The thing God kept speaking to me today was, how many? And how often? might we have robbed ourselves of a blessing? How many times and how often do you think it takes place that you tie down hands or rob yourself of a blessing. Because sometimes we'll react rashly or so negatively about a situation, instead of responding in the way God wants us to respond. And I believe we have blown our blessings. I believe some of this we started talking about last week, but God's saying he wanted me to talk about this part this week, where we need to understand that sometimes it's not the devil. Sometimes it's not, it's not somebody else. But it's we have robbed ourselves of a blessing. You say, oh, God doesn't work that way. You got anybody here ever have a father, everybody has a father, a dad, anybody here has a mother. Everybody has a mother, even no matter what. And I'm telling you when we look at this, let's say for an example, we have two girls, both the same mother, and let's say this one cleans a room. This one gets all the things are taken care of she's supposed to do. And this one does not. There are certain benefits this one's gonna get. Because this one has done and has been obedient to do what they're supposed to do.
The one that was disobedient, and said, I don't want to do it right now. I don't care I don't want to clean my room; it is too messy. They don't receive the blessings, because of obedience, they believe they receive a blessing for their disobedience. And what that means is, they're going to get something because of their obedience. And they're not because of their disobedience. So, the way God looks at us is the same way whenever he tells us to do something, and we don't respond the way we're supposed to. But it actually can rob us. And just so you know, not every time does God necessarily, say, Joshua, you're supposed to write those things down and study them through because I'm just trying to speak to you, doesn't necessarily mean that you have to be obedient by something that God said to you. Sometimes it's about God put laying something on your heart. I went through a season of being robbed by the Spirit, because God told me to give somebody $20 So when I finally caught up, and I realized I shouldn't give them $20, I gave them $40. Because I figured I had some interest to make up. Sometimes we get to the place.