Ephesians 5:15 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, 5:16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
Can someone redeem time? Redeem time Here means: “MAKE THE MOST OF THE MOMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES YOU GET.” because the devil knows his time is short and he is on a rampage to kill your joy, Steal your time and destroy your soul.
Stop procrastinating with your life and with your time. Satan is making the most of the small time he has left. Why would you play around with your time and yet you are A MORTAL MAN. You won’t live forever , why not live today as if it’s your last day.
I am not afraid of aging. Because as I age so do I increase my achievements and increase in wisdom and understanding.
I am not afraid of dying. What am afraid of is dying with all my potential. Am afraid of going to the grave with any book that I would have written and never did. Dying with the businesses that I would have started but never did. Dying with that sermon I would have preached but never did.
That relationship I would have saved, but I never did. Nothing is as terrible as going back to your maker and telling Him that that gift/talent He gave you, you just buried it in the ground your entire life on earth. If you are born to do something, do it now. Don’t push it to tomorrow or next year.
If you’re in a position to help or influence a thing, influence now. Don’t let your time to be wasted and later regrets in sorrow…everything that you were to be but never was.
“You are created to fit for a purpose; not a biological mistake.” There are some parents who have kids and they say I wish my son was like so or like that. From that time the son begins to have an identity crisis. Trying to be someone he is not.
How many look at their daughters and say, I wish she was a boy? Identity crisis begins right there. They feel they are born in the wrong body, the wrong person, in the wrong family, So the child grows up wishing to be someone else.
The danger in being someone else is this: God designed us all to accomplish something. You’re not born in that family by accident. You are not your race by accident! You’re not black, brown, white by accident. Your height, your personality and everything that makes u is a design that is FIT FOR PURPOSE. if you begin to admire being Beyonce who will be you? Who will accomplish what you were made to accomplish?
All my life I have never wanted to be like someone else. Or to dress like someone else. I have always been me. And I love being me.
When you realize that you are an original, you rock doing you. You have 23 chromosomes from your daddy and 23 from your mum and these combine to form a 46 chromosome fully you! Not half your dad and half your mum but a full you. Stop comparing your self with another original. Stop competing with another original yet you’re an original yourself.
Many youth today are battling with an identity crisis, copying what they see on TV and billboards. Be you! Do you! People don’t have to like you for being you what matter is that you like being you. Period!
1 Kings 18:30 And Elijah said unto all the people, Come near unto me. And all the people came near unto him. And he repaired the altar of the LORD that was broken down.
There was a sore famine in the land of Israel, because an entire nation had forsaken God and started going after Baal under the influence of Jezebel. The funny thing though was there were other 100prophets in the land, but they were hiding from Jezebel. In total, 1kings 18 records a number of 102 prophets in the land, including Obadiah and Elijah yet no revival Was in the land of Israel!
Up until Elijah moved from Hiding by the Word of the Lord and REPAIRED THE ALTAR OF GOD THAT WAS BROKEN DOWN, no revival came in Israel. No true worship came from Israel, double mindedness remained in Israel!
God isn’t looking for prophets in hiding. God is seeking a Prophet that will rise up and repair the broken down pillars of the family, the church, the society. He is not looking for 100 prophets who are afraid of Jezebel, afraid of Ahab! No! God is seeking the one prophet bold enough to stand and say “If God be God serve Him only, but if Baal be god serve him”
God is seeking just one prophet who will give Glory to His name and A true revival will break out from the family,.spill into the church and into the society! Just one prophet who will repair the altar/foundations of the Old and the famine will be broken.
A story is frequently told of a baby eagle that fell out of its nest and became separated from its family.
A mother chicken took pity on the apparently orphaned eagle and raised the baby as her own.
As it grew, the young eagle pecked and shuffled along the ground along with its chicken siblings, having never learned that life could be any different.
One day it looked up at an eagle soaring high in the sky and marvelled…
As sons and daughters of a living God we should bear the family likeness and carry out the family business.
But we will never fulfil our potential or live a supernatural Christian life while we are living with an orphan mindset.
Until we do, we will live like the eagle in the story, believing that we are subject to limitations that do not exist.
Have you ever been a regular church goer but you still feel empty? Have you served in ministry but still feel empty and powerless? Have you fasted and prayed but felt like God was very far from you?
Could it be that you’re battling With SPIRITUAL ORPHAN Situation? The ‘orphan spirit’ refers to a spiritual condition in which some Christians profess outwardly to know God as Father, but experience an internal contradiction to that belief. They don’t believe that they are truly a son or a daughter.
I wanna remind you that you’re not an orphan:
‘The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.”’ (Rom 8:15)
I have had experiences where I prayed to a God I did not know personally. I was praying out of duty and out of needs.
Then I have had experience where I had relationship personally with God that am praying to, And I can surely say RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD IS WAY BETTER. moments spent with the Holy Spirit is something that has got no comparison to anything in the world. My prayer for you is that you may desire to know God. Not know about God.
Why Jesus cried out “Why have you forsaken me!” was because He was in constant communion with God the father and the Holy Spirit, but at one point in accomplishing His purpose on the Cross, Only the word was to remain on the cross. The Father and the Holy Spirit had to depart. The separation hurt More than the physical pain Jesus Christ was going through.
Fellowship with God is more highly to be desired than belongings, status.