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Seeds of Destiny 11 August 2018 – The Dangers of Strife and Bitterness by Dr. Paul Enenche

Seeds of Destiny 11 August 2018

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Seeds of Destiny 11 August 2018 Daily Devotional by Dr. Paul Enenche

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TOPIC: The Dangers of Strife and Bitterness

SCRIPTURE: Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: And be ye kind one to another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you. Ephesians 4:31-32

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Progress is arrested when strife is in place

MESSAGE: One of the deadly enemies of destiny is the lifestyle of strife and bitterness. This also refers to competitive jealousy and comparison. Lot entered into strife with his uncle, Abraham who brought him out of obscurity. Absalom also strove with his father, David. Both Lot and Absalom ended in disaster.

Now, I will like you to take note of the following:
i) Progress is arrested when strife is in place
You stop moving forward in life when you agree to strive with your neighbour.

ii) Focus is distracted where strife is established
Whenever you agree to strive with someone, your focus is distracted; another person’s success becomes your focus when strife is in place and where there is no focus, disaster is inevitable.

iii) Competition equals limitation
You cannot become who you are meant to be if your focus is to undo, overdo or outdo someone else.

Seeds of Destiny 11 August 2018 – The Dangers of Strife and Bitterness by Dr. Paul Enenche

iv) The Presence of strife is the absence of God
The presence of strife equals the presence of hate because you do not strive with someone you love; and the presence of hate is the absence of God. So, anyone that strives with his neighbour and hates him has eliminated God from his life because God is love (1 John 4:8).

Beloved, my counsel is: deliver yourself from the lifestyle of strife because strife is a killer of joy, and your joy is necessary for your destiny fulfilment.
You cannot be joyful when you are in bitterness and jealousy.

Remember this: Progress is arrested when strife is in place.

ASSIGNMENTS:
1. Avoid the lifestyle of strife, envy, competition and hatred.
2. Be contented with what you have while working and trusting God for more, and live in love with everyone.

PRAYER: O LORD, deliver me from the lifestyle of competition, comparison, strife and hatred. Help me to live in contentment and love, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.

FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: DEADLY ENEMIES OF DESTINY (PART 3).

Seeds of Destiny 11 August 2018 – The Dangers of Strife and Bitterness by Dr. Paul Enenche

DAILY BIBLE READING: Nehemiah 1:1 to 3: 14, 1 Corinthians 7:1 to 24, Psalms 31:19 to 24, Proverbs 21:5 to 7

AMAZING FACT: Bumblebee birds don’t fall off a branch while sleeping because their toes automatically clench around the twig they are perched on.

TODAY IN HISTORY: 11/08/1860 – The first successful silver mill in America began operations. The mill was in Virginia City, NV.

QUOTE: One of the worst things that can happen to a person is to be gripped by bitterness. Bitterness is the source of countless spiritual and physical problems in millions of lives today. Culled from AM I BITTER? by Dr (Mrs) Becky Paul-Enenche.

DON’T FORGET TO ATTEND: The six over flooded Destiny Recovery Services tomorrow by 6 am, 7:20 am, 8:40 am, 10 am 11:20 am & 12:40 pm. Invite someone to church.

Seeds of Destiny 11 August 2018 Daily Devotional was written by Pastor Paul Enenche of the Dunamis International Gospel Centre (DIGC), headquartered at Abuja, Nigeria, with Pastor Paul and Becky Enenche, as the Senior Pastors. It is a power-packed arena where God’s Presence, Principles and Power are at work for the salvation, healing and restoration of human destinies and dignities

 

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