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Think Carefully Before You Act

Think Carefully Before You Act

Ephesians 5:15

It is important to think through one’s courses of actions before acting. If you don’t think before you act, you may realize that you did not really want to do what you did. You ought to at all times think earlier than you act to stop unwanted consequences. Therefore, you must think carefully earlier you act so that you don’t become a victim of the devil.

The phrase careful describes the behaviour, data of a person, or someone who ensures that she or he makes sure to keep away from mishap, harm; cautious, potential danger and also that of somebody who pays close attention no matter what she or he is about to do or doing. However, being spontaneous can be fun sometimes, but there is a difference between spontaneity and impulsiveness. When you act without even considering the consequences, the potential danger or how it may affect or be perceived by others, you are being socially reckless. So, before you act, or before you speak words take time to analyze it properly so that you won’t hurt people around you. Impulsive acts, on the other hand, often lead to regrets, as the consequences catch the actor off guard.

For instance, consider a sudden invitation to attend a party at a friend’s house. I could impulsively decide to attend this party without asking any questions, such as who are the other guests? Will I be safe? What kind of drinks or food will be on offer? On the other hand, a careful deliberation of the invitation could help me to understand whether I really would like to attend this party or not. Thinking via this invitation helps me with the data I need so as to make an informed choice that I won’t regret later. You should think of the possible consequences of any move you are about to make. Also, you must avoid speaking words that is not good and make sure you always speak words that is correct to people around you.

Now, if you want to gist or see a movie when you should be studying your books or doing business, think about the failure that action will result in. When a boy is asking you to be his lover, think about the result of such relationship and how it can affect your future negatively, then make the decision to say no. Think carefully before you act or visit that dirty website in your phone. Think rigorously so that you simply don’t turn out to be a victim of Satan. Notwithstanding, as thinking human beings, It is much better to make way through the world as purposefully as possible. You will do less damage, to yourself and others, if you do. Because, not thinking earlier than you act might land you into trouble. You can, for example, be sued for negligence if you do not exercise reasonable caution when doing things. therefore, before you act think about the harm it will cause to people around you.

Let’s say you throw a large rock out of the window from fifth floor of your apartment. You did it without thinking of hurting anyone, but it hit someone and hurt them badly. You could be sued for negligence or charged with the crime of reckless endangerment. Even if you don’t end up in trouble, you’ll be able to wreck relationships by acting with out thinking.

For example, what if you believe something mean about a friend and say it to them without thinking? You could easily destroy your relationship with them simply because you did not think before you spoke. Have you ever done or said something before thinking about it? You can in all probability think about a dozen situations whenever you want you’d have thought concerning the penalties before taking action. It usually doesn’t end well to act first and think later. Moreover, before you speak think carefully so that you don’t harm people with your words.

As a child of God, you have the Holy Spirit to show you the difference between right and wrong. However, many of us often act before asking whether what we are about to do could have positive or negative effects. Considering the outcome of your actions can stop you from doing something you will later regret. God has given you everything you need to make wise choices. But it’s up to you to pause long enough to consider if what you are doing is right or wrong.

For example, many times we see Peter behaving in a manner that seemed to be impetuous. He was human and he made mistakes, often because of his impetuous nature. But he was also committed. He was prepared to jump in boots and to give everything of himself to whatever the matter or cause was that he was involved in. Here came a mob of people to arrest Jesus and take Him away to be tried and put to death. Peter was having none of that and even though the mob included soldiers and officers of the chief priests, all armed with weapons, Peter stood up to defend his teacher, Lord and friend, Jesus. Peter got hold of sword, brought it out and used it to harm those that would harm Jesus.

Also Read: Dealing With Disappointment

He forgot the fact that they were outnumbered, outgunned in the weapons department and some of these were trained soldiers. He just struck out to defend his friend and hang the consequences. He was impetuous and committed. Therefore, failing to think twice carefully earlier than you act can hurt you in some ways. Additionally it is important to check your actions before you act and make it your lifestyle by speaking good words and always think carefully before you speak.

Dealing With Disappointment

Dealing With Disappointment

Habakkuk 3:19

A right response to disappointment begins with resisting the natural tendency towards bitterness. If someone else was involved in the situation, don’t be quick to judge his or her conduct. Therefore, dealing with disappointment is mandatory.  However, disappointment comes in all sizes. Any time your hope are not realized or your expectations or desires are not fulfilled, you feel disappointed.

