18. August 2017 · Comments Off on DEALING WITH THE “YOU CAN NOT’S” OF THE SEASON  · Categories: God's Plan, Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ, Supernatural, Trusting God

But when Sanballat heard that we were rebuilding the wall, he became furious, completely enraged, and he ridiculed the Jews. He spoke before his brothers and the army of Samaria, “What are these feeble Jews doing? Can they restore it for themselves? Can they offer sacrifices? Can they finish in a day? Can they revive the stones from the heaps of dust and rubbish, even the ones that have been burned?” (Nehemiah 4:1‭-‬2 AMP)

Beloved, I have a background in project management and one of the jobs of a project manager is to identify and document up front, all the possible risks that could happen on a project. This is so that you can then begin to identify what measures need to be put in place just in case this or that happens.

When I was in full-time employment working on projects, we used to have project teams and I remember making jokes about a colleague who was always talking about what is wrong or what’s going to go wrong and I use to say such a person would be good on your project team so you know you are covered. That’s because they can just help you identify everything that is going to go wrong upfront so you know what to do.

Beloved, have you ever been around people that all they see is problems but never come up with a solution? Those that have a list of reasons why you can’t do what you have set out to do? As I was reading our feature text, that’s what came to mind. Sanballat tried to ridicule the work Nehemiah and his team was doing with all the “can they do…?” He tried to discourage them and he was not alone. Tobiah joined in… and he said, “Even what they are building–if a fox should get up on it, he would break down their stone wall.” (Nehemiah 4:3 AMP)

Well, thanks Tobiah for reminding me that I can’t afford to build this with any kind of material… only the best of best.

Beloved, that’s quality assurance sorted but how did Nehemiah respond?

[And Nehemiah prayed] Hear, O our God, how we are despised… (Nehemiah 4:4 AMP)

He prayed to God and according to my Bible notes… it is difficult to work in a hostile environment. Ambition, courage, and preparation are important in a situation like this, and so is prayer. If we are not careful to ask God to help us, our fear can cripple us as much as the animosity of our enemies. No matter how prepared we may be for a crisis, the power of God is the ultimate factor in determining whether we win or lose.

Beloved, situations like this should only remind us that we need God because He is the One that makes it happen. Don’t give in to “I can’t” or “you can’t”. Remember… I can do all things [which He has called me to do] through Him who strengthens and empowers me [to fulfill His purpose—I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency; I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him who infuses me with inner strength and confident peace.] (Philippians 4:13 AMP)

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17. August 2017 · Comments Off on THE LORD IS YOUR COMFORT · Categories: Courage, God's Plan, Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ, Joy, Trusting God

Then I said to the king, “If it pleases the king, let letters be given to me for the governors of the provinces beyond the [Euphrates] River, so that they will allow me to pass through until I reach Judah, and a letter to Asaph, the keeper of the king’s forest, so that he will give me timber to construct beams for the gates of the fortress which is by the temple, and for the city wall and for the house which I will occupy.” And the king granted me what I asked, for the good hand of my God was upon me. Then I came to the governors of the provinces beyond the [Euphrates] River and gave them the king’s letters. Now the king had sent officers of the army and horsemen with me. When Sanballat the Horonite and Tobiah the Ammonite official heard this, it caused them great displeasure that someone had come to see about the welfare and prosperity of the Israelites. (Nehemiah 2:7-10 NLT)

Beloved, anyone that has ever set out to build anything for the Lord can tell you that there are moments when you get so discouraged because of the way the enemy launches an attack on you just to frustrate you but as I started meditating on the story of Nehemiah, the first thing that caught my attention was his name which means “The Lord comforts” or “comforted by YAHWEH”.

This spoke volumes to me because it’s almost as if the Lord was telling Nehemiah that on this journey that I have set you apart for, I would be the only one to comfort you because you are about to confront some things that you never even knew existed.

Beloved, I have shared before how the name Sanballat means “secret hatred” or “enemy in secret” and you would be surprised how many surrounds you. You just start building and see.

