As Christians and Believers of Jesus Christ, there are some things required of us that we must do, and there are some things we ought not to do, else the ointment and impact of God’s blessings cease to be expressed and experienced in our lives.
In this note, we’ll be looking at 5 things that might be blocking God’s blessings in your life. The first of these is;
Deuteronomy 28:15 “But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command thee this day; that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee:”
When God gave the children of Israel certain commands and instructions to be carried out but showed them in the 1st to the 14th verses of the 28th chapter, the blessings that would follow the obeying of these commands all the days of their lives. These blessings that would follow them were outlined for them, only on the premise of their obedience.
2. Committing Sin
Romans 6:1 “What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?”
In the new testament of the Church under Jesus Christ, God does forgive sins. And He never holds anything against us. But watch what that verse says “Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound?” That is a question. He is asking us, shall we continue living beyond the boundaries and expect grace to increase in our lives? Then he answered in the next verse by saying God forbid.
Meaning God dis-allows that we live sinfully. He puts a ban on it. This means that though God may forgive us but no blessing of increase will come to us when we live in fornication, adultery or any sinful act like a normal lifestyle. Because that increase he talks about is His blessings over what we do.
Proverbs 10:4 Lazy hands make for poverty, but diligent hands bring wealth.
A slothful person is a man or woman who is lazy. Being lazy isn’t the same as needing rest. The difference between the man needing rest and the lazy man is that the lazy man is always unwilling to work or make any effort He doesn’t make any effort. He makes one effort, experiences disappointment and then refuses to act from then on, crippling his activities. How does such a person receive any blessings from God? It isn’t possible, because the bible says He refuses to be productive.
Proverbs 11:24 “There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty.”
Greed keeps us from getting those blessings God has planned for us. He shows us with that scripture above, that it isn’t that to keep something for yourself is bad, but that to keep more than you should is where the trouble is. And if you’re to keep anything, you’re to keep it from what is yours.
Ignorance is a danger that stops the blessings of God. A lot of people say “What you don’t know cannot kill you. But Jesus says ‘For my people are destroyed for the lack of knowledge.”Meaning that knowledge is of utmost Importance in order for us to get blessed.
These things listed, if found in our lives, can stop the blessings of God from flowing into our lives and keep us at a spot if we continually do them.
Hosea 4:6 “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; because you have rejected knowledge, I reject you from being a priest to me. And since you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.”
Thanks for reading, i wish you God’s blessings as you journey in life