WHY PEOPLE RISE & FALL

Until you understand that short-cuts are not God’s ways, you will not stay up for long. Everything about God & His promises are on the MARATHON track!
Because someone has run ahead of you does not mean he/she will stay ahead.

WHY DO PEOPLE RISE TO COME DOWN?

1. WHEN ACTIONS DO NOT LINE UP WITH HIS AGENDA.
1Sam. 2:3
3 Talk no more so exceeding proudly; let not arrogancy come out of your mouth: for the LORD is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed.

God is the authority behind people’s rise & fall; without His approval believers cannot go down! GOD WEIGHS ACTIONS; those actions help Him determine if you should retain His blessings or not.
The worst feeling ever is the feeling of being used & dumped!
If your actions negate the mission of God, He will divert attention from you [that is downfall]! God will not throw His weight behind what He did not sanction.

2. TAKING CREDIT FOR WHAT GOD MADE HAPPEN
“The river that forgets its source will eventually run dry”. When God lights your candle, He expects you to allow it illuminate others. When people see the hand of God in your life, serving Him patiently becomes easy. For God to permanently leave you on top, He must be sure that you do not deflect His praise. There are many inquiries in your life whose answer is PRAISE GOD; because the blessing came without your input!

3. STRATEGIZING ABOUT WHAT THEY CANNOT CONTROL.
Luke 12: 16-21
16 And he spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully:
17 And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits?
18 And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods.
19 And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry.
20 But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided?
21 So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.

What God started, ONLY He can complete or give directions on HOW to complete! You will waste resources & man-hours if you are trying to apply common sense to spiritual matters! You will plan amiss if you are planning [on your own] about what God made happen! You will work in vain if you try to direct the script God wrote for Himself! People fail because rather than allow God, they want to control or dictate to Him!

4. IGNORING THE DIRE NEED FOR THANKSGIVING.
Luke 17:17-19
17 And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine?
18 There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger.
19 And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole.

Thanksgiving is not an opinion; it is a REQUIREMENT to remain relevant! Your thanksgiving does not benefit God or the church; it essentially benefits! Because the qualification for your next miracle is thanksgiving, heaven will not respond to you until the former ‘release’ has been acknowledged. Every time you delay thanksgiving, you are delaying the cycle of your next breakthrough! You do not thank God because you have all you want, you do so because He has started the process.

PRAYER
O LORD, ENGRAVE IN MY CONSCIOUSNESS THE LIFESTYLE OF THANKSGIVING SO THAT MY MIRACLES CAN BE SECURED IN JESUS NAME.