Monday, 30 March 2015

How To Succeed By Doing Absolutely Nothing!

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A few weeks back, I read an ebook by Jeff Goins. It's called the Surprises of Success and contains 15 practical tips on finding and living a successful life. While I agree with the content of the book, I realize that there is a foundation those tips must be built on (and some of the writers emphasized this).

Success is good but it is relative. That means that what I might consider as being a success may hold little water to you. It all boils down to the different stages of life we are in and the situations/challenges we may be currently facing. All in all, there is a root from which true success must grow.

The Book of Genesis tells a story of a seventeen year old boy who was sold into slavery in a far land by his brothers out of jealousy. His name was Joseph. The bible recorded that, though a slave, he was successful and prosperous (Chapter 39 Vs 2).

What success and prosperity can a slave be said to have seeing that he is but, a slave and everything he has is but, his master's?

Let's take a moment to learn a bit and understand Joseph's situation.

• Back in his father's house, he was his father's favourite.

• He had a dream of becoming truly great.

• He has now been sold into slavery by his own brothers because they despised him for his dreams.

• In this strange land, he definitely missed his family (at least he missed his father and younger brother, Benjamin).

• He definitely hated his elder brothers and hoped that a day would come when he would pay them back in their own coin.

• His dream had been cut short by his treacherous brothers.

• All he was now (and to him, will ever be) was a slave.

How could such a boy with his entire future stolen from him be said to be successful?

One Answer Is Included In The Same Verse


But the Lord was with Joseph... - Genesis 39:2a, Amp.
God's Presence in Joseph's life was the success and prosperity that Joseph had. In other words, God was Joseph's success and prosperity. Not money. Not material things. Not even feelings.

I'm sure there are times in your life when you may think that Joseph's situation during this season of his life was even better and more hopeful than yours ( - and that might be happening now); but what we see here clearly shows that our life's situations - whether good or bad - never determines if we are successful or not. [Note, I do not say "if we will be successful..." but "if we are successful..."]. It's about the now; and God's Presence in your life now could never be subdued by whatever is going on in your life now (or ever). It's time to start thinking it, believing it and living it: because God is with you, whether it is raining or shining, you are successful and prosperous.


He Was Still In God's Plan


While Joseph may have thought that his dreams had been cut short, he couldn't have been more wrong. No God-inspired and God-sized dream gets cut short by human hands or will.

Joseph was forced into slavery by his brothers. He would rather be with his family in his father's house. So we can say that situations caught up against him and life did him bad. There is no mention of him still dreaming or "working to realize his dream". He simply lived in the moment - being a successful slave. No longer in the land where his brothers and parents could bow to him and he, rule over them.

Nonetheless, Joseph's God-sized dream was never misplaced. Reason is, Joseph didn't own the dream, God did. He was only a trustee and steward of a dream that belonged to God.

There was going to be a famine and that would affect the Israelites; should the sons of Israel be no more (including Joseph), who would God use to fulfill the promise He made to Eve and to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob? The Israelites needed to be preserved. Therefore, it wasn't about Joseph, it was about God working diligently towards fulfilling the promise He made to His friends years back.

'Tis the same with us. What is that dream of yours that seems to be pouting over? If it is God-inspired, He will preserve it. You need not worry nor fret; only trust that He is working it out for your good and ultimately, for His glory.


Joseph May Have Worked, But,



And his master saw that the Lord was with him and that the Lord made all that he did to flourish and succeed in his hand.
- Genesis 39:3, Amp.

So I was talking about Jeff Goins' ebook [by the way, you can get a free copy on Noisetrade]; and how it is filled with practical tips; yet, we know that unless the Lord builds the house, they labour in vain who build it (Psalm 127:1a) and that it is useless to work so hard for a living, getting up early and going to bed late; when the Lord provides for those He loves, while they are asleep (Psalm 127:2).

I am not advocating that you get lazy (and surely the bible pities the man who does - see Proverbs 24:30-34); but whilst we work, we must bear in mind that it is God Who brings the increase; Who causes to grow what we plant. Armed with this knowledge, we know to turn all of our labour into God's hand.

