FAVOR! A favorite subject all around. But few tell you the flip side of favor. I will.
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 you get the point.
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 blessings 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!
Stay tuned for my “Favor 2.0” post.