GOD HASN’T MOVED….HIS HOLY ADDRESS HASN’T CHANGED. HE’S IN CHARGE, AS ALWAYS… (PSALMS 11:4 The Message)
My next few posts here will be from my archives. Over the years I have been privileged to learn a lot of things, of which I have been able to document quite a few. It is impressed on my spirit to share a little from some of those writings. Be blessed, dear friends.
On Tuesday, April 14, 1998 I wrote:
God needs manpower
And man needs God’s power
But God works only when man works
The work of praying
For, when man works, man works
But when man prays, God works.
God is sovereign, but He needs our cooperation in the place of faith and prayer to work in our lives and in the world.
I have a passion in my life; it is to help as many people as God brings across my path in life to find, follow and fulfill God’s ultimate purpose for their existence. this is what I want to help you do today.
Listen to me dear friend; the purpose of living is living for a purpose. Your answers to the questions below point in the direction of your destiny; and the purpose to which you should apply your life.
Do not spend your life doing what you were not assigned by God to do. You won’t be fulfilled that way. You don’t pursue just any career or vocation. Dig deep into your spirit. Analyse your aptitudes and abilities. Then go ahead and be what you are made to be.
A Prophetic Destiny
You do have a prophetic destiny. Yes. If you’ve been redeemed and bought by the blood of Jesus, you do have a prophetic destiny! What that means is that your purpose has been foreordained by God and it’s being revealed in your life experiences, abilities, gifts and personality make-up. God is your Creator and He did have a reason for doing so. God sure has a plan for you – a purpose you were born to run.
All of us believers have been called according to God’s purpose. And we can discover it by prayerfully searching our hearts in the Holy Ghost.
So, here are the six questions:
1. What do you – deep down in your heart – really want to do? What is the deepest desire of your heart?
2. Is there any one thing to which you can wholeheartedly offer your life and abilities? Something to which you can devote your lifetime without reservation – giving 100% of yourself for your whole life?
3. Is there something you will be willing to do for free if you won’t be paid?
4. What do your friends and folks want to gather around and help you accomplish?
5. What would you like to be remembered for?
6. Is there one thing you can die for? (That is a pointer to what you should live for!) (Exerpts from an unpublished manuscript by Yomi Olufiade)
YOU WILL SUCCEED!
We must all learn to imbibe the virtue of PATIENCE. It will serve you well in life.
“For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.” (Hebrews 10:36 KJV)
“The patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.” (Ecclesiastes 7:8b) The saying is true; the patient dog eats the fattest bone! Not only that, a Chinese proverb adds, “If you are patient in a moment of anger, you escape a hundred days of sorrow.”
“And we desire that each one of you show the same diligence to the full assurance of hope until the end, that you do not become sluggish, but imitate those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.” (Hebrews 6:11-12)
Patience is not passive. It is an active force that can turn situations around in your favor. Hold in faith until God’s Word comes to pass in your life. YOU WILL SUCCEED!
In my last post, I was talking about thirteen (13) things you need to maximize 2013. Here I want to share another thirteen things you need to prioritize this New Year. We often tend to overlook these things in the grind of our daily affairs.
I believe the year 2013 is a gift given to us by God and for us to unwrap the great things it contains, we need to get our priorities right. Here are my own thirteen suggestions:
1. The Word. Here we get direction, encouragement, inspiration and instruction for living. In 2013, you will daily need to study your Bible. Put the Word first!
2. Your spirit tuned to the Holy Spirit. (See 1 Corinthians 2:6-12 KJV)
3. Your family. Don’t sacrifice your family for money, fame or whatever else. Make out priority time for your loved ones this year – your spouse, children etc.
4. Get organized. Order your life. Put things in your life and home or work, in their proper places. Order is the first step to increase.
5. Purity (Isaiah 35:8). As the coming of the Son of man approaches, we need to prioritize holiness in our walk with God and our fellow humans. And this 2013 will be a good time to start doing that if we’ve not been doing so.
6. Your business – This is your core purpose in life (see Jesus in Luke 2:49). What is your business? You must identify it and focus on it. Only a fool gets busy about other people’s businesses at the expense of his.
7. No fear! 2013 must be your year to take risks. Courage and confidence must be your constant companion (Isaiah 35:4).
8. Waiting upon the Lord. Your relationship with God must be on the front burner of your life this year.
9. Humor. In 2013 you will laugh at the storms! Don’t take yourself too seriously when you go through trying times this year. Enjoy a good joke on yourself. If Satan cannot steal your joy in 2013, he won’t be able to keep your goods.
10. Protect your dreams and vision in 2013. Your dream is your ticket to the table of champions. Protect it!
11. Stick with your core values.
12. Faith, Hope and Love. These are the heart of our Christian experience.
13. Think newness, think freshness, always!
YOU WILL SUCCEED!