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Marketplace Ministry Success – 6 Keys To Receiving God’s Supernatural Favor

Are you ready to receive God’s favor and supernatural blessing in the marketplace? He wants you to succeed wildly but you must have refinement in these 6 areas to receive […]

Are you ready to receive God’s favor and supernatural blessing in the marketplace? He wants you to succeed wildly but you must have refinement in these 6 areas to receive the fullness of God’s blessing on your work.

When was the last time you asked Him for favor? To prevent being in bondage in your job or business, you must let God be in the center of it. Refinement in these 6 areas will allow Him to work through you and provide blessings beyond what you could ever imagine.

Number one is Unfaithfulness. Proverbs 13:15 says, “The way of the unfaithful is hard.” None of us look to make things more difficult than they already are. Being truly faithful requires that your commitments not be conditional. Do you have a conditional commitment to your job or business? Do you say things like, “If everything goes right, I will work. If some people say ‘yes’, then I’ll keep going. As long as the company doesn’t make any changes, I’ll stay.” Is your love and commitment to your spouse, children, brothers and sisters conditional?

If you are going to be used mightily in the marketplace, you cannot be unfaithful. When you are faithful to God and He blesses you with an abundance of finances, what are you going to do with that money? Can you be trusted with it? If you are not tithing ten percent straight off the top, you are not being faithful to He who gave you what you have. Be faithful to God and He will make a way where there is no way. He will open doors that no man can open.

The second area is Ungratefulness. This is huge! The definition of ungrateful is “not thankful for favors.” Some synonyms are offensive, atrocious, disgusting, evil, foul, hideous, horrible, horrid, loathsome, nasty, nauseating, obscene, repellant, repugnant, repulsive, revolting, sickening, unwholesome and vile. Ungratefulness is what took the children of Israel and kept them in the wilderness for 40 years. When they murmured and complained to almighty God, they provoked His anger. Ungratefulness leads to isolation because no one wants to be around you. It opens the door to depression, hopelessness, no vision and kills all signs of life.

You cannot succeed wildly in the marketplace with an ungrateful spirit, the spirit that says, “I wish I was more like them,” or “I think it should be more like this,” and, “Man, I’m working so hard and this is all I’m getting?” I Thessalonians 5:18 says, “Give thanks in ALL circumstances.” How many of us fall short here? The scripture says, “My way is easy and my burden is light.” Do you want to live like that? Then quit fighting Him and go with the stinking flow already!

Number three is Coveting, and Romans 13:9 says it best, “Coveting implies a greed for something another person has that they rightfully possess.” So many people are coveting other people’s success, their homes, their looks, their status, etc… Sure, the grass is greener on the other side but it’s just as hard to mow.

Coveting is never being satisfied with what you get, never being satisfied with results that you work so hard for. My first million wasn’t enough for me so I thought, “I gotta make another one. Gotta do better, gotta go faster, gotta work harder. I must see who is the best and beat them.” I needed to be recognized as the best. The problem is that I was never satisfied no matter how well I did and who I beat. Here’s one of the greatest bits of wisdom I can give you and so many of you are going to have a hard time with it … if you don’t care who gets the credit, you will become unusually successful.

There is no freedom in coveting and wanting what somebody else has. Once you get it, guess what? You are miserable. You don’t even like it. Why? Because, you were designed differently with unique desires. God is the only one who knows what those are and for what purpose they serve. So, if you go on somebody else’s purpose, guess what? You miss it. You never get satisfied.

Here’s number four – Jealousy. Coveting actually leads to jealousy. I have seen jealously rip apart organizations and companies overnight. Jealousy is more powerful than the FDA and the FTC combined. I’m not kidding you. Men and women alike, young and old have been strangled by jealousy, and that is an impurity that has to be taken out in order for you to stand out in the marketplace, and to gain what God has in store for you to gain. Jealousy turns into judgment, turns into hate and self-hate. If you are constantly comparing yourself to others, jealousy resides in you. If you are constantly sizing yourself up to others, there is a weakness of jealousy inside of you.

Maybe you were compared to others as a child, meaning your parents said you should be more like your sister, or you should be more like your brother. That could be it. Maybe you could never perform good enough for somebody, but you would see other people get recognition for something and you begin to hate who they were and what they did. Jealousy is a quick way to tear down what you are trying to build. Don’t we serve an awesome, gracious God, who gives a chance to deal with it now before we get there, so that we can be prepared to handle what He’s trying to put into us? So jealousy, that’s another area where I’ve watched people stumble and fall in the marketplace.

Number five is Idolatry. This is another big one. Colossians 3:5 says, “Put to death therefore whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed which is idolatry.” It says here in the Word that idolatry is greed. “The worship of idols, images or anything made by hands or which is not God. Excessive attachment or veneration represents idolatry. Veneration, the highest degree of respect; reverence, respect mingled with some degree of awe; a feeling of sentiment, excitement by the dignity and superiority of a person by the sacredness of his character. For anything that which borders on adoration.” That is what idolatry is, the worship of idols, excessive devotion to or reverence for some person or thing. We idolize athletes, speakers, celebrities, pastors and sometimes even our spouses.

This type of idolatry is costly and can lead to grave danger.

Number six is Greed. The Bible just clearly said that idolatry is greed which is our sixth point. Why? Because greed has a way of lassoing itself around our necks and moving us faster and harder, “I gotta have more. I gotta have more. I gotta get better.” “More, more, more. Faster, faster, faster.” If you are obsessing over things, and you are obsessing over money, and you are obsessing over fame, and you’re obsessing about your business going faster, and you’re obsessing about any of that stuff, guess what? It is a road of absolute destruction.

Not too long ago, I was sitting in a nearly 6,000 square foot house on ten acres in California; pool, tennis court, 1,400 square foot guesthouse. It had multi-million-dollar views, just a beautiful dream house. I’m preparing this message that has nothing to do with money, nothing to do with greed and nothing to do with idolatry. The Lord says to me, “Who is this all for?” I’m thinking, “Well, it’s not for my husband. He could live in a coffee shack and be happy.” “Then who’s it for?” “It’s not for my kids. They don’t need a pool and a tennis court, a guest house and ten acres to run on.” “Then who’s it for?” I know it’s God and I can’t lie. “I know that it’s not for you because you don’t need this. You own everything. I’m running out of people. I got so convicted, “It’s for me.” My big old house was for my big fat ego trip.

Why? I needed to make myself feel accepted. Do you know that even after making all that money, I still did not feel successful? Do you want to make a bunch of money and still feel like a failure? If you’re chasing greed, you will still feel like a failure. That just shows that your success was for the wrong reason.

So those are the six basic points that you have got to be purified of if you want to succeed wildly out there in the marketplace. The Bible says, “No immoral, impure or greedy person, such a man is an idolater has an inheritance in the Kingdom of Christ and of God. Let no one deceive you with empty words for because of such things, God’s wrath comes on those who are disobedient. Therefore, do not be partners in it.” Why? He’s jealous for your good. He wants you to succeed. He wants you to just be blown away in what is awesome!

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