Monday, November 24, 2008

You NEED Enemies in Your Life

Enemies can be beneficial for you. They cause you to grow and develop depth of character. Better yet, when enemies create problems for you, God steps in and increases His blessings on your life.

For example. There were two ladies in the Old Testament, Rachel & Leah. They were sisters and married to the same man, Jacob. Jacob loved Rachel, but did not love Leah. She became despised and rejected in the eyes of her husband and sister. The Bible says, "AND WHEN THE LORD SAW THAT LEAH WAS HATED.... He opened her womb, but Rachel was barren" (Genesis 29:31).

When God sees you are hated, He will BLESS YOU MORE than He intended to in the first place! Adversity increases your blessings!
  • You're having trouble at work? Something better is coming
  • Someone is trying to block your advancement? You'll get the promotion anyway
  • You were misquoted and misunderstood? God will confound your enemies
  • Hated and despised? God sees it and will respond with fruitfulness.
BTW - There is a reason why PCC is so fruitful and fertile - we are blessed by God. Enemies cannot destroy us. In fact, the opposite is true - the are partly responsbile for our success.

"And when the Lord saw Leah was hated.... He opened her womb..."