Achieve It… Now Maintain It!
What are you doing with your blessing?
Once God has blessed you to achieve a particular platform, He expects you to maintain it. Once you produce fruit…you must continue to produce more fruit. Once you become a servant, you must continue to serve, even when you don’t receive recognition for your service.
Be strategic. Whatever you did to achieve your spiritual position in Christ, you are expected to do whatever it takes to maintain it.
There is no room in the Kingdom of God for slackers and sluggards. Ye shall never be made ruler over more if you continue to kick against the prick. God’s biblical principles teach us God will always require much of us! We are to be like the ant, always at work preparing for our future and looking for opportunities to increase.
If you don’t use it, don’t complain when you lose it!
If you don’t do what is necessary to maintain that you have achieved, don’t be surprised when the Lord taketh it away. People often want to barter with God and attempt to make deals or promises; they have no intentions of keeping. They think God does not know their heart – but He does. God is not a man – He is Almighty God, and He knows your thoughts before you think them. When God takes away your gift, which He has given you, you won’t get it back. So use it for His glory and fulfill your obligation with joy and reverence while you still have time.
Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.
Learn to work under pressure.
Like or not, we shall be falsely accused, taken advantage of, and suffer loss in this life.
Being a good person or being a Christian will not exempt you from challenging experiences and difficult days. But God loves you, and He has given you great opportunities for success. God has elevated you above others, so He expects more of you than those around you. God is faithful and will reward you.
But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.
His Lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy Lord.