Topic: The Tragedy of Competition [Tuesday February 28, 2017]
Scripture: If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen? And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also. 1 John 4:20-21
Thought For The Day: The presence of strife is the absence of God.
One of the dangerous tragedies of life and destiny is competition. This is because unhealthy competition limits a man’s destiny.
It is not possible to be the person you are meant to be as long as you are struggling to become like another person. You cannot become who you are meant to become when your major focus in life is to undo, overdo, or outdo someone else.
Competition works hand in hand with strife. The presence of strife is the absence of God. The presence of strife equals the presence of hatred because you cannot strive with someone you love. So, strife, hatred and competitive jealousy excuses a man from the presence of God because God is love (1 John 4:8). Love can never be found where hatred or strife is present. So, God can never be found where hatred or strife is present.
Beloved, deliver yourself from strife because it kills joy. And as long as you allow bitterness and jealousy in your life, your joy, which is needed to fulfil destiny is dead.
Therefore, struggle only to be what God wants you to be, not what another person is. Always avoid unhealthy competition.
Remember this: The presence of strife is the absence of God.
- Avoid any form of strife, hatred and competition in your life.
Believe and act on the Word of God concerning you.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: DEADLY ENEMIES OF DESTINY.
Prayer: O LORD, deliver me from the spirit of competition, hatred and jealousy. Help me to live by Your Word, O LORD, in Jesus’ Name.
Daily Reading: Leviticus 22:17 to 23:44, Mark 9: 30 to 10:12, Psalm 44:1 to 8, Proverbs 10:19.
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Today In History: 28/02/1922 – Egypt was declared a sovereign state by Britain.
Quote: The closer you get to God, the more secured your life will be. The farther you move away from God, the more vulnerable your life and destiny will be. Culled from 15 KINGDOM STRATEGIES FOR SURVIVAL by Dr Paul Enenche.
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