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A Kiss from Rose| January 23rd

Do you feel like you are the underdog or overly confident the underdog can't compete against you? Underestimation is not a good thing. Confidence is great. However, entirely putting your trust in yourself should be a scary place to be. Your faith should always be in God. You should also know that His will, will always be carried through. There are so many people with notable titles in their careers and people with their businesses. Your title doesn't mean that the person beneath you won't have God's favor and surpass you. Having the best marketing strategy or most money invested in your business doesn't mean the business with less funding can't beat you in revenue or become the top company globally. It all depends on God and His will. God can touch everyone, and the outcome still is different. Being delayed in life doesn't mean denied. Appearing to be the underdog doesn't mean you can come out on top. A rocky start in a marriage or friendship doesn't mean it is the end, and nothing can blossom from it. What are the promises God has for your life? Are you praying for them? Have you tapped into what they could be? Are you so filled up with "YOU" and what "YOU" can do, there is no room for God?

Let's think about these stories in the bible real quickly and look at some underdogs and the outcome.

David- But the LORD said to Samuel, "Do not look at his appearance or at his physical stature, because I have refused him. For the LORD does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart." (1 Samuel 16:7).

David successfully evaded Saul's attempts to kill him and showed mercy to the current king (1 Samuel 24:5-7). Once he became king, David was a powerful military commander and soldier, and he "administered judgment and justice to all his people" (1 Chronicles 18:14).

Moses- "Then Moses said to the LORD, 'O my LORD, I am not eloquent, neither before nor since You have spoken to Your servant; but I am slow of speech and slow of tongue,'" admitting to a speech difficulty as well as more serious doubts about his calling. "So the LORD said to him, 'Who has made man's mouth? Or who makes the mute, the deaf, the seeing, or the blind? Have not I, the LORD? Now, therefore, go, and I will be with your mouth and teach you what you shall say'" (Exodus 4:10-12).

Although Moses was by no means perfect, the rest of his actions illustrate his faithfulness and decisive leadership. Moses faced Pharaoh, led the Exodus, parted the Red Sea, and brought the people to Mount Sinai, where the Old Covenant was established. He even gave sermon-like speeches, such as his exposition on the Ten Commandments in Deuteronomy 5.


"Thank you all for taking the time out to read for 2 minutes about God. Sometimes meditating on Him and His word is better than none at all. We all read text messages with no substance all day. How dare we put the message of God aside. We never know if us reading this is why our blessings are flowing abundantly." - Alston Shropshire



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