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Time, Energy, and Money are Limited Resources


God tests us CONSTANTLY in the areas of time, energy, and money to see if we use them properly because He wants to grant us more. If we are not properly managing these resources yet, He patiently teaches us over and over until we do. Only when he sees that we are prepared (that we are using our time energy and money properly) will He grant us more of each one of them. Wise strategy! We may think we are ready ... like teenagers think they are ready... yet most are not. 

 

God does not get angry and upset with us when we don't manage each of these resources properly. He does not torture us until we do, though many of us go through life thinking that is what God is doing to us. He just keeps patiently teaching us how to manage our time, energy and money by giving us a little more, but not more than we currently can handle, and if He sees that we are not yet ready for more, He gently takes it away and teaches us again. He's very patient until we finally learn.

 

In turn, we usually get angry with Him or give up on the journey we know God wants us to be taking simply because we are not moving quick enough on it. But, if we really think about it, it's not His fault at all!! We simply have not learned the lessons and so we cannot move forward. That's all there is to it. The quicker we learn the lessons, the quicker we get to move forward. 

 

Now, if we are in a network marketing company, those on our team may not be learning quickly enough for us to move forward, and so, as we draw close to God during this time. He teaches us other lessons while they learn the basics of using their time, energy and money wisely. We become a better leader as we do this because we learn to be patient and loving, like God is with us, and we learn to persevere on the journey, without quitting along the way, regardless of how long it takes for our team mates to learn. 

 

Here are three oils I have learned to use each morning when I wake up to keep me focused:

- Valor. I apply a drop or two on one of my feet as I ask God to give me the courage to keep going, pursuing the things He desires me to do each day.

- Abundance. I apply a drop in my hands, rub my hands together and place them on my head, as anointing myself with it, and inhale the aroma deeply as I ask God to bless me abundantly in every area of my life. I ask also that He grant me wisdom in abundance so that always make the right choices and decisions as I go throughout the day.

- Joy. I have a roll-on fitment on this bottle and rub a little behind my ears, as a perfume, to remind me that God's Joy is my strength as I continue the journey. I cannot rely on myself to automatically be joyful because there will be trials and temptations every single day thrown my way and I can only resist them with God's help. His Joy is my strength. The devil can't stand a joyful Christian! He tries over and over again to get us to give up and hold on to negative thoughts, condemnation from ourselves and others, anger, unforgiveness, etc. When we simply draw closer to God and praise Him for being with us, being joyful in every singly situation, he finally ends up giving up. He is very persistent, and has been throughout history, so nothing new there. Just learn to "resist the devil and he will flee from you" eventually. God's joy is our strength every single day. 

 

So, learn to use properly the time, energy and money God has currenty granted you. The quicker you learn, the quicker you can move forward. If you are a slow learner, don't worry! God is patient with each of us - He will never condemn you;  He will also not give you more than you are capable of handling.

 

Use each of the oils I mentioned daily, and keep learning the lessons God is teaching you. God will be with you, always. He loves you and longs to give bless you abundantly in every single area of your life - never forget that.