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Don’t Hide Your Light

Arise and shine 💡

“You are the light of [Christ to] the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.(Matthew 5:14‭-‬15 AMP)

Anyone who does not utilize their light usually lacks understanding and hasn’t identified his purpose. Why is that we who have been endued with the greater power are always held back but those with the little power advance very much? And my discovery was fear. Fear has always been our limitation as light bearers.

We carry a greater dimension of power, love, and above all The Holy Spirit who is our greatest help to accomplish everything required of us. Yet, still we are cowered.

I have come to understand that the purpose to which we possess this light is a means to lead someone to The Light (John 8:12). We shine not for ourselves but for others and most importantly to bring honor to God.

To be the light of the world speaks of dominance, position and influence. And our default state as light bearers is to evolve and be relevant, putting us in a position where many are looking up to us irrespective of where we find ourselves.

There is no doubt that the world is fading day-by-day. Systems are failing, the government cannot be trusted, nations are fighting against each other and there is so much strife and tension in the air.

But we need to arise and understand that our focus is not about being in a competition; but about completing and complimenting each other. We all need to take our place so we can function properly. Lives are dependent on us and a’lot of change can come through us only if we will arise.

Jesus remains our ultimate source thus it is expected of us not to abandon our fellowship with Him but to remain connected so that through Him, we can effectively become the channel of light we ought to be to others.

If we are not ignorant, then we are informed today. Necessity is laid on us daily and it is time we begin to avail ourselves. It is really my prayer that we won’t hide our light or be afraid of being who God has called us to be.

We will be spurred on to tap into the potentials God has placed on the inside of us and deliberately use it for the fulfillment and the advancement of His purpose here on earth.

Truly, God wants us to turn on our light. He wants us to shine forth. He wants us to radiate His light on earth. So, wherever you are in the world, arise and shine. This is our command and someone needs your light. Shalom.

The Bigger Picture

We ought to have the bigger picture in mind

To see ahead, is wisdom but to know the end from the beginning, is to be in the domain of God. We serve a God who sees beyond our limited minds. Yet when He was made manifest in the flesh, revealed to us how possible it has become to walk in the supernatural?

The Bigger Picture has always been about God’s Kingdom and His Agenda. Everything God created was carefully curated to suit His purpose and His agenda and that explains why He is identified as The All Knowing because He knows the end from the beginning.

The bigger picture in today’s world can be likened to breaking the limitation we have forced ourselves to settle with as a result of not looking beyond. Humans are self-preservative and always love to keep what is immediate to us so we can feel secure. However, today, I am challenging us to break away from the status quo.

Are we not tired of always thinking of how things will go our way rather than thinking about the interest of others? We have presented ourselves first and even leaned into the fact that life is about what we can attach to ourselves.

To be great is to serve and to serve is to be selfless. Jesus did not think Himself equal with God because there was a bigger picture with a bigger agenda. Neither did God withhold His only begotten Son, because He saw the need to save a hopeless and a dreadful generation.

We all have a society, a nation and a generation to impact, and it is time we began to measure up our actions by the lens of gravity and foresight. We can ask questions like to what benefit will this action bring to our generation, our society, even our unborn children. 

We need to begin to think more globally, more economically, more widely and above all more eternally. The Bigger Picture beckons us and demands that we take up our positions in the fulfillment of His Agenda and His Kingdom here on earth. And it must begin now! 

Be reminded that as believers, we are the first point of contact in the revealing of the bigger picture to unbelievers. Thus, we need not relent nor be slothful when it comes to this mandate. We must be up and always conscious that there isn’t much time to waste.

The amazing thing about choices is that, in as much as you are not coerced to choose, you will definitely face the consequences of it. Today I pray you choose to see from God’s perspective. And even us we decide to embrace this mindset , we will not try to match with the world but rather think of leaving a good legacy for our next generation to follow. Shalom

BLOCKAGES

Sometimes the reason we don’t experience ease in our lives is not because we are not doing anything but at times it is because we are surrounded by things that are not necessary and good for the ease in our lives. I call them both physical and spiritual blockages because they make it difficult for us to be who we are supposed to be in Christ.

When I talk about blockages , I’m talking about the things that contaminate and destroy our spirit and soul which eventually affects everything around us. Some of these blockages could be pride, our indiscipline, laziness and comparison with other people . These end up being hindrances in our lives unknowingly, and they tend to clog us up because we all know blockages cause stagnation and we must always get rid of them.

We can never get rid of them with all of our strength because the more we do so , the more we become helpless. Thus, one of the pure ways of dealing with this is approaching God through His Word. Allow The Word of God to clear all of those things that have clogged us up so we can make room for Him. We surely need to make room for Jesus because He deserves it.

