"Blessed is the man that trusteth in the Lord, and whose hope the Lord is. For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit. (Jeremiah 17:7-8 [KJV])
Oftentimes, ministers of God use certain words, not knowing exactly what they mean. For example, to some people, "God bless you" is a nice church greeting that's all they think it is, but it's something really powerful if you understand what it means. To be blessed means to be empowered to prosper; that you’re blessed means there’s an empowerment on you for prosperity, excellence, victory, fruitfulness and productivity in every area of your life.
Now, because you’re blessed, it's impossible for you to be defeated or disadvantaged you're protected and preserved by the Lord. This doesn't mean you won't face challenges, but irrespective of the challenges or oppositions, you'll always win; where others fail, you win. You’ve been empowered to prosper in all things and deal wisely in the affairs of life. This took effect when you received the Holy Spirit.
Even if you were placed in a desert or barren land, you'll still prosper the desert will turn into a fruitful field, because you’re the blessed of the Lord. Live every day with this consciousness.
The Global Ministers' Classroom with Pastor Chris, a one-day online training program for ministers of the Gospel around the world, holds on the 24th of November, 2018. To register, kindly log on to https://goo.gl/s45iQw