You can never be successful in the kingdom of God until you are grateful. It is gratitude that determines altitude. It is not might or power, but gratitude. You never go higher than you are grateful to the Most High. Paul admonishes us; "In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you" (1 Thessalonians 5:18). Gratitude is God's will! No matter where you are now in the track of life, you should give God thanks. By so doing, you provoke Him to intervene in your affairs when you give God thanks, He will make good success follows you.
The Bible says in Malachi 2:2; "If ye will not hear, and if ye will not lay it to heart, to give glory unto my name, saith the Lord of Host, I will even send a curse upon, and I will curse your blessings; yea, I have cursed them already, because you do not lay it to heart. Behold, I will corrupt your seed, and spread Dung upon your faces, even the dung of your solemn feasts; and one shall take you away with it". When you refuse to give God thanks for everything, you provoke Him to curse your blessing. When you do not lay it to heart to thank Him, you provoke His anger and suffer frustrations and hardship
Every time you complain instead of giving thanks to God, you cancel your name from the list of those God has planned to prosper and make a resounding success. I Corinthians 10:10 warn us: “Neither murmur as some of them do also murmured, and was destroyed of the destroyer". There are lots of believers who have stopped God's hand from their affairs through complaining and murmuring. When you are given to complaining, you stop God's hand, which could have brought you success.
So, when it looks like nothing is happening, you are not permitted to complain or else, you will incure God's wrath. When you are given to complain, you sell your destiny of success to the devil. You need to realize that when it seems nothing is happening, God is still working everything for your good (Romans 8:28). Don't give in to complaining, because it will make you a permanent slave to failure.
Be grateful to God, because, it is gratitude that determines your success in the kingdom of God It is not your strength or sweat. Gratitude is what gives you access to greatness. You remember Abraham. The Bible says concerning him: "He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God" (Romans 4:20). He was giving glory to God which opened up for the miracle he was expecting. Nothing had happened when he was giving glory to God. He refused to consider the deadness of his body or that of Sarah's womb. That made God to intervene in his situation.
To be thankful where you are, is to provoke God to take you where HE has destined you to be. When you acknowledge God for His acts, you provoke Him to do more. Every mountain of failure before you can be leveled. All you need is to maintain a high level frequency of thanksgiving and a sense of gratitude
Friends, thanksgiving is powerful' It was the force of thanksgiving that brought Lazarus out of the grave after he had been dead for four days (John 11:1-45). You have prayed enough over that bus mess or ministry that seems to be stagnant. You have fasted until you now pale. It is time to provoke God's intervention by giving Him quality thanks which expresses the heart of faith on the finished work of Christ on the cross.
When you give God quality thanks you provoke Him to raise you up. And when God raise you up, nobody can bring you down. May you never miss the good success God has for you in Jesus Name! Just be grateful to God and there is no way you can end your journey in the pit. As you give place to the force of gratitude in your life. There is nothing that can stop you from becoming a resounding success on the earth. You shall not fail; you shall succeed in Jesus precious name.
I PROPHESIED INTO YOUR LIFE.
As you celebrate God, he will make you a covenant celebrity! As you exalt him, he will lift you above failure and mediocrity! You will not fail!
In Jesus name!
PRAY THIS SIMPLE PRAYER.
Lord I thank you for helping me deal with the wrong attitude of ungratefulness the right way' I ask you to give me the grace to be grateful and thankful to you always'
I pray this prayer in Jesus name!
CONFESS THESE WORDS.
I confess that I walk free from murmuring and ungratefulness! I am grateful to God for His mighty hand upon my life! As I Celebrate his faithfulness every day, I cannot be unfruitful in whatever I do!
I claim this by faith in Jesus name