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Set Up.

Hey You…You should smile more, you do have good teeth. LOL !!

On a more serious note, you should smile more because there is a game plan to your life, God’s masterful game plan. The last time I read it, it reminded me of a "Set Up".

Amazing and funny, the degree of detail God puts into this set up. He designs the walkway, gallery, window view with a divine intent to dazzle. God’s masterful plan is amazing; the ambiance affirms a silent intention.The chandeliers and draperies, literally a sight to behold. It’s your special day and God once again has catered to your whims and caprices. It is an auspicious occasion. No expense spared, it’s your moment and you are worth it.

But, there is a little secret I must disclose, a warning you must be aware of, as it’s best you prepare for this potentially awkward moment. Are you ready ? Ok, you insist. If you must know it’s tucked right in between the lines, read Psalm 23:5.

  • New International Version – ‘You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.’
  • The Good News Version, says ‘You prepare a banquet for me, where all my enemies can see me; you welcome me as an honored guest and fill my cup to the brim’.
  • How about the Message Version ? Here goes: ‘You serve me a six-course dinner right in front of my enemies. You revive my drooping head; my cup brims with blessing’.

Here is the little secret, take a quick glance at the guest list, look outside on the red carpet, do you recognize ‘these people’ ? Of course, you do but there must have been a mix up of sorts, who switched the guest list ? You ask, ‘what are they doing here’ ?

Well, the hostile formation of naysayers, doubters, backbiters, envious and bitter friends isn’t a prank or a mistake.

That’s the SET UP, orchestrated by God. Probably not the invitees you were expecting, right ? But these are the invitees you need at your ‘party’. Isn’t that just how life is ?

Have you ever wonder why your head is anointed with oil ? Hmmm, is it making sense now, doesn’t it ? You are ANOINTED to handle this "set up" daily. The presence of enemies can’t stop your blessings, your destiny, your purpose, your future. You were born ready. Stop frowning, start laughing.

Wishing you God’s best on your journey of life,
PFlo