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Monday
Apr182016

An Excellent Spirit

The story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego has always been one of my favorites. As a child, I loved the story’s sense of adventure. As a teen, I was moved by the three Hebrew children’s determination and conviction. But as an adult, it’s the hidden part of their story that speaks to me.

In Andrew’s new teaching, An Excellent Spirit, he talks about this hidden part of their story:

Everybody would like to have the benefits that Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego had. [But] it says right here (Daniel 6:3) that the reason he was promoted was because he had an excellent spirit…. Everybody would like [promotion] , but not everybody does the things that produce an excellent spirit…. God is not the one who determines whether you have an
excellent spirit!

I’ve seen the truth of that statement in my own life. When I turned sixteen, I prayed for a job. And when God gave me the opportunity to work somewhere besides fast food, I jumped on it.

I started working for minimum wage, wrapping Christmas presents in a ritzy gift shop downtown. Sooner than anticipated, the holiday rush was over, and my hours dwindled. With no other skills to speak of, it began to look like I would lose my job. So, I made a point of learning new skills every time I was on the schedule. I cleaned the windows. I swept the floor. I took out the trash. I dusted shelves. I spent all of my time organizing supplies or finding lost merchandise in our behemoth of a storage room. And I kept my job.

All that time spent in the backroom made me very familiar with our product, and before long, my coworkers started asking questions to which I knew the answers. My confidence grew, and I began taking on more responsibilities. I learned how to display merchandise, write tickets, and work the cash register. I learned how to manage customer accounts and interact with them on the phone. I even started placing reorders. Soon, my boss took notice.

Andrew says,

I’m telling you, God made every one of us to succeed. Now, this is relative to what God’s will is for you. He may not call you to do [what I’m doing], but He has called you to greatness…. If you’re working in a business, God wants you to be the best worker there is. If you [work] with an excellent spirit, as Daniel did, I guarantee you, it would be just a short period of time until somebody would see that excellence, and they would set you over the entire deal.

It’s true! One day when I arrived at work, my boss called me into her office to give me a list of jobs to complete while she was gone. “Roxanne,” she added as we finished, “I just officially made you the manager. See you when I get back.” I was seventeen.

He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much.

Luke 16:10

Discover the characteristics of an excellent spirit with Andrew’s new teaching, An Excellent Spirit. This teaching is also available to watch on the Gospel Truth broadcast. Prepare to be positioned for promotion today!

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Monday
Apr112016

Worked Up over Nothing

How dare they? After everything I’ve done… That was really unprofessional. I’m obviously not the one at fault here. On and on the thoughts continued through my head.

I was on a work assignment a few years back, and two of my coworkers had told their boss that I had a bad attitude and was rude to them. Can you believe it? The truth is, I had been calmly and politely letting them know that I had only so long to get my assignment done. Their joking and laughing was delaying me from accomplishing anything, so I simply suggested that we stay focused. I’m not sure they appreciated hearing that from someone so young.

With every thought I entertained, my frustration grew—until I reached a point where I had become the victim of a “grand injustice.” And it was up to me to make it right. It would have worked out great, too, if it hadn’t been for that still, small voice on the inside, telling me that I was wrong.

In Andrew’s latest teaching, An Excellent Spirit, he explains it this way:

If you allow offense, bitterness, and discouragement to function on the inside of you, it limits what God can do in your life. If you are going to see promotion, you have to maintain a good attitude—an excellent spirit—regardless of what other people are doing to you, regardless of what your circumstances are.

Obviously, what Andrew says here is not what I was about to do. But in that moment, I realized that I was choosing bitterness instead of the great plans God had for me. I wanted His plans much more than my offense, so I immediately cast it over to God and allowed His peace to rule in my heart once again. Trust me—peace is much lighter than offense!