Disappointment is the feeling of dissatisfaction that follows the failure of expectations or hopes to manifest. In the world today many people feel disappointed and let down by their circumstances. But the way a person responds can make all the difference. Frustrations can be either an opportunity for spiritual growth or a destructive blow. Every day, people deal with disappointment. Depending on how big the disappointment is and how you deal with it, this feeling may disappear after a short while, or hang over your life for a long period of time. If not dealt with properly, disappointments can lead to depression, and eventually apathy. Every time you feel disappointed, it means there is an error in your framework of reality. You feel disappointed because you had an expectation and it was not met. It could be from not winning a competition that you trained heavily in. Or investing in a friendship, where the friend did not reciprocate your effort. Or putting yourself on the line for your job, but getting laid off as your boss did not appreciate you. Each time, you had an expectation that was not met, and when confronted with the truth, you became disappointed.

Disappointments are common to all of us and each one of us has our own coping mechanisms. It should be noted however that the grace of God is the greatest coping mechanism of all and how we respond to disappointments determine whether or not will experience his grace. Sometimes disappointment can’t be overcome, only endured. In moments like that it is important to remember that you have hope on your side. Hope in God’s love, hope for better days to come, the hope to try again. So when the storms of life come your way don’t let yourself be troubled, instead pick yourself up and remember with God there will always be hope. Whatever you may be going through remember to hope in the Lord.

One of the easiest way of dealing with disappointment is to deal with your emotions. When dealing with any difficult and unexpected life circumstances. You need to experience your emotional reaction to the event. It is important to let yourself feel so that you can figure out what the event means to you. Don’t be tempted to make any important decisions at this point or even to take action on your feelings. It may be a few hours or a few days before you reach a calmer state of mind; when you do, only then should you act. Because disappointments cause many undesirable emotions. They become harmful to you and people around unless you handle it properly.

Another easiest way to deal with disappointment is to review your expectations. When you take a good look at your expectations, you will be getting closer to a true understanding of the event. Perhaps your expectations were unrealistic. Perhaps they could be adjusted a little to cope with this new reality. Either way, now is the time to question whether these expectations actually serve you.

To deal with disappointment, you must put yourself in a better mental state. Whenever you experience disappointment, you are pulled down to a lower state of consciousness, where your thoughts are predominantly rooted in fear, sadness, grief, or apathy. There may be times when the feeling of disappointment is so overwhelming that it feels like the end of the world. Being trapped in such a state prevents you from thinking logically. Bring your consciousness up to a more neutral or positive level such as desire, neutrality, willingness, or reason, so that you are in a better position to react to your situation. Do whatever makes you feel better. Sometimes, simply spending time alone may be the best way to clear your mental clutter and regain personal energy. If taking a stroll along your neighborhood makes you feel relax, then get out of your house and enjoy the breeze outside.

To deal with disappointment, you must not blame others. Blame is a very common method people use to cope with the pain of disappointment. Some people blame God for disappointments they face in life. People who overcame their disappointments actually never blamed God. Some blame others, but worsens the situation most of the time. Don’t give room to the spirit of blame in your life.

Also Read: Dealing With Discouragement

The first thing you need in other to deal with disappointment is to deal with your emotions. If disappointment has caused you not to review your expectations, you need to put yourself in a better mental state. And, you don’t need to blame others, knowing that God will help you succeed in life. Therefore, dealing with disappointment is very paramount in the journey of destiny.

Dealing With Discouragement

Dealing With Discouragement

1 Samuel 30:6

You can’t avoid challenges, but you can prevent them from discouraging you. Discouragement may sound harmless, but don’t underestimate its power. By keeping watch, you can avoid it’s deadly trap. Therefore, dealing with discouragement is non negotiable. Discouragement always wage war against our minds. No matter how much you achieve and the amount of progress you make, it tries to infiltrate your defenses.

