After God has prepared something for you, you must prepare yourself for that thing and you must also allow God to prepare you. It is in the second phase of God preparing you and you allow yourself to be prepared for what God has prepared that people fail. Hard work comes in when you start to prepare yourself for what God has prepared for you. Hard work includes mind-work and legwork; the soul and the body. It is how well you work what God gave you that will determine what will manifest.
In the text above, the instruction of God’s servant to the woman was to “Go and borrow thee vessels, not a few…shut the door on you and your sons and pour out….” The woman went, borrowed vessels, began to pour, and then the oil stopped. The oil did not finish but stopped flowing when there were no more vessels. The oil stopped flowing where the obedience of the woman stopped. Take note that it is not the supernatural that you do not have control over that determines how large or big your future would be but the natural that you have control over.
The woman didn’t know what made the oil flow but she could control how many vessels she borrowed. That is hard work. You are the one that determines how hard you want to work, how far you want to stretch, and ultimately, the manifestation you have.
PRAYER: Lord, help me to work these three levels of work effectively in Jesus’ name. Amen.
BIBLE IN A YEAR: Numbers 36:1-Deuteronomy 1:46; Luke 5:29-6:11; Psalm 66:1-20; Proverbs 11:24-26