I’ve already received so much support from friends and family and even new acquaintances encouraging me to do what I love and praying for my success. A dear friend emailed me this today and I couldn’t resist posting for everyone to read. This message from Joel and Victoria Osteen hit straight to my heart and of course made me smile!
In this life, anytime you begin to succeed and walk in the blessing of
God to the fullness, people are going to criticize. People will judge
you. People will be jealous. But you know what? That’s their problem.
Don’t apologize for what God is doing in your life. When you make
excuses for God’s goodness, when you downplay His blessings and favor
or call it luck or coincidence, really, that’s an insult to our God.
The scripture says in Deuteronomy that “It is the Lord that gives you
the power to get wealth.” That means God is the One giving you the
ideas. He’s the One that’s giving you the creativity. He’s giving you
the strength to succeed. He gave you the favor. He gave you the good
breaks. As long as you stay humble and give Him all the credit, you
have nothing to apologize for. Our job as believers is to make Him
known. We should be examples of His goodness, peace, hope, joy and
Today, don’t shrink back from giving God all the credit. Don’t
downplay your blessing. Thank Him and praise Him for what He’s doing
in your life now and what He will do in your future. Make Him known
and give Him all the glory!
Many blessings to all of you!