Discouragement is dissatisfaction with the past, distaste for the present, and distrust of the future. It is ingratitude for the blessings of yesterday, indifference to the opportunities of today, and insecurity regarding strength for tomorrow. It is unawareness of the presence of beauty, unconcern for the needs of our fellowman, and unbelief in the promises of old. It is impatience with time, immaturity of thought, and impoliteness to God. However, as you progress in life, there could be times of difficulties, when you face serious challenges. But at such times, don’t give up. Even when everyone seems to be ignoring you and none is offering to help, in spite of all your appeals, refuse to be discouraged or gripe with it. The truth is, you are not being ignored. What is happening is that the Lord is training and teaching you to stand up, and stand strong. He is challenging and setting you up for your next level of glory.

If you linger in discouragement it can be costly. It’s sense of defeat and hopelessness saps one energy and vision. It can consume a lot of time. It can keep you from doing what you need to do because you don’t want to face it. And it can be contagious, weakening one’s faith. When you feel discouraged you want comfort, which is right to feel. But the comfort you often turn to are ways to avoid fear rather than ways to summon courage to face and overcome them. When this happens discouragement simply becomes sinful indulgence in unbelief, no different than indulging in lust or anger or other sins of unbelief. I want you to know that the challenges you face are bread for you; they are your opportunity to demonstrate your faith in the Lord, and prove His word. Therefore, refuse to become despondent.

From our anchor scripture, David’s response to the distress he was confronted with, after his family and those of his men were taken captive, should serve as an example of what our response should be in the face of discouragement. people react to discouragement in different ways. Some people do not mind going to any extreme when they are discouraged. At the point of discouragement, David’s men suddenly blamed the same leader who had been protecting them. They began to see their helper as the source of their loss. They began to speak against him and even planned to stone him to death. This shows the destructive power of discouragement.

Notwithstanding, discouragement sets in when you start to feel a sense of hopelessness about your future, when it seems like the troubling circumstances you are passing through won’t ever improve. But if you look beyond your circumstances to God, you will discover the real hope and better future that He promises you.

One of the simple ways in dealing with discouragement is prayer. God already knows how discouraged you feel, but He wants you to talk to Him about your feelings and listen on how His spirit guides you. Honestly pass your frustration to God and keep in mind that He cares about what you are passing through. Ask God to open your eyes spiritually so you will be able to see your circumstances from His perspective. Pray for deliverance from circumstances that aren’t God’s will, and perseverance to empower you to endure circumstances that are His will until you learn all you are supposed to learn from them. To deal with discouragement you need to spend time with someone who is not discouraged. Spending time in that person’s positive presence will naturally make you feel better.

To deal with discouragement, you must preserve in the face of opposition. One way to persevere in the face of opposition is to give a strong witness of your faith in God. That commits you so that you know others are watching you. If you will be bold for God, you know that His eyes is upon you in whatever response your enemies come back with.

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The first thing you need in other to deal with discouragement is to pray. If discouragement has caused you not to pray, you need to spend time with someone who is not discouraged. And, you need to persevere when opposition hits you, as it will, knowing that God watches over you. Therefore, dealing with discouragement is very important.

Dealing With Comparison

Dealing With Comparison

2 Corinthians 10:12

One of the greatest temptations facing the human race today is that of comparison. Making comparisons about everything has become part of life from childhood to old age. We compare family background, physical appearance, intelligence, character, abilities, endowments, life achievements etc. Therefore, dealing with comparison is very important in the journey of life.

Now, when you admonish yourself or others to stop comparing, you may actually be insulating yourself from reality. The problem is that you can’t stop comparing. Comparison is a fundamental part of being human, because it is how you acquaint yourself with reality. Comparison is the act of evaluating two or more things by determining the relevant characteristics of each thing to be compared, and then determining which characteristics of each are similar to the other, which are different, and to what degree. However, it has systematically turned life in general to a kind of competition. Even little children are known to tell lies in order to measure up on the comparison scale of their mates. Have you compared yourself to others and didn’t quite measure up? Have you ever thought that you are not as beautiful, handsome, smart, capable, charming, gifted or as godly as your friends? This kind of comparison makes it so easy to think that if you had more or knew more, you would be secure and happy. But as a matter of fact, people who have it all, even the most endowed individuals in the world, still struggle with feelings of insecurity. Notwithstanding, to abandon comparison is to abandon your understanding of God, and of yourself. What you need to do is train yourself on how to compare properly, not to cut yourself off from the necessity of comparison.

