Entrepreneurial Spirit Series – Your Inheritance

You will be blessed when you come in and blessed when you go out. Deuteronomy 28:6

The video below is of  one of my favorite songs by Donald Lawrence – The blessings of Abraham which captures Deuteronomy blessings for obedience so well.  Whenever, I want to remind myself that I’m going to do more than I’m currently doing, I listen to this and other songs that inspire me.  This song helps me to think the big thoughts required for me to walk in my purpose.

The entire blessing is worth capturing (see below).  God makes promises to us for our obedience.

Blessings for Obedience
If you fully obey the Lord your God and carefully follow all his commands I give you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations on earth. 2 All these blessings will come on you and accompany you if you obey the Lord your God:

You will be blessed in the city and blessed in the country.

The fruit of your womb will be blessed, and the crops of your land and the young of your livestock—the calves of your herds and the lambs of your flocks.

Your basket and your kneading trough will be blessed.

You will be blessed when you come in and blessed when you go out.

The Lord will grant that the enemies who rise up against you will be defeated before you. They will come at you from one direction but flee from you in seven.

The Lord will send a blessing on your barns and on everything you put your hand to. The Lord your God will bless you in the land he is giving you.

The Lord will establish you as his holy people, as he promised you on oath, if you keep the commands of the Lord your God and walk in obedience to him. Then all the peoples on earth will see that you are called by the name of the Lord, and they will fear you. The Lord will grant you abundant prosperity—in the fruit of your womb, the young of your livestock and the crops of your ground—in the land he swore to your ancestors to give you.

The Lord will open the heavens, the storehouse of his bounty, to send rain on your land in season and to bless all the work of your hands. You will lend to many nations but will borrow from none. The Lord will make you the head, not the tail. If you pay attention to the commands of the Lord your God that I give you this day and carefully follow them, you will always be at the top, never at the bottom.Do not turn aside from any of the commands I give you today, to the right or to the left, following other gods and serving them.

Before we break out our happy dance and get all excited  about all the amazing things that God will do to bless us and show us favor, we need to be reminded that the blessings are reserved for those who are obedient.  So ask yourself, “am I doing what God has called me to do?  Am I living my purpose or on the path to purpose?  I want to remind you that there are two sides to every coin.  If you read on in the text, beginning verse 15, you’ll see cursing for not bein obedient.  Without printing them here, it turns out that they are the mirror image or the flip side of the blessings.

One of the things (among many) that I beleive that God will bless us with is propserity in our businesses.  However, when things aren’t coming together or going our way, we tend to take things into our own hand – rather than be obedient to the plan that God has already given us.  This is usually never a good idea.  If God gave you a vision, mission, purpose, you have to believe where there is vision God makes provision.  We don’t know exactly why some bessings manifest quickly or why others linger.  But we do know that we are here for a reason, the sooner we find out what that is, the better.  In addition, the sooner we engage in our purpose, the sooner we can begin to bless the people we are here to serve.

Andrea Scott is the Purpose Guide. She helps you to discover your purpose and to create plans for doing what God is calling you to do. With her guidance you can make your dreams a reality, stop talking about what you’re going to do, and finally live the life you were created to live. Get more inspiration in her books Purpose Quest and Purpose Prayers. Share your faith with the world, check out True to the Word Apparel.

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