It Comes With the Territory!

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Have you ever had someone walk out on you at your lowest point?  You always knew they would be there.  You always knew they could be counted on.  Never in a million years did you think they would walk out on you at your lowest point in life.  The questions begin to run around within your head.  “How could they do this?”  “What did I do to deserve this?”  “I thought they were my friends?”  “If it were me, I would never do that to them?”  Have you ever watched jealousy tear your family and friends away from you?  As God began to bless you, family and friends began to talk behind your back.  As long as you were scraping for help, they liked you.  For some reason, they enjoyed watching you struggle to make ends meet.  Now that God has blessed you abundantly, their quick to judge and ridicule you.  Have you been there?  Are you there now?

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  You never imagined this much trouble came with being anointed.  You never thought so much pain would come because you were chosen of God.  You never believed your enemy was once your best-friend.  My friend, It Comes With the Territory!  Its hard being anointed.  Its hard having a special calling on your life.  Everybody cannot handle the fact that God is using you, when they believe it should be them.  Remember, when you told God you were available for service?  This is part of the assignment.  The Bible declares in Matthew 22:14 - For many are called, but few are chosen.  I know it is difficult watching people you love turn their backs on you.  I know it is hard watching childhood friends turn into ravenous attackers.  Although it is difficult to handle, it really does happen.  Many people enjoyed the times when you called them to borrow.  They loved the times you ran to them for advice.

My brother, my sister, It Comes With the Territory!  It will cost you something to be anointed.  To be anointed of God is not how good you sound when you sing, teach or preach.  The anointing is the hand of God resting heavily upon your life.  The anointing is something man can never take credit for.  The anointing is what makes the difference, not your many degrees or seminary training.  The Bible declares in Matthew 3:16-17 - And Jesus, when He was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon Him17 And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.  Beloved, always remember this: For every person who leaves you stranded, God will always replace them with someone better.  Prayer for Today: Father, help me remain focused on the assignment You have given me.  I pray for those currently around me.  Remove the snakes and reveal the supporters.  In the name of Jesus … Amen!

Scripture Reading for Today: Matthew 7:15 &  1 John 2:27

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

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