A popular Yoruba adage (when it comes to making money) says; “Teach me how to ‘fish’, don’t give me fish to eat.”
Jesus Himself came to teach us (and is still teaching us) how to ‘fish'(for men) not giving us fish to eat(which results in dependency, idleness and laxity). Jesus wants us to be independent like Him, working at getting in more souls into the Kingdom of God, so as to be abundantly favored by God now and also be worthy owners of “crowns” on that day.
Philippians 2:12 “Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.”
Romans 8:17 “And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.”
Being “joint heirs” with Jesus entails so much. We have to be ready to accept and conquer trials and tribulations like the “Soldier” we ought to be… (2 Corinthians 12:10)
We ought to start (if we haven’t yet) preaching the Word, liaising with the Holy Spirit, loving everyone irrespective of who they are, not repaying wickedness(evil) with same, etc.(Mark 7:21-23)
Remember, not all “Sons” are “Heirs” and some “heirs”(through birth right) have been known to loose their heir-ship to their brother (who the Father saw fit for it)
You REALLY want to be Christ-like?, Then begin to emulate Jesus Christ, not the Pastors, Prophets, Apostles, Teachers, etc whose “anointing” came from God and who, when God decides to remove the “anointing”, are just mere humans like everyone else.
John 14:26 “But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.”
Pray for the in-dwelling of the Holy Spirit in your life. Surrender all to Him so that He can start teaching you all things. Tell Him you want to learn and is ready to be taught.
N.B: Please don’t just pray and forget about it. Let there be a yearning in your heart. Even if it will take you to fast&pray on it. Ensure you get results, be at alert for the response from God.
I’ll leave you with this Bible verse;
Matthew 5:6 “Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.”