The Lord caused all that Joseph did to flourish. To flourish (Oxford Mini Dictionary) means to grow vigorously; prosper; be successful. To grow vigorously indicates not just an increase in size or amount but with an equally active physical and mental strength and with such force as cannot be withheld or stopped. Now, you know why you need to invite and engage God in your work.

Joseph did not go out of his way to please Potiphar or make him happy. The man simply saw how the Presence of God on/in/with him made him flourish and prosper and he (Potiphar) delighted in it. Joseph simply served him. He didn't go looking to play favourites. He simply served. God did the rest.

All the while, Joseph remains practically insignificant in his own success story. He did nothing, planned nothing, thought nothing and, he orchestrated nothing. The Lord was with him and he succeeded and prospered.


SHALOM

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Sunday, 8 February 2015

If You Don't Get This, You'll Keep On Failing!

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At this time 5 years ago, I was in a league of students getting ready for their pre-final examinations only 2 weeks away coupled with the hijack that is carrying out and writing a research study paper. Like the rest, I burned late night candles, slept at cyber café, battled anxiety ...and every other thing a student felt before examinations. One thing I didn't know was that the end of February 2010 would herald a new beginning in my life. It did. I gave my life to Christ. And that changed everything.

I'm your typical melancholy and we love perfection! It must then not come as a surprise when I tell you that Matthew 5:48 was one verse of the bible that made perfect sense ...or not. I wanted and set out for a pure and FLAWLESS Christian life. I mean if Jesus commanded it then it must be possible ...huh?!

It was.

It is.

Then came the unexplained anger__which led to unexplained tears__which poured day and night__and became a recurring event in my first year as a christian. What was worse was the fact that these troubling streaks of anger rose within me in our place of prayer (my friends and I held weekly prayer meetings), after a christian workshop or conference etc. It always set in at times when I should be bubbling over with the joy of the Holy Spirit, having spent time in the Lord's presence. But no; instead of joy, I had anger. How flawless is that???

Each time, I felt like a failure. Depression became my lot. How can I have Christ in me and at the same time be swimming in the sea of depression? That made me feel like I was worse than a failure. And if you haven't guessed it already, I quit. I gave up.

But that was it. I gave up. I quit but God would have none of it because He is no God of quitters Who is my God. Halleluiah!

Jesus said, "...I have come down from heaven not to do my will and purpose but to do the will and purpose of Him Who sent Me. And this is the will of Him Who sent Me, that I should not lose any of all He has given Me, but that I should give new life and raise [them all] up at the last day." - John 6:38-39, Amp.

It wasn't long before He caught up on me and restored me to Himself.

It wasn't long before He took me back in His arms. ...once more ...and whispered into my ears, You are flawless because I AM.

And that heralded ANOTHER NEW BEGINNING!!!

He taught Me that true spiritual maturity isn't flawlessness but a continual and complete dependence on the One Who is flawless.

He taught me to set aside feelings and put on faith.

He taught me to abandon fear and choose love.

He made me see myself through His eyes.

That's when I began to understand that free in Christ is free indeed! I had met my Angel (the Lord) and He said to me, I AM risen from the dead. I AM no longer bound nor sealed in a tomb for the dead. I AM alive. I, your Redeemer lives. It was the Voice of love and glory; of truth and grace; of the One in Whom is the Life that is my Light and It shines on ...more and more, brighter and clearer until It reaches It's full strength and glory in the perfect day.

I am a work in progress.

I needed to understand that.

I may not be perfect, yet; but I am no failure.

I am above anger and depression; I may be your typical melancholic but it isn't a disease rather it is a distinct personality created for God's glory. I may be a perfectionista but that's ok because now I have a God Who I can completely rely on His PERFECT love for me. His love that no anger nor depression can quench.

I get it now, I am living IN victory!


SHALOM

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Thursday, 8 January 2015

Dare To Rise!

