When God Blesses You | Keep Your Mouth Shut!
Many times, we are the architects of our misfortune because we are so quick to be loud-mouthed about our testimonies, especially the ones we are still anticipating, or the ones we have not fully manifested yet. Even though Revelation 12.11 says, “And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony”, it is still important to know the right time to give your testimony, and just because someone claps the loudest for you, that does not mean the person is happy for you. Some people will clap the loudest and still plan your downfall. Some people will have the loudest voices while sharing your success story, and still envy you the most. Some people are the snakes in disguise, wolves in sheep’s clothing, ridiculously too cunning for a human being. Not everyone is your friend, not everyone is a supporter. Many times, many Christians fall into this trap of having their blessings or miracles cut short. They got too excited and told another “Christian friend” or “believer” about the things they were expecting from God, or how much God has blessed and prospered them. They confuse or mistake confessing positivity in faith with testifying. Jeremiah 17.9 says, “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” Human beings, because of the sinful nature passed down from Adam, are very terrible creatures. The only reason why some Christians are capable of showing love to other people, especially people they do not know is because of the power of God at work in them through the person of the Holy Spirit, (And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love, Romans 5.5).