Today I want you to do an introspection on yourself with the help of The Spirit and ask Him to reveal the junk you have allowed in yourself that is choking you and causing you to be stagnant to be removed. Ask Him to reveal it , if you are not aware of it. And Him being The Truth will guide you into all truth. Shalom

The Journey of Faith

“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they will not overwhelm you. When you walk through fire, you will not be scorched, Nor will the flame burn you.”
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭43:2‬ ‭AMP‬‬

It is so easy to question yourself as to where you are going, what’s next for me, what plans will be laid up for me when I get there and so on and so fourth. But the journey of faith looks at the brighter side of every step in-spite of how mundane circumstances maybe at the moment. The journey of faith always looks at the desired outcome. The path of the righteous shines brighter and brighter unto a perfect day and we are the righteousness of God. I believe this scripture is telling us not only how our journey is going to be but how we should make sure we are better than our yesterday.

Our faith should be stronger than yesterday’s, our ideas should be better than yesterday’s, our dreams and expectations should look more achieving than before. Today I have come to bring you to an understanding that today’s faith may not be enough for tomorrow’s journey but we always have Jesus, THE ONE who is the author and the finisher of our faith. Who is able to lead us through ways where the was no way through them, doors that looked shut but He opened them just for us to walk through them and because He has assured us in His Word that He will never leave us nor forsake us, He will surely do a new thing and it will spring fourth.

I therefore encourage you with one of my favorite scriptures. “Never doubt God’s mighty power to work in you and accomplish all this. He will achieve infinitely more than your greatest request, your most unbelievable dream, and exceed your wildest imagination! He will outdo them all, for his miraculous power constantly energizes you.”Ephesians 3:20 TPT. Amen and God richly bless you for reading. Shalom🕊🙏🏼

Identifying Gifts for Use

Everyone was born with a gift inside of them. Because you are a seed with seeds(gifts) inside of you. Never look down upon yourself thinking you are worth nothing. Thinking nothing good can come out of you. Jeremiah 1:5 says before I formed you, I knew thee I called you as a prophet to the nations. There is a purpose to why you are here on earth for a specific people and a specific assignment and what you have to do is identify what you do and flourish in easily. Is it music, is it writing, is it reading, is it art. What comes to you easily?

I believe every gift inside of us, is for the purpose of God in our lives to be ultimately be fulfilled and established. But one thing is each person is dependent on another. However you believe it, that is the truth. You may be the ear to someone, so is someone an eye to you. What I truly want to say is to use what you have in your hands despite how you appreciate it or not. Because it is there to benefit others and for God to be glorified. Imagine being the only person here on earth with all of the gifts you can think of lying inside of you.

Yes more responsibilities, but how fulfilled and purposeful would you be, looking at that fact all that you are is all for you. Imagine being a fruit that bears fruits, but no one plucks you out. Everything you produce will just die out eventually, that is why it is more blessed to give than to receive according to your specific season( timing). Don’t miss out on the timing of God in your life. Don’t miss out on the moments when your faith rises, that could be the time God is empowering you. If you feel you have missed out, ask for His mercy for His mercies are new every morning.

Tonight my prayer is simple; God please help us to identify that which you have placed inside of us and please help us be faithful servants to Your Glory. Amen!

You are worthy, you carry God. You are the best you are not the worst. Above all things, you are His and He is yours.

As human as we are it is so easy to focus on our weaknesses than our strengths. Because our fallen nature has a mind that has been wired in such a way that we quickly embrace the negative before the positive. But that shouldn’t be the case. Because as long as you are born again in Christ your old man no longer exist , you are now a new creation basking and manifesting His Glory. You now walk with a consciousness that Christ lives inside of you and it is in Him you move and have your being period. If Christ lives inside of you, are you not worthy enough, are you not enjoying the best because you are on His side?

Today my main deal is to tell you to stop focusing on your shortcomings and your inadequacy. Just so you know your adequacy is only in God not to talk of your weaknesses.

Paul encourages us here. “And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” II Corinthians 12:9 NKJV. This scripture might look very controversial but rather than pondering and worrying about how imperfect you are, choose to thank God for making His sufficiency sufficient in us. Thank God His strength has made us perfect and His power rests upon us.

