WE EXUDE GOD’S OWN EXCELLENCE

 I have been observing what has been going on the social media for a while(especially Facebook and WhatsApp). Alot of Bible-based motivational, economic, financial, career, relationship, and Enterprenuerial seem to misrepresent the faith that was handed over to us by the early Apostles of the Lord. While there’s no wrong with applying carnal knowledge and principles to the various aspects of our lives. However, there’s something wrong with the complete ruling out of supernatural ability of God in us.

Ladies and Gentlemen, we have something within us. God has made our bodies His living quarters. That should account for something. We were to exude His excellence. We are the first fruits of His creatures. I think there must be a proper balance between the two. While there’s a need for an application of certain knowledge from world books but we must also be conscious of where now we must demonstrate the kingdom of God that we resplesent. This life in us is God’s own life. God has trusted it to us for a reason. I don’t think that God in His sovereignty would furnish us with His Spirit for the purpose of succumbing to mediocrity.

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CHARACTER 1.2

May He grant you out of the riches of His glory, to be strengthened and spiritually energized with power through His Spirit in your inner self, [indwelling your innermost being and personality]. – Ephesians 3:16, AMP

Character! Character! Apart from one’s motivation and aspirations, the other key force to one’s success is a character. While motivation and aspirations can drive you to your dreams, however, it is a character that will you ensure that you get there and that stay on top.  Many people can achieve significant attainments only to come down the following day. It’s all because there are loopholes in their character. 

Character is an attribute of one’s spirit. This is why there is the gift of discerning of spirits: We have to discern the character of one’s spirit. Whatever inhabits or influences your spirit will also affect your character. Your character can be influenced by philosophies, ideologies, thoughts, etc that you have heard or acquired over the years.  This explains why Paul prayed by the spirit in Ephesians 3:16 that God would enforce His character in the spirits of believers at Ephesus. 

To be continued/…

Your Character is Important

Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh? (Galatians 3:3)

Dictionary.com defines character as “the aggregate of features and traits that form the individual nature of some person or thing”.

I have come to believe that the greatest challenge in the lives of many kings and Queens in this age is not lack of knowledge or the devil. The challenges that we see everywhere: failed lives, poverty, demonic attacks, backsliding of Christians seem result from a lack of a strong-willed godly character.

In our age, we have people who know the scriptures alot, they have studied each and every move of God that we have had in the recent centuries, they know the principles of Biblical success and prosperity, but they are living miserable lives. The same applies to anointed men.

I once read of a preacher who had a great healing anointing, but fell away from God. He was in a bar one night, half drunk, when someone had a heart attack. This backslidden preacher jumped down from his bar stool, repented quickly, laid his hands on the person and got him healed! After that, the backslidden preacher went back to drinking! It amazes me how the anointing keeps working through people.

Gentlemen and Ladies, almost in every nation we have people who are walking with God but are failing to sustain the things that the loving Father has committed to them.

Its all an issue of character. Character is what helps you to stand when the anointing of God has worn off. You see, we don’t always function under the anointing. After your tonguing session or church service you come back to the earthly realm where your character must come into play. This is where a lot of Kings and Queens fail, even heavily anointed men and women of God. They can talk well with you on Sunday but meet them on Monday or disappoint them: it will be as if the devil himself has taken quarters in them. It’s all an issue of character.

Let us work on our character. Let’s develop it, it will take us to places

Why Not Just Start?

 

It’s not necessary the brilliant and lucky ones who accrue success and greatness to their names. It is those who who work on their dreams even if they have to take just one step at a time.

There will always be reasons to hold you back from pursuing your goals. Talk of lack of capital, unstable economy, inexperience and so on. Trust me everyone has set of excuses to choose from if he or she desires to procrastinate. Don’t sit down counting your  excuses.

Live it 

“Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides.”

James 1:2 (MSG) 

Pastor Chris Oyakhilome rightly said it “you cannot change yesterday but you can do something that can change your tomorrow”. We live in a world that is filled with so much negativity such that it is very easy for one to start complaining about anything and have many people join you. There are so many things that one can murmur about today.  The fact that there are challenges in this world doesn’t mean that one cannot live the life he as always dreamed of.  

It doesnt matter if no one else believes in you: God believes in you therefore join Him in believing in yourself. Focus on the things that really matter, develop yourself – become the best version of yourself and live that life that God intended for you. 

Let Your Success Have An Eternal Value

“But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in and steal” – Matthew 6:20 (AMP)

We live in a culture where a person’s worth is determined by his bank balance and utility rather than his personality and the state of his character. As far as its good to make a name for oneself and secure all the success that you can possibly achieve, you will never have a sense of satisfaction and completion in your life.

Not everything matters, it’s not everything that we can get our hands that has an eternal value. It is those that things that we do for God that matters in eternity. It’s very paramount that we learn to connect everything that we do to God.

Principles

“We control our actions, but the consequences that flow from those actions are controlled by principles”.

– Dr. Stephen R. Covey

The world that we live in is governed by principles and laws: every action has its own corresponding result.

Every field has its own principles. Whenever one follows them he or she is sure to get excellent results, the same applies to one’s own pursuits.Nothing should be done out of naivety. Learn from the Bible, from biographies of others. Learn the principles that they abode by in their enterprises.