting to know Him.
That must be the most important goal and desire in your life.
If that’s not your main desire then the other stuff is pointless, it has no meaning.
It’s better you forget everything I have said in this post.
God will bless someone who loves Him and wants to be used by Him.
He will bless someone whose desire for Him far outweighs the desire for stuff.
He will not bless a selfish person.
He will not bless someone who is looking out for himself.
It’s the people who love Him with all of their heart, soul and mind
that make a real impact in this world!
Let’s be more intentional about being blessed!
Blessings to you friends!