September 22, 2015

Father of Lights – Part 3

by Ashley Jensen in Blog, Christianity, COMMUNICATE


Just Do It – 4 Roadblocks to Blessing

James 1:22-25
But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was. But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does.

James 2:14-18
What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can faith save him? If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food, and one of you says to them, “Depart in peace, be warmed and filled,” but you do not give them the things which are needed for the body, what does it profit? Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.18But someone will say, “You have faith, and I have works.” Show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.

We aren’t human doings we are human beings. BUT in the being, we do. Our actions always prove our hearts.

Actions speak louder than words but not nearly as often. – Mark Twain

Our faith should mean something. It should mean we live in a way that shines the majesty of Christ and God’s kingdom. If someone says they believe in you. What they’ve done for you is a great indicator of how much they believe. Be careful when it comes to who you say you believe in because at some point that belief will be tested.

When I planted my first church, those who said the believed in us the loudest were the quietest when it came to writing a check. Why does that matter? Jesus said it, I didn’t… where your treasure is your heart is. He also said in Matthew 15:8… These people honor me with their lips but their hearts are far from me. Belief is about doing! Not just saying. The one who says it can’t be done is passed by the one who is doing it. Do what the bible says. Do pray. Do start tithing. Do start serving. When we start doing God starts responding. The blessing of God can come suddenly on your life just by DOING the right things. Some of you feel like God has passed you by but I’m here to tell you His blessing is found when we DO what He wants us to do.

4 Roadblocks to Being Blessed:

1) Motivation
Desire is a huge part of actually going from obligation to passion. When we do things out of a “have to” spirit we don’t benefit at all. When we do things out of a “want to” spirit, everyone benefits. Excuses are the language of losers and the babysitters of the unaccomplished. The difference between excuses and reasons… Excuses have to do with desire, reasons have to do with circumstance. Usually we can change both!

2) Circumstance
If we can’t change our circumstance then we can change our attitude in our circumstance. Circumstances may be out of control but you don’t have to be. If our attitude stays positive God will turn a negative circumstance for our good.

3) Doubt
Our own doubts about God and ourselves are usually the biggest enemies we will face. Exterior enemies aren’t typically a huge adversary to our dreams, usually our own doubt, fear, and insecurity is what we will wrestle with. Our interior enemy is always a bigger foe than anything else. ENEMY – The enemy is IN A ME!

4) Lack of Information
Hosea 4:6 NKJV
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.

Typically most people are not unintelligent they are ignorant. A reason that we don’t initiate change is because we don’t have the information we need. “I just don’t know what to do.” This is a huge part of why people don’t accomplish anything. I was like that, a high school dropout that didn’t know what to do. I became a ferocious learner. I decided I would read, go to conferences, listen to podcasts, watch tutorials…. just fill myself with the information I needed to accomplish what God called me to do.

And you can do the same. You can do it! You can live the life God has called you to live!

It all starts with a belief and a faith in God. Having a relationship with God and thriving in that relationship is where we see the most movement to the next level of life.


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Please leave your thoughts if you feel led and let’s continue the conversation! May God bless you!

One Comment

  1. Elizabeth
    September 22, 2015 at 6:49 am


  2. Sharon Jensen
    September 22, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    Amen and Amen … Wonderful teaching … Insightful and inspiring .. Thank you .. I love you .. Mom

  3. Yemisi
    September 24, 2015 at 6:46 pm


  4. Keith
    September 25, 2015 at 6:36 pm

    Words that penetrate the soul. Preach!

  5. Annette Knight
    September 25, 2015 at 6:57 pm

    I really enjoyed reading this. Thanks! Great work!

  6. Cynthia Harris
    September 26, 2015 at 7:41 pm

    Love it. Amen!

  7. Steve L
    September 27, 2015 at 5:23 am

    Point 4 struck me. We enjoy a certain level of ignorance. Intelligent enough to know that if we read that book out go to that conference we will have no excuse but to change or live with our now opened eyes and bothered conscience.
    Better to stay blind ignorant but at least comfortable we think.
    Oh Father break the chains of our flesh, show us your glory, ravish is with your love and worth that we may see the treasure out weighs the cost. Let Jesus shine brighter.

  8. Kristina
    September 27, 2015 at 10:26 am

    I would always say to my husband, driving the family van to church is not being the spiritual leader of the family. To this day, three of my adult children are not walking with GOD. My other 5 have no earthly idea what a Godly man or father is, and this breaks me heart. They don’t know how to find one themselves. The older ones have followed their father’s lead, not their mother’s.

  9. Alina
    September 28, 2015 at 9:02 am

    I like the part where you state that when we do something with the attitude of obligation, we don’t gain anything from the experience. I have a trip coming up and my attitude was “out of obligation. ” However, A Friend Just opened my eyes to how I should be looking at this trip as an exciting experience. I am so glad she did because I would make myself miss out on this experience. Thank you Jesus!

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