WHATEVER YOU WILL NOT ACCEPT AT THE PEAK, DEAL WITH IT NOW
As we worked in the kitchen, this dear father looked at me and said, “Temi, this is the lesson for you, whatever you will not accept at the peak, deal with it now. Ministry is about sacrifice and obedience”.
We are trained how to manage failure and come out of discouragement and many others but rarely do you hear anyone share about how to manage success. And it will be surprising that success has become the pitfall of many lives and destinies.
Sin is easier when wealth is available. You must learn early that you may not know how much of a sinner you can be until you have money. Money is needed to finance adultery.
God warned the nation of Israel sternly about forgetting God when they become blessed. It is so easy to derail when you do not have to look to God to have your needs met.
“..lest—when you have eaten and are full, and have built beautiful houses and dwell in them; and when your herds and your flocks multiply, and your silver and your gold are multiplied, and all that you have is multiplied; when your heart is lifted, and you forget the Lord your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage; who led you through that great and terrible wilderness, in which were fiery serpents and scorpions and thirsty land where there was no water; who brought water for you out of the flinty rock; who fed you in the wilderness with manna, which your fathers did not know, that He might humble you and that He might test you, to do you good in the end— then you say in your heart, ‘My power and the might of my hand have gained me this wealth.’
Deuteronomy 8:12-17 NKJV
Trace the moments:
When you have eaten and you are full.
When your herds and your flocks multiply, and your silver and your gold are multiplied
Do not let abundance steal your heart from God. Many have substituted their love for God with their loyalty to mammon. Watch it
Tame money early.
Treasure God with all your heart.
Build systems that will keep your heart on God no matter what.