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Arise [from the depression and prostration in which circumstances have kept you--rise to a new life]! Shine (be radiant with the glory of the Lord), for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you! - Isaiah 60:1, Amp.

Arise! is a call to action; an injunction; a command; a charge in which the exhorter actually expects the one being called to respond; to rise!

As believers in Christ Jesus, we have a chief exhorter__God. Jehovah is not static. Though He is the same yesterday, today and forever; He is not stagnant. He is a motion God; and because His plan for us, from the beginning, has been that we be like Him... in everything, He needs us to be a people who are equally mobile.

When God says to arise, He is saying to the one lying down to sit up; the one sitting to stand; to the one standing to move -- walk, run, fly...; Paul called it "...the upward call of God in Jesus Christ..." (Philippians 3:14) "Come up higher", He calls. High... er. Upward.

Where are you? Oh Buife, up here. I've arrived at the peak. Not yet. God says there are yet a many places to go... above "the peak".

And you? Buife, you would never understand. I can't. I'm overwhelmed; I'm sucked in; I really am done. Not yet, you ain't. Not until God says you are. Right now, He says to you, Arise! And yes, I may never understand (and frankly, I don't claim to ever do) but He does understand. He knows all about it, yet He says arise!

We all crave new beginnings. A clean slate. Another chance. That is exactly what God is offering! Where are you? Look up, you still got places to go; I still have miles to cover; we need to move.

Don't ask how, just take a step! "...arise and shine, for My glory is risen upon you", He says. Put off the old self (Ephesians 4:22)__the one in an alliance with sin, depression, uncertainty, fear, confusion, weakness and rise to a new life where the Spirit of the Lord reigns, where there is liberty, where you are known and called a child of the Living God (Romans 9:25-26); Rise!

You were made for more; stop allowing the devil to keep ripping you off. Seize the new beginning God is giving you and like He said, forget the former things (Isaiah 43:18). Forget the time you failed Him, the days you wallowed in sin, that moment you fell... oh wait, God said you only stumbled (Psalm 37:23-24)... forget it all. In their stead, receive the mercy, grace and love that God's rolled out for you. You were made for more; Rise!

Rise and take up the mantle God is giving you; you have a work to do, a Divine assignment to carry out; therefore, forsake timidity, fear, feelings and answer God's call upon your life; Arise!!!


SHALOM

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Wednesday, 31 December 2014

It's 2015!!!

Happy New Year, Everyone!!!

May You Always Have The Colors Of The Lord's Bow To Continually Remind You Of His Faithfulness!


Today marks the beginning of another 365-day cycle. We give God all the glory for bringing you and I into "this side of the Jordan"! God has proven Himself faithful. He has surpassed all our expectations. He has, like the mountains that surround Jerusalem, being our safe refuge.

Like it was in the time of Joshua, challenges will spring up from east and west to cause us to question God and His faithfulness, all over again.

On this very first day of the 2015th year, A.D, I will say to you the same thing that God said to Joshua before he embarked on that journey beyond the Jordan along with the Israelites to claim and possess what the Lord had promised them.

One thing I want us to note is this: the Israelites were going to take something that GOD WAS GIVING THEM. It wasn't something they had seen and liked and wanted of their own; no, it was GOD giving them that land to possess.

For us too, God is giving us something to possess, individually, and collectively, as His Church - the first being that we be conformed to and molded into the Image of His Son, our Lord, Jesus Christ (Romans 8:29). Now, a lot of Girgashites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Amorites, etc will come to stand in our way; and when they do, we might be tempted to forsake what the Lord our God is giving us, and instead, choose to settle.

God, Who is Omniscient, knew of all these "huge-never-ending-challenges" and how they can make even the man of great strength to become faint and He said to Joshua to "...be strong and very courageous! twice (Joshua 1:6,7). As if He perceived that Joshua might not have fully understood what He was saying to him, He turned the advice into a command;


Have I not commanded you? Be strong, vigorous, and very courageous. Be not afraid, neither be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. - Joshua 1:9, Amp.