Many people today are anxious and agitated about life and this in turn affects the way they carry and comport themselves. The world we live in today is filled with negativism, misfortune, chaos, calamity, disaster, pressure, stress and the list is endless.  Whenever you compare yourself with others you pull God out of the picture and relegate His abilities. You literally tell God that He is insufficient for you. Remember God is a jealous God and hates comparison. God’s laws and instructions fundamentally helps you to see what you are and are not, what you should and shouldn’t be. They also help you to see how you measure up to others, so that you can either imitate them or do the opposite of them. This is not sin it is essential to growth, and health, as a child of God. Therefore, be contented with whatever you have or where ever you are today God is able to grant you all that your heart desires. Please do not pull God aside with comparison but bring him into the scene always by thanking Him for the level you are today and see him changing your level.  Comparisons will always make you ignore what you have and focus your attention on what you lack. It will push you to doubt God and yourself, convincing you to seek for solutions outside of God’s provision. By making comparisons, you will become convinced that something is missing in your life and that kicking against God’s commandment will make you be like God.

However, don’t compare yourself with others and think you are failing, just because they seem to have achieved more. The fact that someone else is succeeding doesn’t mean you are failing, so don’t let that distract you. Recognise that you have got your own track to run in, and you can only measure your progress by how much you are walking in the will of God for your life. God alone knows the purpose He called you to fulfill, so stay in your track and run your own race with your gaze firmly fixed on God. Don’t try to be someone else or outdo others; let your drive be to outdo yourself and your past, and as you do this, your life will be free of struggles and full of rest, progress, and success. Notwithstanding, leading your comparisons in the right direction away from envy, pride, covetousness, and self-pity, and toward Christlike imitation and the fear of God will turn you into a better person, parent, mentor and friend.

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There is always a blessing when you wait patiently for the lord; He might seem slow but He is never slow, He is taking you through a process to make you better and you shall get there. I encourage you today, to stop comparing yourself with other people, your friends might be ahead of you please do not fret about them but look up to God. Therefore, dealing with comparison is important in your journey with God.

God’s Perfect Timing

God's Perfect Timing

Psalm 135:14

To keep in steps with God’s perfect will, you must guide yourself in other not to jump ahead of Him. Although waiting on the Lord is not always easy, you can never go wrong by letting Him lead you according to His timing. Therefore, God’s perfect timing will work wonders in your life.

Sometimes, you tend to lose hope. You are on the verge of giving up. But, it is during these moments when God show you that He is a faithful God. God knows who and what is the best for you. You only need to learn how to trust God’s perfect timing in your waiting period. However, when you move ahead of Him, trouble awaits you, but if you trust His guidance, He will lead you into His will and help you to accomplish more than you had in mind. God’s timing is not only good; it is perfect. The Lord sees every aspect of your life, including your needs and desires. In His great wisdom, He knows what is good for you. His divine schedule for your life is always perfect and achieves His good purposes.

His timetable is far in essence better than yours. I understood from scriptures that God is more concerned with your character than your destination. Oftentimes, you get frustrated when you don’t get the things you want in your own time. Even when you don’t get the things you believe you deserve. God is not being slow in keeping his promise. Rather, the delay comes from his patience. God has a set time for everyone. He is the creator of life and time and owns the script to everyone’s life. The truth is that He not only knows your needs, but He also know when that need will be best appreciated or utilized. However, God is never late or slow concerning his promises towards you. If He has said or promised anything regarding your situation, then you should be of good cheers for it will be accomplished according to His Word. Time is the measured or measurable period during which an action, process or condition exists or continues. However perfect timing is the best, seamlessly and the right period for a thing to be accomplished. God’s ways or timing cannot be equated with men, as He is always on time, no matter the years, months or days that you think have gone by.

The truth is anything accomplished in God’s perfect time cannot come with regrets. In recent times, mostly amongst the youths, everyone is in a hurry and not willing to wait to inquire from God or the elderly for counsel in regards to vital decisions of life which is tied to timing. In waiting for God’s perfect time, it is important to be guided not to allow your friends talk you into accepting to do what is inappropriate or what you were not called to do. So many people have missed their divine calling through this. They have found themselves struggling in a particular job, country or even relationship because they want to be like others, and what they find themselves doing is not what they should be doing. You don’t have to engage in immoral acts just to wear the latest clothes, shoes and bags all in the name of fashion, or to look as expensive and classy as your friends. Hence, that which you desire today, will definitely be yours at the right time when you can handle and appreciate it better. It is my prayer that you will not be pressured into the wrong direction, but will maintain focus and be patient while God prepares His best for you.

