WORK AND EFFORT                                                    2 Corinthians 8:1-7

“He that speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh his glory that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him.” (John 7:18)

You must share what you earn before it can bring you pleasure and satisfaction because sharing ensured that the blessings you have received will be passed on and others will also be blessed. Thus basic principle of sharing is foundational for maximizing your potentials.

If you refuse to share, your potential will kill you because you cannot enjoy freedom in your conscience when you are acting against your natural design to give.

Pleasure will end, but conscience abides until it has completed its assignment. Selfishness Destroys the Joy of Giving.

First, selfishness destroys God’s pleasure in watching you pass on all He has given you. God’s pleasure in Jesus was evident when He spoke from a cloud at the time of Jesus’ baptism and again on the mountain of transfiguration (Matthew 3:17 and 17:5) The source of His pleasure was Jesus’ willingness to fulfill the purpose for which He had been sent into the world and to release His potential. Read (John 5:30; 7:18, 17:4-6, 10,13; Hebrews 12:2) Secondly, Selfishness destroys the joy of giving. When we hoard and hide what we receive from God, we deny ourselves the delights of passing on God’s gifts. This is revealed in (2 Corinthians 8:2-4, 6-7) Read Phil 1:4-6; John 15:16 Selfishness Destroys the Gift. God is often hurt because people are pregnant with great treasure but they keep it to themselves. Selfishness stops the flow of God’s blessings. “Give and it will be given to you… it will be measured to you (Luke 6:38) (Rick Warren)

PRAYER LINE: Lord Jesus, help me to trust You when life doesn’t make sense. Help me to pass on the potential You have given me and give You joy. Amen.

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Christ opens the door for your potential, share with others.

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