Nehemiah said… when Sanballat the Horonite and Tobiah the Ammonite official and Geshem the Arab heard about it, they mocked us and regarded us with contempt and said, “What is this thing you are doing? Are you rebelling against the king?” I answered them, “The God of heaven [has appointed us for His purpose and] will give us success; therefore we His servants will arise and build….” Nehemiah 2:19‭-‬20 AMP)

Beloved, do you feel like giving up? Are you feeling frustrated right now and feel there’s no one to comfort you? The Lord is your comfort and He is the One that would give you success regardless of the opposition. When everything was against David, the Bible says… David was greatly distressed because the people spoke of stoning him, for all of them were embittered, each man for his sons and daughters. But David felt strengthened and encouraged in the Lord his God (1 SAMUEL 30:6 AMP)

There’s a reason Jesus said… And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper (Comforter, Advocate, Intercessor—Counselor, Strengthener, Standby), to be with you forever (John 14:16 AMP). Allow Him to comfort you… Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning (Psalm 30:5 NKJV).

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16. August 2017 · Comments Off on ALWAYS PUT THE LORD FIRST · Categories: Jesus Christ, Relationship, Trusting God

So the king said to me, “Why do you look sad when you are not sick? This is nothing but sadness of heart.”… and I said to the king… Why should my face not be sad when the city, the place of my fathers’ tombs, lies desolate and its gates have been consumed by fire?” The king said to me, “What do you request?” SO I PRAYED TO THE GOD OF HEAVEN. I said to the king, “If it pleases the king, and if your servant has found favor in your presence, [I ask] that you send me to Judah… so that I may rebuild it.” (Nehemiah 2:2‭-‬5 AMP)

Beloved, I am currently in the book of Nehemiah and the Lord has been speaking to me a lot through his story. Nehemiah was an influential man. As the king’s cup bearer, he held a position of honour but Nehemiah didn’t let his position distract him from the fact that even though I’m privileged to have access to the king, I serve a God who is the King of kings.

In our feature text, we find the king asking Nehemiah to make his request but before Nehemiah answered him, he, first of all, prayed to the Lord and according to my Bible notes, “even though Nehemiah had come into the presence of the King, he never left the presence of God”. Nehemiah knew that there are some doors the Lord would open for you but just because you are in doesn’t mean you forget about God. You still need Him to navigate your way through.

My Bible note went on to say that Persian monarchs believed that just being in their presence should make you happy but Nehemiah was about to show him that he would rather be somewhere else. This was because he understood what the Lord had called him to do.

Also, interestingly, it was the king that ordered the work on the walls to be stopped in the first place but… the king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord, Like the rivers of water; He turns it wherever He wishes (Proverbs 21:1 NKJV).

Beloved, because Nehemiah was able to acknowledge the Lord first, the Lord stepped in on his behalf. Nehemiah went on to say… I said to the king, “If it pleases the king, and if your servant has found favor in your presence, [I ask] that you send me to Judah, to the city of my fathers’ tombs, so that I may rebuild it.” The king, beside whom the queen was sitting, asked me, “How long will your journey take, and when will you return?” So it pleased the king to send me, and I gave him a definite time [for my return]. (Nehemiah 2:5‭-‬6 AMP)

Nehemiah went on to ask for more favours and he said… the king granted these requests, because the gracious hand of God was on me (Nehemiah 2:8 NLT)

Beloved… When a man’s ways please the Lord, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him (Proverbs 16:7 AMP). One way to please God is when you always acknowledge Him as your king of kings rather than exalt people above Him.

Let’s endeavor to always put the Lord first because when Jesus says yes, nobody can say no.

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15. August 2017 · Comments Off on HE LOVES YOU UNCONDITIONALLY · Categories: God's Plan, Jesus Christ, Love, Relationship, Thoughts, Truth

And behold, a voice from heaven said, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well-pleased and delighted!” (Matthew 3:17 AMP)

Beloved, I just finished a project looking at the Fatherhood of God, where I had to look at the various things that have set our minds to approach our Father in Heaven with a performance driven mindset where we think we can only get His approval by the things we do.

As part of this project, I held a meeting in Nigeria in April where we discussed the topic at length and one of the participants reminded me of a poem our secondary school principal used to make us recite every morning with lyrics that said: FOR EVERY ACTION, THERE’S AN EQUAL AND OPPOSITE REACTION. THE REACTION FOR GOOD ACTION IS REWARD. THE REACTION FOR BAD ACTION IS PUNISHMENT. We began to discuss how after reciting this for years, you can imagine how your mind becomes set to think that way. The unfortunate thing is that we then bring this mindset into our relationship with God.