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God gives you hope and dreams for certain things to happen in your life, but He doesn’t always allow you to see the exact timing of His plan. Although frustrating, not knowing the exact timing is often what keeps you in the program. There are times when you might give up if you know how long it will take, but when you accept God’s timing, you learn how to live in hope and enjoy your life while God is working on your problems. You know that God’s plan for your life is good, and when you entrust yourself to Him, you will experience total peace and happiness. God causes things to happen at the right time. Make up your mind that you won’t give up until you cross the finish line and are living in the radical, outrageous blessings of God. However, all things happen in God’s perfect timing.

Ways To Guide Your Children To God

Ways To Guide Your Children To God

Proverbs 22:6

One major problem of modern civilized society is an abounding generation of untrained children. This trend did not start today; but has been on for some time now. It is the multiple effect on lack of proper home training that is now being experienced in the society today. Therefore, one of the ways to guide your children to God is to allow them the opportunity to make and develop a close relationship with God.

There are many belief systems that are influencing our children. TV shows, music, movies, teachers, friends and media each of these carry assumptions about faith that exert real influence. May we choose not to be silent. The beauty and grace we have experienced compels us to guide our children towards God. I do hear from parents who are afraid to boldly encourage their children towards faith. While most of us readily hope to influence our children with our view of politics or nutrition or sports, for some reason some of us treat our convictions about God differently. For instance, timothy didn’t arrive at faith as an adult through the power of his own, unaided reason. Rather, his mother nurtured his heart towards God; then he continued in what he had learned. If God is life, the source of true wisdom, then it is vital for us to tenderly cultivate a love for God in our families. However, the place of godly parents in practicing godliness in the home can never be ruled out. I want you to know that God is seeking daily for godly seed. The major reason why God makes husband and wife one spirit and flesh is because their union is supposed to produce godly seeds. Although it is true that God commanded man to multiply and replenish the earth, His cardinal reason for child-bearing is to raise a godly children. It is quite clear that there is a way each child should go, and it is the duty of parents to locate and train them in it. When they do, the children will not depart from that way when they are old.

Home training is a moral training by which virtues as honesty, diligence, respect for elders and also abilities such as cooking, care of the body are inculcated into children. You will observe that the children of these days have no respect for older ones except in some cases where parents are not too busy to give attention to the training of their children. Notwithstanding, guiding our children to God can sometimes be challenging. Not only do we think that we are ill-equipped to discuss theology, but it can often be uncomfortable relating to our kids on such a personal level. Yet, God designed us as parents to not only be the physical guardians of our children, but their spiritual nurturers as well. Another simple way to guide your children to God is to develop devotional time as a family. It can be easy for us to schedule our day away if we are not careful.  The simple option is to provide our children with a devotional and hope they will read it on their own. Yet scripture challenges parents to teach God’s commands to their children (Deuteronomy 6:6-7). Another way to guide your children to God is to live out your faith. As a parent, you must live out your faith in your own life. It is impossible to give away something you don’t have. Kids can spot a fake from miles away. They are looking for the real deal from their parents. Living your faith starts with simple things, like showing love, kindness, and generosity. If your kids see you blessing others, it will become a natural way of life for them. Another way is by putting God first. This means making a commitment to seek God, which isn’t always an easy concept for kids. Many things compete for first place in a young person’s life. But parents can help their children understand that God wants what is best for them. He wants them to be happy and successful even more than they do. Another simple way is finding ways to be a blessing. Most people are self-centered, including children. Learning to bless others takes the focus off self and onto someone else. You teach this best by living it. Include your children in the process of blessing others whenever you can. You will be amazed at how good your kids will feel about themselves.

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Children are precious and valuable asset. The truth is that the most valuable asset God created on planet earth is the human being. By extension we need to understand in our own society that the life of a child is not worth any less than the life of an adult. Therefore, another ways to guide your children to God is to worship God through service.

Marked For Excellence

Marked For Excellence

Daniel 6:1-3

Spiritual maturity is a quest for character for which there will be little progress without the pursuit of excellence. Without pursuing excellence, life will not be interesting. The quest for excellence fuels our fire and keeps us from drifting down the road gathering rubbish. Therefore, you are marked for excellence in this generation.

