CHAIN, CHAIN, CHAIN – CHAIN OF BLESSINGS?

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Have you ever received a CHAIN LETTER? I’m sure everyone has at some point or another.

The dictionary states that a chain letter is: a letter sent to a number of people, each of whom is asked to make and mail copies to other people who are to do likewise, often used as a means of spreading a message or raising money.

But I want to focus on the word CHAIN: which means…
a series of objects connected one after the other, usually in the form of a series of metal rings passing through one another, used either for various purposes requiring a flexible tie with high tensile strength, as for hauling, supporting, or confining, or in various ornamental and decorative forms. another form of a chain is bondage or servitude….loss of freedom.

I want to talk to you about CHAIN letters, Chain letters are the letters that you get that has some type of poem, story or subliminal message about being Blessed, loving God and expecting a miracle. While some of the verbiage is good and meaningful, I just can’t help but notice at the very bottom of the letter it says something like “IF YOU LOVE JESUS” – Pass this on to 5 people or If you pass this on to 14 people you will expect a miracle tomorrow, the money one’s are so convincing as they go something like this “If you are in need of a financial blessing” – pass this on to 9 people and expect something in the mail tomorrow……and if you’re not careful, you will find yourself breaking your neck to meet the demands of the chain letter in order to get a blessing….

I used to be one of those people as it seemed like I always got the letters when I was in dire need of a financial blessing, miracle or something else. I would literally break my neck to send the letter to the amount of people it suggested because if I didn’t I was afraid that I wouldn’t get blessed or get the miracle or whatever the letter suggested. I fell victim to the CHAIN,  Is this you??

I realized after much deliberation that I didn’t need a letter to work on my behalf with God, if I had a relationship with God as I should then a letter does not and will not validate a blessing for me. The bible says, if you walk right before me I will give you the desires of your heart and Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and his righteousness and ALL these things will be added unto you. BOOM! There it is Inspirations, God already gave you the tools to get your blessing…..God does not put an ACTION before a COMMAND; you have to do something in order to get something. In this Microwave society that we are living in today, we as a people want things quick, now, fast & in a hurry, WAITING is out of the question, I believe that’s why so many people fall prey to the CHAIN letters, If I can get what I want in a matter of sending something so seamlessly profound to a couple of people then it will take the guess work out of waiting on God.

I’m not knocking the individuals whom do it on a regular, but I would hope and pray that your prayer life and link to God is not determined by you sending someone a letter or those sending it back to you. Blessings do not and will not come that way……If you Love God like I believe you do, then the only thing you have to do is be obedient and wait.

Don’t be so quick to get caught up with the small things, if Life was that easy – There would not be a worry or care in the world as your day will be determined by a simple CHAIN letter. Listen closely to the word “CHAIN”, with everything going on in your life, do you actually think you need to be bonded down by something else?, Let’s put our perspectives in place; you’re only a victim to whatever you allow to possess your life, you have control over what you allow to come in and what you allow to take over.  When I get Chain letters now, I delete them – the old me would have totally dismissed any actions of doing such a thing as I honestly thought that by deleting them, it would bring some type of misfortune to my life, boy was I mistaken.

Get to know God and rest assured, that if you walk UPRIGHT before him – He will give you every desire of your heart………NO CHAIN LETTER REQUIRED.

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