She went on to say that for us, that’s how we have lived our lives and so, when we begin to relate with God, we relate with Him where we do things and then we are looking for His approval… God is it good?” If it’s good, then you are waiting for your reward and if it’s not good, then, you are waiting for your punishment.

Beloved, when she said it, I was also reminded of my primary school Arithmetic teacher who would flog you according to the number of questions you got wrong. For example, if you got two out of ten wrong, you got flogged twice. If you got one out of ten wrong, you got flogged once. So, you had to have perfect scores to avoid being flogged. He did that every single day and the funny thing was that he was also my after-school lesson teacher. Well, I ended up finishing primary school with very good results but you can imagine how I went on to approach life… nothing you do is good enough until it is perfect… God is it good?” If it’s not good, then, you are waiting for your punishment.

We then start to perform to be in His good books. We also want to be highly ranked in His books based on our performance and like the disciples, we ask questions like… “WHO IS GREATEST IN THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN?” (Matthew 18:1 NLT). However… Jesus called a little child to him… Then He said, “I tell you the truth, unless you turn from your sins and become like little children, you will never get into the Kingdom of Heaven (Matthew 18:2-3 NLT).

Jesus was basically saying you have to reset your mind back to that point in your life when you were a child where you didn’t have to perform to get approval.

Beloved, in our feature text, God loved Jesus unconditionally even before the start of His public ministry (Luke 3:22, 4:1-21). Jesus didn’t have to perform to receive this approval. God just loved Him just because God is love (1 John 4:8) and today, He wants you to know that He loves you unconditionally.

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14. August 2017 · Comments Off on THERE’S A REASON AND THEN THERE IS A PURPOSE · Categories: God's Plan, Jesus Christ, Offense, Patience, Trusting God

He called for a famine on the land of Canaan, cutting off its food supply. Then he sent someone to Egypt ahead of them—Joseph, who was sold as a slave. They bruised his feet with fetters and placed his neck in an iron collar. UNTIL THE TIME CAME TO FULFILL HIS DREAMS, THE LORD TESTED JOSEPH’S CHARACTER. Then Pharaoh sent for him and set him free; the ruler of the nation opened his prison door. Joseph was put in charge of all the king’s household; he became ruler over all the king’s possessions. He could instruct the king’s aides as he pleased and teach the king’s advisers (Psalm 105:16-22 NLT).

Beloved, yesterday I was sharing with someone how there are times when you almost want to hate the call on your life because it always seems like you are forever going through God’s process. You’ve hardly come out of one before you are back in another and if not careful, this thing called ‘offence’ starts to fill your heart because… Hope deferred makes the heart sick (Proverbs 13:12 NLT). However, we must focus on God’s purpose.

The Bible tells us of Joseph who… had been taken down to Egypt. And Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, captain of the guard, an Egyptian, bought him from the Ishmaelites who had taken him down there. The Lord was with Joseph, and HE WAS A SUCCESSFUL MAN; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian (Genesis 39:1-2 NKJV).

The Amplified Bible says – and he [even though a slave] became a SUCCESSFUL and PROSPEROUS man. To be successful means having a favorable outcome while to be prosperous, though most times, is interpreted in monetary terms, it means having succeeded or being marked by a favorable outcome.

Joseph was a slave (opposite of what God said he would be) but in that state, God was with him and he was successful because he was achieving an intended outcome.

Beloved, there are times we face some things and we wonder why but while the enemy has a REASON, God has a PURPOSE and so, thing would always work out for your good (Romans 8:28). What was the REASON Joseph became slave? His blood brothers sold him because of his dream. But what was the PURPOSE? The PURPOSE was to prepare him for the task ahead. Our feature text says… UNTIL THE TIME CAME TO FULFILL HIS DREAMS, THE LORD TESTED JOSEPH’S CHARACTER.

Beloved, rather than being bitter, Joseph had the right perspective. His eyes were fixed on PURPOSE. That’s why he was able to say to his brothers… As for you, you thought evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring about that many people should be kept alive, as they are this day (Genesis 50:20 AMPC).