One of God’s clearest intentions for making us was to multiply excellence on earth. This is why God created us in His own image and likeness. So, the original quality of human life was excellence. Excellence is a talent or quality which is unusually good and so surpasses ordinary standards. It  is the quality of excelling, of being truly the best at something. It is an ever-changing dynamic in both our personal journey and the collective journey of our teams. However, due to the original quality in which God made you, you have the ability to receive and show a clear evidence of excellence. So, to be marked for excellence, you must be firmly grounded in the fact that God made you for excellence. The basis of excellence shows that God has already made you for excellence. However, you need to activate this excellence by feeding it. Notwithstanding, there are lots of obstacles that stand in the way of achieving excellence. You ought to be prepared for every obstacle that could stop you from doing excellently. Just like you prepare seriously for your life assignment in order to perform excellently, so also should you work diligently to attain excellence spiritually so you can ultimately achieve greatness.  There is a level you get to in life from which you become a wonder to your neighbours and colleagues. Once you receive from the throne of God, you will surprise your competitors. The efforts you make today here on earth will become a simple walk over. Blessings are possessed by those who have been divinely chosen to enjoy heaven’s blessings. Spiritual things are very deep. This explains why it is necessary to be spiritually enlightened rather than being known as one of those who are busy sweating without any iota of spiritual help.

When you are excellent in what you do; people will sought after you no matter how hidden you appear to be. Even your enemies will acknowledge and respect you. You will be a pace-setter. Excellence is going beyond simply doing a good job at something. It is giving an extra effort to be the best you can possible be. It is going beyond self-improvement and personal development. It is a major requirement for success. It means that you are striving for excellence in what you do in your life. It means that you do your best to achieve the requirements of the task, resulting in satisfied customers or supervisors and the good feeling of pride in your work. You benefit by improving your own esteem and self-worth, as well as how others view you. This means that you must do excellent or high quality work in everything you do. How you do things relates to how you feel about yourself, your attitude, confidence, self-esteem, self-worth, and pride in your abilities. It is also important in how others look at you. Excellence and quality products and services are essential for a business to be a success. Excellence should be a moving target of sorts. The quality of your craft and serving today should not be the same as the quality of your serving yesterday. It should be increasing and moving forward, not stagnating. Excellence is your ever growing personal and collective best, as an offering to God. It goes hand in hand with humility, not counter to it.

For instance, there people who are products of grace. Such people have received the anointing of ease. There is a difference between personal struggles and divine covenant. God’s covenant produces wonders. God will do things for you, because when He remembers His covenant, He cannot deny Himself. Any form of covenant relationship with God will do what human struggles cannot do. The moment God remembers His covenant on your behalf, He will go ahead to make the impossible possible, break protocols, and take you to an unimaginable realm of glorious possibilities.

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Therefore, promises that are made by man often fail. But God’s promises are quite different. God will watch over His covenant to perform it and bring the details to manifestation. It is not God’s nature to stop whatever He had started halfway. God is set to strengthen you for excellence. Because, those who are marked for excellence build up their lives upon the foundation of truth, honour, purity, love, good deeds etc.

Manifestation Of Your Expectations

Manifestation Of Your ExpectationsRomans 8:19

Your manifestation are brought about by your beliefs and self-image. Your beliefs are the foundation of your thoughts and feelings; it is why you think the way you think and why you take the actions you take, it is based on your belief system and what you expect in life. Therefore, the manifestation of your expectations shall not be cut off.

