Relationship Mathematics (Part 2)

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For it was little which thou hadst before I came, and it is now increased unto a multitude; and the LORD hath blessed thee since my coming: and now when shall I provide for mine own house also? – The Bible; Genesis 30: 30

The phrase “Midas Touch” came from the story of King Midas, whose touch turns everything to gold. Do you know of people with such ability to multiply whatever comes their way? Multipliers are represented by the “x” symbol as the name implies, they are in your life to multiply whatever you have or are doing. They increase the power of whatever you are doing exponentially. When a multiplier is morally corrupt or unsaved, he or she can use that grace in a negative manner and produce more evil than good. History is replete with multipliers who have made the world a worse place than they met it, because they chose to multiply that which is evil than good.

Multipliers can also endure. They persevere until they see results. Resilience is one of the key feature of Multipliers. Some Multipliers have the hand of God on them and are headed somewhere on the roadmap of destiny. They are graced with a special ability; some are strongly gifted with managerial and organizational skills. You can benefit from the operational grace of a multiplier when you have one in your life. Sometimes, they are also creative. You sometimes find them in the entertainment, finance or sports industry. They can bring someone from a village or the backstreet of life and turn him into an overnight celebrity. They also have an eye for detail. Jacob was a multiplier and Laban attested to this.

And Laban said unto him, I pray thee, if I have found favour in thine eyes, tarry: for I have learned by experience that the LORD hath blessed me for thy sake. – The Bible; Genesis 30: 27

Jacob also used this grace, that was upon him for himself:

And the flocks conceived before the rods, and brought forth cattle ringstraked, speckled, and spotted…And the man increased exceedingly, and had much cattle, and maidservants, and menservants, and camels, and asses. – The Bible – Genesis 30: 39, 43

Another multiplier worthy of note is Joseph:

And the LORD was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian. And his master saw that the LORD was with him, and that the LORD made all that he did to prosper in his hand… And it came to pass from the time that he had made him overseer in his house, and over all that he had, that the LORD blessed the Egyptian’s house for Joseph’s sake; and the blessing of the LORD was upon all that he had in the house, and in the field. – The Bible; Genesis 39: 2-3, 5

Note in that quote that “…for Joseph’s sake.” Joseph also went ahead to become a multiplier for the whole nation, through his gift of interpretation of dreams. He saved them from the famine that would have wiped them out. Isaac was also a multiplier. If you have a multiplier in your life, understand that God has brought him or her into your life for this purpose. Identify those things in your life that God wants him or her to multiply and deploy. You will go further and higher than you could have on your own.

Also know that they are in your life for a season, because they are also on a journey of destiny. Some of the weaknesses of multipliers are selfishness, pride, boastfulness, indiscipline and sometimes craftiness. All relationships have their assets and liabilities, your ability to look past the weakness to mine the gold in you will
be much more rewarding than when you throw the baby out with the washing water. You can also be a multiplier to someone:

And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. – The Bible; Psalm 1:3

God’s first communication with man is to be fruitful and multiply and you have this DNA in you. Look for an area in which you can multiply and increase the quality of life of the people that God has placed in your life.

continued in the next series
Source: Emmanuel Abina

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