Super Bowl LIV. Imagine your dream is to win the Super Bowl and surely you would have to pray a lot for that. But God won’t magically give you a Champions ring. So it’s pretty clear that if you sit on your buttocks all day it WON’T HAPPEN.
To win the Super Bowl you need strength and conditioning (that is on you), you need discipline (that’s also on you), you need to be coachable (oh wait that is also on you), be perseverant, a good team player, be in good spirit, trust your game among many, many other factors that ALL FALL ON YOU before you can even be picked up to play on a team.
Put this in perspective and ask yourself: “What is that I am waiting on God to do and what NEEDS to be READY so God can bless me?
“All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.” Proverbs 14:23
“Sow your seed in the morning, and at evening let your hands not be idle, for you do not know which will succeed, whether this or that, or whether both will do equally well.” Ecclesiastes 11:6
Remember, God is not a magician. He is not in the entertainment business, He is in the education business. And he is going to bless you through people. You don’t know which one of them are being obedient. (Remember Ecclesiastes 11:6)
So really, how can you help God bless you? What can YOU do now that would bring this need, this goal, this dream of yours closer to reality? How can you help God help you?
Next week, let’s talk about blessings.