Thursday, September 3, 2015

Favour is not fair!

Martins  looked at all the people at the job interview and he knew that he had no chance,  he could see his former boss and many people with doctorate degrees that he knew. He didn't understand why they even called him for the job interview,  all the people waiting to be interviewed were way more competent than him.

When it was his turn, he asked the Holy Spirit to speak through him, he also prayed for favour.  As he entered the room,  somebody cracked a joke and all the members of the interview panel started laughing, then suddenly one of them asked him what football team he belonged to and he said he was a Chelsea fan. The panelists got up and hugged him, all of them were Chelsea fans, they talked a bit about Mikel and some other players and then they asked him to leave. Two days later, Martins was given an appointment letter to resume as the regional director of the company.

One of the most profound scriptures I know is in 1 Kings 2:15 (NLT) He replied, "As you know, the kingdom was rightfully mine; all Israel wanted me to be the next king. But the tables were turned, and the kingdom went to my brother instead; for that is the way the LORD wanted it.

This was Adonijah talking,  he was Solomon's elder brother and David's eldest son. By every right,  he ought to have been king after his father David but favour is not fair! God decided to choose Solomon,  the son that came out of a scandal!  David saw Bathsheba, Solomon's mother bathing and he sent someone to call her, slept with her and got her pregnant even though she was married to Uriah one of his most loyal soldiers. He recalled Uriah and tried to make him go home so that he would probably sleep with his wife and frame the pregnancy.  When that did not work, David killed Uriah.

This was the history of Solomon, everything disqualified him from the throne but God chose him. It was Dr. Mike Murdock who said "one day of favour is worth a thousand years of labour". Favour can bring you money without working for it, favour can make people like you when they see your face.

If I were you, I would go for favour. Someone is asking,  how do I cultivate favour? There is one word that unlocks favour; HONOUR! Honour God by spending time in His presence,  live your life the way He wants you to live it by keeping His commandments and be kind to your neighbour.  The password for favour can be found in Luke 10:27 (NLT ) "'You must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind.' And, 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'"

As you live a life of love, favour will come and it will shine all over you. May God shine His favour over us in Jesus name. Amen

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1 comment:

  1. Well said.i will have mercy on whom I have mercy......Roman 9:14-15