By Pastor Andrew Bawa
"The Lord will open to you His good treasure, the heavens, to give the rain to your land in its season, and to bless all the work of your hand. You shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow. And the Lord will make you the head and not the tail; you shall be above only, and not be beneath, if you heed the commandments of the Lord your God, which I command you today, and are careful to observe them." Deuteronomy 28: 12-13 (NKJV).
Bible Reading: Deuteronomy 26: 18-19, Deuteronomy 28: 3-12, Proverbs 22: 29, Proverbs 10: 4, Proverbs 6: 6-11, Psalms 1: 1-3, John 5: 17, 2 Thessalonians 3: 10, John 9: 4, Galatians 6: 9.
Life is just like a university. However, in this university, examinations occurs on a daily basis and you cannot go on to the next level unless you pass your examinations. No one warns you before these examinations, you must be ready at any time.
Those who overcome the trials and challenges of this world through Christ will make it to heaven; and this is totally up to you. You must follow certain principles for you to pass the examinations, in this life. To be elevated, you must be principled.
There are seven principles of elevation. They include working, giving, thinking, trusting, waiting, talking and thanksgiving. These are principles that you must follow to be elevated.
Working is very important. You must work if you do not want to be poor. Poverty is an act of becoming. Nobody is born poor but they become poor depending on how they live their life.
Don't just work hard, work smartly. Hard work incubated by smart work and the Holy Ghost is what gets you elevated. God prospers the doers not the sitters. Remember that anything that you did not get by hard work will eventually disappear. Stop wishing and start working.
There are three levels of working: hardworking, tireless working and creative working. A combination of these three gets you where God wants you to be. God wants you to succeed and be elevated. Work hard, tirelessly and creatively at it.