Why do we need not be afraid nor feel discouraged? It is because the Lord our God IS with us wherever we go! He is not going to be with us; He IS already with us! What He is saying is that He has no plans of leaving us on the way!

As we continue our lives' journey in this new year, always remember that wherever you are, wherever you find yourself, God IS with you. And knowing that the Lord Almighty is with you, refuse to let any force bring you down. You have what it takes to surmount every situation; you have God with you, in you and for you!

Once more, Godly people, I pray the Lord that you have an awesome year; I pray that He grants you Godspeed as you live and walk in His will.


SHALOM

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Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Is Time Running Out On You?

I thought you should know ~

That our God is faithful!

I thought you should know ~

That our God is faithful!!

I thought you should know ~

That our God is faithful!!!

He is immensely faithful, completely reliable and amazingly trustworthy!

I need you to understand that He never goes back on His Word(s).

You need to know that He values His Words more than His Name. For it is in keeping His words that He shows how mighty His Name is.

I thought you should know ~

That God isn't limited by time!

I thought you should know ~

That even time is in His hands!!

I thought you should know ~

That if He needs to, He'll stop time to suit Him!!!

He is immensely above all persons, all things; even time. He does all things WHEN He desires; when He knows the time is right.

I need you to understand that He hasn't forgotten;

The promise He made to you.

The thing He whispered to your ears during the quiet mornings;
When you sat at His feet.
When you stared into the space before you beholding nothing but the sorrow and pain in your mind and bones.

You need to know that He'll fulfill them; He will keep His covenant with you.

He will never leave off halfway.

Our God is faithful enough to do this and do them He will at the right time.

Therefore,

Keep the faith.

And remain convinced and sure of this very thing, that He Who began a good work in you will continue until the day of Jesus Christ [right up to the time of His return], developing [that good work] and perfecting and bringing it to full completion in you. - Philippians 1:6, Amp.

Never say, I give up, nor actually quit until you lay hold of (grasp) and make your own, that for which Christ Jesus (the Messiah) laid hold of you and made you His own. - Philippians 3:12, Amp.

Did you get that last part? It says Christ made you His own; He owns you; you belong to Him; we belong to God, and I said, O.U.R. God is faithful!


SHALOM

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Saturday, 18 October 2014

A Pain In The Neck

We had just arrived from the village and what had started as cold and fever was now beginning to take another turn. I started having a mouthful of saliva because of the pain I felt in my throat each time I tried to swallow it. It also became painful to speak and I began shoving my food way down just so I could lessen the degree of difficulty. If you have ever worked in a hospital, you'll realize how easy it is to diagnose oneself of the most horrible disease when all you present with are minor signs and symptoms.

There was nothing my mind didn't try to cook up as what could be wrong with me, but in all of it, I continued to rely on God and on the power of the Blood of Christ that flows in my veins. I have always believed that no disease can survive in His Blood, so when all of me told me, you are sick, like seriously sick. This is no longer just fever or headache. It could be___ (and all those fierce and heavy duty throat diseases would follow); I continued to thrive in the peace that God showered me with. I remained calm and just waited to see what God would do.

I moved about with a difficulty to speak, eat and swallow (both saliva and water). After sometime, I went like, where is it? I rubbed against my throat and swallowed--no pain. I could speak again with ease and my voice was loading up. As I was still pondering where the __er__ went to, I heard this whisper in my heart,

As for you, you thought evil against me, but God meant it for good... - Genesis 50:20a, Amp.

Closely followed by,
For yet a little while and the evildoers will be no more; though you look with care where they used to be, they will not be found. - Psalm 37:10, Amp.

In my case, a gruesome sore throat thought evil against me, but God meant it for good. Here I was searching for the pain that awhile back was a thorn in my flesh, and it was all gone.

I don't know what it is that is bent on making your life be like hell for you, but one thing I do know is that all things work together and are fitting into a plan for good to and for those who love God and are called according to His design and purpose. (Romans 8:28).

