Apostle Grace Lubega
Hebrews 11:24-26 (KJV); By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter; Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season; Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward.
One of the most distinctive things about a man or woman who has understood the call of God upon his or her life is respect for the recompense.
When you have respect for the recompense, there are things that you will learn to let go of because they are not in line with the call of God upon your life.
For Moses, it was the privilege and honour that came with being called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter. It was the glory of being regarded as a prince of Egypt. It was the esteem of power and wealth.
How does one respect the recompense?
The first place is the wisdom to identify what is in line with your calling and what is not. If you cannot make this distinction, you will be weighed down by things that are destined to slow you down and divert you from the race track of divine purpose.
Once you identify these things, the second thing is to walk away from them.
It might be a business, a career, a man, or a woman. It might be pleasurable or it might be painful. It might be small or it might be big. No matter what, you must make up your mind to let go of the things that you know are not adding any value to the destiny that God has set before you.
Abraham left his homeland and the family he had known for years. Peter let go of his livelihood as a fisherman. Paul abandoned the privileged life of a Pharisee. What must you let go of for the sake of the call?
Remember that nothing is more important than running the race set before you and finishing the assignment that God has given you.
FURTHER STUDY: Hebrews 12:1, Philippians 3:4-8
GOLDEN NUGGET: When you have respect for the recompense, there are things that you will learn to let go of because they are not in line with the call of God upon your life.
PRAYER: Father, I thank You for this wisdom. I thank You for Your great call upon my life. I choose to let go of any unnecessary weight that may slow me down on the path You have set before me. I run with diligence and with a deep understanding of both my mandate and assignment. In Jesus’ name, Amen.