In Andrew’s teaching, he continues,

A person with an excellent spirit is a person who doesn’t identify just with the crowd. You aren’t following the crowd, but you have a personal relationship with God. You know who you are in Christ. You know what He wants you to do, and you have a direction for your life. You have a compass. You aren’t going to compromise, and you aren’t going to change directions (Mark 11:23) . If you have a mountain in your way, you’ll cast it into the sea or you’ll draw on God’s ability to climb it and go over it, but you aren’t going to take a detour. This is an excellent spirit.

I went to my boss and apologized for what happened and assured him that I would never want to come across in such a manner. He assured me that he knew the problem wasn’t with me and that I was not to worry about it. I had gotten all worked up over nothing.

When challenging situations come our way, we have a choice. We can either allow our hearts to become bitter and puffed up, or we can trust God and obey His commands.

Learn how to live a life of excellence with Andrew’s new teaching, An Excellent Spirit. You can also watch this teaching on the Gospel Truth broadcast. This teaching will prepare you for a life of promotion!

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Monday
Apr042016

On a New Path

“I used to think that everything about me was filthy,” admits Sandy Harmon. Sandy had started seeing a Christian counselor to deal with the shame and trauma of becoming a single mother. During one visit, Sandy’s counselor handed her Andrew Wommack’s Spirit, Soul & Body teaching. While listening to it, she heard for the first time the truth about the condition of her spirit. “Andrew taught me that in my spirit, there is no sin, no inadequacy, and no fear. My born-again spirit is just like Jesus’.” This life-changing teaching spurred Sandy on to begin calling the Andrew Wommack Ministries Helpline. Every week she would order free ministry materials provided through AWM partners.

Although Sandy’s relationship with God was stronger than ever, her world was falling apart in the natural realm. “I was spending $300 a month in copays because my kids were always sick. As a single mom, I couldn’t afford it, so I just kept building up credit card debt. I was going to the food pantry because I couldn’t afford groceries. And, on top of all that, I had run up thousands upon thousands of dollars in attorney’s fees for my divorce.”

Frustrated and feeling she had nothing to lose, Sandy decided to take an enormous leap of faith and enroll at Charis Bible College Colorado. As a part of that step of faith, Sandy was believing God for $2,000 to be able to move to Colorado. “One day, about a week before I was going to leave, I sensed in my spirit that money was coming to me that day in the mail,” recalls Sandy. “Sure enough, I found an envelope from my bank in the mail. It was the statement from the money market I’d been living off of. The statement showed that every month there was $1.31 in the account. This particular month, however, showed a balance of $2,466.”

Every day after coming home from Charis, Sandy would pray in tongues for four hours, pulling out what was in her spirit into the natural, and she would speak out scriptures concerning God’s provision. One day, Sandy received a phone call that set her destiny in motion: “I got a call from someone who knew of a real estate agent needing help. The Lord showed me I was supposed to minister to this agent. I met with her, not knowing the situation God was putting me in and not knowing anything about title insurance, which was her business.”

Only a few minutes into their meeting, the agent began pouring her heart out to Sandy about various issues in her life. Knowing who she was in her spirit, Sandy was able to spend the next four hours ministering the goodness and love of God to her. And even though Sandy didn’t know anything about title insurance, she was able to double this agent’s business in a month’s time. In turn, the agent connected Sandy with dozens upon dozens of Realtors with whom she had a relationship. Soon, God led Sandy to formally start her own business. She set up a website and began to seriously market herself as a person who helps Realtors succeed in their businesses.

Now, four years later, Sandy has hired five assistants, as her company is becoming nationally known with clients in Colorado; Florida; Washington, D.C.; Minnesota; and Washington State. A national real estate school contacted her and is paying her to produce training videos for them, and she will get the rights to the marketing material. When asked how her business is doing today, Sandy says, “It’s just supernatural!” Through learning who she was in her spirit all those years ago, Sandy is now able to walk in the abundance God has for her.

Spirit, Soul & Body is one of the teachings that was instrumental in setting Sandy on a new path of success and prosperity. This teaching will help you too. You can also watch Andrew discuss this on his Gospel Truth program. For the full story of Sandy's testimony, go here.

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