Manifestation of your expectations is the expression of God His might, glory, power and splendor in a man’s life that attract greatness. A manifestation is the public display of emotion or feeling, or something theoretical made real. Manifestation’s origins are in religion and spirituality because if something spiritual becomes real, it is said to be a manifestation. It is the process of making an intentions real. It can be seen as taking something that is just an idea in your mind into physical plane. There are many people waiting for you to manifest. A lot of things are waiting for you to manifest. There are plenty of things that will not get into proper shape until you manifest. There are lots of people whose destinies are attached to your destiny. So, if you do not manifest, you put them in trouble. Until you shine, some people will not shine. However, manifestation is the mother of expectation. One wonder of wisdom is that godly manifestation brings your expectations into fulfilment. The whole world is waiting for you to show up, to take position and to bring deliverance and solutions to problems. Understand that manifestation is to make you a showpiece on the earth. If you are a child of God, you are called unto glory and virtue. It is what makes you an enviable entity on the earth. That means, as a child of God, you should retain your divine taste, divine functions, and divine values. You should demonstrate them on the earth. As a child of God, you are a city set on a hill that cannot be hidden. People should look up to you, not you looking up to them. That is what manifestation offers. Until you manifest, some heads will never be lifted up. Until you manifest, some stars will never rise. This generation has an expectation for your life and it is waiting for you. It is for this reason that you must manifest. When you connect to divine manifestation, your life takes a new turn. When God blesses you, you cannot hide it because you have been ordained to shine. When divine manifestation occurs, it may be like a dream. You will see yourself, all of a sudden, being called out from the crowd and you will be honoured, enthroned and highly lifted. All those who used to laugh at you will bow before you. When you connect with heaven’s wisdom, you simply become a living wonder among men. God is looking forward to manifest His glory in your life, health and vitality.  Remember, He Himself took your infirmities, and bore your sicknesses (Matthew 8:17). God expects you to manifest the price He already paid for you to live a healthy and strong life. Until the devil succeeds in breaking your heart, he cannot break your body. The joy of the Lord is the secret of your strength. So, maintain the joy of the Lord in your life, and you will not lose your strength to sickness and disease. Notwithstanding, for something to manifest or made visible, there must be light. God is the only light which reveals permanently, and which darkness cannot comprehend. This means that every Holy Spirit inspired manifestation carries the presence and glory of God, which can never be dimmed. When this happens, long time promises will begin to show up, finished work of grace will begin to emerge for all to see, the sun that has perpetually been in a position of sunset will begin to rise. Every work of the devil in your life must be completely destroyed for your expectations to come to its full manifestation.

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The time has come for you to experience uncommon divine manifestation. If you want to connect your destiny into that divine manifestation, you need to be expectant. The glory of God is embedded in everybody because at the beginning of your life God has spoken His glory into your life. Once He has spoken it will definitely come to pass. Therefore, manifestation of your expectations must surely come to pass today.

Opening The Doors Of Favour

Openning The Doors Of Favour

Daniel 1:9

When God opens the doors of favour in your life don’t try to close it because of trials, which is sometimes required as a stepping stone into your destiny. You need a door to get into a place and come out of a place. Doors help you to get in and out of a room, train, car, bus, or airplane. I see God opening the doors of favour for you today in Jesus name.

For instance, where there is no door, a person could be confined or locked up in a particular place. When you are confined or tied down to a particular place it means stagnation.  However, we desire growth and progress in every area of our lives. Without opening the doors of favour, a person can be confined to a particular level or spot. Favour enhance movement. You need favour to move from one place to another, from one level to another. Favour gives you access to blessings, places, people and opportunities. Therefore, everyone needs Christ to open certain doors and to close certain doors. Through this article, the Lord shall close every door in your life that needs to be closed and He shall open all doors you need to progress and be fulfilled in life. Every successful and fulfilled person in life is an expression of God’s favour, not of human effort. Favour is the divine flow of God’s goodness and mercy. It is having God’s face shining upon you. Favour is God giving you attention and singular audience. Favour is the divine current that carries you from your past dreams and present season into future realities. It is the golden river that lifts you from the pit to your palace. There is nothing comparable to favour; it makes the seemingly impossible possible. Some closed doors will open when you approach them by the force of faith; other doors will open only through favour with God and men getting help from the right people. Seldom does anyone get to the top solely through self-effort. Favour is superior to the best of labours. When your heart is set on advancing in life, God will grant you doors of favour through kingdom connections. However, He determines such connections not you.

