Summary: Don’t ever stop believing , don’t stop believing in yourself , don’t stop believing God loves you .
I don’t know what it says about me , when people attack or criticize I love proving them wrong ,
Not by anything I say, but by what I do and what I accomplish
The best part of proving people wrong, on any level
Is that all those Nay sayers who didn’t believe, in you finally have to admit one thing , they underestimated you
There was never any doubt in your mind you knew what you could do if you set your mind to it .
In reality I relish those people because it lights a fire in me and motivates me .
Growing up on the wrong side of the tracks , sometimes it seemed like my motivation is all I have .
Don’t ever stop believing , don’t stop believing in yourself , don’t stop believing God loves you .
Because this motivation is the Spirit of God, because when the whole world says she should just give up and quit , this force inside becomes so and ignites a fire deeper and hotter than ever before
Jesus gives us a great example of this when He was done talking to the woman at the well
John4:27At this point His disciples came, and they were amazed that He had been speaking with a woman, yet no one said, “What do You seek?” or, “Why do You speak with her?” 28So the woman left her waterpot, and went into the city and said to the men, 29“Come, see a man who told me all the things that I have done; this is not the Christ, is it?” 30They went out of the city, and were coming to Him.
31Meanwhile the disciples were urging Him, saying, “Rabbi, eat.” 32But He said to them, “I have food to eat that you do not know about.”
Brothers and sisters when you only focus only on feeding the physical, you are neglecting the Spirit and the force of God inside you and then when you need it you have to scramble to find the power again .
The trick is to be in balance Spiritually and physically
The disciples must have looked at Jesus and said what’s keeping Him going,
But what they didn’t realize is that while they went to town looking for food for the physical
Jesus was sitting at the supper table filling His soul feeding His fire
John 4:34Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me and to accomplish His work.
You know when there is a big wedding or event and in the mail before the invitation a card comes a card that says save the date.
It’s serves as a wedding announcement and notice of an invitation
Then the invitation arrives and you can tell this is not going to be just an ordinary event .
As you open the invitation it looks more like a small book , page after page announcing the wedding , layers and layers separated by rice paper
And included in the invite there is a response card, or an RSVP
In that you select if you will attend and check off the number and what you would want for your dinner, chicken or beef .
Then you understand how important this is so you get ready for the day, and envision what a spectacular day it will be .
In the Bible, in the eternal is where that food is that no one knows about, the spiritual food is being served .
Revelation 19 :7“Let us rejoice and be glad and give the glory to Him, for the marriage of the Lamb has come and His bride has made herself ready.” 8It was given to her to clothe herself in fine linen, bright and clean; for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints.
9Then he said to me, “Write, ‘Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.’” And he said to me, “These are true words of God.”
We savor the the marriage supper , we’ve been told to save the date, we received the invitation , we checked off that we intend to attend and we should be making all preparations to get ready because this is going to be the most extravagant wedding ever.
There is no difference in turning down your invitation to the marriage supper of the lamb and turning down your own salvation
To understand the how big a deal this is we must understand that the Bible is full of all the details in the invitation
And know the wedding customs of that time .
First there is contract between parents; a guarantee a dowry has be paid by the Father of the groom to the Father of the bride.