Prospering in Faith: Navigating Success and Rejection with God's Guidance

Gen 31:5b I see your father’s countenance, that it is not toward me as before; but the God of my father hath been with me.

It is a strange thing to experience rejection from others due to your own God-given success!  Contrary to popular belief, progress isn’t always applauded, especially by those around you who are not willing to accept the changes taking place in your personal and spiritual growth and development.  One of the biggest challenges of prosperity is to accept the fact that some may never forgive you for becoming successful!  Another challenge is to resolve not to allow those who reject you to cause you to become bitter and unforgiving of them.  That’s partly what enables us to have a Canaan land experience that many will never know; the ability to move on into the future of God’s best for our lives without getting hung up on someone else’s hang-ups.  If they are not willing to cross over Jordan with you, then that’s their choice and not yours!  Don’t let others keep you from pursuing that land flowing with milk and honey!  Somebody must lead the way, so it might as well be us; if they choose to go with us, fine, and if not, fine, but we must go on!  All we can do at this point is pray that God will grant them faith sufficient enough to open their eyes to the promises of God that await them, instead of focusing on the “evil report” of all the giants and obstacles awaiting them!  My friend, Pastor Scott Boatner, once said, “Faith will take you places that others will not go, and allow you to see things that others will not see!”  My former pastor, Bro. Bruce Freeman, once said, “What we’re willing to walk away from will determine what God brings to us!”  Friend, though your journey of success may lead you away from familiar places and familiar friends who are dear to your heart, do not be discouraged or disheartened, for what you have been willing to sacrifice cannot even compare to what you will gain on the other side of Jordan!  You owe no one any apologies for walking in the blessings that God has bestowed upon you, so walk freely in the fresh anointing of the Holy Spirit and enjoy the journey that God has for you!   

~ Pastor Gary Caudill
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