Do you really want to be a people magnet?
1. You can always tell the degree of genuine favor you have by the degree of BACKLASH you experience.
Jesus said that it’s “False Prophets” who everybody likes. If you have spiritual favor you are going to be irritating somebody with counterfeit favor (called popularity.)
2. “The rich man has many friends” (Prov. 19:4), the problem is that most of the rich man’s friend’s are only friends because they are rich! If you are rich in connections, money, anointing, or are simply a “hot item” for whatever reason, you will have to increase your discerning 100-fold because favor attracts people, needs and agendas like flies to honey. Not that everybody is a fly, but I couldn’t think of another metaphor…(I was gonna say “like swallows to Capistrano” but it sounded weird.)
3. Favor multiplies opportunities, which multiplies commitments, which multiplies expectation. The more you have going on, the more choices you have – and the more opportunity to get needlessly busy and kill the very goose that laid the anointed egg in the first place. And the more opportunities to offend by not doing what people ask.
DISTRACTION FROM THE NEXT LEVEL
4. Favor is another word for spiritual “honor,” and that comes most radically by joining Jesus in an activity that is off the map from where most people are going. Jesus said, “Where I am, there my servant will be also and if any man serve me, him will my Father honor.” So here is a dilemma…going to the outer edge is where the supernatural honor is found. To get there you need to leave where the current season of favor is lingering, like a limb cut off a tree. It is dying the moment it hits the ground but takes time to be seen as dead. Some people are living years off of favor from a previous season and won’t or can’t leave where they are to go where He is…in the new adventure with the new FAVOR!
Having said all that – favor is still synonymous with “blessing” and who does not want that? FAVOR IS A FORM OF CURRENCY WITH WHICH YOU CAN FORM SUPERCHARGED ALLIANCES, IF STEWARDED PROPERLY. THESE ALLIANCES GET YOU WHERE YOU WANT TO GO, FASTER!
Let’s keep looking at favor at the next level….FAVOR 2.0
1. Favor 2.0 benefits from the BACKLASH because it makes your message more distinct and powerful. You want the right enemies.
2. Favor 2.0 Works through the opportunists and the needy because in that mix you will make NEW FRIENDS and new alliances. Right in the midst of those seeking to use you to further their own agenda you will find new cohorts.
3. Favor 2.0 attracts more activity and knows how to sift through all of that to those key opportunities that multiply influence in your assignment. Never forget – FAVOR IS ATTACHED TO YOUR ASSIGNMENT.
4. Favor 2.0 wanders off the Reservation, because once you know that God is your source and FAVOR comes from Him, you will not fear stopping whatever you are doing currently and walking away to step into what you see the Father doing. (I’ve done good on the first three but still working on the fourth. I wander, but tend to want to bring everything and everyone with me.)
There are times you need to sharpen your sword. Come study with me the secrets of FAVOR 2.0 and let’s seek God together. I feel that the NEXT MOVE OF GOD involves Nations that are about to experience an outpouring as the Marketplace rises up!
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