Sunday, 22 July 2018

Don't Cheat Yourself

Joshua 24:15

When we think about being cheated we don't often think about ourselves being the one to cheat ourself.
We readily think about the devil who is the chief cheat.
We also think about others cheating us without looking inwards.
It is possible to cheat yourself.

The devil and other human beings are not the only ones who cheat people.
You can also cheat yourself.
Your choices will determine whether you're cheating yourself or not.

How can you cheat yourself?
When you do not accept what God has provided for you.
Luke 19:41-44

When you do not know who you are.
Luke 9:55

When you do not discern what God has given you.
Genesis 21:19

When you operate or live in fear.
1 John 4:18

When you do not plug into God's grace regularly.
Romans 6:14

When you withhold kindness or benevolence from the poor.
Proverbs 19:17

To cheat yourself is a great tragedy of life.
It's better someone else cheats you than you cheating yourself.

Daily, there are people cheating themselves in different ways:

*When you steal you're cheating yourself because you are opening the door for bigger losses in your life.
Exodus 20:15
*A woman or man cheating on his or her spouse is cheating himself/herself because such a person is opening the door for Satan to come into that marriage to torment it.
Proverbs 6:23-29
*When you refuse God's call upon your life you are cheating yourself.
Ephesians 4:11,12
*When you don't  us the gifts and talents God has given to you, you're cheating yourself.
Matthew 25:14-30
*Each time you reject God's salvation, you're cheating yourself. By doing so you're allowing the enemy to remain in dominion over you.
2 Thessalonians 1:8
*When you refuse to support God's kingdom work and move here on earth you're cheating yourself.
Matthew 6:33
*When you don't use your finances the way God would have you use it you're chating yourself.
Proverbs 3:9
*When you don't use your God given authority as a child of God, you're cheating yourself.
Luke 10:19

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