Your hearing determines your outcome and what type of ground you have. Romans 10:17 says that faith cometh by hearing and hearing by word of God. Notice that it says faith cometh which means you must do it continually in order to get the faith to obtain what you are believing for. It must be in line with the word of God in order for it to work. There are four types of grounds but only one got the results. Which ground are you?
According to Mark Chapter 4 Message Version
Ground 1 Seed falling Along the Side of the Road
14-15 “The farmer plants the Word. Some people are like the seed that falls on the hardened soil of the road. No sooner do they hear the Word than Satan snatches away what has been planted in them.
Ground 2 Stony Ground
16-17 “And some are like the seed that lands in the gravel. When they first hear the Word, they respond with great enthusiasm. But there is such shallow soil of character that when the emotions wear off and some difficulty arrives, there is nothing to show for it.
Ground 3 Thorns
18-19 “The seed cast in the weeds represents the ones who hear the kingdom news but are overwhelmed with worries about all the things they have to do and all the things they want to get. The stress strangles what they heard, and nothing comes of it.
Ground 4 Good Ground
20 “But the seed planted in the good earth represents those who hear the Word, embrace it, and produce a harvest beyond their wildest dreams.
Conclusion: This is how you can obtain what you are believing God for.
Hebrews 12 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)
We Also Should Follow Jesus’ Example
12 We have all these great people around us as examples. Their lives tell us what faith means. So, we, too, should run the race that is before us and never quit. We should remove from our lives anything that would slow us down and the sin that so often makes us fall. 2 We must never stop looking to Jesus. He is the leader of our faith, and he is the one who makes our faith complete. He suffered death on a cross. But he accepted the shame of the cross as if it were nothing because of the joy he could see waiting for him. And now he is sitting at the right side of God’s throne. 3 Think about Jesus. He patiently endured the angry insults that sinful people were shouting at him. Think about him so that you won’t get discouraged and stop trying.
It started with a dream for me to go into freelance writing. I kept researching, praying and asking until I got my answer. When I started researching on freelance writing, blog jumped out at me as I was researching. I got with a lady who is a successful author and spiritual adviser to inquire about the dream I had. It was as if God was speaking through her. She asked me what am I most passionate about? I told her I love to encourage people. She responded, “well that is what your blog will be about.” As soon as she told me that, an idea of using phrases that rhymes with pictures came to me. I ended up with a lot of catchy phrases to use my gift of encouragement. Every situation I dealt with God gave me a phrase for. My dad stated it came to him to do a blog; this how I got the name for the blog “Adams Family Inspirations” When I started the blog, I had a hard time with getting it together, from not being able to customize my blog, logging in, and other things to discourage me. However, I stay with it and now I see the results. I did not let obstacles stop me from starting the blog. I looked at the result and how it would be a blessing to other people. That kept me going to get to my destination.
Stay wit, it, ’til you git it!
Prayer: God I thank you for sending Jesus as an example. I run the race of life looking to Jesus who is the author and finisher of my faith. I let go of any weight that hinders me from getting to my destination. I repent for letting situations get the best of me. I know through you Lord I have the victory. I persevere through faith and patience with expectancy I inherit the promise. I thank you in advance. In Jesus name. Amen.