We had an artisan work for us in Church sometime ago. We have been giving him little jobs to do. One day, we had a ‘big’ job to do, so I told my men, “let’s encourage and reward this man with this job, we won’t give it to another person.” We gave him the job, mobilized him with finance, and that’s the last we heard of him. He kept giving one excuse or the other.

Not too long from then, we had a major project to do again, multiples of what he absconded with. We did not have any choice than to give it to another person. He missed the bigger blessing because of what seemed big. He failed the test.

Friend, you need to pass your tests with God. God will always test you before He trusts you. God will first give you a taste of His blessings, before He brings you into a state of it. It is your attitude and response towards this that will either qualify or disqualify you from what’s next. Learn to handle divine blessings with understanding.

No matter the level of life you are in at the moment, it is only a passing phase, not a dwelling place. Each time I and my covenant friend seem to be experiencing great stuff happening in and around our lives, we would always remind ourselves that, “this is not the place, there is still something more”, so we don’t get carried away with the now. I believe this is the posture every man of destiny must have.

Faithfulness in what is small, faithfulness in what is someone else’, and faithfulness in handling money (Luke 16:10-12); the way you handle these trio will determine what your future will be in God. God will often test you with little before He commits much into your hands. He would watch the way you handle another person’s stuff to see if you would qualify for yours. And how you handle the monies He is giving you now will determine if you would qualify for true riches.

You must learn to steward your life, opportunities and blessings if you want to achieve greatness. Stewardship mentality is a Kingdom mentality. It is seeing who you are and what you have as an entrustment from God (Luke 12:16-21). It is handling your present level of life in a way that honours God and positions you for more. It is maximizing where you are and what you have got for God’s higher purpose.

As you go into today, I want you to start seeing something more beyond what you currently are experiencing and enjoying. I want you to begin to see see life as a journey, not a destination. Take up the virtues of integrity, faithfulness and commitment that would make you qualify for more. Begin to see God over all; your life, job, business, finance, ministry, relationships etc. You will succeed! Amen!

© ‘Demola Awoyele
Lead Pastor,
Destiny Impact Church
Akure, Nigeria