No man can take from you what God wants to reward you with. No man can steal your destiny. As long as you walk in and do the will of God, whatever He has purposed for you will be established. You don’t have to compare yourself to anyone. You dont have to think in your heart that someone will occupy the seat or come and replace you. When God opens a door for you no man can close it, It is final. The only way the door can close is if we choose to walk in disobedience. Be focused on who blessed you , than who is envious of your blessing. Be focused on who made the way for you more than who can come and block your way. When God starts something He completes it, He doesn’t leave it halfway,
Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ: (Philippians 1:6 )
The only way it can be incomplete is if you give up on Him. Because He does not give up on you.We should always check our intentions before you do something. What is the reason behind why am doing this. Will this glorify God or glorify my flesh? Will this please God?
In the book of 1 kings chapter 11,
God had already told Jeroboam that He will make him King over most part of Israel. He had already confirmed to Him that He will give him 10 tribes. And give one tribe to Rehoboam son of solomon.
1 kings 11:35-37
35 But I will take the kingdom out of his son’s hand, and will give it unto thee, even ten tribes.36 And unto his son will I give one tribe, that David my servant may have a light alway before me in Jerusalem, the city which I have chosen me to put my name there.37 And I will take thee, and thou shalt reign according to all that thy soul desireth, and shalt be king over Israel.
But the main reason God took the kingdom out of Rehoboam’s hands in the first place to give to Jereboam, was due to Rehoboam’s father solomon’s disobedience.
So God warned Jereboam not to take the same footsteps.But had already spoken that He will give Him most of Israel
1 kings 38-39
If you do whatever I command you and walk in obedience to me and do what is right in my eyes by obeying my decrees and commands, as David my servant did, I will be with you. I will build you a dynasty as enduring as the one I built for David and will give Israel to you. 39 I will humble David’s descendants because of this, but not forever.’”
But what turned Jereboam’s heart? Jereboam’s heart was turned as a result of fear. He feared that He would loose what God had already destined to be His. He did not trust in the fact that God will not allow anyone to take out of His hands what is rightfully His. He was afraid that Rehoboam would win back the kingdom from him . He did not trust God will keep His promise. He did not wait on God for God’s plans and promises to be established.
We have to learn to trust and wait on God’s promises. Even if we feel there are others who are after what God has already promised is ours,God has already spoken and said what He will do for you. So theres no need to be afraid or intimidated that someone else will take your place. We should have more reverence for God who blessed us with it than the person or people who want it out of our hands. God gave it to you or promised it to you in the first place, so it is God who will secure it for you. And it is only God who can take it out of your hand. But “God who promised is faithful ” and He will not allow that to happen.
As Psalm 24:1 says The earth is the LORD’S, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein .There is nothing He can’t do and that includes establishing the things He has promised you.
No matter how long it takes, no matter the opposition before you, no matter what it looks like He will make all things beautiful in His time, if you trust Him and hold on.
Don’t allow anyone to take your eyes of what God has promised you or where God is taking you. Your time and your season will come.
Habakkuk 2:3 This vision is for a future time. It describes the end, and it will be fulfilled. If it seems slow in coming, wait patiently, for it will surely take place. It will not be delayed.
Don’t compare yourself to anyone else. Because God has a unique purpose for your life. Whatever God has spoken will be accomplished as long as we remain in Him . We will be fruitful if we abide in Him.
( John 15:4 Remain in me, and I will remain in you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain in me.)
Everybody’s fruit will come out at different times. So don’t compare your season to somebody else’s season. Wait on God.