Apostle Grace Lubega
Titus 1:5 (KJV); For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set in order the things that are wanting, and ordain elders in every city, as I had appointed thee:
It is an evil disease for a child of God to climb up the ladder of success only to come back down because he or she did not learn the fundamental principles that sustain men in the heights of greatness.
I have been a minister of the gospel long enough to see men build big and impressive ministries, businesses or careers but at the end of their lives, there is very little to show for their glory days.
The reason? For some of these men and women, they did not set in order the things that were wanting.
They were gifted but wanting in the character of the Spirit, gifted but without integrity, gifted but unprincipled, gifted but could not be trusted to keep their word; men and women who sought to be served but never learnt to serve others.
These are some of the traits God builds in you if you must finish well. I assure you dear Christian, if you go up having skipped certain stages in the spirit, (which entail learning some of these things) you will come back down.
When you succeed according to the patterns of the Spirit, you will stay successful by the patterns of the Spirit.
On the other hand, when you succeed by mistake, you may fail by mistake.
Your path ought to shine brighter and brighter and your story is from glory to glory (Proverbs 4:18).
So be humble enough to be taught; wait on God to honour you; study the patterns of the great men who left their mark; apply them diligently in your life. Hallelujah!
FURTHER STUDY: 1 Corinthians 9:25, 2 John 1:8
When you succeed according to the patterns of the Spirit, you will stay successful by the patterns of the Spirit. On the other hand, when you succeed by mistake, you may fail by mistake.
PRAYER: Father, I am grateful for this wisdom. I understand the first things and yield to your Spirit to set in order anything that is wanting. In this mind, I build and minister by the set patterns of the spirit. I will finish well, to the glory of your name. Amen.