Question: “Do you all think God predetermines success?”
My response: We are all given what we need. In God there is no failure.
Then another question was asked, “Do some get a headstart?” with Blue Ivy used as an example.
I believe that each generation is based on the decisions and obedience of the previous generation. For example, King Saul’s children could not proceed him as King because of his disobedience. His children had not been disciplined or instructed to fear the Lord. They sought after the desires of the flesh. King Saul was eventually proceeded by King David due to his own lack of obedience. “And Samuel said, Hath the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams. For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubborness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the Lord, he hath also rejected thee from being king. ” 1 Samuel 15:22-23
I even went on to take it one step further. Abraham was a righteous man, strong in faith and obedient to the instructions of the Lord. He instructed his children in the same manner. He believed that if he did not obtain the promises of the Lord in his lifetime that God was still able and would fulfill it with his children. This faith was passed on from generation and generation (Abraham, Isaac and Jacob). They never stopped believing but they STAYED ready to obey the instructions of the Lord and receive all that had been promised.
Some of us have a delayed inheritance because of the disobedience of those who came before us. It doesn’t mean that it is no longer available but it is going to take some work. Generational curses have existed since the days of Adam and Eve, but can be broken. I choose to obey the instructions of the Lord and walk upright before him in all that I do, so that I might be blessed and my children blessed. “Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.” Proverbs 31:28
“Building relationships of accountability and trust with all roads leading to love.” RATL
- Obedience, Not Sacrifice! (psalmsofpraisewomensministries.wordpress.com)
- To Have Success, You Need to Hide Yourself Like David Did (angelaschandler.wordpress.com)