Having the right perspective on what you are facing will determine how successful you will be during this process of transformation. Rather than being offended, it’s time to start asking; what aspects of my character is God testing? Patience? Humility? Pride? Getting the right perspective will determine your outcome. Remember, there’s a REASON and then there’s a PURPOSE.

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13. August 2017 · Comments Off on GIVE THANKS WITH A GRATEFUL HEART · Categories: Jesus Christ, Thanks giving

Then one of them, upon seeing that he was cured, turned back, recognizing and thanking and praising God with a loud voice; and he fell prostrate at Jesus’ feet, thanking Him [over and over]. And he was a Samaritan (Luke 17:15-16 AMPC).

“Give thanks with a grateful heart… Give thanks to the Holy One… Give thanks because He’s given Jesus Christ, His Son”.

Beloved, it was Don Moen who released this gospel song that sets the tone of how we are to approach God always. A grateful heart is what the Lord is asking of you today. Have you turned back, recognized, thanked and praised the Lord‎ for what He’s done in your life so far or are you like the other 9 lepers ‎that kept going? Jesus asked, “Were not ten healed? Where are the nine? Can none be found to come back and give glory to God except this OUTSIDER?” (Luke 17:17-18 MSG)

Beloved… OUTSIDERS take over when we become unfruitful because we’ve become too familiar with a thing that we no longer value it’s worth. As a result, it no longer produces anything for us and we no longer reap the benefits.

A typical ‎example is the case of Jesus and the people He grew up with… Is this not the carpenter’s son? Is not His mother called Mary?… Are they not all with us?… But Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his own country and in his own house.” NOW HE DID NOT DO MANY MIGHTY WORKS THERE BECAUSE OF THEIR UNBELIEF (Mathew 13.55-58 NKJV).

This is about taking one for granted and‎ many of us take the Lord for granted because we’ve become so used to Him and what He does for us daily (Psalm 68:19).

Beloved, we must cultivate the habit of being grateful for everything the Lord has done for us; both the little and big things. It is because of His mercies we are not consumed (Lamentations 3:22).

David said… I bless God every chance I get my lungs expand with His praise… GOD MET ME MORE THAN HALFWAY, He freed me from my anxious fears (Psalm 34:1, 4 MSG)‎.

Beloved, is there anything you haven’t thanked God or given Him the glory for?

Praise the Lord, O my soul! Do not forget all His kind deeds! He is the one who forgives all your sins, who heals all your diseases, who delivers your life from the Pit, who crowns you with his loyal love and compassion, who satisfies your life with good things, so your youth is renewed like an eagle’s (Psalm 103: 2-5 NET)‎.

Beloved, Thanksgiving ‎is a key the Lord’s heart… Enter into His gates with thanksgiving and a thank offering and into His courts with praise! Be thankful and say so to Him, bless and affectionately praise His name! (Psalm 100:4 AMP)

When the Lord sees how you appreciate everything He’s doing in your life, you are in… You’ve got access.

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12. August 2017 · Comments Off on DON’T GET OVERWHELMED BY THE SITUATION · Categories: Decision making, Depression, Faith, Fear, Jesus Christ, Trusting God, Vision, Wisdom

[looking away from all that will distract us and] focusing our eyes on Jesus, who is the Author and Perfecter of faith [the first incentive for our belief and the One who brings our faith to maturity], who for the joy [of accomplishing the goal] set before Him endured the cross, disregarding the shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God [revealing His deity, His authority, and the completion of His work] (Hebrews 12:2 AMP).

Beloved, there’s a song by Jenn Johnson titled ‘God I Look to You’ that has been in my spirit for days now with lyrics that say… God I look to You, I won’t be overwhelmed… Give me vision to see things like You do… God I look to You, You’re where my help comes from… Give me wisdom; You know just what to do.

One definition of overwhelmed is to bury or drown beneath a huge mass of something. Another definition is to defeat someone or something by using a lot of force. Beloved, that’s what the enemy is up to. He is trying to defeat you by bringing things that would overwhelm you and that’s why like our feature text says, we are to look away from all that will distract us and to focus our eyes on Jesus, who is the Author and Perfecter of our faith.

This is similar to what happened to Peter as he stepped out of the boat to walk on water. Satan sent a huge storm to overwhelm him causing him to take his eyes off Jesus and as he succeeded in doing that, he started to drown him.