Therefore, I want to encourage you to hold on to your faith in God because the just shall live by faith; not by/of the things that they see happening around them--good, bad or even a terrible pain in the neck. And I want to do that using the words of the Psalmist in the 124th chapter (Amp.):



If it had not been the Lord Who was on our side—now may Israel say—
If it had not been the Lord Who was on our side when men rose up against us,
Then they would have quickly swallowed us up alive when their wrath was kindled against us;
Then the waters would have overwhelmed us and swept us away, the torrent would have gone over us;
Then the proud waters would have gone over us.
Blessed be the Lord, Who has not given us as prey to their teeth!
We are like a bird escaped from the snare of the fowlers; the snare is broken, and we have escaped!
Our help is in the name of the Lord, Who made heaven and earth.

Have they been times when you felt like giving up and throwing in the towel? How did you come out of those moments, victorious? What bible verses encourages you to hold on even when all else is saying let go?


SHALOM
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Monday, 29 September 2014

Fear God




I love my God; all high and mighty, yet very loving. I love the phrase, 'knowing that He is'. God does exist and this should be the root of our belief in Him. It would be so unfortunate for anyone to put their trust on someone or something they do not believe to be true, to exist.

Faith in God requires that we believe that there is God. We don't see Him, we do not know what He looks like, we can hardly proof His existence by the things we can see, but radical faith vehemently believes that HE IS [Hebrews 11:6].

We couldn't possibly say that Someone, Who we are not certain exists or not, will provide for us. That will literally disclose the height of our stupidity. We cannot say of Him Whom we are not sure exists or not, that He'd protect and deliver us. It takes faith. Radical faith.


If we must come to the throne of grace, we must believe that there is...the throne of grace. Most importantly, we must believe that there is a King Who sits on that throne.


Now faith is the assurance (the confirmation, the title deed) of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the CONVICTION OF THEIR REALITY [FAITH PERCEIVING AS REAL FACT WHAT IS NOT REVEALED TO THE SENSES].
- Hebrews 11:1, Amp.

(Emphasis mine)

This is the foundation of our belief in God--that we know that He is.

When we believe that He is, we will be able (it will be easier for us) to believe Who He is. In the God-man relationship, an attribute of His Person stands out, He is the Creator [Genesis 1:26-27]. Man wouldn't be if God didn't create him and blessed Him to procreate.

We believe that God is and that He created us. The very next thing we should be concerned with is why did He create us? Thankfully, God did not leave it to us to figure out on our own. After He had created the first man and woman, He

...blessed them and said to them, be fruitful, multiply and fill the earth, and subdue it [using all its vast resources in the service of God and man]; and have dominion over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, and over every living creature that moves upon the earth. - Genesis 1:28, Amp. [Also see Psalm 8:5-8].

In Genesis 3:8, we also learn of God "...walking the garden in the cool of the day", having come to visit His friends. What does this tell us? God created us to have fellowship with Him. This is the reason He made us in His image and after His own likeness, that we may commune/relate with Him, God to gods.

In Ecclesiastes 12:13, king Solomon speaks of the whole duty of man--

All has been heard; the end of the matter is: Fear God [revere and worship Him, knowing that He is] and keep His commandments, for this is the whole of man [the full, original purpose of his creation, the object of God's providence, the root of character, the foundation of all happiness, the adjustment to all inharmonious circumstances and conditions under the sun] and the whole [duty] for every man. [Amp.]

What is the whole [duty] of man: Fear God and keep His commandments. Fear God - revere Him, stand in awe of Him, honor and respect Him. Why? Because we know that He is and we know Who He is. To fear God doesn't mean that you lock up yourself indoors and hide under the sheet; rather, it means to reverently worship Him, be afraid of Him and hold/think highly of God. It's not about who the boss is, it's our response to the recognition of the power and might that He wields. It is not a physical/external show of terror; it's an internal act/attitude of 'bowing down before' in awe of His Person, His Presence and His works/deeds.

