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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Outlook (06/02/11)

TITLE: Nothing Missing Nothing Broken
By Athena Thomas


I recently sowed a seed to a ministry. I do this often but this time it was different. This is a test of my faith. I know what level I am supposed to be living at yet I find myself with much less. I am not accepting this by any means. I know that it is simply a stepping-stone.

Did you know that as a child of God you are promised a life of prosperity and wealth? I donít necessarily mean wealth in money and material things. There are many people who have a lot of ďthingsĒ but are poor in their spirit and in other areas of their lives. I recently learned that rich means being fully supplied in all areas of your life. You are lacking nothing. Look at your life. Are you rich?

When I first heard this I felt a sense of relief because I have always had a wealthy spirit. I find accepting less is not comfortable for me anymore. When I got laid off, I moved in with family members. I did not understand this especially since I knew that I did not have to live this way. God has made ways for me in impossible situations before; surely he could have done the same this time. But here I am and it has not been okay. Now donít get me wrong I am not ungrateful and am very thankful because he is taking care of me. However, I know the standard of life that God has for me and once you live it you donít settle for less than that.

I am now looking to move on and I realize that I canít go back to the life I lived before. God has set a standard for my life and by faith I expectantly look for him to provide for me according to that standard. I sowed my seed on behalf of my family that we would have the following:

1. A strife-free home
2. God will put me in the center of my assignment (purpose)
3. God will give me a financial Boaz

I received this from Mike Murdock yesterday and it was as if God had crafted this just for me. These are the three areas I am poor in right now. Therefore I am expecting abundance in these areas because God said that I am not supposed to be poor in any area of my life. I am slapping poverty in the face and speaking abundance that will follow my children and their children for many generations to come.

Yesterday I visited a web site for a company that sold insurance. The parent company has been in existence since the early nineteen hundreds and on the site they represented the lineage of those who ran the company over the years, there were at least three or four generations. This is the type of legacy that God wants us to have. He wants us to get back to the days when we were able to pass the torch on to our children like Abraham did and keep the blessing going. This is my outlook and what I am expecting.

What is your outlook and what are you expecting?

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Mildred Sheldon06/10/11
Amen to your title. Your story was so well written and spoken from your heart. I enjoyed reading what you had written. It spoke truth and that is what all of God's children should do.
diana kay06/11/11
i liked the idea of our heritage and lineage and how you linked that to a insurance company that had a long pedigeee. a refreshing idea
Janice Fitzpatrick06/12/11
Great lesson and message. You're right, the Lord has given us His inheritance but it is up to us to be obedient. We will have our times where we wonder what's happening but often it's a lesson to be learned. I know this spoke to me and anyone else reading this piece would surely receive truth from your message.Nicely written. Keep on running with the torch and for sharing the light that comes from the one who crafted it.:) Blessings!!
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 06/13/11
You made many great points and definitely gave me things to think about. Thanks for sharing.