I recently heard a song by entitled Ca$hin' Out by Ca$h Out. Yes, I know its a trap song and I know some think that the good preacher shouldn't be listening to that kind of music according to the unwritten rules of being a preacher. But I don't dance to the tune of the masses. I dance to the beat of my Father, so those unwritten rules do not lead my life, the Spirt of God does. Now back to my thought. I was recently listening this song, and I am big on lyrics and as I listened to this song the lyrics struck me. No, not the curse words and the derogatory terms used for women. What stuck out was the examples Ca$h Out gave on how to live big, how he was determined to live in His dreams and the big vision he had for his life. And one point in the song it was preaching to his soul that he yelled "chuuuuch." I was lead to research the lyrics and as I read the lyrics of the song I realized he was truly laying out his dreams of having an abundant life. This song was recorded in 2012 and what I read in my research about Ca$h Out is that he is now broke. Yes, Cash Out is broke. He apparently was given a "signing bonus" and he owed his record company tons of money for what they gave him, unfortunately he did not have the record sales to sustain his living. We know that you can't live the big life if your records aren't selling and you are living on loan. And this made me think about how many of us are looking to cash out not realizing that the temporal things of this world can easily pass away and leave sorrow behind it. That's why when I heard this song my thoughts elevated and I said to my Father, I don't want to cash out, I want to be FAVORED OUT, because Your FAVOR is better than CA$H.
The writer of Proverbs says that he would rather chose "loving favor rather than silver and gold." (22:1) And I agree. There are some things that money cannot buy and favor is one of them. Favor is defined as a means to gaining approval, acceptance, or special benefits or blessings. The favor that human beings receive from God depends on his good pleasure and is often extended in response to prayer or righteous living. Favor and grace are closely related.
When God's favor is on your life, great and mighty things will happen to you and for you. Favor will take you where nothing else can take you. Favor can open doors and prevent destruction. Favor can help you do more with less. Favor can make ways out of no way! I have witnessed the power of favor in my own life. Doors that men tried to shut, favor kicked them down. Opportunity the enemy tried to steal, favor made them reappear. Relationships in which the spirit of discord tried to destroy, favor brought reconciliation. Proverbs 16:7 says, "When a man's ways please the Lord, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him." Our Father's favor on your life translates into favor with man as well. Even the unrighteous will say "yes" to you when they would have said "no" to someone else. Our Father will send His Spirit and His angels to cause favor to shine on you, from every direction and in all your ways.
That's why in this season of my life, cashing out is not my focus nor does it drive me and I hope it's not your motivation. When you embrace our Father's Word, His principles and His wisdom all those things Ca$h Out is listing out on top of that dope track, will automatically find you with His favor. Proverbs 8:35 says, “For those who find me find life and receive favor from the LORD.” When you seek to have a good name, a good understanding and high esteem in the sight of God and as well as man His mercy, kindness, and truth will surround you. But I want you to understand this that when you are #FAVOREDOUT favor will not only influence you, but everyone and every nation connected to you!
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