Beloved, the devil tries to overwhelm with situations all coming at you at the same time. He also releases a lot of doubt, anxiety, depression, fear, confusion etc just to cloud your judgment but like the song says, this is the time to say… God I look to You, I won’t be overwhelmed… Give me vision to see things like You do… God I look to You, You’re where my help comes from… Give me wisdom; You know just what to do

You need to ask the Lord for vision to help you see things the way He sees things. But not just vision, you need to also ask for wisdom. The Bible says… If any of you lacks wisdom [to guide him through a decision or circumstance], he is to ask of [our benevolent] God, who gives to everyone generously and without rebuke or blame, and it will be given to him. But he must ask [for wisdom] in faith, without doubting [God’s willingness to help], for the one who doubts is like a billowing surge of the sea that is blown about and tossed by the wind (James 1:5-6 AMP).

Beloved, the psalmist also says… I look up to the mountains— does my help come from there? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth! He will not let you stumble; the one who watches over you will not slumber (Psalm 121:1-3 NLT).

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11. August 2017 · Comments Off on ASKING FOR CONVICTION · Categories: Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ, Relationship, Repentance, Restoration, Righteousness, Sin, Spiritual Growth

Who can understand his errors? Cleanse me from secret faults. Keep back Your servant also from presumptuous sins; LET THEM NOT HAVE DOMINION OVER ME. Then I shall be blameless, And I shall be innocent of great transgression (Psalm 19:12-13 NKJV).

Beloved, these were the words the Lord said to me a few years ago;

“ASK FOR THE CONVICTION OF MY SPIRIT. It is a most precious gift that compels you to be persuaded of any error and to admit the truth. It will benefit you greatly to seek My face and come into My presence, BUT WHEN YOU ARE HINDERED IT IS BECAUSE SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE SET RIGHT. Ask of Me and I will show you the things that HINDER YOUR SPIRITUAL PROGRESSION. Come and see what stands between you and Me, and I WILL GIVE YOU THE STRENGTH TO OVERCOME”.

…ASK FOR THE CONVICTION OF MY SPIRIT…

Beloved, this has got to be the key aspect of my journey so far and it should be for anyone that wants to take their walk with God to a different level. DON’T BE DECEIVED; God’s standards have never changed. However, He has released grace to enable us to achieve them.

Like Abraham, when God calls anyone, He asks one thing… walk before me and be blameless and because of the kind of Journey that He wants you to take, you must be able to hear His voice clearly.

Beloved, the Bible says… For the eyes of the LORD are on the righteous, and His ears are open to their prayers; but the face of the LORD is AGAINST THOSE WHO DO EVIL” (1 Peter 3:12)

This is where many may say I’m not ‘THOSE WHO DO EVIL’ but putting this verse in context (1 Peter 3:8-12), you would see that it highlights things like being of one mind, sympathising with and loving others, being tender-hearted, humble, not retaliating evil for evil, insult for insult, keeping your tongue from speaking evil and lies, searching for and maintaining peace… HINDRANCE… HINDRANCE… HINDRANCE.

David was a man after God’s own heart who knew how to quickly repent. He was never presumptuous. He would always say to God… Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. Point out anything in me that offends you… (Psalm 139:23-24 NLT) … Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right, persevering, and steadfast spirit within me (Psalm 51:10 AMP). The New Living Translation says… Renew a loyal spirit within me.

Beloved, ASK FOR THE CONVICTION OF MY SPIRIT means you become God-conscious not people-conscious. Nobody has to be around for you to want to do what’s right. You know the Lord is everywhere including inside your heart, searching out your motives. And like He told me, it’s for your own benefit. There’s a dimension you want to take with God that you want nothing to hinder you. If you hunger for that dimension, pray like David for the Lord to open up your heart and that He give you the grace and strength to overcome those hindrances.

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10. August 2017 · Comments Off on DON’T COMPLICATE THE PROCESS · Categories: God's Plan, Jesus Christ, Patience, Trusting God

Now Sarai, Abram’s wife, had not been able to bear children for him. But she had an Egyptian servant named Hagar. So Sarai said to Abram, “The Lord has prevented me from having children. Go and sleep with my servant. Perhaps I can have children through her.” And Abram agreed with Sarai’s proposal. So Sarai, Abram’s wife, took Hagar the Egyptian servant and gave her to Abram as a wife. (This happened ten years after Abram had settled in the land of Canaan.) So Abram had sexual relations with Hagar, and she became pregnant. But when Hagar knew she was pregnant, she began to treat her mistress, Sarai, with contempt (Genesis 16:1-4 NLT).

