Deuteronomy 28:13 Amplified Bible (AMP)
“13 The Lord will make you the head (leader) and not the tail (follower); and you will be above only, and you will not be beneath, if you listen and pay attention to the commandments of the Lord your God, which I am commanding you today, to observe them carefully”
A lot of times I would hear people quote the first part of this scripture. God will make you the head and not the tail. But growing up in faith, I understood it was not entirely up to God, to make us the head, there were conditions attached to us being the head.
Immediately after the promise was the condition to bring that promise to life. “if you listen and pay attention to the commandments of the Lord your God, which I am commanding you today, to observe them carefully“…
God has committed himself to make us big, to ensure we rule, but we ought also to commit ourselves to listen and do. It is that simple. The reason why many are lagging behind is purely because they refuse to listen, or listen and don’t act on what they have heard from God. They refuse to do what the word of God says. I have said it time and time again, any person that doesn’t increase or grow simply means their life is not in agreement with Scripture, no matter how small you start if God is in it, you will consistently grow big and bigger. The Bible says the light of the righteous shines brighter and brighter, meaning it increases in intensity and brightness, having more and more influence and reach. That’s how you ought to be, that should be the testimony of your life.
It has never and will never be all and only up to God. Rather its a partnership between you and the word of God. Your doing is essential. Some believers want to use favor and grace as an excuse for mediocrity, now that’s plain and outrightly wrong. The Bible says whatsoever your hand finds to do, do it with the entirety of your heart. And the Bible is also emphatic about being diligent.
Refuse the lie that you were called to live an average life, God’s intention is for you to be up and above, far above average. Cause the Holy Spirit is a spirit of Excellence….