Divine favour may not always come through the channels you expect, or the people you are familiar or agree with, or those you like. God used a heathen king to help Nehemiah; a poor widow to feed the prophet Elijah and a little slave maid to connect the Syrian captain Naaman to his miracle. You cannot dictate to God who He can and cannot position and use as a door of favour. One of the keys you need to open doors of favour is prayer. it is wise that you Pray for favour with the right people the doors that God is positioning along your journey of destiny to usher you into new seasons of success and pathways of progress. Pray for favour, expect it, and accept it with thanks in whatever form God sends it. Peter found himself in a place he didn’t want to be. He found himself in prison. He needed an open door to get out of the prison. Peter received this open door because people were praying earnestly for him. Another key is that you must be ready for favour. You must be ready for the open doors of favour. The more you are prepared, the more opportunities you are likely to encounter. The more prepared you are, the clearer you will see God’s open doors of favour and opportunity. Another key is discernment. For example, when God had opened a door for the church in Philadelphia. When Jesus said that a door had been opened to this church, He wasn’t talking about a door in a physical building. The door He opened to them was not a physical door that could be seen with human eyes, but a spiritual door. Many times there are doors that God has opened for you. The doors may be right before you, but you can’t see them because you lack discernment. It takes discernment to know when a door of favour has been opened for you. It is good to praise God, it is equally good to pray to God, but if you lack discernment, even when God opens a door of favour for you in response to your praise and prayers, you may not know this. You may miss the divine opportunity that is right before your eyes.

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I therefore encourage you to seek the Lord’s favor and stop cutting corners. Live a life that is pleasing to the one who has the heart of those who must favor you under His control, and you will not be denied your rights. God is opening the doors of favour, blessings and opportunities for you.

Overcoming Hindrances To Your Open Doors

Overcoming Hindrances To Your Open Doors

1 Corinthians 16:9

Hindrances to open doors is one of the barriers you must break in order to succeed in this life. You must overcome your past effectively in order to make the present. It takes the power of God to overcome hindrances, social challenges and conquer obstacles posed by the devil. Therefore, overcoming hindrances to your open doors is what you have to do in other to secure your destiny.

At creation God gave man absolute powers and authority over all His creation. He wanted him (the man) to have unlimited dominion over all other creatures, as well as, all the hindrances to his existence. God never intended that the man would exist at the mercy of circumstances. In fact, man was given the power to have mastery of his environment. Hindrance refers to the act of slowing things down, a thing that provides resistance, delay, or obstruction to something or someone. However, many Christians all over the world have been praying for open doors in their life, marriage, finances, health, relationships, family, business and any other areas of their life. Hindrances to open doors aren’t fun to deal with. They slow up your processes and plans. They keep you from moving forward in your dreams and desires that God has placed in your heart. They block you from seeing the untapped potential for your future. However, it goes without saying that man has, largely, lost his authority; as you can see that majority of us are living a life that is not experiencing mastery and dominion over our environment and circumstances. Granted that we have advanced greatly in knowledge and development, however, we have not being able to rein over many of the challenges that stare us in the face. One of the principles in overcoming hindrances to your open doors is breaking sinful indulgences. Nothing hinders open doors and dominion over one’s circumstances as sin. Sin and sinful indulgences weaken the conscience which, in turn paralyses the mind which is the fertile ground for ideas that leads to open doors in life. sinful indulgence paralyses a man, mentally, psychologically and otherwise. If you want to enjoy open doors in your career, business and in your academics you must turn away from sin. The second principle in overcoming hindrances to your open doors is to depend on God. Many people spend a lot of time trying to overcome hindrances with their own strength. Perhaps they are blessed with high intelligence or wealth that can open many doors. Yet for certain obstacles our futile attempts to deal with them in our own strength renders us powerless. You must depend on God for the strength and wisdom to overcome. Another simple principle in overcoming hindrances to your open doors is to deal with the strongholds in your mind. Some hindrances that we deal with are not real because we have let our fears, worries, or lies from others keep us paralyzed from dealing with hindrances. Many times the key to overcoming a major obstacle is to first deal with what we allow our minds to focus on and realign our thinking with the word of God. Meditation, memorization, and reflection of God’s word on daily basis will demolish every wrong thought. Another principle in overcoming hindrances to your open doors is to recognize that God uses hindrances to actualize His purpose. Hindrances not only remind us of our weakness in and of ourselves, but they are a reminder that God is in control. The Lord is never caught off guard by your problems or situations. He uniquely prepares and chooses you for the journey of dealing with hindrances on your way. In the process of working through and around them, you grow up in the faith and your testimony encourages others to press forward in the Lord.

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Notwithstanding, there are forces that must be cut down for your destiny to be released and it takes power to cut them down. In every man’s promised land, there are giants and you need power to overcome and destroy them. This is the spirit that will enable you possess your possession. You have the authority to subdue forces militating against your open doors and the ability to cross over to the next level. Therefore overcoming hindrances to your open doors is certain.