Whenever you start feeling less of a person or think you are not worthy enough to be used by God run back into the loving arms of our dear Father with all earnestness and let Him lavish you with His love. You are gracefully broken. In spite of your flaws keep running back to Jesus. Don’t cower. You are God’s very best. He loves you the way you are and you are the best candidate for His assignment. Shalom🕊🔥🙏🏼

Closer to God🕊🙏🏼🔥

Getting closer to God takes efforts. It is not only about wishing and desiring to know God but it is about drawing nigh unto Him and Him drawing nigh unto you. One of the ways of drawing nigh unto Him is by making time for God and building an intimate relationship with Him. You make investment to make the relationship one of a kind.

Let’s take it as having a relationship with someone. To know someone you must first draw close to the person and deliberately study the person. You actually go the extra mile to find out what it is about the person, their belief, their character and what they are made of. The act of knowing someone is not a one day thing but an effort driven activity yet a gradual process of discovering who a person is.

Most of us want more of God. We say it every time, but how much of a quality time do we spend to have more of God. How investing and effective is our relationship with God? Is the time you spend with God equal to the passion and zeal to which you say you want to know and have Him more. Make a conscious effort in getting closer to God today. The world is getting more worse and this is when we all need to draw closer to God with all our hearts and every fibre in us.

I pray the Lord helps us to pant after Him with all of our hearts just like the deer pants after the water brook. May we not be lost in this world. May we always be hidden in The Will of The Father. If for anything at all may we be soo much entangled and intermingled with God that the devil can not find us. This year we choose to get closer to God. Shalom🙏🏼🕊.

It’s another huddle jumped. Now let’s hit the reality button. But before I continue I would just want to thank God for how far He has brought me especially my four year journey in the university. It seems to me it has come so fast but I clearly remember the attire I had on when I first entered the university. It was a mixed feeling honestly and before doing all the necessary registration as a fresh man, I had been discouraged by someone close to me to change the course and that was Economics. Her reason was, she doesn’t see any potential in that course so it will be in her best interest if I change so I don’t end up wasting my time. I was very upset because why would you say that in the first place and also coming from someone that close.

Fast forward I just told myself I’m going to challenge myself so hard and study really hard so that I excel and also prove her wrong. . I mean the story changed along the line. The course began being difficult and my CWA kept dropping since day one and for a moment I thought I chose the wrong course. I always cried after seeing my results. Almost every time because the inputs and the output weren’t correlating. I just didn’t understand why I could fail that much. I began accepting I am not a good student and also that was how far my strength could take me so it was better if I accepted it now. The struggles started becoming real and in third year I was just pushed to the wall. I really stretched myself so hard to increase in average and be happy with my results but unfortunately the results were directly opposite. I had five straight trails. Yes five trails and I clearly remember that night when I checked my results. I cried bitterly and I couldn’t believe that was my outcome. It was hard getting myself together because I mean how and what went wrong.

I saw myself as a failure but I wrote the papers anyway and passed all. But still I was scared for my final year because already my average was a dangling lower close to a pass and that made me really scared not to graduate well. But I thank God I pushed by 4 points at the end of the year and even though it didn’t really change the average I really thank God He came through for me. I don’t take it for granted at all. Today I am also a graduate and I believe there are more wins and greater doors ahead for me🥂. To the one who took time to read my story I will say thank you for sharing in my story. May we all be great and let’s meet at the top.

“And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me. And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?”Matthew 14:29-31 KJV

If you decide to look at the distractions of life , you will eventually drown or sink. From this context you realize immediately Peter saw the wind boisterous he was afraid. Why? Because he removed his gaze off Jesus and was looking at how tempest the wind was. Yes distractions are everywhere but for lack of better words I will say they are also attention seekers. The least time to you take to focus on it, it throws fear in your face and swallows your little faith. Dear, don’t give distractions attention. Don’t allow it to sink that faith that is keeping you closer to Jesus. May the Lord help us and I pray grace be made available unto you to have an avid focus on Jesus. Only on Jesus. Be blessed🙏🏼

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We are in a day and an age where everyone wants to have everything and as quick as possible. The more we want, the more we want more. I hope the statement made sense. But is like more is never enough for us. What is my point? My point it let us try to appreciate the little little things we have in life and enjoy it while we have it. It is always better to be happy with what you have than always to be wanting more. Not to sound too mediocre but what is life without gratitude. “When life is good, enjoy it. But when life is hard, remember: God gives us good times and hard times. And no one knows what tomorrow will bring.”
(Ecclesiastes‬ ‭7:14‬ ‭ICB‬‬). As you are reading this I just want you take a few minutes to thank God for how far He has brought you? Tell Him how content and grateful you in spite of how you wanted somethings to be accomplished this year. One thing I have come to know is contentment and a heart of gratitude always paves way for breakthroughs. Be blessed 🙏🏼❤️.

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