The founder of The Potter’s House, New York Times best-selling author and global spiritual leader Bishop T.D. Jakes, preached on Favor in the Famine _ The Ambidextrous God. When you are in the time of famine, what are the steps you need to take and what are the things you are suppose to be looking at? when you are in the season of famine, God is preparing you to be an answer to someone’s problem. Stop giving God what is left and start giving Him what is right. God blesses people He can trust. Don’t see that which you have as a harvest, see it as a test. You are in a fight, and you cannot win if you are not ALL IN. The only reason you are not winning is because you keep giving half of yourself at what you are doing.
“Favor in the Famine: The Ambidextrous God” Genesis 42:1-6 & Job 23:8-10
There is something that we learn by serving that cannot be gleaned from leading. A lot of people don’t recognize favor because they think walking in favor means you don’t have any problems. You can’t afford to be bitter in the midst of your trials. God may use the very people who curse you to bless you in the end. When God shows you favor in your famine, you can live in what would kill someone else. Don’t allow the devil to trick you into being apart of the problem – focus on being the answer. There is a blessing coming your way that you thought was dead; stay humble in the midst of the famine. Remember that God is ambidextrous – He can work just as well with His RIGHT hand as His LEFT. You have favor because His hand is on your life and it shows up in the strangest of ways. Trust that God is working things out on your behalf that you cannot see. If you think you have seen God move mightily with HIs RIGHT hand, wait until you see Him move with His LEFT! You may not always see what His plan is for your life until you get to the place you are supposed to be. Praise Him now for the things you can’t see; your blessings are coming! Don’t feel that all you have endured and given was in vain, God is going to make it up to you in a way that will blow your mind! All things are working together for your good! (Rom 8:28)