By Pastor Andrew Bawa
“If you fully obey the Lord your God and carefully keep all his commands that I am giving you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations of the world." - Deuteronomy 28:1
Bible Reading: 1 Samuel 2:8, 3 John 1:2, Jeremiah 29:11, Proverbs 22:29, 2 Peter 1, Hebrew 6:11, James 1:17, Mark 4:23
Starting a task isn't as important as actually finishing it. Even if you face challenges on the way, you must muster the strength and courage to keep going. Like John Maxwell said, "even when you fail, you should fail forward"
God's plan for you is not to be beneath but to be above only. As a child of God, you should always experience elevation. That is God's purpose for you: to exceed expectations and finish the work for which he created you.
Nevertheless, you must commit yourself to three specific requirements from God. You must be diligent, focused and obedient to God.
Diligence: To get to the top, you must be very diligent with your tasks. When you find your purpose and calling, pursue it persistently and patiently.
Focus: The key to your elevation is more than working hard, you must remain focused. When you are focused; you will not be easily distracted, discouraged or delayed.
Obedience: There is a blessing in being obedient. Being blessed means you are elevated and taken to a higher level. God cherishes those who obey him swiftly.
Remember it is not the color but the content of the balloon that determines how high it goes. Your content determines the extent of your elevation. What you do and how you do it determines your elevation.