Apostle John in Revelation 14:6-7 wrote;

Then I saw another angel flying in mid air with an eternal Gospel (goodnews) to tell to the inhabitants of the earth, to every race and tribe and language and people. And he cried with a mighty voice, revere God and give Him glory (honor and praise in worship), for the hour of His judgement has arrived. Fall down before, pay Him homage and adoration and worship Him Who created heaven and earth, the sea and the springs (fountains) of water. [Amp.]


The fear of God is the whole of man. It is;

The Full, Original Purpose Of His (man's) Creation: If you've ever wondered, why did God create me? Why am I alive, saved? This gives a clear answer__to worshipfully fear and revere the Lord in Spirit and in Truth, every minute that we breathe. To live a life completely surrendered to God and in conformity to His will. To live in the truth that we will be nothing without Him and continually present ourselves as living sacrifices upon His altar. To treasure every moment that He gives us, every blessing that He bestows on us, and to seek to bring Him pleasure everyday of our lives.


The Object Of God's Providence: When you praise a king for the good deeds he has done, he goes on to do much more, thus says an Igbo (south-eastern Nigeria) proverb. When we say to God, "I am nothing without You", we are declaring to Him that He is our Everything. When you bow before a king in my tribe, he pats your back in acknowledgement and says to you, 'it shall be well with you'. The Psalmist in Psalm 23:1 said, "the Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want." A soul that acknowledges and confesses Jesus as Lord shall be well provided for by the Good Shepherd. Jesus Himself said,

I am the Door: anyone who enters in through Me will be saved (will live). He will come in and he will go out [freely], and find pasture. - John 10:9, Amp.


The Root Of Character: The Apostle John wrote in his first epistle,

No one who abides in Him [who lives and remains in communion with and in obedience to Him - deliberately, knowingly, and habitually] commits (practices) sin... - I John 3:6a, Amp.

And a wise king once wrote;

The reverent and worshipful fear of the Lord is the beginning and the principal and choice part of knowledge [its starting point and its essence... - Proverbs 1:7a, Amp.

And apostle Paul wrote that_

The fruit of the [Holy] Spirit [the work which His presence within accomplishes] is love, joy (gladness), peace, patience (an even temper, forbearance), kindness, goodness (benevolence), faithfulness, gentleness (meekness, humility), self-control (self-restraint, continence). Against such things there is no law [that can bring a charge]. - Galatians 5:22-23, Amp.


The Foundation Of All Happiness: Now, here is some Big. Fat. Truth: The holiest man is the happiest man. True happiness comes from doing the will of God.

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you. - Matthew 5:6-12, ESV.

A life committed to doing God's will, pleases Him. And when the King is pleased, He throws a feast for His subjects.


The Adjustment To All Inharmonious Cirsumstances and Conditions Under The Sun: Well, it's fear God or fear everything else. Kari Jobe, singer and songwriter wrote (sang);


"When my hope is gone,
When the fear is strong
When the pain is real,
When it's hard to heal
When my faith is shaken
And my heart is broken
And my joy is stolen,
God I know that...
You lift me up, You'll never leave me searching,
You lift me up, You'll never leave me thirsty..."


Jesus said,

And do not be afraid of those who will kill the body but cannot kill the soul; but rather be afraid of Him Who can destroy both soul and body in hell. - Matthew 10:28, Amp.


When you live in the fear of God, be rest assured, He will contend with those who contend with you and deal with situations that bring you despair.

The Spirit of the Lord [is] upon Me, because He has appointed Me [the Anointed One, the Messiah] to preach the goodnews (the Gospel) to the poor; He has sent Me to announce release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to send forth as delivered those who are oppressed [who are downtrodden, bruised, crushed, and broken down by calamity], to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord [the day when salvation and the free favours of God profusely abound. - Luke 4:18-19, Amp.


There can be only one Lord over a man. And when you've made the God, Who created heaven and earth, your God and Jesus, your Lord, know this: He shall have no one share His glory with Him over you.


SHALOM

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