“Then she came and told the man of God. And he said, Go, sell the oil, and pay thy debt, and live thou and thy children of the rest.” (2 Kings 4: 7)That is the Focal Scripture of Streams of Joy Devotional today.In our Focal Scripture, after telling the widow of one of the sons of the prophets to sell her oil, Elisha told her to pay her debt, and live on the rest of the money. That woman came to Elisha because of a debt that the creditor wanted to recover, and Elisha’s counsel to her after her oil multiplied was, “pay your debt”. She received resources so that she could pay what she owed. She received resources for a purpose she needed to fulfill.Friend, as you receive ‘resources’ from the Lord, pay your debt. Pay attention to what needs to be done with whatever the Lord has given you. Pay attention to the help you need to give to those around you; pay attention to the negative cycles that need to change; pay attention to those who must be set free from bondage through your prayers; pay attention to circumstances that need to change through your ‘resources’.There was a purpose for that increase that God granted that widow in our Focal Scripture. There is a purpose for the resources the Lord has given you. There is a purpose for the opportunities, platforms, strength, insight, wisdom, open doors, breakthroughs, etc that God has granted you; and success can only happen when you rightfully appropriate what God has given you in line with the purpose for which He gave same to you.Did you know that the widow of one of the sons of the prophets could have enjoyed the miracle of multiplied oil, sold the oil, and squandered the proceeds, only to come again to Elisha if the creditor showed up again? Did you know that if you fail to pay attention to what the Lord would have you do with the resources, time, opportunities, etc He has given you, you might soon return to the same spot you are trying to break free from?Don’t be counted among those who could not pay their destiny debts when resources from heaven were poured out. Use your oil purposefully. Pay your debts to your generation.Proverbs 20: 5 MSG says: “Knowing what is right is like deep water in the heart; a wise person draws from the well within.”Declare With Me: I must pay my debt to my generation, in Jesus’ name!Follow on Instagram @jerry_ezeFollow on Twitter @jerrystreams

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Written by Ugonma Claire