Topic: Action Determines Outcome
Your behaviour affects your becoming. Your habits affect your habitat. The way you move, act or conduct yourself now can affect your later outcome in life. Reuben’s action was so bad that his outcome in life was very terrible.
SCRIPTURE: Reuben, thou art my firstborn, my might, and the beginning of my strength, the excellency of dignity, and the excellency of power: Unstable as water, thou shalt not excel; because thou wentest up to thy father’s bed; then defiledst thou it: he went up to my couch. Genesis 49:3-4
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Actions determine outcome. Your behaviour affects your becoming. Your habits affect your habitat.
In life, I have seen children of wealthy people ending in abject poverty. There are some people whose fathers left great wealth behind for but they ended up squandering the resources. I knew of a lady whose father left a very great estate for but she sold everything and squandered it on alcohol and wayward lifestyle with her men friends. As a result, she ended up in wretchedness. She had all she needed materially for a bright future but she squandered everything.
Many times, peoples’ potentials do not translate into distinction. Not all opportunities can translate into possibilities because of several enemies of destiny. For example, Scriptures make it clear that Reuben, the first born of Jacob was meant to be the progenitor and transmitter of the covenant Blessing in the lineage of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob but that chain of greatness could not flow through Reuben because of enemies of destiny like iniquity and character flaws exhibited by him. (Genesis 49:1-4).
Now, one other enemy of distinction and excellence is the lack of vision. Obviously, Reuben lacked the vision for a solid future and that was why he ended the way he did.
It has been said that the walking steps of a masquerade can be used to predict whether or not he knows how to dance. In the same manner, the way we conduct our lives from the beginning determines how we will end. Actions determine outcome. Your behaviour affects your becoming. Your habits affect your habitat. The way you move, act or conduct yourself now can affect your later outcome in life. Reuben’s action was so bad that his outcome in life was very terrible.
Beloved, do not act in a manner that will jeopardise your destiny like Reuben. Act positively.
Remember this: Actions determine outcome. Your behaviour affects your becoming. Your habits affect your habitat.
Do not put up negative actions that will jeopardise your destiny.
Make up your mind to live right every day.
PRAYER: O Lord, I receive the grace to live right in order to have a solid destiny. Deliver me Lord, from every negative action that will jeopardise my destiny, in Jesus’ Name.
QUOTE: The easiest way for a person’s life and destiny to dry up is by laziness. People die rapidly and untimely when they have nothing they are pursuing. When there is no vision, people perish. When there is nothing they are pursuing; when there is nothing they pour their energy into, they die rapidly. Culled from “21 FOOLISH THINGS PEOPLE DO” by Dr Paul Enenche.
AMAZING FACT: Some Eagles, such as the martial eagles are capable of soaring for long hours without a single wing beat. They use thermals (columns of hot rising air) to do that.
DAILY READING: Ezra 10 – Nehemiah 2