18 An unfriendly person pursues selfish ends
and against all sound judgment starts quarrels.
2 Fools find no pleasure in understanding
but delight in airing their own opinions.
3 When wickedness comes, so does contempt,
and with shame comes reproach.
4 The words of the mouth are deep waters,
but the fountain of wisdom is a rushing stream.
5 It is not good to be partial to the wicked
and so deprive the innocent of justice.
6 The lips of fools bring them strife,
and their mouths invite a beating.
7 The mouths of fools are their undoing,
and their lips are a snare to their very lives.
8 The words of a gossip are like choice morsels;
they go down to the inmost parts.
9 One who is slack in his work
is brother to one who destroys.
10 The name of the Lord is a fortified tower;
the righteous run to it and are safe.
11 The wealth of the rich is their fortified city;
they imagine it a wall too high to scale.
12 Before a downfall the heart is haughty,
but humility comes before honor.
13 To answer before listening—
that is folly and shame.
14 The human spirit can endure in sickness,
but a crushed spirit who can bear?
15 The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge,
for the ears of the wise seek it out.
16 A gift opens the way
and ushers the giver into the presence of the great.
17 In a lawsuit the first to speak seems right,
until someone comes forward and cross-examines.
18 Casting the lot settles disputes
and keeps strong opponents apart.
19 A brother wronged is more unyielding than a fortified city;
disputes are like the barred gates of a citadel.
20 From the fruit of their mouth a person’s stomach is filled;
with the harvest of their lips they are satisfied.
21 The tongue has the power of life and death,
and those who love it will eat its fruit.
22 He who finds a wife finds what is good
and receives favor from the Lord.
23 The poor plead for mercy,
but the rich answer harshly.
24 One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin,
but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
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Discover your calling or else you will remain covered. The discovery of calling is the discovery of one's real self! It's when you discover yourself that you can be discovered by others. The Discovery of self leads to the recovery of losses.
1Samuel 30:18 says, "And David recovered all that the Amalekites had carried away: and David rescued his two wives". So recovery of losses is possible and indeed is the portion of every child of God. The product you do not discover; you can not market either. Your product determines your value, the price people place on you; your true worth! Your product is your ministry; what God has ordained for you. That is where you will derive your possession, your dominion, and make a name for yourself.
Stop running around people and places where you are not needed. It's your calling or ministry that designs who and where you should circulate.
It is time to arise and shine! As you sit down and look up to God, you will see the light! You will be led by the Holy Spirit. This struggle is ending now in Jesus name! God bless you as you go with an open heart to hear from God!
- Thank God for His word
- Repent from depending on men in the past
- Ask God for grace for self-confidence
- Ask God for the ability to seek His face before taking decisions henceforth.
- Command your total restoration from previous losses now
- Give Him thanks for answered prayers