The Bible says that patience is one of the main tools by which God develops maturity in us. No one enjoys seasons of waiting, but these times are appointed by God to make sure that we have character to sustain what He has for us on the other side. Be encouraged that God is at work in you even in times of waiting.
Be Comfortable With Who You Are
Are you comfortable enough to play the role God has given you? John 3:27 says, “A man must be content to receive the gift which is given him.” If you’ll use what you do have, God will breathe on it. ---- Visit https://joelosteen.com to receive daily updates and encouragement from Joel Osteen. ---- Have you followed Joel Osteen on Instagram? https://instagram.com/joelosteen.
Be An Extravagant Giver
We are never empty-handed because we serve the Creator of the world. It might be giving a smile or a prayer. It might be holding the door open for a stranger and saying hello. Just let your light shine. Be an extravagant giver of what you have. Have the mentality that says, “I’m never empty-handed. I always have something to offer!” And watch God take your little and feed a multitude. That’s extravagant giving!
Remove The Grave Clothes
God’s love for us is relentless, and His grace goes to the most unlikely places and people. But just as God used Jesus to raise Lazarus from the grave, He is counting on us to run after the hurting and go after the broken. It’s easy to judge others, but beneath the dirt, the mess and the bad decisions, there is a son or a daughter of the Most High God. God is counting on us to represent His love and redemption to those in need. They may be bound on the outside, but like Lazarus, on the inside they’re a person of destiny. They just need someone to help remove the grave clothes. Will you be that person? Take time to make a difference in the lives of those who desperately need it. As you live life as a healer, lifter and a restorer, the seeds you sow will come back to you. You will rise higher and overcome your own obstacles!
Have a Spirit of Honor
In this message, let Joel remind you of the importance of living a life of honor. Romans 12:10 tells us to “take delight in honoring each other.” ---- Visit https://joelosteen.com to receive daily updates and encouragement from Joel Osteen. ---- Have you followed Joel Osteen on Instagram? https://instagram.com/joelosteen.