There was a season I was offered a business and I felt God was blessing me for the next level of my life. It was a wonderful time to see the advancement of spiritual and physical times in my life. But I remember dreaming hearing The Lord say do you really want this? It will come with a price… I thought beyond the words spoken in the dream and said yes.
See owning a hair salon would be the next step to acquiring my destiny call I thought. However because I felt The Lord was on my side I took this business over and began to sink everything I had into it…
I even stopped paying my tithe in which I had learned faithfulness to tithe as a child. God had shown me how to give and understand the harvest of The Lord spiritually.
As time went by I saw adversity enter, but I thought God is on my side. Things got worse and worse it seemed. It was a inside job with friends i found to be raging war against me not to mention you meet no body but you, emphasizing much change to come in me.
I sat down one night after work and prayed, Lord what is happening? The scriptures came from the voice of The Lord read Malachi 3:8. I said nooo!
Well I went on and read it and said, God I thought you planned this business as my destiny. I thought my efforts would be understood. But will a man rob God forsaking His ways and commandments concerning the tithe I heard. To be conscious of my disobedience was heart wrenching not to mention I had not been in church the year I began this business, so where was my covering? This was a hellish time, I had experienced a nervous breakdown and didn’t even know what was wrong with me… All for the business of self, but where was God?
So I found myself convicted and no way of getting out of this but going back to the blue print God had given.
8 “Will a person rob God? Yet you are robbing me! But you ask, ‘How are we robbing you?’ “By the tithe and the offering. 9 You are cursed under the curse—the entire nation—because you are robbing me!
10 “Bring the entire tithe into the storehouse that there may be food in my house. So put me to the test in this right now,” says the Lord of the Heavenly Armies, “and see if I won’t throw open the windows[a] of heaven for you and pour out on you blessing without measure.
If you find anything compelling in this writing, seek God and find yourself walking his way. God is a jealous God and the walk of Christianity began with Abraham and his Faith in the words God spoke. Believe in God always not in the ways of the world, for the spiritual system of God is unfailing! Yea thou I wait on you Lord I will wait because I know you are true to your word Father and the time I am waiting is producing a necessary fruit in my life which is called patience(Galatians 5:19 to the end). Work and wait on The Lord for He shall honor the words given to His people!
Amen and to God be the Glory for the changes he has made in you and me! Hallelujah!