For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. (Ephesians 2:10)
You are the workmanship of God. You are the fruit of His tree. God is committed to making you successful. Allow Him to empower you. What does it mean to be empowered? It simply means that you have authority, license to act freely for God’s purposes because He has equipped you. God’s empowerment is in every season and area of your life.
Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose. (Philippians 2:12-13)
According to Ephesians 2:10, God has prepared good works in advance for us to do, which means He has a clear mandate for each one of us. There are four fundamental keys in the mandate of God:
- Empowerment begins with seed which is the Word of God.
Learn and hold on to the principles of God’s Word.
He also said, “This is what the kingdom of God is like. A man scatters seed on the ground. Night and day, whether he sleeps or gets up, the seed sprouts and grows, though he does not know how. All by itself the soil produces grain—first the stalk, then the head, then the full kernel in the head. As soon as the grain is ripe, he puts the sickle to it, because the harvest has come.” (Mark 4:26-29)
- Meditate on the Word day and night.
When you meditate, wisdom and understanding will flow from Scripture, strengthening your spirit.
Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go. Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. (Joshua 1:7-8)
For I know that through your prayers and God’s provision of the Spirit of Jesus Christ what has happened to me will turn out for my deliverance. (Philippians 1:19)
So again I ask, does God give you his Spirit and work miracles among you by the works of the law, or by your believing what you heard? So also Abraham “believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.” (Galatians 3:5-6)
- It is a process, not an event.
Precept by precept, line by line, we gain wisdom and become mature in Christ.
“For it is: Do this, do that, a rule for this, a rule for that; a little here, a little there.” (Isaiah 28:10)
- Action requires initiative.
The harvest will come, the seed will never fail, and the seed inside of you is an incorruptible seed.
“As soon as the grain is ripe, he puts the sickle to it, because the harvest has come.” (Mark 4:29)
Success is for people who take their faith seriously. You need to be physically, mentally and financially strong in order for all these to fall into place. Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you (Matthew 6:33). Your life is the fruit of God’s tree.