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Friday, January 30, 2015
Life keeps unfolding things we want to believe, likewise things we do not want to believe. The more we observe life, the more we see pros and cons of life. The more we review the events of life, the more we believe what we ought not to believe. The more we aspire to become great in life, the more conflicting ideas are struggling for supremacy within us; the good, the bad and the ugly ideas. As we review every step we take, every choice we make, every decision we take, we learn contrary lessons about life; lovely and unpleasant lessons. The errors we ought not to commit, the mistakes we ought not to make, the path we ought not to follow. All these embedded in the life we live.
Everyone aspires to be a leader in his or her calling; but not everyone has the grace to sustain the leadership position. Everyone wants to have laudable achievements in his or her lifetime; but not everyone knows how to go about it. Even not everyone wants to pay the price for the prize. I have seen great leaders with humble beginning but ended in pathetic way. I have heard of wealthy men some years back; but now living in penury. I have seen people at the corridor of power; but now in gross obscurity of life. I have read stories about people from grass to grace; likewise from grace to grass. Those who make you king today are ready to put in prison tomorrow. We thought we are loved but deep inside their facial expression are unimaginable evils. Those who celebrate your success today will be the first group of people that will laugh at when you fail in your assignment tomorrow. They praise you today, they clamour for your head to be beheaded tomorrow.
What a life we live! We run on thorns with the strong faith that we will not sustain injury. We walk under the rain believing that we will not be soaked. We aspire with perseverance to become relevant in life, but we never ask for commensurate grace to sustain us in the pursuit of happiness. I have weighed life, reviewed the pros and cons of life, I admit that mankind is not perfect. That is why our errors are inevitable. All we need to accomplish great success is “GRACE”. Grace guides us in the journey of life to stardom; it also sustains us throughout our lifetime. Oh Lord, let your GRACE be sufficient for me lest l become object of ridicule at the end of my life.
Friday, January 9, 2015
God is not a man that will lie; whatever He says He will do, He will surely bring it to pass. He has a great plan for His subjects and He brings the prophecies to pass at due season. Oftentimes we are in haste; we push God through our prayers and complaints to speedy up the manifestation of the prophecies. We make efforts to manipulate events of life to be in our favour; we take short cuts to get to our destinations in life. But this is not how God works; His ways are not our ways, His thought is not our thoughts. As heavens are higher than the earth so are His ways higher than yours ways and His thoughts than your thoughts Isaiah 55:8-9. There is a season for every purpose under heaven. He made everything beautiful in its time. He also put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can find out the work that God does from the beginning to the end Ecclesiastes 3:1, 11.
Indeed His thoughts towards us are thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give us hope and the future Jeremiah 29:11. But we must wait patiently for His promises to manifest. Undue haste may mar the promises and even end a beauty story in pains and agonies. Remember this; the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry Habakkuk 2:3.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
It is true that in every ugly situation there are hidden treasures waiting for someone who is ready to take the risk to unleash the hidden treasures. So also things that pose greatest threats are always clothed with gold and very appealing apparel. I came across this illustration some days ago and l will like to share it in this message. If you place a frog in a pot of boiling water, it will immediately attempt to scramble out for safety. Place the same frog in water at room temperature; do not scare it, it will stay put. But if the pot sits on a heat source, and if you gradually turn up the temperature, something very interesting will happen. As the temperature rises, initially the frog will do nothing. In fact, it will show every sign of enjoying itself. As the temperature gradually increases, the frog will begin to feel uncomfortable and getting weaker, until it is unable to climb out of the pot. Though there is nothing restraining the frog, it will sit there and boil, perhaps to death. Why? The frog’s internal apparatus for sensing threats to survival is geared to sudden changes in its environment; not to slow, subtle and gradual changes.
That is how many are caught unaware in the voyage of life. What causes regrettable events in life are often embedded in pleasures so that the potential victims will hardly notice it. We become prey to destructive events when we are enjoying the goodies life offers. Adam and Even lost eternal joy because of disobedience Genesis 3:9-19. Rueben lost all the blessings as a first son because of some minutes pleasure Genesis 49:3-4. What brought Samson from grace to grass was coated in his lust for strange women. Not everything that is appealing at first glance will give you eternal joy if you care to look beyond what you see now.