Updated: Oct 2, 2020
“And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.”
You may not qualify in man’s eyes, but you qualify in God’s eyes. Noah didn’t fit into modern society. He excluded himself from the majority to protect himself and his family from the sins of the world. No one will ever succeed without the power of God’s favor. Everybody needs to activate the favor of God. But God’s favor is connected to the family. Protect your family at all cost.
What you let around you will determine what comes out of you.
ATMOSPHERE MATTERS! It’s obvious that Noah was looked upon as being weird and abnormal. Noah didn’t fit in! He wouldn’t do what everybody else was doing. As I said earlier, you may not qualify in man’s eyes, but you qualify in God’s eyes. The only person you have to please in your life is God.
ATMOSHERE MATTERS! It’s obvious that Noah was looked upon as being weird and abnormal. Noah didn’t fit in! He wouldn’t do what everybody else was doing. As I said earlier, you may not qualify in man’s eyes, but you qualify in God’s eyes. The only person you have to please in your life is God.
I have found that when you begin to build your belief system and live by it, those around you will begin to persecute you for it. My son and I were talking one day about how easy it is to fall in the trap of acting, talking, and thinking like the world. My son has a very good mind for his age, and so I began to teach him that the reason it seems so easy for him to follow the world is that he lacks his own convictions of what is right and wrong. I explained to him that as long as he lives according to my persuasions he will always have questions, but as he develops his own standards, his own beliefs, his own personal convictions, he will become more equipped to fight the mainstream to be different. This is true for everyone. You are only celebrated for your difference…
Your problems in life are usually the result of those whom you have chosen to listen to or hang out with.
PEOPLE YOU NEED TO AVOID; they are dangerous to your success.
Those who feed your doubts.Those who trivialize your passion.
Those who feed your weaknesses.
Those who ease your pain in a bad decision.
Those who are comfortable in the presence of the ungodly.
Those who are comfortable in the presence of your enemies.
Those who call themselves your friend but will not defend you in your absence.
Those who never feed your faith.
Those who become jealous of your success or promotions.
It’s not what’s on your ship, but who is on your ship that is costing you…
Jonah decided to board a ship to flee from God’s instruction to go to Nineveh. A storm began to gather around the ship on its destination. The clouds grew fierce, the rains crashed down, the wind began to pick up waves, and the vessel began to sink. The men tried to paddle the ship back to safety with all their might, but to no avail. They had no idea what to do so they began to throw off all their supplies and resources, and they depleted themselves of all their possessions.
Notice how the wrong person connected to you can cost you greatly; you may have to survive a storm that was scheduled for someone else. Not everyone around you belongs around you. It’s time to start qualifying those hanging around, and not just around you but also around your children.
Wrong connections can be very costly.
After the people realized that their efforts to survive the storm weren’t working, Jonah, who was hiding in the ship, came forward and confessed that the problem wasn’t caused by what was on the ship, but by who was on the ship. So, when they threw Jonah from the ship, the storm immediately ceased…
“So they picked up Jonah and threw him into the sea, and the sea ceased from its raging.” Jonah 1:15 NKJV
IT'S NOT WHAT'S ON YOUR SHIP BUT WOH?
Not everyone around you belongs around you…
Wrong people can cause wrong things to happen. Guard your life. A Godly life is not a protected life; a godly life is a vulnerable life. You have to decide how you are going to protect your life. Remember, what’s hanging around you will determine what is coming out of you. Your future is decided by whose voice you have chosen to believe.
Let me give you the formula for advancement.
1. Awareness: The ability to know or realize what needs to stay or what needs to be sent away. You can’t fix what you are unable to see. You must become aware of what’s happening in your environment. This is important. If you do not assess the environment you could be giving your enemy valuable information.
2. Understanding: The mental quality and power to think and know. To have specific interpretation. This is a powerful tool. The ability to understand. No one will ever advance without understanding. Wisdom is powerless without understanding. Financial lack is a clue you lack understanding. Relational breakdowns are a clue you lack understanding. Wisdom is to know how; understanding is to know why. Pray for understanding.
3. Disassociation: The ability to walk away. Never stay where you are not welcome. Never stay where you are not celebrated. Bad company corrupts good morals, attitudes, and decisions. God would not bless Abraham fully until He walked away from Lot, his cousin. But when Lot was removed, God blessed Abraham from all four corners of the earth.
4. Declaration: T The mental quality and power to think and know. To have specific interpretations. This is a powerful tool. The ability to understand. No one will ever advance without understanding. Wisdom is powerless without understanding. Financial lack is a clue you lack understanding. Relational breakdowns are a clue you lack understanding. Wisdom is to know how; understanding is to know why. Pray for understanding.