I must admit, I was rebellious, sloppy and tardy with no substance or control just like you. It took me twelve (12) years to realize I was absolutely living a lie.
My image suggested greatness but my livelihood suggested mediocracy. Kudos to you, you are not alone in this catepillar mess. You are not the only one who cheated God, cheated systems, cheated purposes, cheated images, talents, gifts and people. Lets face it, we are not the only ones who have lied.
Now that we have gotten acquainted with our similarities, let me begin my topic, Tithing Your Purpose. What is your Purpose?
look at you bouncing those weary thoughts in your head, pondering, do I have a purpose, why haven’t I ever thought of that before? Don’t worry, we all got that one blonde moment in our lives that beats us in the race. We all have a purpose, and many times our purposes have not been recognized or fulfilled because of some wrongful habitual acts that surround our lives. REMEMBER, where you are now, isn’t where you are purposed to be. What you have done, doesn’t dictates your future. Your reaction to life’s discoveries, whether good or bad, is what dictates your path. CHOICE is our number one medium. Though God have fore-known and predestined us, he also granted us, FREE-WILL. For this reason, our paths are curved and derailed by the choices we make. Also remember it is not by our works we are saved, but it is by his un-meritted favour. The only thing that was given to us freely is life and love, what falls thereafter, we must work or pay some sort of price for it. Though Heaven was created by God and God loves us all, Heaven isn’t free. Heaven requires hard work, dedication, patience, trust, believe, faith, perseverance and true righteousness to gain permittance. Heaven isn’t free, not all would be able to afford the price for Heaven, like-wise, many cannot afford the price for hell. I mean i would prefer to make the sacrifice and sweat for Heaven’s permittance, wouldn’t you?
Heaven isn’t sloppy, it’s not tardy, disoriented, disorganized, filthy and it’s surely not cheap. Like the Our Father prayer stated, “So it is in Heaven, so shall it be on earth.” Our lives should only reflect that which Heaven reflects. We should never get complacent in stagnation, slums, sloppiness, tardiness, filth, perversion and an unworthy, inconsistent life. Our aim should always be based off Heavenly requirements.
So you claimed you got fired hence you are unable to repay your loans from the bank. I understand, I’ve been indebted too. I’ve said, ” To hell with paying back any loans.”
You want to know what God said to me? He said, “Phoebe, what thief you have become, what sloppy, unrighteous life you live. You are a lier.” I was astonished, when I heard that voice, I was so ashamed. I looked around wondering who else heard because it was so clear, that whisper was so loud. I knew it wasn’t my son who said that because he bearly even speaks English, he speaks part Minioneeze and part English. Then as i tried to figure out where that voice came from, again I heard, “Even me you have robbed.”
I got so nervous, I could barely think. Then instantly my brain was opted in and memories flashed before me. One by one, right before my face, I saw my lies. My tithes I have not paid, my debts I have neglected. Those images showed me how filthy my mind, my actions and my life were. Then God didn’ t stopped there, he said, ” Yourself you even robbed me of, where is thy offering, why have you given to me the least of you, yet you claimed you love me?”
Oh God, I have never cried so passionately before seeing all my sins before me. I felt my breath was leaving me, I could hardly control my brokenness. The last thing I would want to do is to give my least self to God who is Almighty. With this revelation, I have been inspired to take back my life, pay my debts, pay my tithes and offer myself entirely to the works of God, to the building up of his Kingdom, to the development of my Faith.
It is such an amazing process that I have been experiencing and I pray you do the same and experience God’s amazing works. I am inlove and just trusting to see the working of God’s hands in my life. Though it is not ironed out entirely as yet in terms of giving myself completely to God’s ministries, discipleship, evangelism, leadership and knowledge, I am in the process and God is directing and rearranging my time management. I will not rush because God is not of haste, I will not say I am perfect because I am still at the Potter’s house. Take back your life, start paying your tithes, repay your debts, stop being late for your engagements, stop being inconsistent with everything you do, stop speaking strong and walking weak, stop procrastinating, stop fearing the end results of things you’ve never experienced before, stop limiting yourselves, stop giving yourselves over to idols and withholding yourselves from God and stop believing the worst and start believing the BEST.
What I’ve discovered over the years is that my life reflected the way I pay my tithes. Just as I was inconsistent, tardy and cheated with my tithes, my life surrounded those very habitual negatives. I couldn’t really see how my money was spent, I didn’t have a budget, I had no control of my earnings, I was living with a slummy mind.
But may I tell you, the moment I dedicated myself to tithing and repaying my loans, I became in control, consistent, I had peace of mind, I saw how every penny was spent for a good cause, I felt extremely secured in my life and i gained power over my surrounding. Robbing God is like robbing yourself of your own life. It is not wise to do such an act.
So are you unsure as to how much is tithing? Only one-tenth, that’s all, nothing more nothing less. For example if you earn $1,000, your tithes would be $100.
Proverbs 3:9-10 stated, “Honour the Lord with thy substance and with the first fruits of all thine increase, so shall thy barns be filled with plenty and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.”
I must say, I am a true witness to this scripture. Ever since i started being passionate about tithing, I gain increase, I am more focused, consistent, disciplined and my money is spent well in accordance with my priorities, none wasted, I even am able to save. To this very day, I cannot phatom how is it I am able to save now but all I could say is, who could it be but God. Only God understands the complete design and creativity of his Supernatural ordinances. Like Malachi 3: 8- 12 stated, ” Will a man rob God? yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings. Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation. Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of Hosts. If I will not open you the windows of Heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it. And I will rebuke the devour for your sakes and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground, neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, Saith the Lord of Hosts. And all nations shall call you blessed: for ye shall be a delightsome land, saith the Lord of Hosts.”
Remember, Heaven isn’t free, you must fight the good fight, be deliberate about tithing until it becomes apart of you. Tithe your purpose and curse not yourselves and your loved ones by robbing God.
Be awaken from stagnation and tithe into Heaven.
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