Beloved, I remember reading a book by John Maxwell titled ‘Wisdom from Women in the Bible’, where he wrote about how frustrating Sarah must have felt waiting for what the Lord had promised.

Heres an extract of Sarah thoughts;

“I said yes when Abraham asked me to leave my house. I said yes when Abraham asked me to accompany him on a thousand-mile journey to an unknown land. I said yes when Abraham asked me to live like a nomad in the wilderness. I even said yes when Abraham asked me to tell others I was his sister. I met each day with expectation. Would this be the day God would place a child in my womb? But the days turned into months, and the month’s years. I waited ten years but still God did not fulfil His promise. And I couldn’t see how He would do it so I decided to do something…”

Have you ever felt like you needed to help God? So you took matters into your own hands? She laughs. Why do I even ask? Of course you have. Do you know anyone who hasn’t?

I thought I was helping God. All I was doing was making life worse for myself… I blamed Hagar for the mockery of her son Ismael. I blamed Abraham for the misery caused me by Hagar. I blamed God for not giving me a baby. But the reality is that I brought this trouble upon myself. God promised me what: He said I would have a son. He did not promise me when!!!!”

Beloved, reading this, the Scripture that came to mind is…. People ruin their lives by their own foolishness and then are angry at the Lord (Proverbs 19:3 NLT). I do not need to tell you what Sarah’s solution has caused the whole of humanity today.

Can you see yourself in this story? Have you gone ahead or are planning to go ahead of God because you can no longer wait for what He promised? Maxwell went on to say that “our surrogate solutions are always poor substitutes for Gods promises.” Have you decided on a surrogate job, spouse… whatever???

Beloved, do you know there are always consequences to pay when we try to help God out? You may think you are running out of time but He is the owner of time. Why not decide today that there’s no way you can be wiser than God. DON’T COMPLICATE THE PROCESS.

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09. August 2017 · Comments Off on KNOWING THE RIGHT QUESTIONS TO ASK · Categories: God's Plan, Jesus Christ, Revelation

While Jeremiah was still confined in the courtyard of the guard, the Lord gave him this second message: “This is what the Lord says—the Lord who made the earth, who formed and established it, whose name is the Lord: Ask Me and I will tell you remarkable secrets you do not know about things to come (Jeremiah 33:1-3 NLT).

Beloved, a while ago, I remember listening to someone say when going through trials, the kind of questions you ask would determine whether it is the Lord or the devil that would answer you and it is so true.

If you keep asking “why me? Why does this keep happening to me? What have I done to deserve this? Why do You keep allowing this happen to me?” Then you are bound to hear the enemy say “It’s because you are not good enough… It’s because God does not love you or care for you… It’s because you have sinned… It’s because God has not forgiven you… It’s because you have not prayed enough…etc. I don’t need to tell you all the condemning thoughts that comes to your mind.

But when you ask the right questions like “Lord, what are You up to? What do You know about this situation that You want to reveal to me? What am I to learn from this situation?” Then the Lord would answer and start to tell you remarkable secrets you do not know about things to come.

Jeremiah found himself in a difficult situation. He was locked up in prison. Can you imagine what the devil would say to him if he gave him a chance? “Lord, why am I here after faithfully serving You all my life?” “Hmmm… man of God… do you have to ask? Look at you… You must have missed it somewhere down the line. Are you even sure God called you?” The devil would have told him everything he did wrong. However, while in that condition, the Lord told Jeremiah that there are better things to come. Ask Me and I will tell you remarkable secrets you do not know about things to come.

Off course there are times when you can get so overwhelmed and really don’t know what to say. Then that’s the time to say nothing. Put your phone off or turn the ringer off and like Peter, take a good nap (Acts 12:6) till you are able to get a good perspective of the situation.

Beloved, you have got to turn off the wrong voices to hear the right Voice. The Lord knows exactly what He is doing… For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. In those days when you pray, I will listen. If you look for Me wholeheartedly, you will find Me (Jeremiah 29:11-13 NLT).

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